Our people

Amy Mehrton

Executive Director

Amy is the Executive Director of ACIL Allen’s Melbourne office. She has over ten years’ experience working with government and the not-for-profit sector to improve outcomes for community. Her areas of expertise include public safety, justice, mental health and education.

About Amy

Amy specialises in program evaluation, workforce development, strategy design and policy advice. She brings experience in engaging stakeholders, facilitating co-design processes, and developing solutions to complex problems. Amy works closely with community members (including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, culturally diverse groups, people with lived experience and young people), practitioners, public servants and executives.

Significant work led by Amy includes:

  • evaluating whole-of-government responses to social cohesion, community resilience and violent extremism
  • reviewing multi-agency response arrangements to improve systems and interoperability
  • assisting government agencies to develop workforce strategies and capability building initiatives
  • evaluating initiatives to improve gender equality and prevent family violence
  • building evaluation capability within government and community organisations.

Amy has a Master of Arts (International Studies – Middle East) from the University of Washington, and a Graduate Certificate in Development Policy from the Evans School of Public Affairs and a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) from the Australian National University.