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28 Feb 2022

Violet Roumeliotis

  • Member of the Order of Australia
  • 2017 Telstra Business Woman of the Year and national winner of the For Purpose and Social Enterprise category
  • 2018 AFR 100 Women of Influence
  • 2018 InStyle Women of Style Community Champion

Violet Roumeliotis AM has spent nearly 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 in achieving 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 the Australian Council of Social Services board, a member of the NSW Women’s Advisory Council, 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.