Key People - Legislative Leadership And Governance Group

Key People

Director - Professor Peter Loney

PETER%20PORTRAIT%201.JPGPeter Loney has considerable experience in parliamentary strengthening. Before joining Deakin he was Adjunct Professor and Executive Director of the Public Sector Governance and Accountability Research Centre at La Trobe University, Australia. From 2006 to 2010. Prior to that he was a Member of Parliament in Victoria, during which time he held a number of parliamentary positions including Deputy Speaker, Chair of the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee, Chair of the Australasian Council of Public Accounts Committees, Chair of Privileges Committee and member of the Standing Orders and Law Reform Committees. He also held a number of Shadow Ministerial positions. Peter has made presentations on legislative oversight at a number of international conferences and his publications include Beware the Gap! - Parliamentary Oversight or Parliament Overlooked? and Executive Accountability to Parliament - Reality or rhetoric?

Administration - Jenn Edwick

120805_JENN_EDWICK_04.JPGJenn Edwick recently joined Legislative Leadership and Governance Group in 2012 as the Administrative Assistant assisting Professor Peter Loney. As administrative assistant, Jenn is responsible for providing support and coordination for programs which includes the Summer Residency Program, as well as providing assistance to the Legislative Leadership and Governance Board and working closely with the overseas agencies. Jenn's expertise is built on over 30 years of working in large corporations across diverse disciplines such as public relations, communications and office management in the public and private sectors. She also teaches in training and assessment within the Adult Education and TAFE sectors. Jenn completed her Master in Business Administration at Ballarat University in 2010.

Local Agent (Uganda)- Desire Barugahare

DESIRE.JPGDesire Julia Barugahare joined Legislative Leadership and Governance Group in 2012 working with Professor Peter Loney providing support and coordination for programs being delivered to the Parliament of Uganda (PoU). As LL&GG local agent Desire is responsible for providing administrative support and coordination by liaising with the Ugandan Parliamentary Donor Coordination Office of the Parliament of Uganda. Desire also makes recommendations to the LL&GG of appropriately qualified local presenters to participate in module presentations. Desire's expertise has been built by with a strong educational background which includes marketing, communications and writing qualifications obtained in the UK and the University of Kampala, Uganda. Desire's professional experience spans working in managing marketing and public relations for national airlines in Uganda and as a media host for NBS television.

Board Members

Chair - Carlo Carli


Carlo Carli served as a Member in the Victorian Parliament from 1994 - 2010

Carlo retired from the Victorian Parliament, as the Member for Brunswick in 2010 after a 16 year career in politics. He represented one of the most multicultural and linguistically diverse constituencies in inner Melbourne. His considerable Parliamentary experience includes:

  • Chair of the Victorian Parliament Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee (Human Rights Committee) 2006 to 2010, and member from 1994 - 2002
  • Member of the Privileges and Library Committees
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure 1999 to 2006
  • Shadow Minister for Industry 1999
  • Opposition Spokesman for Information Technology 1996 to 1999

Carlo was also involved in many areas of policy and prepared many policy documents. Notable was his role in the formation and implementation of the Victorian Charter of Rights and Responsibilities, and preparation of the 2006 Transport Plan “Linking Melbourne”. He also had considerable involvement in bus and taxi reform in Victoria; increasing the range of sustainable transport and demand management schemes in Victoria; and developing Port policy for Victoria's commercial ports.

Marcus Bromley

M%20BROMLEY.JPGhas a long history of experience as a Parliamentary Officer in the Victorian Parliament where he spent 18 years working as Secretary/Executive Officer to a range of standing and select parliamentary committees. In 1992 he was appointed Serjeant-at-Arms in the Legislative Assembly, as well as Secretary to the Standing Orders Committee. He occupied that position until 1996 when he was appointed to the Chamber Table as Assistant Clerk and Clerk of Committees with the responsibility of overseeing all the Committees under the control of the Legislative Assembly. In 1999 he was appointed Deputy Clerk where he gave detailed procedural advice and was responsible for the Legislative Assembly's staff and budget. He has been program co-ordinator for the Summer Residency Program for Public Accounts Committees since 2007.

Dr William Stent

BILL%20STENT.JPGAfter graduating from Melbourne University in 1956, William Stent was employed as an agricultural extension officer in Papua New Guinea. Later, following post-graduate study in Tropical Agriculture in Trinidad and Agricultural Economics at Oxford, he became an academic economist specialising in Development Economics. In 1986 he joined the Victorian Public Service where, successively, he was a senior officer in the Conservation, Finance and Treasury departments. He also acted as an adviser to the Minister of Finance. He retired in 1993 and became a consultant. For AusAID he has appraised the overseas aid work of NGOs in receipt of Australian government funding. He has also been an adviser to a Shadow Minister for Resources in the Victorian Parliament. Bill was the foundation Executive Officer of the Public Sector Governance and Accountability Research Centre at La Trobe University and has also been Chair of its Advisory Board.