Former ARC Justice head Peter Noble appointed Victoria Legal Aid acting managing director

Peter Noble, shortly before he started a new role with Victoria Legal Aid in 2016. Picture: DARREN HOWE
Peter Noble, shortly before he started a new role with Victoria Legal Aid in 2016. Picture: DARREN HOWE

The former head of a Bendigo-based human rights organisation has been appointed the acting managing director of Victoria Legal Aid.

Peter Noble will hold the position while recruitment for a replacement for former managing director Bevan Warner is completed.

Mr Noble helped establish the Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre in 2005 and went on to become executive officer of its parent company ARC Justice from 2013 to 2016.

Mr Warner, the former managing director of Victoria Legal for 10 years, stepped down from the position earlier this month.

“We have so many talented staff. I’m really confident in our ability to navigate these uncertain times and continue to provide excellent services and professional support, in collaboration with our sector partners,” Mr Noble said.

That role has seen him focused on meeting the justice needs of rural and regional communities and supporting Legal Aid’s regional offices, among other tasks.