McKinnon Prize 2022 Shortlisting Committee

Michael Perusco

Michael Perusco commenced as CEO of Berry Street in February 2018 – the 28TH CEO since Berry Street’s establishment in 1877. Michael has had extensive experience working in senior leadership roles and has been CEO of the St Vincent de Paul Society NSW and Sacred Heart Mission in Victoria.  He has also worked at the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet leading the social inclusion agenda, not for profit reform agenda and other social policy areas.   Michael is a member of the Victorian Government’s Roadmap for Reform Ministerial Advisory Group and the Aboriginal Children’s Forum and is on the Board of the Federal Government’s Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare.