Meet A/Professor Jo Cavanagh OAM

Jo has achieved a reputation for visionary leadership and her ability to enrol diverse stakeholders in ambitious goals for social change and entrepreneurial growth at the local, national and international levels.

She has served on boards, ministerial councils for the Australian Government, and presented at various national and international conferences for progressing the rights of children and disadvantaged communities.

She completed a Churchill Fellowship in North America to bring evidence to advocacy for improving outcomes for children placed in out of home care.

Jo has been recognised for her social justice efforts and entrepreneurial efforts by numerous awards including Order of Australia in 2013 and the Women of Influence Award for Social Enterprise/Not-For-Profits in 2014.

She values collaboration and welcomes the opportunity to participate in the Community Services Reform Council to engage with social and economic challenges to ensure we leave our communities and world a better place for our children and grandchildren.