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ISS Australia has speakers available in Melbourne and Sydney for community, NGO sector or corporate events, meetings, AGMs and other occasions. Our speakers can cover a wide range of topics including ISS Australia’s services, our current research and areas of interest, and more general topics.

To organise an ISS Australia speaker for your organisation or event, please contact Meilisa Southwick on (03) 9614 8755 or email: with details.

Our National Office (Melbourne-based) speakers include:

Fionn Skiotis

Fionn Skiotis – Executive Director

Fionn has over 25 years’ experience in the not for profit sector, working both in Australia and internationally. His career experience takes in human rights advocacy, disability, mental health, and community development.

Topics include: the mission, services and history of ISS Australia and the ISS global network; international human rights advocacy; and children’s rights.

Helen Freris – National Services Manager

Helen is an experienced intercountry social worker and trainer, and has particular expertise in the area of international parental child abduction or IPCA.
Topics include: international parental child abduction (IPCA); intercountry social work; and working in the best interests of children.

Dr Ann Wollner – Manager, Legal Service

A practising family lawyer and child psychologist, Ann manages ISS Australia’s Hague Legal Assistance Service in the National Office and has particular expertise on the legal aspects of international parental child abduction.

Topics include: the 1980 Hague Convention on International Child Abduction.

Our NSW Office (Sydney-based) speakers include:

Damon Martin

Damon Martin – Manager, NSW Office

Damon has extensive experience in working internationally as a social worker and in all aspects of intercountry social work practice. He is an experienced presenter and trainer whose particular interests are the adoption field (both post adoption and intercountry adoption) and more recently the rights to information for donor-conceived persons.

Topics include: ISS Australia’s services and intercountry social work practice; adoption and donor-conceived persons.

Rosa Saladino – Manager, Legal Service

Rosa brings significant experience in legal casework involving the 1980 Hague Convention on International Child Abduction to her role as Manager of ISS Australia’s Hague Legal Assistance Service in the NSW Office

Topics include: the 1980 Hague Convention on International Child Abduction.