CEO of Settlement Services International (SSI)

Violet Roumeliotis AM has spent more than 35 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 to achieve 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 Deputy Chair Australian Council of Social Service Deputy Chair for the SBS Community Advisory Committee; appointed to the NSW Domestic and Family Violence and Sexual Assault Council; the NSW Ageing and Disability Commission Advisory Board; the Australian Human Rights Commission’s Expert Advisory Group for the Racism. It Stops With Me campaign; the NSW Council for Women’s Economic Empowerment and the NSW Commissioner’s Modern Slavery Advisory Council.