New FSSI director announced

VCOSS and RMIT are delighted to announce the appointment of Micaela Cronin as the new Director of the Future Social Service Institute.

Micaela is an outstanding contributor to her field, having begun her career as a family violence social worker, she has held leadership and service delivery roles across a broad range of fields, both in Australia and internationally.

She comes to the FSSI Director’s role from Hagar International, where she has been the global CEO for three years based in Asia, building service delivery and strategic partnerships across the Asia Pacific region to tackle human trafficking and human rights abuses.

Micaela is a past CEO of MacKillop Family Services and has extensive leadership and governance experience including being President of both the Victorian Council of Social Services, and the Australia Council of Social Services.  Micaela is also an alumnus of RMIT and a past President of its Student Representative Committee.

‘I am incredibly excited about the opportunity to work with RMIT, the sector and government to generate and shape the work force we need for the future – building on the foundations of the great work that has been done in Victoria by so many people on the front lines of caring for our community,’ Micaela says.

‘This is an important moment in time, and we need to take advantage of the political commitment and sector engagement we have to address the challenge strategically.

Micaela will commence full time in the role on April 15.  Across the coming months she will be working with the FSSI team, VCOSS and RMIT to develop the Institute’s 2019 work program, while she completes her role at Hagar International.

In April 2019 Micaela will join the board of Hagar International and continue her leadership role in this important work fighting human trafficking.