Emma King OAM
Chief Executive Officer, HumanAbility

Emma King OAM was appointed HumanAbility’s inaugural Chief Executive Officer in September 2023 bringing to the role extensive experience in workforce and education.

Prior to her appointment Emma served as the CEO of the Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) since 2013, where she played an instrumental role in advocating for social justice and equality. Prior to that, she was the CEO at Early Learning Association Australia (formerly Kindergarten Parents Victoria) working with a broad range of early childhood education and care providers, government, and stakeholders to advocate for high quality, affordable and accessible early childhood education for all children.

Emma commenced her career as a teacher and has also worked as a senior education adviser to the Victorian state government and in industrial relations and training roles.

Emma also serves on several boards including the Victorian Skills Authority and as Chair of Farnham Street Neighbourhood Learning Centre, having previously served as a Board member of Mental Health Victoria.

In June 2023, Emma was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in recognition of her service to the community.