Shaan Ross-Smith is a passionate advocate for human kindness and empowering positive change. With vast expertise in equality, inclusion, diversity, and violence prevention, she has led cultural change strategies and conducted workshops across diverse business areas. Shaan’s career spanned 15 years within Queensland Corrective Services and the Domestic Violence Prevention Centre in senior leadership positions. As Director of the MATE program at Griffith University, Shaan leads a team of passionate change-makers delivering the MATE suite of programs across the globe. Shaan’s impactful contributions extend to her previous role as Chair on the Board of Directors with DVConnect, receiving recognition as one of Queensland’s Female Leaders in 2021 and her inclusion in the Queensland Domestic Violence Prevention Honour Roll in 2022. Currently, she serves on the Queensland Parole Board, the QMusic Safety and Diversity Group and is the Co-Chair of the Kelly Wilkinson Foundation.