Emma King OAM appointed CEO of HumanAbility

Emma King OAM

HumanAbility, a newly created national entity focused on advancing workforce development and education in the health, human services (including Aged Care & Disability Support), early childhood, and sport and recreation industries, has announced the appointment of Emma King OAM as its inaugural Chief Executive Officer.

Ms King has been serving as the CEO of the Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) since 2013, where she played a vital role in advocating for social justice and equity. Prior to that, she held the position of CEO at Early Learning Association Australia (formerly Kindergarten Parents Victoria), representing parents and providers of early learning services.

Currently serving on the Advisory Board of the Victorian Skills Authority and as a Board member of the Portable Long Service Authority, Ms King is also the Chair of Farnham Street Neighbourhood Learning Centre. Her previous roles include serving on the Board of Mental Health Victoria and as the Chair of VCOSS-RMIT Future Social Service Institute.

“I am honoured and excited to join HumanAbility as its inaugural CEO,” said Ms King. “My experiences in championing social justice, combined with my expertise in workforce and education issues, perfectly align with the mission of HumanAbility. I am dedicated to working alongside the team and stakeholders to drive meaningful impact.”

HumanAbility is one of the ten newly established Jobs and Skills Councils, dedicated to advancing workforce development, education, and skills development in health and human services, early childhood education, and sport and recreation. Ms King will assume her role as CEO of HumanAbility in mid-September.


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