Our People

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Tricia Szirom
General Manager Children, Youth and Families

Dedicated to working for social justice for more than 50 years, Tricia has a wealth of cross-sectoral experience. She is passionate about tackling childhood disadvantage, preventing family violence, gender equality, empowering local communities and aligning efforts to maximise impact. Tricia energetically supports her team to be inspired by best practice, to continually innovate, to collaborate, to learn and to amplify the voice of communities we serve.

Amongst her accolades are a Ph. D (Education), a Churchill Fellowship, Life Membership of the YWCA and the Centre for Excellence in Child & Family Welfare and being a parent and grandparent.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse.
Read the official statement signed by the Executive Director.

The Brotherhood recognises the harm that family violence causes and that freedom from violence is a basic human right.
We will support our staff, volunteers, clients and the community if they experience violence.

Find out more about the work of the Brotherhood
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The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.

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