Jacqui Watt, CEO
Jacqui joined NTV in 2015, bringing leadership and change management skills to the organisation with 30 years experience from the community and government sectors in both Australia and UK.
Jacqui has been CEO of two peak bodies advocating for Community Housing – one in Scotland and one in Victoria – and a year as Director of Client Services at Anglicare. She has worked in the fields of alcohol and drugs, mental health, disability, social housing and social enterprise.
Male family violence is a topic close to Jacqui’s heart having experienced it as a child. Her determination to assist NTV succeed in its work of ending family violence by working with men means she is an inspiring speaker, contributes to discussions on what works and is committed to changing how the community prevents, thinks about and responds to this pernicious social issue.
Jacqui is a GAICD (Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors) and the Chair of ACSO’s Housing with Conviction Board.
Che Bishop, Director of Strategy and Operations
Che joined NTV in August 2016. She leads the Operations Team in delivering the finance, administration, contracts and human resources functions for the organisation.
Che has worked in the not for profit sector in Australia and the UK for the past 12 years. Prior to relocating to Melbourne, she was the COO at the Asylum Seeker’s Centre in Sydney. She volunteered and worked for the Centre for five years to deliver practical, personal and legal support to people seeking asylum from over 75 countries. In the UK, Che worked for Stop Hate UK managing their 24-hour helpline to support people affected by hate crime. Che has also worked and volunteered for Médecins Sans Frontières Australia, Australian Red Cross and Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.
Che has an MA from the University of Leeds in Modern English Language and World Englishes. Majoring in sociolinguistics, this combined research and data analysis with study of language and communication, with particular reference to how English is used by people who speak it as their first or additional language.
Jackson Fairchild, Director of Practice and Learning
Jackson joins the team in 2018 as the Director of Practice and Learning, and is responsible for leading practice and practice excellence and innovation, workforce development, service leadership and support to staff working with perpetrators of family violence.
Jackson has ten years’ experience working as a clinician, educator, supervisor and service leader across family violence, suicide prevention, trauma recovery and LGBTIQ health including online and telephone services. A qualified counsellor and clinical supervisor, Jackson’s recent roles include Manager of Counselling, AOD and Family Violence services at VAC, and as a senior supervisor and clinical educator for On the Line.
Jackson is a strong voice for diversity and inclusion and himself a survivor of family violence, and through his professional work and community advocacy has become passionate about whole of community responses to family violence and robust accountability frameworks.
Ruvashan Chetty, Telephone Operations Manager
Ruvashan leads the Telephone Counselling Team and is responsible for the service provision of all contracts.
His role focuses on maintaining a highly engaged team, ensuring that all service level agreements are met and planning for future endeavors. Over the course of 10 years, Ruvashan has worked across leadership and management for various organisations. During this time he led contact centre operations for Origin Energy and Call Active (Telstra Contract).
Ruvashan recently made the choice to move from corporate environments to NTV, as he has a passion for this type of work and recognises the importance of raising awareness and also mitigating the problem that men’s family violence causes for the community.
Ruvashan has completed a diploma in counselling and has completed courses in leadership and management. Lastly, Ruvashan has volunteered for various community organisations and has kept in touch with the issue of family violence in our society.
Michelle Perry, Practice Development Manager
Michelle has qualifications in education, counselling, family therapy and social science and has worked across, public health, community, non-government organisations and in private practice. For the past ten years this work has focused on addressing family violence against women and children.
Michelle’s current work involves the implementation of new minimum standards into existing practice. Michelle’s other work experience has involved direct client practice, clinical supervision, training and development of family violence awareness and prevention practice, and manager of state-wide family violence programs across Victoria with a staff of over 60 practitioners.
Scott Mills, Training Manager
Scott has a degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Counselling. He has worked in a number of roles over the past 15 years, focussing on addressing men’s use of family violence. These roles include men’s family violence case management, men’s behaviour change facilitation and family violence program coordination and supervision.
Scott’s most recent role was as the Family Violence Practice Leader for Relationships Australia Victoria. Scott oversees all No to Violence training programs including the Graduate Certificate in Client Assessment and Case Management and Bystander Intervention Training.
Simone Tassone, Victoria Policy Manager
Simone has worked in the domestic and family violence sector for the past ten years, across both women’s and men’s specialist family violence organisations. Her roles have included women’s intensive case management, women’s counselling, men’s behaviour change facilitation and program coordination and clinical supervision. Simone has also delivered CRAF training across early childhood, education and social services.
Simone holds a Master of Social Policy and Bachelor of Social Work and brings her extensive experience in the family violence sector to lead the Policy and Research Team. Simone is highly skilled in the work of creating a robust and evidence-informed system-wide response to those using family violence in order to enhance the safety, wellbeing and recovery of victim survivors.
Amelia Ditcham, Workforce Development Project Manager
Amelia leads our innovative workforce development project addressing current and future demands of the expanding specialist workforce. She is a professional Project Manager with a decade’s experience across private industry and state and federal public services, delivering projects ranging from targeted education initiatives, to ICT migrations, to workplace governance improvements. Prior to working with NTV she designed, implemented and managed the Regional and
Specialist Training Fund, a Victorian targeted VET Funding stream to meet the needs of regional communities, employers and specialist industries. Earlier, Amelia was a key member of Telstra’s DHS Transition Program and successfully lead multiple simultaneous projects. She has a Bachelor (Honours) degree as well as a Diploma in Project Management and is a certified PRINCE2 practitioner.
Amelia is passionate about managing a project that contributes to the social outcomes of the Victorian community, and enjoys committing her skill set to a larger purpose.
Lizette Twisleton, NSW Sector Development Coordinator
Lizette has worked in the human and community services sector for nearly 30 years for NGO’s and local government. Lizette has experience in domestic and family violence, youth work, health promotion and community development.
She has specialised in men’s behaviour change work with twelve years as a Men’s Behaviour Change Program facilitator and three years delivering partner contact. Lizette has also provided training and supervision focussing on men’s behaviour change work.
Lizette is passionate about working collectively and collaboratively to create lasting safety for families.
Chris Mann, Office Manager
Chris brings a wealth of experience throughout her career as an Executive Assistant for CEO’s across a wide range of corporate and educational spheres. She has a strong focus on providing outstanding service to improve best business practice through new initiatives, collaborative and cooperative teamwork. Chris’s experience in office organisation, streamlining processes and providing a high standard of administrative support contributes to the development and implementation of our strategic plan.