CEO, McAuley Community Services for Women
Jocelyn Bignold has been the CEO of McAuley Community Services for Women since its formation in 2008. The organisation has a track record of innovation in providing support for women and their children who are experiencing family violence, and women who are homeless.
With over 25 years’ experience in community services, policy development, management and advocacy, Jocelyn’s work has led to an extensive collaboration with Government and non-Government organisations to improve policy responses and service systems designed to support those in need. She has conducted research into ‘Safe at Home’ approaches across Australian and international jurisdictions.
Jocelyn was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in the 2020 Australia Day Honours. The Award recognises her service to the community through social welfare organisations and her leadership and commitment to making lives better for women and children who have faced family violence and homelessness.