Michael Perusco

Chief Executive Officer, St Vincent de Paul Society NSW State Council

Michael was appointed CEO of the St Vincent de Paul Society in August 2012.

Prior to joining St Vincent de Paul Society, Michael has had a mix of experience in the corporate, community and government sectors.

This experience includes 9 years as CEO of Sacred Heart Mission, a Victorian organisation that works with people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. During this period he was also Chairperson of the Council to Homeless Persons, the peak body for organisations working with people who are homeless in Victoria and Co-chair of Anti Poverty Week 2011. He has served on the Council of Catholic Social Services Victoria and as Chairperson of Australians for Affordable Housing, a coalition of community organisations concerned about the housing affordability crisis.

Michael also previously worked in the commercial sector including KPMG & Arthur Andersen, and has worked at the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet where he was responsible for a range of social policy areas including the Social Inclusion and not-for-profit reform agendas.