Office of the Coordinator-General


Jo Wood, Coordinator-General for Family Safety

Jo Wood was appointed as the ACT’s first permanent Coordinator-General for Family Safety in October 2016. Jo has significant experience in the Jo Wood, Coordinator-GeneralAustralian Public Service across employment, economic strategy, and Indigenous policy and program delivery areas. Most recently, Jo was Group Manager at the Australian Department of Employment. There she was responsible for policy on jobs growth, women’s workforce participation, and social impact investment.

She also led the Department’s innovation framework and behavioural economics capability. Jo has demonstrated strengths in building relationships and partnerships in sensitive environments across the private sector, all levels of governments, service providers, the academic sector and communities. This experience is invaluable in her role as Coordinator-General for Family Safety in the ACT.

Coordinator-General’s role

The Coordinator-General for Family Safety is responsible for:

The Coordinator-General is supported by the Safer Families team within the Community Services Directorate.

Key work to date

The Coordinator-General and Safer Families team have led key strategic and service development initiatives, including: