I was appointed National Vice President and Board Member of Family Relationship Services Australia (until 2014). I was also the chair for the national conference Family and Relationship Services Australia Darwin (2013) driving a national movement to focus on evolving […]



Successfully completed the 3 year evaluation of the Australian Government Family Relationship Centre, tendered for and auspiced by Family Life fro Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula.

“Jo’s strong belief in researched based policy, program and practice development has been a constant […]



As an Advisory Council Member of the Centre for Social Impact, I was part of the team that consulted and planned for the establishment of the Centre in its early days – as a consortium of UNSW, Melbourne Business School […]



I attended the first of three Skoll World Forums on Social Entrepreneurship at the Said Business School in Oxford UK developing a global perspective on evidence and action for social change.

The Community Bubs Evaluation Report was launched confirming the […]



I was the Sector representative for the Child Safety and Wellbeing (until 2017), one of three non-government representatives appointed to the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) committee for steering the implementation of the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children.



After a couple of very challenging years, I was awarded my Master of Management – Leadership Navigation Norwegian School of Executive Management BI. My research topic was ‘Sustainable Social Enterprise and Corporate Social Responsibility’.

I was appointed to the Australian Council […]



I was awarded the AIM Master of Management Not for Profit Scholarship and am forever grateful for this investment in my learning and the forward thinking content for values and systems focused leadership.

Advocacy and innovation for place based efforts with […]



The inaugural year of the Robin Clarke Memorial Awards. Robin was a valued colleague and great loss to the vision for protecting children in Australia so it was an honour to receive a Robin Clarke Inspirational Leadership in the Field Award […]



I was a Victorian finalist for the Telstra Business Women’s Award (Community Services) and is this year elected as President of Family Services Australia the national peak body representing all community organisations delivering federal government funded family services. This was […]



The first of a number of Australian Ministerial appointments was to the National Marriage and Family Council. We worked as leading experts advising Government on alternative approaches to strengthening families and preventing parental separation and divorce.

Received the Australian Heads of […]

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