Ms Helen Szoke AO

Chair of the Advisory Board

Dr Helen Szoke has had a career spanning community, health, education, regulation and international development. She is a non-executive Director, currently sitting on the Council of the University of Melbourne, the Board of Life Without Barriers, Advisory Committee Member of the Climate Project Griffith University, member of the Expert Panel to Indigenous Business Australia and is an independent member of the Judicial Commission of Victoria. Helen has also completed a number of Reviews into cultural workplace issues with organisations such as the Victorian Courts and Tribunals and the Victorian Country Fire Authority. Helen has served as Australia’s Federal Race Discrimination Commissioner and as the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner. Helen has also provided her expertise on a number of advisory groups. These have included the chairing the Australian College of Emergency Medicine Expert Advisory Group investigating racism, the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services Bullying and Harassment Advisory Group. She was Deputy Chair of the Royal College of Surgeons Expert Advisory Committee examining bullying, harassment and sexual harassment.