Fiona McCormack AM
Fiona McCormack AM holds a Master in Education specialising in Leadership, Policy and Change from Monash University. Currently, she is Victoria’s Victims of Crime Commissioner, a role she has held since July 2019. As Commissioner, she is responsible for advocating for ways in which systems and services can be improved for those who have been victims of crime. “I’m really honoured to be entrusted with the responsibility of being a voice for people who’ve become victims of crime and I want to do everything I can to ensure the justice system in Victoria is respectful of victims’ experiences and their voices”. 1
Prior to her role as Commissioner, Fiona was the CEO of Domestic Violence Victoria for 14 years, the peak body for family violence services in Victoria. During that time, she was responsible for advising government and other agencies on improving services and systems for family violence victims. She worked to give a voice to victims and survivors, both in the media and in the community, to help others understand victims’ experiences.
Fiona has also represented the family violence sector on state-wide and ministerial committees and was Co-Chair of the Victorian Government’s, Family Violence Steering Committee and Chair of VicHealth (Victorian Health Promotion Foundation) for four years from 2016.
During her extensive career, Fiona has presented on numerous stages including the Royal Commission into Family Violence and to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, a parallel event in response to violence against women. She has also presented at the World Congress on Family Law and Children’s Rights in Dublin, on the vital role that media plays in changing the perceptions towards violence against women and children.
In the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List, Fiona was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in recognition for “significant service to victims of crime, and to the prevention of family violence”.
In 2022, Fiona encouraged us to, “imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes and
discrimination. A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and
celebrated”. These inspiring words she shared at the International Women’s Day Breakfast at the
College, where she delivered the keynote address.
- Victims of Crime Commissioner website