Michele Williams QC was appointed as the Chair of the Post Sentence Authority in 2019. 

Ms Williams has over thirty years’ experience as a barrister and was appointed as one of Victoria's first female Crown prosecutors in 2002, and was appointed as Queen's Counsel in 2005. 

Ms Williams was responsible for prosecuting some of the state’s most serious sexual and violent offenders, and in 2006 she became the First Head of the Specialist Sex Offence Unit in the Office of Public Prosecutions. She retired as one of the most experienced Senior Crown Prosecutors in November 2016.

Stuart Ward was appointed as the Deputy Chair in 2019.

He brings extensive experience in criminal law, legal management, and statutory decision making.

Having worked as a prosecutor and manager with the Office of Public Prosecutions for 10 years, Mr Ward became the OPP’s inaugural Legal Practice Manager in 2007 with executive responsibility for its legal practice. He was appointed as Solicitor for Public Prosecutions for a year in 2008-9.

Mr Ward served as the Chief Administrative Officer of the Adult Parole Board from 2014-2019, where he was instrumental in reforming and modernising the organisation.

He has held statutory appointments with Business Licensing Authority (Deputy Chairperson, 1999-2007), Motor Car Traders’ Claims Committee (Chairperson, 2001-2007) and as acting Director of Liquor Licensing (2006).