Cindy Smith, BSW (Hons), MHA, GCHSM, GAICD, FACHSM
Cindy Smith has over 15 years’ experience as a social worker in direct practice and senior management roles. She has held a range of positions including housing worker, generalist counsellor in community health, team leader for community service organisations in out-of-home-care, program manager of a counselling team, and branch manager and general manager of a child, youth and family directorate in community health.
She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Services Management, and an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker. She is also Secretary of Project Respect, a not-for-profit organisation that supports women in the sex industry and women trafficked, and Secretary of the Yan Yean Cemetery Trust.
Before becoming Deputy CEO, Cindy was the National Vice President of the AASW from 2011 to 2016. Cindy is a passionate advocate for human rights, social justice and a more inclusive Australia.