Jo Cavanagh OAM

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CEO Jo Cavanagh OAM, is passionate about the wellbeing of children and has led a program of change and organisational growth to expand effective services, support and connections.

Jo Cavanagh OAM

Home > About Us > Our People > Our Executive

Jo Cavanagh OAM

Chief Executive

Jo has worked for the community since 1976 and has been CEO of Family Life since 1996. Here, she has led a program of change and organisational growth to expand effective services, support and connections which empower vulnerable families, children and young people. Jo is passionate about the wellbeing of children.

Jo holds various leadership roles aligned to influencing policy and practice for promoting the wellbeing of children, families and communities. In 2013, Jo was recognised for her contribution to the community with an Order of Australia. In 2014, she received the Women of Influence Award for Social Enterprise/Not For Profits. In 2015, Jo accepted the position of Adjunct Associate Professor with the Faculty of Business and Law at Swinburne University.

Qualifications:

Australian Institute of Company Directors course, Masters of Management – Leadership Navigation, Norwegian School of Executive Management BI facilitated with a full scholarship through Australian Institute of Management, Certificate IV in Work Place Training and Assessment Holmesglen TAFE, Churchill Fellowship Prevention of Abuse of Children, USA & Canada, Bachelor of Social Work, Honors Monash University, Bachelor of Arts, Monash University.

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