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Ms Tracy Howe has been appointed the new CEO of the Council of Social Service of NSW (NCOSS).

Tracy is the former CEO at Domestic Violence NSW (formerly Women’s Refuge Movement NSW) the peak body representing specialist domestic violence services across NSW.

In her time at DV NSW, Tracy was instrumental in driving organisational change, leaving the peak body in a stronger position to advocate for the broad range of members working in the domestic and family violence field to achieve outcomes for women and children.

Tracy has extensive experience in homelessness sector and early intervention for women and children experiencing domestic violence.

With a legal background, she is committed to human rights advocacy, addressing community disadvantage and gender inequality and working towards eradicating violence against women.

She currently sits on the NSW Government's Domestic and Family Violence Council and the Premier's Council on Homelessness and she is the NSW non-government representative on National Plan Implementation Panel for the Australian Government's National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children 2010-2022.

Tracy is also a representative on WESNET, co-convenor of NSW Women's Alliance and part of the Australian Women Against Violence Alliance’s Advisory Group.

NCOSS President Eileen Baldry said Tracy’s skills and experience would be a fantastic asset to the organisation.

“We are very excited to have Tracy on board and look forward to her bringing her significant expertise to the task of leading NCOSS into the future,” she said.

Tracy will start at NCOSS on 30 June allowing for a short transitional period with outgoing CEO Alison Peters.