Rita Butera has a welfare and social science background with post graduate study in organisational change and development. She has worked in the human services industry for over 20 years including positions with Commonwealth, State and Local Government. Her work has included management of a Migrant Resource Centre and Donvale Living and Learning Centre. More recently, she has worked as a consultant and Local Government social planner. Her positions have included health promotion in VicHealth and Director of Research and Planning at beyondblue. She commenced in 2011 as CEO of Women’s Health Victoria.