The Family Violence Prevention Foundation of Australia

Life Members

  • Ms Kaye Swanton (MAppSc)

    Kaye Swanton is the former Chief Executive Officer of one of Victoria’s largest providers of relationship counselling and family mediation services, a position she held for 14 years. Prior to this, Kaye was the...

  • Mr Gabriel Hau

    B Econ, M App Fin, JD, CPA, is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Southbank and a Past Assistant Governor of Rotary International District 9800.  He has over 17 years’ experience in...

  • Professor Emeritus Thea Brown

    Professor Emeritus Thea Brown

    PhD, is Professor (Research) in the Department of Social Work at Monash University and former Head of Department. She is also the director of the Well Being of Children Following Separation and Divorce, an...

  • Mr Barry Hickman

    Company Director and former Chief Executive of CI Studios, a promotional photography company. He is a former Director, Community Services and President of the Rotary Club of Brighton. Through Rotary, he has led fund...

  • Ms Katherine Strain

    Kate was the co-founder and foundation Director of Brainwave Australia 1994 - 2008, a charity established to support treatment and care of children suffering from brain illnesses. From 2002-2012 she was a Synod Board...

Violence Free Families works for the elimination of all forms of family violence. We believe that Research, Innovation and Education can help improve the lives of vulnerable children and women, and help curb the incidence of family violence.