Our board

Hang Vo
Board Director

Hang has over 20 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector leading complex national and international programs. 

Hang is CEO of Sacred Heart Mission, an independent not-for-profit organisation helping people experiencing deep disadvantage and homelessness to rebuild their lives. 

Hang was appointed as President of the Australian Council of Social Services in March 2023, a leading social services advocacy organisation and the peak council for community services nationally, where she previously served a 6-year term as Vice President. 

Hang has been CEO of Whitelion Youth, a non-profit working to address youth isolation and unemployment. Prior to this, Hang was the Director for Strategy, Planning and Development at EACH, a national non-profit that provides a diverse range of health and community services. She also held various leadership roles at Australian Red Cross ranging from refugee services to strategy and governance. 

Hang’s work has been shaped by her personal experience of discrimination and poverty. Having come to Australia as a part of the Vietnamese refugee ‘boat people’ in the late 1970s and being a member of the LGBTIQ+ community, Hang has first-hand experience of dislocation and exclusion. She is a passionate advocate for a world where everyone can belong regardless of their cultural heritage, the school they attended, the postcode they were raised in or the person they love. 

Hang recently stepped down as Chair of the Victorian Pride Centre after serving four years on the board, two as Chair.  

Her qualifications include executive education at Harvard Business School; an Executive MBA; Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors; and degrees in Social Work and Arts.