Carmel’s views have also been shaped by the murder of her husband Senior Constable Rodney Miller in 1998. Since that tragic event, Carmel has built extensive relationships and networks across the criminal justice system.
Her diverse experience also includes previous roles as Associate Director with global consultancy firm Sinclair Knight Merz, and Manager of Asset Planning and Strategy at Victoria Police.
Carmel shares Penington Institute’s belief that “successfully reducing the harms of drug use will ultimately require our justice and health systems to work together”.
She was appointed an Order of Australia in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours for Service to the Law.