Board Community Support

Honorary Justices (HJ) are volunteers that support their local communities through out Victoria. In addition to this, many HJ also volunteer their time in a range of other areas to help those need. It is in their blood to help make their communities a better place to live.

Meet Our Team On the Board

Being part of and supporting the local community is key to our team who come from all over Victoria and who are active in many different areas as volunteers. Take the time to read through and get to know this committed group helping those in need.

Paul Mracek JP FRVAHJ

Board Member & President

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Paul is a Mechanical Engineer by profession.  He has held CEO, Director and senior executive roles at Robert Bosch, Honeywell*, Tecumseh and Regal Beloit* in Australia and internationally, i.e. S.E. Asia, China, India as well as supporting Europe and North America.  He was also the Founder and Principal of Kotan Australia a business coaching and consulting company since 2007; and also a member of the Australian Martial Arts Hall of Fame as an 8th Degree Black Belt.

Volunteering

Helping others has been a key focus of Paul’s private and professional life. He has been a Councillor for Australian Industry Group and Australia Standards for a number of years; he has been an Independent Third Person and Independent Person supporting those in most need; Paul also provides counselling, coaching, life skills and self-defence to victims of family violence and bullying. He has also been active in supporting the Security and Martial Arts Industry (MA) as a Councillor – International MA Coaching Council.  Paul is an active JP and a member of the RVAHJ Board for many years and is the current President.

Kevin Mackin BJ JP FRVAHJ

Board Member & Secretary

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Kevin is a marketer by trade.  He has held senior marketing management roles at General Manager and Director level at IBM, Telstra, Cisco, Webex and a number of other IT companies in Australia and in Silicon Valley (USA).

Volunteering

Volunteering has always been a key part of Kevin’s life.  As a youth he volunteered as a sports coach with disadvantaged children; he worked on an Aboriginal Mission in the Northern Territory;  he was a member of Apex in Darwin and was a Scout Group Leader for many years. As well as being an active BJ, JP and member of the RVAHJ Board, Kevin is a member of Rotary and founding member of his local Community Energy team.

Rodney Lavin JP FRVAHJ

Board Member & Vice President

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Rod is a qualified Accountant. He has over 35 years experience in the financial services profession. He is a qualified Accountant holding the designation as a Fellow Certified Practising Accountant (FCPA) and is professionally accredited as a Specialist in Financial Planning. Rodney is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and has been the Chapter Chairman of the Financial Planning Association’s Gippsland Chapter for more than 10 years. He spent 14 years as a Senior Financial Planning Manager with a major bank in Gippsland and has run his own boutique Financial Planning practise in Traralgon since 2006. Rodney is also a Registered Tax Agent.

Volunteering

Volunteering has always been a key part of Rod’s life.  He was elected in 1989 at the age of 27 as a Councillor for the City of Berwick. He is a long standing Justice of the Peace (JP) since 1993, and has served on the Board of the RVAHJ since 2014. Rod is also the Chairman of the Freemasons Foundation of Victoria, a large philanthropic trust which donates to charitable causes between $2-3 million annually to the Victorian community. Rod has been honoured to have a park in Endeavour Hills named after him called the “Rod Lavin Reserve”. He also served for many years as the President of Cooinda Hill, a disability service provider in Traralgon.

Geoff Legge JP FRVAHJ

Board Member & CFO / Immediate Past President

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Geoff is an Accountant by profession.  He has held senior auditing roles in the public sector over many years.

Volunteering

Volunteering has always been a key part of Geoff’s life. His volunteering work began as a youngster spending over 29 years as a volunteer with the St John Ambulance brigade primarily as a first aider at community gatherings but also as an accredited instructor in public first aid courses. He has also been the honorary auditor for regional CFA and Scout groups and other community organisation. He is currently an active JP and member of the Board.