Dr Astrid Perry is the Head of Women, Equity and Domestic and Family Violence at SSI (Settlement Services International) a leading multicultural not-for-profit organisation providing a range of services in the areas of humanitarian settlement, accommodation, asylum seeker assistance, foster care and disability support in NSW. 

As a senior leader at SSI, Astrid is leading the implementation of the Women and Girls Strategic Plan that she has developed with her team to increase the focus on outcomes for women. Her passion to address Domestic and Family Violence led her to develop several DFV projects for multicultural communities, including a bicultural and bilingual Men’s Behaviour Change Program, to intensify the focus on advocacy for migrant and refugee women and their children. 

Astrid has held numerous positions on advisory councils such as TAFE Community Advisory Board, Australian National Council of Refugee Women, National Multicultural Advisory Committee Department of Human Services and Police Advisory Council on Ethnic Communities, to name a few. 

Astrid holds a PhD in Sociology, a Bachelor of Social Science and several other qualifications, including in residential care for children and young people and Diploma in Health Leadership.