Insight Exchange Team
Director - Insight Exchange
Sal has worked in strategy and development roles in human services in London and Sydney. She has been advancing the depth and breadth of DVSM’s work including the design and establishment of Insight Exchange to inform social, service and systemic responses to domestic and family violence.
Insight Exchange has growing engagement within Australia and abroad supporting a range of sectors across the response continuum including corporates, community, health, government, specialist and statutory services. In 2020, the NSW State Coroners Domestic Violence Death Review Team Report 2017 – 2019 spoke to the value and importance of DVSM’s Insight Exchange work ‘in reframing safety planning as victim-centred and considers that this approach to safety planning should form part of all domestic violence training’. Sal is a member of the NSW Attorney Generals Domestic and Family Violence and Sexual Assault Council.
Sal is known for her strategic and purposeful approach to working with others, creating common ground amongst stakeholders with differing goals and motivations. Sal’s legacy is in developing the leadership of others and distilling clear ways to understand and make progress through complexity. Sal is passionate about connecting people to people, people to ideas, and ideas to ideas.
Assistant Director - Insight Exchange Foundation
Rebecca is communications specialist and financial wellbeing expert with experience across the corporate, government and not-for profit sector.
Before joining Insight Exchange, she worked for the Commonwealth Bank (CBA) where she was responsible for developing the employee financial wellbeing program. As a member of CBA’s Domestic and Family Violence Working Group Rebecca worked with a range experts to develop the Women’s Financial Wellbeing Guide and partnered with DVNSW to produce the Addressing Financial Abuse Guide. She also led development of the bank’s first Financial Inclusion Action Plan.
With a background in communications and journalism, Rebecca developed her passion for financial wellbeing while working as a communications executive at the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA). In that capacity she was an Executive Committee member for MoneySmart Week and subsequently became the founding CEO of not-for-profit organisation, Financial Literacy Australia.
As Assistant Director of Insight Exchange, Rebecca co-leads the overall initiative and directs the insight participation component including a focus on economic abuse and the impact of domestic and family violence on economic wellbeing.
She is the founder of a new not-for-profit, the Centre for Women's Economic Safety, and has been awarded a Churchill Fellowship to explore service responses to women experiencing or escaping domestic financial abuse in the USA, Canada, and the UK.