Management team

Our management team

Jacqui Watt, CEO

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Jacqui joined NTV/MRS in 2015, bringing leadership and change management skills to the organisation with 30 years experience from the community and government sectors in both Australia and UK.

Jacqui has been CEO of two peak bodies advocating for Community Housing – one in Scotland and one in Victoria – and a year as Director of Client Services at Anglicare. She has worked in the fields of alcohol and drugs, mental health, disability, social housing and social enterprise.

Male family violence is a topic close to Jacqui’s heart having experienced it as a child. Her determination to assist NTV/MRS succeed in its work of ending family violence by working with men means she is an inspiring speaker, contributes to discussions on what works and is committed to changing how the community prevents, thinks about and responds to this pernicious social issue.

Jacqui is a GAICD (Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors) and the Chair of ACSO’s Housing with Conviction Board.

Nathan DeGuara, Services Manager

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Nathan has been the Services Manager at NTV/MRS for three years, managing the Men’s Referral Service’s 1300 helpline for men who use violence, the after hours service contacting men assessed by police as the perpetrator in family violence incidents across Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania, and the NSW Department of Justice response to men assessed by police as the victim in family and domestic violence incidents. He is also responsible for all training services delivered by NTV/MRS. Prior to joining the organisation, Nathan worked in the Victorian Department of Justice, setting up and coordinating the response to men who are assessed by police as victims of family violence.

Che Bishop, Operations Manager

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Che joined NTV/MRS in August 2016. She leads the Operations Team in delivering the finance, administration, contracts and human resources functions for the organisation.

Che has worked in the not for profit sector in Australia and the UK for the past 12 years. Prior to relocating to Melbourne, she was the COO at the Asylum Seeker’s Centre in Sydney. She volunteered and worked for the Centre for five years to deliver practical, personal and legal support to people seeking asylum from over 75 countries. In the UK, Che worked for Stop Hate UK managing their 24-hour helpline to support people affected by hate crime. Che has also worked and volunteered for Médecins Sans Frontières Australia, Australian Red Cross and Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

Che has an MA from the University of Leeds in Modern English Language and World Englishes. Majoring in sociolinguistics, this combined research and data analysis with study of language and communication, with particular reference to how English is used by people who speak it as their first or additional language.

Michael Brandenburg, Strategy Manager

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Michael has worked in the welfare sector for more than 35 years, 25 of these across family violence.

Michael commenced as a men’s behaviour change group co facilitator in the early 1990s and, as the program grew, his work and interest in the family violence field increased. Michael managed the Family Violence and Family Relationships programs at Child & Family Services in Ballarat for ten years before joining NTV/MRS in 2016. During this time he established the Men & Family Relationships Program, the Family Violence Court Counselling Program, expanded the intake and assessment services in the men’s family violence programs and developed Adolescent Violence in the Home programs. Michael was also involved in services for families experiencing separation, overseeing the Ballarat Children’s Contact Service and the Post Separation Program. Until he moved to Melbourne in 2017, Michael was an active member of the family violence sector in the Grampians Region, sitting on the City of Ballarat Community Safety Committee, Central Highlands Crime Prevention Committee, and Central Highlands Family Violence Committee. As Manager of the Strategy Team, he oversees the strategy, policy and communications functions at NTV/MRS.