19 May 2023
Rob Hoitink is the Queensland State Director for SSI, a community organisation and social business supporting newcomers and other Australians to achieve their full potential.
Rob is a highly experienced leader and manager who has a background in managing significant financial resources and large geographically dispersed work teams. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience developed over 25 years working across the Australian Government including over a decade at the senior executive level.
Rob has worked across several Australian Government portfolios, including Defence, Primary Industries and Energy, Transport & Regional Services, Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, Prime Minister & Cabinet and Social Services, on a range of complex and challenging public policy issues facing Australia both domestically and internationally.
He has extensive experience in policy development, program delivery and regulatory management, international policy and engagement, organisational strategy, national security and border management and has worked closely with major private sector organisations, NGOs and international organisations.
His experience in government has provided him with a unique policy perspective on issues relating to multicultural policy, refugee and humanitarian policy, settlement, migration and issues impacting global people movement. He has led the division responsible for multicultural affairs and settlement and provided policy advice and advocacy in this area. He partnered with various peak bodies to steer national policy development and action on multicultural issues, migration and settlement and advise government in these areas.
In addition to his career in Government, Rob is an experienced registered psychologist and consultant who has worked with a broad spectrum of clients in a range of settings in various organisations, private practice and in a psychiatric hospital.