Dominica Ryan

Senior Associate

Dominica has extensive experience leading strategy, projects and public policy at State and Federal Government level.

As Executive Director of Social Venture Partners Melbourne, Dominica recruited new Partners, developed strategic relationships with Philanthropic organisations and supported not-for-profit organisations to develop and deliver projects to support vulnerable and at risk young people in the community.

She has held a range of senior advisory and management roles, including at the Victorian Department of Infrastructure and the Department of Transport, and represented the Infrastructure and Transport portfolios at COAG (Council of Australian Governments) level.  Dominica uses her strong stakeholder-engagement, influence and advocacy skills to solve complex problems in a range of diverse sectors such as early childhood education and care, and multicultural affairs.

She led the development of the Brotherhood of St Laurence’s submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Childcare and Early Childhood Learning and led strategy and advocacy for the expansion of the National Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters.

At the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, she led the development of digital content and multi-platform resources for Australia’s leading evidence-based, digital parenting resource the Raising Children Network. Dominica also led the national health and kinship carers information-provision project, funded by the Australian Government.

She is highly skilled in translating complex research findings into clear messages and in developing digital content and resources.

Dominica is a PhD candidate at Swinburne University, Melbourne, and holds a Masters of Applied Science (Innovation and Service Management) from RMIT University.


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