Ms Vanessa Fowler OAM (Co-Chair)

Photo of Ms Vanessa Fowler OAM (Co-Chair).
Ms Vanessa Fowler OAM (Co-Chair)

Vanessa Fowler is Chair of the Allison Baden-Clay Foundation (the Foundation). Little did she know that in 2012 her life would take such a drastic turn in horrific circumstances following the murder of her sister, Allison.

Vanessa and her family are on a journey to educate and raise awareness of domestic and family abuse, and has turned a tragic family circumstance into making a difference in the community. The Foundation educates people to recognise the signs of domestic and family abuse and coercive control, and how to become an effective bystander, using tactics to intervene effectively.

Vanessa has been a guiding force in the formation of the Foundation and is instrumental in coordinating the annual Strive To Be Kind Day in schools, businesses and community groups where she encourages others to share messages of kindness and respect.

She is passionate about empowering people to consciously contribute to the world around them by creating safe, equal and inclusive environments.

In 2021 she was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for her service to community organisations, and the Foundation has been inducted into the Queensland Government's Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Honour Roll.