New Appointment To Equal Opportunity Board

The Andrews Labor Government today announced the appointment of Rebecca Dabbs to the Board of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission.

Ms Dabbs is a partner at Ernst & Young in Climate Change and Sustainability Services, where she works on sustainability and health, as well as safety and environment primarily focused on large-scale projects.

Prior to becoming a partner in 2016, she was a sustainability consultant and chartered accountant for Ernst & Young and previously practiced as a chartered accountant in London with BNP Paribas.

From 2011 to 2014, she was a board member and finance committee chair of the Norman Wettenhall Foundation, an environmental foundation that supports projects enhancing and maintaining Australia’s natural environment.

Ms Dabbs has also served as a board member of Cambodian Kids Can from 2014–17, a charity staffed entirely by volunteers that supports children’s welfare, education and community projects in Prey Veng Province, Cambodia.

She replaces Megan Boston, who served on the Board for more than three years.

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission advocates for human rights and equality under the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities.

Quotes attributable to Attorney-General Martin Pakula

“Ms Dabbs has been appointed because of her experience in finance and accounting, as well as her voluntary work in child welfare and the environment.”

“I congratulate Ms Dabbs on her appointment and thank Megan Boston for her contribution to the VEOHRC Board over the past three years.”