Our Board

In 2020 VicSRC incorporated as a charitable Company Limited by Guarantee. The Board of Trustees were formed to provide oversight, risk management and advice to the Student Executive Advisory Committee. The six adults who make up the board represent the experience needed to assist and support the Student Executive Advisory Committee in making strategic organisational decisions.

VicSRC board chair Scott

Scott Duncan


Scott has been involved in student leadership since he was elected as president of his primary schools Junior School Council in 1993. He served on the Student Leadership Council all throughout secondary school and in his final years of school, he worked with others to advocate for the establishment of a statewide student representative organisation (what is now VicSRC). Scott has continued his commitment to student leadership as a primary school teacher and Assistant Principal by acting as the President of the Victorian Institute of SRC Teacher Advisers, overseeing the Junior School Council within his school and by working with VicSRC to champion student voice, agency and leadership. When he’s not working, you will find him swimming, completing an F45 session or drinking almond lattes.

Erin Gillen

Deputy chair

Erin is a policy manager currently working on national efforts to promote gender equality and prevent violence against women. She has experience in a range of policy areas including education, multicultural, migration and social policy. Erin is a member of the Equality Rights Alliance (ERA) Steering Committee and the National Foundation for Australian Women's Social Policy Committee. She previously sat on the ERA Young Women's Advisory Group leading research and advocacy efforts to gather and amplify young women's voices on the topic of sex education. Erin grew up in regional NSW and when she was a school student, she won an award for 'being able to talk under water with a mouth full of marbles / public speaking'

VicSRC board deputy chair Erin
VicSRC board member Chloe

Chloe Papas

Chloe is a campaigner, writer and communications expert. She currently works on family violence primary prevention at Respect Victoria, and is passionate about gender equality and social change. Previously, she worked in the child and family services sector, supporting young people to tackle power imbalances and advocate for their rights. She loves working alongside young people and is excited to be involved with VicSRC. Chloe has two large spoilt greyhounds, and spends far too much time trying to find new shows to watch on Netflix.

Natalie Garcia de Heer

Natalie works for the Victorian Department of Education in policy reform, focussed on improving engagement, wellbeing and achievement, particularly for secondary school students. Natalie is passionate about making the perspectives of young people front and centre in policy and decision making, particularly with respect to education. Before joining government Natalie was a management consultant, and before that co-created her school’s SRC as a humanities teacher. Natalie led her own schools SRC during high-school and was actively involved in youth development and advocacy during university.

VicSRC board member Natalie

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