Candy Broad appointed as the new Chair of safe steps’ Board

Candy Broad safe steps Family Violence Response Centre is very pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Candy Broad as the new Chair of its Board.

Candy is an independent trustee director of First Super and holds directorships on the boards of both Hepburn Community Wind Farm and Women’s Health Victoria.

Candy is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees and a Founding Member of EMILY’s List Australia.

Candy was formerly a Victorian Government Minister for seven years, with a total of 15 years parliamentary experience as the Member for Northern Victoria and the Member for Melbourne North. Her ministerial portfolios included Housing, Local Government, Energy and Resources and Ports.

As Minister for Housing, Candy led a previous Victorian government initiative to develop and invest in a whole of government response to the prevention of family violence across community services, police and justice agencies.

A long standing advocate for gender equality and women’s reproductive health rights, Candy brings with her a strong commitment to help end family violence against women and children.

“All Victorian women and children deserve to be safe at home, no matter who they are or where they live,” Candy says.

“As the statewide central responder to family violence, safe steps Family Violence Response Centre is enhancing its response to women and children living with violence as well as helping to design a better system for the prevention of violence.”