Our Executive

Paul Linossier, CEO

Paul Linossier is the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania) and a highly regarded public sector and community services professional. Paul trained in Social Work at Monash University followed by leadership appointment with Harrison Youth Services, Kildonan Child and Family Services, Moreland Hall and Orana Family Services and was the founding CEO of MacKillop Family Services.

In October 2009 Paul was appointed as Executive Director, Early Childhood Development with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.  During 2012/13, Paul co-led the whole of government team responsible for the development of the Vulnerable Children’s Strategy released in May 2013.

In April 2013 Paul was asked to establish the Foundation to Prevent Violence Against Women and their Children as a joint venture by the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments, and was later appointed as the inaugural CEO of the Foundation, now known as Our Watch.  In December 2015 Paul commenced as the Chief Executive Officer of Wesley Mission Victoria and led that organisation into Uniting.

Paul is a member of the board of UnitingCare Australia, VCOSS and the DHHS Roadmap Implementation Ministerial Advisory Group. He is a life member of the Centre for Excellence in Child & Family Welfare, and was awarded a Centenary Medal for services to the welfare sector and in September 2007, the Robin Clark Memorial Award for Inspirational Leadership

Aimee Suchard-Lowe, Executive General Manager, Strategy and Engagement

Aimee has extensive experience in organisational strategy, compliance, marketing, communications and fundraising across both the banking and not-for-profit sector. She worked at Westpac, NAB, ME Bank, Plan International Australia and Kids Under Cover, before joining Uniting Vic.Tas in 2017.

Angela Forbes, General Manager, Eastern Victoria

Angela has been a leader within the community services of the Uniting Church for over 20 years, working at UnitingCare Kildonan before becoming CEO of Connections UnitingCare. She has strong experience in the public and community service sectors, currently serving as Chair of the Ten20 Foundation and on the Board of Opportunity Child

Catherine Easton, Executive General Manager, Performance and Integration

As an executive with experience in the commercial and not-for-profit sectors, Catherine has an excellent appreciation of end-to-end business operations. She has led diverse functions such as business systems & projects, people development & training, insights & impact measurement and program delivery at a range of organisations including ANZ and NAB and most recently at SuperFriend. Catherine is Chair of Linden New Art, a member of the Policy & Planning Committee at Arts Project Australia and on the Nominations Committee of Women’s Property Initiative.

Rev John Clarke, Director of Mission

John brings to Uniting Vic.Tas demonstrated church leadership as well as considerable experience in project management, strategic thinking, practical theology and adult education. Prior to joining Uniting Vic.Tas, he was Director of Mission with Uniting AgeWell.

Silvia Alberti, General Manager, Western Victoria and Tasmania

Silvia joins Uniting with a strong background in public policy, community services and alcohol and other drugs and community mental health. She has held senior executive roles at the Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Education and Training. Immediately prior to her appointment at Uniting, she was the CEO, Prahran Mission. Silvia oversees a range of community service programs, mental health and alcohol and other drug programs as well as employment services at Uniting.

Tracey Gibson, General Manager, Disability and Mental Health

Tracey has strong skills in business development and a deep understanding of Uniting services and the communities we support. She moved to Uniting from her role as CEO of UnitingCare Gippsland, having been involved with the community services organisations of the Uniting Church for over 16 years.