Judge Ian Gray leads the Post Sentence Authority’s oversight of the post sentence scheme.

Prior to his appointment Judge Gray served as a County Court Judge and State Coroner for Victoria. In this role he oversaw significant changes to the structure and operations of the Coroner’s Court and presided over a number of high profile inquests and inquiries, including those into the death of Luke Batty, Carl Williams, Jill Meagher, Sarah Cafferkey and Sharon Siermans.

From 2001-2012, Judge Gray served as Chief Magistrate in Victoria where he played an instrumental role in the implementation of a number of major reforms to the Magistrates’ Court. These reforms included the establishment of the Drug, Family Violence and Koori Courts.

Judge Gray has had a legal career spanning over 40 years, and brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise to the role of Chair.


Justice David Harper brings extensive experience to the Authority in the role of Deputy Chair.

He served as a Supreme Court Judge for over 21 years. He has presided over and been a member of several Commissions and Boards including the Victorian Bar Council, the Victorian Law Reform Commission, the Judicial Conference of Australia and the International Humanitarian Law Committee of the Australian Red Cross (Victoria).

Justice Harper was made a member of the Order of Australia in 2008 for his services to the community in law reform, international humanitarian law to the judiciary. He was President of the Victorian Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders between 1995 and 2012 and remains one of its patrons.

In 2015, Justice Harper chaired the panel which reviewed the management of complex adult sex offenders.  The Post Sentence Authority was established as a result of the recommendations made in the panel’s report following that review.