Our board

Melanie Eagle
Chair

Melanie Eagle is the Chief Executive Officer of Hepatitis Victoria and a Board Director of Hepatitis Australia. In these capacities she works as a collaborator with various research institutes. She is Chair of the Disability Workers Registration Board and a Director at Alfred Health. 

Her past roles include work with the Department of Justice in women’s advocacy, victim services and social policy, including family violence law reform.

Melanie spent her early career as a private practice lawyer specialising in discrimination and sexual assault, before joining the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission.

Her previous board experience includes: Director, Star Health Service; Member, Victorian Disability Advisory Committee; Management Committee Member, Chronic Illness Alliance; Patron, Epilepsy Foundation and Mayor and Councillor of the then City of St Kilda. She has qualifications in Law, Arts, Social Work and International Development, and is a Graduate of the AICD.

Respect Victoria Committees: Board (Chair), Finance, Audit and Risk Committee (ex-officio), Research and Evaluation Advisory Committee (member).