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Faye Spiteri

A compassionate and driven leader on a mission to change lives

Inducted:
2019
Category:
Change Agent

Faye Spiteri is a woman on a mission – a mission to create social change. As a passionate advocate for social justice, she is committed to giving voice to the most vulnerable people in Victoria.

Faye is an accomplished strategist with extensive experience in leadership roles, including her position as the first female president of Fronditha Care, an aged care provider for the Australian Greek community. Through clear vision and purpose, she has improved governance and financial performance at multiple organisations, and developed award-winning social behavioural change campaigns.

She has been recognised for her leadership in driving social change, being awarded the 2001 Victorian Premier’s Award for her work overseeing the introduction of the Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001 legislation and its accompanying education campaign. But she is most proud of the role she has played in changing the lives of women and children who have been subject to family violence.

As an ardent proponent of human rights and gender equity, Faye has championed the right of women to live free from violence. Within a decade as Chair of inTouch, a centre for victims of family violence, she has led a dedicated team to transform the organisation from a small crisis support service, with four employees and a single telephone, to a multidisciplinary centre offering a range of client-centred services across the spectrum from prevention to recovery. Today, inTouch is a leading provider of culturally-centred care, employing over 50 bilingual and bicultural staff to address family violence in the community.

Faye’s vision and passion to take inTouch to the next level was driven by her desire to ensure women from culturally and religiously diverse backgrounds have every opportunity to reach their full potential.

Faye Spiteri’s compassion and leadership have ultimately resulted in positive change for thousands of Australian migrant and refugee women, children and families.

Reviewed 06 March 2019

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