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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 Victorian Office speakers include:

Fionn Skiotis

Fionn Skiotis – Executive Director

Fionn has over 30 years’ experience in the not for profit sector, working both in Australia and internationally. His career experience includes human rights advocacy, disability, mental health, social housing 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.

Our NSW Office speakers include:

Damon Martin

Damon Martin – Manager, NSW Office / Manager, Intercountry Adoption Service

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 the rights to information of donor-conceived persons.

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