Merial was the Network Manager for Network Inner East Community Houses for seven years. She has had extensive experience in the neighbourhood house sector across Australia having been employed in the sector since 2000.

“I am a passionate advocate for neighbourhood houses across Victoria. I understand the importance of strong leadership from a peak body and have an excellent understanding of good governance. I believe that non-profit organisations need to develop as a strong and vital “third sector” which can work in partnership with business and government to create a fair and equitable society.”