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Our People

Our CEO - Hayley Foster

Hayley is deeply passionate about the work of women's specialist domestic and family violence services and working collaboratively to address systemic issues for women and their children impacted by domestic and family violence (DFV).

Hayley has over 15 years’ experience in the DFV sector in a range of roles including practice, policy, law reform, advocacy, and organisational and sector development. Throughout this time, Hayley has worked with diverse population groups and organisations in metropolitan, regional, rural and remote settings across the government, non-government and business sectors.

Hayley has particular expertise in integrated, multi-sectorial strategies to address DFV, child protection, and family, civil and criminal justice.

Hayley brings a focus on ‘evidence to action’ and genuine participatory research to Women's Safety NSW's work in legislative, policy and practice reform.


Our Board

Tanya Whitehouse - Chairperson
Kellie Young - Vice-Chairperson
Farah Assafiri - Secretary
Cheryl Alexander - Treasurer
Tamara Briggs - Ordinary Member
Tammy Wade - Ordinary member - Aboriginal Special Advisor
Yvet Jones - Ordinary member - CALD Special Advisor


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