ACSO Leadership Team

Vaughan Winther

Chief Executive Officer

Vaughan’s career as a social worker, manager and executive leader spans 25 years working in justice, health and social services in government, and the not-for-profit sectors. Through his work with DHHS Youth Justice, Jesuit Social Services and now ACSO, Vaughan is a leading voice in the design and development of programs that successfully divert young people and adults from the criminal justice system. At ACSO, Vaughan has led the organisation’s decentralised expansion across Victoria, growth in New South Wales and Queensland, and the development of social impact investment projects. As CEO, Vaughan’s focus is to work closely with government and the community to create sustainable policy and program solutions to reduce the rates of recidivism.