Emma King

CEO, Victoria Council of Social Service

Emma King joined the Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) as chief executive officer in 2013, providing a strong voice of leadership and advocacy on social justice issues for the community sector.

Emma was previously chief executive officer of the Early Learning Association Australia (formerly Kindergarten Parents Victoria), the peak organisation representing parents and providers of early learning services in Victoria. Emma also has an extensive background in the public sector and in workforce and education issues, having worked as a Victorian policy adviser, a teacher, and in a range of industrial and training roles at the Victorian Independent Education Union and the Finance Sector Union. Emma’s qualifications include a Masters in Industrial and Employee Relations, a Graduate Diploma of Education and a Bachelor of Arts.

Emma sits on a number of committees and advisory groups including the Family Violence Steering Committee, NDIS Implementation Ministerial Taskforce, Roadmap to Reform Implementation Ministerial Advisory Group and the Police Commissioner’s Human Rights Advisory Group.

She is a regular commentator on social affairs and justice issues.