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Stella Avramopoulos

2015 Winner

Stella Avramopoulos
CEO, Kildonan UnitingCare


The head of a Melbourne division of one of Australia’s largest welfare networks, UnitingCare Australia, Avramopouloshas become known for innovative approach to tackling persistent social issues.


A firm believer in the idea that early and holistic intervention are key to ultimately reducing demand on Australia’s overwhelmed community welfare sector, Avramopoulos helped develop a program where home energy visits were used to identify disadvantage and provide holistic support. The Federal Government liked the idea so much it used it as the basis for the Home Energy Saver Scheme (HESS).


Avramopoulos’ efforts have been noticed, with large companies like NAB, AGL, Energy Australia and Credit Corp lining up to partner with her “relatively small” organisation of 200 staff.

“As CEO of Kildonan UnitingCare, Stella leads innovation in developing programs to involve the Corporate sector in understanding and addressing hardship awareness.”



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