Cath Smith

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Cath Smith

"Cath has been CEO of Victorian Council of Social Service for nearly six years, following a wide range of roles in the non-government sector over 25 years with a background of an honours degree in environmental science. She is keen to help strengthen the community sector’s voice in public policy debates, and in relationships with the private and philanthropic sectors, government and the broader community.

"Cath co-chairs the DHS-Human Services Partnership Implementation Committee, sat on the Community Building Ministerial Advisory Committee chaired by the Hon Joan Kirner; the Ministerial Taskforce for Access to Dwellings in 2006 and continues to participate on the Board of the Australian Council for Social Service (ACOSS) and in various other committees and working groups on behalf of VCOSS.

"Before VCOSS, Cath spent most of the 1990s working in international development; playing various senior roles in advocacy, operations, marketing and communications management at Community Aid Abroad (now Oxfam Australia). Prior to that, from 1985 to 1991, she worked in policy, fundraising and campaigning roles for the environment movement." [1]

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  1. Cath Smith, Changemakers Australia, accessed June 22, 2008.