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Wednesday 1 January 2020 12:39am

Treasure Jennings is the dual Mental Health Complaints Commissioner and Disability Services Commissioner, appointed on 1 July 2020 for a five-year term.

The two independent Victorian bodies share similar functions and powers, including to  safeguard rights, resolve complaints and advise on systemic improvement.

Ms Jennings is the former Public Transport Ombudsman and Deputy Chairperson of the Independent Office for School Dispute Resolution Victoria. She is an expert in both consumer complaints schemes and working with vulnerable communities.

Prior to this role, Ms Jennings has more than 20 years’ experience as an adviser and leader in business operations, service delivery and cultural change. Her career has covered large Australian corporations and small to medium businesses across both private sector and government in significant strategic, tactical and operational roles.

Ms Jennings holds a Masters of Dispute Resolution and a Masters in Ethics and Legal Studies.

Victorian Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley has stated:

“We’re providing a strong voice for mental health and disability consumers, and I’m pleased to have someone of Treasure Jennings calibre take on these two roles.”

Minister for Disability Luke Donnellan also says:

“Ms Jennings brings a wealth of experience to her new dual role and I look forward to working closely with her – advocating for better outcomes for some of Victoria’s most vulnerable residents.”

For more information and to contact the Mental Health Complaints Commissioner visit mhcc.vic.gov.au. For the Disability Services Commissioner, visit  odsc.vic.gov.au.

Reviewed 28 June 2021

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