ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

Susan Helyar

Title / Role: 
Executive Director
Management Team
Susan Helyar, Executive Director of ACTCOSS
Office: 02 6202 7200
Mobile: 0448 791 987
Contact about: 
ACTCOSS priorities and strategic direction; public statements and commentary; membership; sponsor relationships and collaboration

Susan joined ACTCOSS in February 2013. Susan is committed to working with leaders across Canberra to build a more just and inclusive community, where everyone lives with dignity.

Susan's career has focused on making a difference - as a social worker, in policy roles in ACT and Commonwealth governments and as the leader of services development advocacy work for UnitingCare Australia. Susan's direct practice included working in community health, mental health and disability employment. Her social policy work included service development and policy reform across the lifespan. She supports development of the social work profession with the Australian Catholic University.