The President of Girl Guides Victoria is the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria. She assumed this role in 2015.
On 1 July 2015, the Honourable Linda Dessau AC was sworn in as Victoria’s 29th Governor, the first female in the role.
Immediately before her appointment as Governor, she was President of the Melbourne Festival, Chair of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Victorian Regional Committee and a national Board member of the Trust, a Commissioner of the Australian Football League, a Trustee of the National Gallery of Victoria, a Board member and former Chair of AFL Sportsready and Artsready, a Board member of the Unicorn Foundation, and a Patron of Sports Connect.
In 2010 the Governor was made a Member of the Order of Australia for services to family law, and the community.
The State Commissioner for Girl Guides Victoria is Mrs Lynne Emblin, OAM. She assumed this role in January 2014 after serving as Assistant State Commissioner for the previous two years.
The Governance Chair of the Executive Committee of Girl Guides Victoria is Ms Margaret Hansford. She has been a member of the Executive Committee since May 2015 and Governance Chair since January 2017.
The Chief Executive Officer for Girl Guides Victoria is Ms Jennifer Fleming. She took up the role in May 2015.
Jennifer was a Girl Scout while growing up in the USA, and since that first experience of leadership has gone on to a successful executive and governance career with expertise in leadership development, strategic planning and program delivery in both corporate and not-for-profit organisations.
In the commercial sector, Jennifer has had senior General Manager experience at Medibank Private, ANZ and the National Australia Bank, with key roles in strategy, transformation and information technology. In the not-for-profit sector she has served on the Boards of Hagar International, an international NGO focused on trauma and recovery and economic empowerment for women and girls, and Gowrie Victoria, a leading early childhood education and training provider focused on children's resilience and agency and lifting the skills of all who work with children.
In October 2012 the structure of Girl Guides Victoria changed to make all full financial members of GGV automatically members of the state council.
State Council meets at least twice a year.
Membership of the management team is made up of the State Team, Region Managers, Department Managers and Staff Representatives.
Some of their responsibilities include to explore and develop new initiatives, consider actions to resolve current issues, recommend changes to policy, implement policy decisions and support the CEO int the roll out of the Strategic Plan.
Current members of the Management Team are: