Our people


Our board

Community Legal Centres NSW is governed by talented and dedicated board members with experience across the community legal centre sector.

 Photo of Arlia Fleming (Chair)
Arlia has worked in the community legal centre sector since 2007 in various roles.
Photo of Robert Pelletier
Robert is the Executive Officer of Macarthur Legal Centre. He also teaches law at the University of Notre Dame and UTS. Robert was a solicitor in private practice for 20 years before he started working at Macarthur.
Photo of Kip Werren
Kip is a lecturer in the School of Law at the University of New England. Kip’s centre of attention is disability legal issues and funding of community legal centres. He is the treasurer and long-standing member of North and Northwest Community Legal Service.
Photo of Nicole Jenkins
Nicole is the Centre Manager for Northern Rivers Community Legal Centre.
Photo of Melinda Watson
Melinda is the Finance and Operations Manager of the Arts Law Centre of Australia. She has a keen interest in social justice.
Photo of Deborah Macmillan
Deborah is Executive Officer at Central Coast Legal Centre. Originally from the UK, since moving to Australia she has worked across government and non-government agencies in the out of home care and homelessness sectors.
Photo of Jilly Field
Jilly is the Senior Associate Australian Pro Bono Manager at Ashurst. Jilly has a focus on developing strategic solutions to address unmet legal need and support community legal centres and not-for-profits with advocacy and reform.
Photo of Brian Attard
Brian-John is a Solicitor with Seniors Rights Ltd. He has extensive legal and policy experience spanning over 25 years, across both Government and Private sectors. These include DFAT, Federal Court of Australia, Youth Koori Court and Redfern Legal Centre’s Health Justice Partnership. Brian-John has a particular interest in First Nation Justice and is passionate about social justice and equality.

Our staff

The current Community Legal Centres NSW staff team: 

  • Executive Director - Tim Leach
  • Financial Service Manager - Tina Froget
  • Senior Book-Keeper - Julie Robson
  • Aboriginal Legal Access Program Coordinator - Zachary Armytage
  • Locum Capacity Building Coordinator - Katrina Ironside
  • Regional Accreditation Coordinator - Ingrid Rikkert
  • Acting Advocacy & Communications Manager - Emily Hamilton
  • Operations Manager - Vijhai Utheyan
  • Co-Operations Manager - Imogen Brackin 
  • Financial Service Bookkeepers - Kath Cooke & Yelena Zhitchenko
  • Web & CRM Developer - Rafael Mazzoldi

Currently on Leave:

  • Capacity Building Coordinator - Laurel Draffen
  • Financial Service Bookkeeper - Lucy Lee

To contact us, please email clcnsw@clcnsw.org.au or call 02 9212 7333.