Rosie Hodson

I’m passionate about working across sectors and systems to create positive social change, supporting all children and families to thrive.

Rosie is Director, Policy & Advocacy at Social Ventures Australia, with a particular focus on early childhood. Rosie supports SVA to engage with key policy issues and is the Policy & Advocacy Lead for the Restacking the Odds project.

Rosie draws on over 15 years’ experience driving social policy reform in Australia and the UK. Prior to joining SVA Rosie was a Senior Executive in NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet where she provided strategic advice and leadership for early childhood, health, school and tertiary education reforms – including Brighter Beginnings, the NSW Government’s initiative to improve outcomes for children in the first 2000 Days of Life. Rosie previously worked on NDIS implementation and in strategic policy at NSW Family and Community Services. Prior to moving to Australia, Rosie developed ambitious cross-sector strategies in the UK Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit and was a policy adviser to the Minister for Employment and Welfare Reform.

Rosie holds a Master of Arts from Oxford University and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.