Tracy McLeod Howe


Chief Executive Officer, NCOSS

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Tracy McLeod Howe is Chief Executive Officer of the NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS) and a part-time Commissioner of the NSW Law Reform Commission.

Tracy is a legally trained advocate with a commitment to human rights, addressing community disadvantage and gender inequality. Previously, Tracy has worked in both government and non-government settings, including with Domestic Violence NSW as Chief Executive Officer and as a senior legal advisor in Federal government.

Tracy currently sits on the NSW Government’s Social Impact Investment Expert Advisory Group and is appointed to the NSW Domestic and Family Violence Council, the NSW Premier's Council on Homelessness and was the NSW non-government representative on the National Plan Implementation Panel for the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children. Previously, Tracy was a delegate with the Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA) at the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the 57th and 58th sessions held at the United Nations in New York.

In February 2015, Tracy won the Agenda Setter Award at the NAB Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards.  In May 2015, Tracy was appointed to the Prime Minister’s COAG Advisory Panel on Reducing Violence against Women. Tracy is also an Ambassador of the Australian Centre for Leadership for Women and in December 2015 completed a Certificate in Making Your Organisation Innovative at the Judge Business School, Cambridge University.

In August 2016, Tracy was appointed to the NSW Council for Women's Economic Opportunity (CWEO).

Tracy holds degrees in Gender Studies and Law.

Laura Maclean