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Violet Roumeliotis AM

Violet Roumeliotis AM

Speaker Plenary – Fair Migration as a Future Global Challenge

Settlement Services International (SSI)

Violet Roumeliotis AM

Violet Roumeliotis AM is a social entrepreneur who champions the strengths of our diverse communities and is committed to taking a leadership and pioneering role to elevate reconciliation. Through her C-suite and board roles, Violet uses innovation and collective impact to promote social justice and inclusion.

She is the CEO of Settlement Services International (SSI), a community organisation and social business that supports newcomers and other vulnerable individuals to achieve their full potential. During her ten years as CEO, Violet has taken SSI from an organisation based in Sydney, Australia, with 68 staff to a 900 plus workforce that supports more than 52,000 people around Australia each year.

Violet is committed to achieving equity and advancing diversity and inclusion in all forms. In 2020 she was made a Member of the Order of Australia for outstanding service to the community. Violet sits on the board of the Australian Council of Social Service as the Vice President. She also sits on the NSW Ageing and Disability Advisory Board and the NSW Domestic and Family Violence and Sexual Assault Council. Her other appointments include the Australian Human Rights Commission’s Expert Advisory Group for the “Racism. It Stops With Me“ campaign, the NSW Government Council for Women’s Economic Empowerment, the Council on Economic Participation for Refugees, the Metropolis International Steering Committee, the Australian Defence Force’s Chiefs of Service Committee’s diversity and inclusion panel, and the NSW Government’s joint partnership working group overseeing refugee resettlement.

Programme speaker

11:30 a.m. CEST
01:00 p.m. CEST

Fair Migration as a Future Global Challenge

Migration issues can only be tackled and managed in a national, regional and global context. How can the international community develop an agenda for “fair migration”? What, for that matter, constitutes “fair”?

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