Wayne Harper – Reintegration Puzzle Conference 2019 Wayne Harper – Reintegration Puzzle Conference 2019


Wayne Harper

General Manager Marngoneet Correctional Centre

Corrections Victoria

Wayne is currently the General Manager of the Marngoneet Correctional Centre that incorporates both Marngoneet, a 559 bed, and Karreenga, 300 bed, male medium security prison located in Lara Victoria.
Prior to working in corrections Wayne worked in the manufacturing industry employed by Pacific Dunlop located both within Australia and China. Wayne was part of a team that established manufacturing plants and operations in southern China in the late1980s.
Wayne left Pacific Dunlop to own and operate a small retail business in Norlane Geelong in 1992 for the following 14 years.

Wayne joined the team at the Marngoneet Correctional Centre as a casual prison officer in 2006.
Since joining the Department of Justice and Regulation he has worked in a variety of roles including:
• Prison Officer at Marngoneet
• Prison Industries as a Senior Prison Officer and Supervisor within the Kitchen area of Marngoneet
• Vocational Services Manager
• General Manager at Marngoneet, Barwon Prison, Loddon Prison and Prison Industries.
Wayne was also the project manager for the development of the Inside Out Parenting Program delivered to prisoners at Marngoneet. This is the most intensive parenting program delivered in any prison and aspires to impact on the reduction of intergenerational crime.
Wayne was also able to lead the commissioning of the Karreenga facility that adjoins Marngoneet that came into operations in September 2016.
Wayne is passionate about delivering correctional services in a visible and tangible healthy culture that leads to an enhancement of community safety.