Speaker Bio Argiri Alisandratos
Deputy Secretary - Children and Families Reform
Argiri Alisandratos is the Deputy Secretary, Children and Families Reform at the Department of Health and Human Services Victoria. Argiri joined the department more than 25 years ago as a child protection practitioner. Since then Argiri has held a number of senior leadership roles within the department including: Deputy Secretary South Division, Chief Operations Transformation Officer; Director, Southern Melbourne Area; Director, Inner Gippsland Area; Assistant Director, Placement and Family Services in the Children, Youth and Families Division; and Manager Community Services, Loddon Mallee Region.
Having been in charge of service delivery, performance and quality improvements across the geographic area of Southern Eastern Victoria, Argiri is now leading the state-wide design of the Child and Family Services system reform, under the Government’s Roadmap for Reform agenda – Strong Families, Safe Children. The Reform agenda will drive detailed design of critical system components and enablers required to deliver the service system changes envisioned in Roadmap for Reform. Argiri has extensive experience in senior leadership of policy and operations in the children and families portfolio which makes him uniquely placed to drive the implementation of the Roadmap for Reform agenda.
Argiri holds a Bachelor of Social Work (Monash University), an Executive Master of Public Administration (Monash University).