Gender Equality Commissioner Visits Yea

Organised by The Murrindindi Health Network (a joint venture between Yea & District Memorial Hospital, Alexandra District Health, Menzies Support Services, Kellock Lodge, Darlingford Nursing Home and Murrindindi Shire Council) our local community was invited to a meeting with Dr Niki Vincent, Public Sector Gender Equality Commissioner to hear about her journey held on the 31st of August at the Yea Town Hall.

This event attracted more than 70 members of the community including councillors, members of sporting groups, schools, friends and family and Dr Niki Vincent’s talk was very well received.

Everyone benefits from a community that supports gender equality!

Dr Niki Vincent commenced as Victoria’s first Public Sector Gender Equality Commissioner in 2020. She oversees the implementation of the Gender Equality Act 2020 and plays a key leadership role in promoting gender equality in the Victorian community and workplaces. 

Niki has a wealth of experience in gender equality and organisational leadership. This includes serving as the South Australian Commissioner for Equal Opportunity from 2016-2020. 

Prior to that, Niki held the position of CEO of the Leaders Institute of South Australia and was a member of the Remuneration Tribunal of South Australia. She has established two successful not-for-profit organisations, has led major programs of academic research, and holds an appointment as an Adjunct Associate Professor in UniSA’s Business School. 

Niki sits on the boards of InTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence and the Brave Foundation, which supports teenage parents (Niki was a teenage parent herself). 

She has 4 adult children, a young adult foster daughter, 2 young adult stepchildren and 11 grandchildren. She spends her sparse free time with her partner, family, and friends, and enjoys hiking, films, Radio National podcasts, music, gardening, yoga and camping in remote places.