Betty Taylor, CEO, Red Rose Foundation
Betty Taylor has worked across the domestic violence sector for the past 33 years. During her career Betty chaired the Queensland Domestic Violence Council for two terms, was successful in lobbying for a stand alone domestic violence strangulation offence and a Domestic Violence Death Review Board of which she has been a founding member.
Betty was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to study multi disciplinary approach to domestic violence in Canada and the USA. She spent time in Duluth and learnings from this shaped her approach to many of the programs she developed.
In 2016 Betty was a founding director of the Red Rose Foundation and is the current CEO. The Red Rose Foundation has a three-point focus: Awareness, Training and Intervention. Under her leadership, she established the Australian Institute for Strangulation Prevention and Australia’s first Strangulation Trauma Centre.
Betty’s awards include Centenary Medal 2000, Churchill Fellowship in 2002, Westfield Local Hero 2020, Queensland Great Award 2020 and Queensland Finalist Australian of the Year 2020.