Violet Roumeliotis AM has spent close to 40 years leading for-purpose organisations, providing human services that promote equal opportunity and change the lives of individuals and families experiencing inequality.

She is currently the CEO of Settlement Services International (SSI), a community organisation and social business that supports newcomers and other vulnerable individuals to achieve their full potential. During her 11 years as CEO, Violet has taken SSI from a Sydney-based organisation with 68 staff to a 1200-plus workforce that supports more than 50,000 people nationally each year across a range of human services.

Violet is a previous National Telstra Business Woman of the Year and one of the AFR 100 Women of Influence. Her Non-Executive roles include Deputy President of the Australian Council of Social Services board, the NSW Ageing and Disability Commission Advisory Board, the NSW Commissioner’s Modern Slavery Advisory Council, and the Domestic and Family Violence and Sexual Assault Council.