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Esta Paschalidis-Chilas

Government and member relations manager, Settlement Services International (SSI)

Esta has worked in social services for 30 years and while in her 20s, was appointed CEO of Metro Assist, a long-standing non-government organisation in Sydney. She is also co-founder of SSI, one of Australia’s largest humanitarian settlement organisations. For the past five years, she has been the chairperson of the NSW Settlement Partnership (SSI lead consortium of 21 organisations), delivering oven 30,000 sessions to newcomers throughout NSW. Esta is currently SSI’s government and member relations manager, driving strategic government advice, maximising SSI’s positive impact and growth as well as leading the way in incorporating government relations in SSI’s eco-system.

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