Dr Niki Vincent - Commissioner (2016 - current)
Dr Niki Vincent is the South Australian Commissioner for Equal Opportunity.
She has statutory powers to assess and conciliate complaints of discrimination and to inform the community about their rights and responsibilities under equal opportunity laws.
Prior to this appointment, Niki held the position of CEO of the Leaders Institute of SA as well as concurrent appointments as an Adjunct Professor in the University of South Australia's Business School and as a member of the SA Remuneration Tribunal. She currently Chairs the Australian Council of Human Rights Authorities, serves on the national management committee of Play By The Rules and is a member of the Advisory Council for the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA). In addition, she is an active ambassador for Time for Kids – a respite foster care organisation.
Niki holds two University Medals (for her PhD and Honours in Psychology). She has also received an Australian Leadership Award and was an SA Finalist in the Telstra Business Woman of the Year Award. She has authored numerous academic publications.
A mother of four adult children and grandmother to 9, Niki also is a weekend respite foster mum to a 15-year old girl from Liberia. She spends her sparse free time with family and friends, hiking, seeing films, listening to Radio National podcasts and a variety of music, doing yoga, gardening and camping.