This week, inTouch bids farewell to Michal Morris, who has served as inTouch’s CEO for the last five years. Michal has made a significant contribution to inTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence, guiding us through the challenges of COVID-19, overseeing the rapid expansion of our services, policy agenda and the establishment of our post-recovery program inSpire along with our survivor-advocates group, NOOR. Michal now embarks on a well-deserved break and we wish her well.
As we move forward, inTouch’s Board of Directors has initiated a comprehensive search for a new CEO and we will be working diligently to ensure a smooth transition and to identify a leader who possesses the skills, experience and passion necessary to lead inTouch in to our next stage of growth.
During this period of transition, we are delighted to announce that our Executive Manager of Sector and Community, Maryum Chaudhry, will step in as the Acting CEO. Maryum is a highly respected leader within multicultural communities, government, and the social services sector and has wealth of experience, including notable roles at the Department of Premier and Cabinet, the Department of Education & Training in Victoria, and the Islamic Museum of Australia. She currently serves as the Deputy Chair of the Centre for Muslim Wellbeing, Director of Homesglen TAFE and is an inaugural Melbourne Forum Fellowship recipient.
We express our thanks to Michal for her service and welcome Maryum as our Acting CEO. Together, we will continue to make a positive impact in the lives of migrant and refugee women experiencing family violence and their communities.