Paris Aristotle AO

Paris Aristotle AO is the Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture Inc., also known as Foundation House, a position which he has held for the past 30 years. Throughout this period he has served on a wide range of state and federal government bodies. In 2012 Paris was appointed to the Prime Minister’s Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers. He is currently the Chair of the Settlement Services Advisory Council (SSAC). He is also an executive member of the Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (FASSTT). In 2017 Paris was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) and named the 2017 Victorian Australian of the Year. In the same year Paris was presented with an Honorary Doctorate from RMIT and in 2003 he was awarded an Australian Centenary Medal. Paris is supported by the Foundation House Agency Management Team and Board of Management.