Board of Management

Our dedicated board of management is made up of people in our local community. They guide our direction, make sure we meet our legal and regulatory requirements and have assisted us to grow into a leading Gippsl and disability support provider.

Peter Greenwood


I am married to Pauline and we have 2 daughters.  My youngest daughter has Autism with an intellectual disability.

I have worked in the power industry in the Latrobe Valley for over 38 years in many aspects of the business and I am currently Shift Operations Manager at Loy Yang Mine working for AGL.

I have been with Interchange Gippsland for many years as a client and serving on the Board in the past as President, Vice President and continue as a Committee member.


Michelle Blackburn

Deputy Chair

I live with my husband and two children and have been a solicitor for over 20 years, working in environmental and planning law.

I joined the Board of Interchange in mid-2010. Being on the Interchange board has been a privilege and I enjoy working to make sure we continue to deliver an expanding range of high quality, innovative, community inclusive services for the Gippsland community.


Craig Milligan


Working locally, I have been on the Interchange Gippsland Board since 2010, and currently hold the role as Treasurer. I am proud of all that Interchange Gippsland has achieved, and the extremely rewarding work we do. I believe we are an exceptional organisation and am committed to continue to provide quality services to the Gippsland community. I have worked as an accountant (CPA) for over 30 years for various organisations (currently in the power industry).


Ian Green

Board Member

I am married with two adult daughters, and have lived all my life in the Latrobe Valley. I currently work in a business development and compliance role with a local Operations and Maintenance company providing services to industry.

I have many years experience in the energy, power and bulk materials handling industries, working  in a  range of management and human resources roles.  I have been involved with Interchange since 1995 initially through my youngest daughter who has a mild intellectual disability.


Kirsten Roach

Board Member

I have recently moved to East Gippsland for a lifestyle change and am enjoying living on acreage and away from the traffic of Melbourne. I joined Interchange Gippsland so that I could get to know my new community and share some of my skills with a deserving organisation. My sister worked in Disability Services for 20 years and always showed her passion for helping others, and gained so much from her work.

I have 20 years experience in the IT industry in a variety of industries such as telecommunications, banking and finance, consulting and energy. I enjoy solving problems through technology and using it to connect people. I am currently working for a global software company.





Marie Downie


As a lifelong Gippslander, a mother of 5 and an established HR professional, my life is all about clearing the path for people to do great things!

Over the years, I have been involved in community, sporting and business groups, I’ve worked in government, commercial industry, power and health. Such broad exposure has really highlighted for me the value of encouraging diversity to ensure people truly thrive in life.

Looking for new ways to learn and contribute, I was thrilled to join the Interchange Gippsland Board in late 2022, and am proud to support this wonderful organisation and the amazing work they do alongside people living with disability and their families.

I became a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors in February 2023.