Family Safety Victoria welcomed its new Chief Executive Officer Eleri Butler on 23 March. Eleri brings with her over three decades of experience working in the specialist sector, public services and government to prevent and respond to violence against women and children.
Eleri has joined FSV at a challenging time, with her focus currently on ensuring service delivery and the continued safety of people at risk of family violence within the Victorian community during the coronavirus pandemic.
Eleri previously worked as CEO of Welsh Women’s Aid, a national peak body working to prevent domestic and sexual abuse and deliver national Helpline support for survivors of abuse. Eleri’s experience in Europe includes leading and delivering support and advocacy services for survivors and women in the justice system, violence against women prevention strategy and organisational development, standards development and evaluation, community engagement, policy, training and change management.
Eleri is committed to ensuring women with lived experience of violence and abuse are central to her work, and in 2019 Eleri received an Honorary Fellowship from Cardiff University for her work on equality, social justice and human rights. In 2007 Eleri was honoured in the Queen's New Years’ Honour List for services to women and children experiencing domestic violence.
Reviewed 23 June 2021