The Victorian Government appointed ANZSOG alum Sue Clifford as Chief Executive Officer of its new family violence agency, Family Safety Victoria.
Ms Clifford, currently a Commander in the Victorian Police, will become the inaugural head of the agency in August.
Family Safety Victoria will be the first Victorian Government agency solely dedicated to family violence reform, responsible for delivering the Victoria Government’s action plan to end family violence.
The agency will lead the implementation of new initiatives, including establishing the Central Information Point that will allow police, courts and government services to track perpetrators and keep victims safe, and establishing Support and Safety Hubs across the state, to give women and children the coordinated support they need to recover.
Ms Clifford completed an ANZSOG Executive Master in Public Administration (EMPA) and studied at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. She has worked as Manager of People and Culture at the Australian Football League, as well as at executive and commander levels in the Victorian police, where she had extensive experience in delivering community safety strategies.
Acting Premier James Merlino announced the appointment last week saying, “Sue Clifford’s skills and experience will drive the work of Family Safety Victoria and help put an end to family violence.”