Annette Michaux is General Manager, Social Policy and Research at The Benevolent Society, a large non-profit organisation with the purpose of creating caring and inclusive communities and a just society. Annette’s role at The Benevolent Society is to drive the organisation’s focus on evidence-informed practice, research and social policy.
With a professional background in social work and adult education, Annette has held a number of senior policy and operational positions in both government and non-profits. She was the Executive Officer of the NSW Child Protection Council and a member of the senior policy team at the NSW Commission for Children and Young People. Earlier in her career Annette worked as a child welfare officer and ran a large inner-city community centre in Sydney.
Annette is involved in a number of board and committees promoting evidence informed practice including:
the Australian Social Policy Association;
Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth’s (ARACY) Knowledge Brokering Network;
the NSW NGO Research Forum;
the Australasian Evaluation Society;
Chairing of the Australasian Evaluation Society’s 2011 International Conference.