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Michelle Crawford
Executive Director

Michelle Crawford was appointed Executive Director in December 2023, with responsibility for the Australian operations and oversight of transition of the organisation to an Asia Pacific Hub as part of Specialisterne Global.
She has a wealth of knowledge and experience garnered over 30 years working, leading and inspiring others in the community sector. She is highly regarded for the energy and commitment she brings to partnerships with a diverse and complex range of stakeholders, including corporates, governments, philanthropists, donors and community organisations.
Michelle is passionate about making the world a better place and creating hope, particularly for children and young people.  She has decades of experience working collaboratively with purpose-driven organisations addressing injustice and inequality, work she sees as fundamental and necessary for fairer and inclusive communities of
today and tomorrow.
Michelle serves as a Director on the Board of First Nations Foundation. She is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and an Alumnus of Leadership Victoria’s Williamson Community Leadership Program, Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership, Workforce Innovation & Development Institute and Harvard University, John F Kennedy School of Government.  

Michelle holds a Masters in Social Science, Graduate Diploma in Adult Education and Bachelor of Business. She is also an active Rotarian, current serving as President of Rotary Central Melbourne.

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