Michelle Crawford

​Michelle Crawford joined the Board in May 2016 and brings 25 years of experience working within the community sector. 

Michelle is currently CEO of Concern Australia, whose work with children and young people focusses on education, housing, homelessness and youth justice.  Prior to this, as Deputy CEO with Good Shepherd Microfinance, she spent 9 years overseeing the development and innovation of a number of microfinance responses (credit, savings, insurance and retail).

Her background has included oversight of partnerships with business, government and community organisations which led to program growth domestically and in other countries.  She is passionate about practical responses that address exclusion, mobilising relationships with a strong focus on responses that are developed and delivered by community, for community. 

Michelle has a Masters in Social Science, Graduate Diploma in Adult Education and Bachelor of Business.  She is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, previous Chair of the Australian Financial Inclusion Network (2008-2016) and Wavecare Counselling Service (2006-2011).

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