Fiona McCormack AM

Fiona McCormack AM

Ms Fiona McCormack AM commenced the role of the Victorian Victims of Crime Commissioner in July 2019.  The Commissioner is responsible for advocating for ways in which systems and services can be improved for those who have been victims of crime.

Ms McCormack was previously the Chief Executive Officer of Domestic Violence Victoria, the peak body for family violence services for women and children in Victoria.

In her role at Domestic Violence Victoria, she provided advice to government and political advocacy on behalf of victims of family violence to support systemic change and enhanced systems.

Ms McCormack previously 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 was also Chair of VicHealth (Victorian Health Promotion Foundation) for four years from 2016.

Highlights of her career include presenting in China and Vietnam with the Human Rights Commission; presenting alongside the United Nationals Special Rapporteur on Torture on the applicability of the convention to family violence and acting as an expert witness to coronial inquests into family violence related deaths.

Ms McCormack has also presented at the Royal Commission into Family Violence, and presenting to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women parallel event on responses to violence against women. In 2017 Ms McCormack presented at the World Congress on Family Law and Children’s Rights in Dublin on the vital role of media in the changing of perceptions towards violence against women and children.

In the Queen's Birthday 2021 Honours List, Ms McCormack 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”.

Ms McCormack holds a Master’s in Education with a specialisation in Leadership, Policy and Change from Monash University.