Ian Carter has served as the CEO of Anglicare WA since 1995. Anglicare WA is the largest provider of DV services in WA concerning victims and perpetrators and children affected by it, as well running a Women’s Refuge and early intervention services.
Ian’s career in community service, particularly in community capacity building and social justice, has been extensive and prolific. He has been involved in both creating and governing a wide range of community organisations at local, national and international levels.
Ian was a member of the Prime Minister’s Council on Homelessness and the WA Ministerial Roundtable on Affordable Housing. He is a member of the WA State Government’s Partnership Forum, a coalition between leaders in the State Government and not-for-profit organisations. In 2009 he was appointed as the Chairperson of the WA State Government’s Social Housing Taskforce. He is a Founding Board Member and current Chairman of Foyer Foundation, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Anglicare Australia and on the Board of White Ribbon Australia.
Ian has held the positions of Deputy President of the ACOSS, President of WACOSS, President of Family Services Australia, Chairman of the State Taskforce on Poverty, Chairman of the Ministerial Housing Advisory Committee, Chairman of the Anti Poverty Week Steering Committee in WA and was a founding Director on the Boards of JOBfutures, Leadership WA and the WA Community Foundation.
He was inducted into the General Division of the Order of Australia in 2009.