Executive Leadership Team
Alyssa was appointed to the role of Senior Conciliation Officer/ Chief Executive Officer in January 2021, to lead ACCS at an exciting time of change and opportunity. She commenced with the organisation in 2010 as a Conciliation Officer and was promoted to the role of Deputy Senior Conciliation Officer in 2018.
A nationally accredited mediator, conciliator and qualified lawyer, Alyssa has a long-standing interest in workers compensation, alternative dispute resolution and supporting access to justice. Furthering this passion, she completed a Professional Certificate of Arbitration at the University of Adelaide in 2020, for which she was awarded a Dean's Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement.
Alyssa commenced her career as a lawyer and has held positions at Slater & Gordon Solicitors as a personal injury lawyer, and at WorkSafe Victoria as Legal Counsel, before joining the Accident Compensation Act Review and working in legislative reform and implementation.
Keeping close ties into the alternative dispute resolution industry, Alyssa is a member of the Resolution Institute and COAT. She is also enjoys sharing her experience, co-presenting a Conciliation course at La Trobe University in 2016 and speaking at the National Mediation Conference in 2012 and 2016.
Kate has had over 24 years of experience in the Victorian Justice System and has worked in Courts across multiple jurisdictions in Melbourne and Regional Victoria. Most recently Kate held the role of Principal Registrar of the County Court of Victoria and led major reform to improve the services of the County Court Registry. She has won a number of awards across her career, including the One Justice Award for Leading Significant Change. Kate holds a Diploma in Government Court Services from Victoria University.
Marguerite commenced with ACCS in 2010 as a Conciliation Officer, and was appointed to the Executive Leadership Team in December 2020. She is a values driven leader, and is a strong advocate for fairness and ethical practice. As a lawyer in past roles, Marguerite has had extensive experience in Victoria’s statutory compensation schemes through her time with the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and WorkSafe Victoria's Panel firms.
Marguerite holds a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws and a Master in Counselling from Monash University, along with an Australian National Mediator Standards Accreditation from Resolution Institute
Dale joined ACCS in March 2019. During his career of nearly 25 years in the public and private sector, Dale has held executive management positions including General Manager, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer with Victorian public sector agencies. Dale has been responsible for portfolios such as finance, corporate governance, risk management, information technology, procurement, records management and people and culture. He managed implementation of key business and financial systems.
Dale is a Certified Practicing Accountant and has a strong understanding of the Victorian governance and financial management framework. His government experience includes working with the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation, Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust and the Victorian Auditor-General's Office. Dale is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
John is an accomplished executive with a career spanning public, private and professional services in areas of strategy, risk, program management and people &culture. He commenced with ACCS in 2020, following various senior executive roles in Victorian Public Sector, including with VMIA and State Trustees, and he has a deep understanding of the importance of public purpose businesses in supporting the lives of Victorians.
John holds a Master of Business, Graduate Diploma Psychology of Risk and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Directors (GAICD) and the Harvard Business School’s Authentic Leadership Development (ALD).
Denise Von Der Lippe Acting Operations Manager
Denise commenced with ACCS as a Conciliation Officer in 2013, and she was appointed to the Executive Leadership Team in the role of Acting Operations Manager in September 2019.