Michele Williams QC is the Chair of the Post Sentence Authority.
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 is the Deputy Chair.
Mr Ward has over 20 years' experience in senior executive management and has significant knowledge about the criminal justice system. 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.
Mr Ward also has extensive experience in criminal law, legal management, and statutory decision making. He was the Legal Practice Manager at the Office of Public Prosecutions from 2007 to 2014, acting as Solicitor for Public Prosecutions for a year, and he has held statutory appointments with Business Licensing Authority (Deputy Chairperson, 1999-2007) and Motor Car Traders’ Guarantee Fund Claims Committee (Chairperson, 2001-2007).