Our board

Like most community organisations, VoCNT has a small governance team consisting of volunteer board members who represent a range of sectors and bring valuable skills, knowledge and experience to the organisation. The board takes on the legal responsibility for overseeing the organisation’s operations and ensuring a firm strategy is in place for the future.

William Newell

Kate Frost
Deputy Chair

Brett Hagan

Melinda Fleming
Secretary (ex-officio)

Dr Jane Ray



Michael Murphy APM
Commissioner Of Police

Chanel Baily

Chris Kempton 

Sonia Kennon
Police Representative




Melinda (Mel) Fleming was appointed to the Chief Executive Officer role in January, 2019. Mel has 20 years experience working in the NFP sector leading in local community development contexts, charity and disability organisations.

Mel has successfully guided organisations through change management, strategic planning and partnership development processes. She brings a passion for people, strategy and leadership to the organization and is an advocate of service design that is truly responsive to the needs of victims of crime.

Our chair

William Newell is an experienced strategic leader and a non-executive director with over 20 years of experience in transactional and transformational leadership.

He has specialized in enterprise risk management involving governance, workplace health and safety management, security risk analysis and management, environmental management, workers’ compensation, investigations, intelligence, and audits.

He is currently employed with the Northern Territory Government, Department of the Attorney-General and Justice, Correctional Services as the Director of Security and Safety and the Deputy Director of Strategy and Performance. He has also volunteered for almost three years with us at Victims of Crime NT as a dedicated member of the board.

Our partners

Department of the Attorney General
Office of Correctional Services
Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade
Territory Families

Northern Territory Police