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Council of Social Service of NSW (NCOSS) appoints new CEO

Former CEO at Domestic Violence NSW (previously Women’s Refuge Movement NSW) Tracy Howe has been appointed the new CEO of NCOSS.

Ms Howe has extensive experience in the homelessness sector and early intervention for women and children experiencing domestic violence. During her time at Domestic Violence NSW, Ms Howe brought about organisational change and left the peak body in a stronger position to achieve outcomes for women and children and advocate for the broad range of members working in the domestic and family violence field.

NCOSS President Eileen Baldry said Ms Howe’s skills and experience would be an asset to the organisation.

“We are very excited to have Tracy on board and look forward to her bringing her significant expertise to the task of leading NCOSS into the future,” she said.

Ms Howe has a background in legal and is committed to human rights advocacy, addressing community disadvantage and gender inequality and working towards eradicating violence against women. Currently, Ms Howe is the NSW non-government representative on National Plan Implementation Panel for the Australian Government’s National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children 2010-2022, and sits on the NSW Government’s Domestic and Family Violence Council and the Premier’s Council on Homelessness.

Outgoing CEO Alison Peters started for a short transitional period after Ms Howe officially commenced her role on 30 June.

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