Cultural Shift 2017 | Gail Kerr
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Gail Kerr


Gail KerrNationally lauded and award winning, Gail Kerr is the CEO of Access Community Services Ltd where she leads over 400 staff in pursuit of their organisational vision to create social, cultural and economic experiences and opportunities that transform the lives of individuals and communities globally.

Renowned for her expertise in service solutions for newly arrived migrants and humanitarian entrants, Gail is a recognised thought leader in needs-based community planning, innovative business models, social cohesion, strategic partnerships, employment pathways, funding opportunities and strategic direction. Under her tutelage and leadership, Access has grown from a one room youth employment service in Logan City into one of Australia’s leading organisations in the provision of settlement, employment, training, youth support, housing and social enterprise services for migrants, refugees and Australian born clients.

Gail’s standing has been recognised with numerous honours including the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for her work in Multiculturalism in Queensland and the 2017 Australian Migration and Settlement Award – Winner of the Empowering Women Award.