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Annabelle Daniel
Annabelle Daniel
CEO of Women’s Community Shelters

Annabelle Daniel has been a professional in the field of family separation for 15 years, working in private enterprise, Federal government and the community sector. Prior
to joining WCS as Chief Executive Officer, she held an Operations leadership position in the Department of Human Services, overseeing the Child Support program. A key role in Annabelle’s career was Manager of Elsie, Australia’s longest- established women’s shelter, providing services and support to women and children experiencing homelessness and escaping domestic violence. Annabelle trained as a lawyer and has extensive experience in administrative decision making for Federal departments. She investigated and resolved complex complaints and conducted investigations for the Commonwealth Ombudsman. Annabelle has also held a number of board positions in charitable and not-for- profit organisations in diverse fields including community development, fundraising and the arts.