OLA Fellowship 2022

Steph Parsons (2011) – OLA Fellowship 2022 Winner

After leaving Lauriston in 2011, Steph completed a Bachelor of Film & Television at the VCA and a Juris Doctor at Monash University. Through her work as a lawyer and in the film industry, she has been given the opportunity to join the board of Channel 31, Melbourne’s long-running community television broadcaster. Channel 31 is a registered charity. 

Though Steph has experience with corporate governance through her work as a commercial lawyer, she does not have any practical experience working as a company director. Steph will be using the funds provided by the OLA Fellowship to further her understanding and education in the field of corporate governance, in particular with a focus on the governance of not-for-profits. 

Steph keenly feels the responsibility she has as board director to manage Channel 31 in accordance with its principles, as well as the responsibility Channel 31 has to the broader community of creators and viewers. Assistance from the OLA Fellowship will be invaluable in helping Steph to fully understand her role and how to maximise her effectiveness in the charities space.