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Susan Helyar

Susan is a social worker with 30 years experience in direct practice, policy work in ACT and Commonwealth governments and Executive leadership with a primary focus on social service policy and provision.

Between 2008-2012 Susan was Director of Services Development in the UnitingCare National Office, leading policy and service provision advocacy to the Federal Parliament and government agencies. From 2013-2019 Susan was Director/CEO of The ACT Council of Social Service leading advocacy on social and economic policy and NGO sector development with members and the community in the ACT. Between 2019-2022 Susan was the Director of Residential Experience at the Australian National University leading strategic development and operational delivery of on campus accommodation services to 5,500 students.

In 2022 Susan established a consultancy firm to work with community-based organisations on strengthening their social licence. Susan’s consultancy offers interim CEO services, strategic planning, service development, leadership development and executive mentoring. Susan has been a Non-Executive Director on four Not-For-Profit Boards and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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