An accomplished journalist, presenter, executive producer and filmmaker, Helen Kapalos
began at the VMC in 2015, leading a team of 12 Commissioners to champion the full
participation of all people in all aspects of Victorian life, promoting community harmony,
respect and unity.
Helen’s successful media career as an award-winning journalist has included working for all
three Australian commercial television networks as well as the two public broadcasters. In
2015, prior to joining the Commission she directed and produced a feature-length
documentary ‘A Life of Its Own’, on the Medicinal Cannabis debate which has aired on SBS
Television and Netflix in the US.
Helen recently joined Domestic Violence Victoria as a Director and has a Directorship with
the newly formed Usman Khawaja Foundation. She remains an Ambassador for the Ovarian
Cancer Research Foundation and Community Languages Australia.