Advocacy, Community Service and Engagement, Disability Rights/Issues, Education, Energy and Resources, Families, Housing, Leadership, Social Justice and Human Rights
Emma joined the Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) as Chief Executive Officer in 2013.
VCOSS believes in a better, fairer and more just Victoria.
As the peak body for the state’s social and community sector, VCOSS works towards the elimination of poverty and disadvantage in all its forms, and the creation of a society where all people are supported to thrive. VCOSS does this through policy development, public and private advocacy and increasing the capabilities of the state’s social service bodies.
Emma was previously CEO of the Early Learning Association Australia (formerly Kindergarten Parents Victoria), the peak organisation representing parents and providers of early learning services in Victoria.
She also has an extensive background in the public sector and in workforce and education issues.
Emma sits on a number of committees and advisory groups including the Family Violence Steering Committee, NDIS Implementation Ministerial Taskforce, Roadmap to Reform Implementation Ministerial Advisory Group, Future Social Service Institute and the Police Commissioner’s Human Rights Advisory Group.