The Family Violence Prevention Foundation of Australia

The Board

Dr David Smyth (Co-Chair)

Dr David Smyth


BE (Elec), BA, PhD, FIE Aust., FIET, Chairman and member of Research Committee. He is a former Director of the Rotary Club of Brighton and Chairman of its Family Violence Prevention Committee.

David was a consultant to the Board of Bayside Family Support (a provider of men’s behaviour change programs) from 1995 to 2002, Chairman of John Knox Close (Victorian Housing Commission accommodation) for eight years and is a former Director of Girrawheen Aged Care. After a career as a telecommunications engineer and senior postal executive, he served for 17 years as a UN and World Bank expert on postal legislation and business planning.

His doctoral studies were in management theory and industrial sociology.

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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.