Fiona has a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Psychology from Flinders University and a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of South Australia. Fiona has worked in the field of gender equality with a particular focus on violence against women for over twenty years as a Social Worker, Senior Policy Officer and Manager in the South Australian and Victorian Governments.
Her current role as Director in the South Australian Office for Women involves leading the implementation of Committed to Safety – South Australia’s framework for addressing domestic, family and sexual violence and the development of South Australia’s Women Employment and Leadership Strategy. Fiona also leads South Australia’s involvement in the implementation of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children and provides advice to the Premier’s Council for Women.
Fiona has also tutored in social work at the University of South Australia and has been involved in a number of community groups including the Women’s Legal Service in South Australia of which she was the Chairperson.
Appointed Director, South Australia February 2019.