Consultant to the Salvation Army
Wilma Gallet has a breadth of experience in senior management positions within the public and community services sectors with over 30 years working in employment services. She was responsible for establishing The Salvation Army Employment Plus and during her time as the founding CEO developed this to become the largest community provider of employment services. She has been a key policy influencer in the area of social reform and employment services and participated on a number of sector and government committees and forums, including the Welfare Reform Consultative Forum (2001-2003), the Centrelink Community Reference Group from 2004- 2006 and the National Employment Services Association Board 2004-2005.
Wilma works as a consultant to The Salvation Army providing strategic advice on social policy and practice issues in a range of areas including suicide prevention, homelessness, drug and alcohol services, employment services and family services.
Wilma's perspective on drug and alcohol issues in Australia is focussed on how employment service and homelessness providers and other mainstream agencies respond to people dealing with substance misuse.
Wilma has also authored numerous reports including 'Finding my Place': The struggles of homeless young people, 'Perceptions of Poverty': An insight into the nature and impact of poverty and 'Turning off the Tap': An evidence based approach to prevention and early intervention in homelessness.
She has a Masters in Social Science and other qualifications in Business Administration, Adult Education, Human Resource Management and Quality Management.