A safe, just and equal world for women

Liz Mack joins Advance as CEO

January 26, 2024
Liz joined Advance in January 2024 following the departure of former CEO, Niki Scordi, who transformed and grew the charity over her 7-year tenure.
Liz Mack, new CEO of Advance, said:
“It is an incredible honour to be working with Advance, to have the opportunity to collaborate and be part of established and new partnerships that propel real change and justice for women and girls.

“I’ve been fortunate enough to have spent my first few weeks meeting truly exceptional people, women who have shared their stories with me, women working at Advance who enable progress for women and girls every day, as well as funders and partners who innovate and make new realities possible.

“I’m inspired to be part of Advance’s mission to realise a world where women and girls can lead safe, just and equal lives. My unwavering commitment to social justice and empathy for those facing adversity drives a deep sense of purpose and compassion. In this way, I’m dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic abuse, and creating a safer environment for women.”

Liz’s previous work

Liz has strategic leadership experience of a diverse portfolio of services enabling and supporting people facing multiple disadvantages to reach their potential.

This portfolio includes adults and young people’s substance use, Care Quality Commission registered services, criminal justice services, ‘hidden harms’ and family provision, substance use and social care services in prison estates, homelessness outreach services and employment services.

Previous roles have included Director at social care charity Change Grow Live, Program Manager at Public Health England, Head of Drug and Alcohol Strategy at Ealing Council and Area Operations Manager at Turning Point.

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E: press@advancecharity.org.uk
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About Advance
  • Advance’s vision is a world in which women and children lead safe, equal, violence-free lives so that they can flourish and actively contribute to society. The charity works with women who experience domestic abuse to be safe and take control of their lives, and women who have committed crime or are at risk of offending to break the cycle.
  • Women must be referred to Advance, via statutory services or the charity’s self-referral scheme. For more information about who Advance is able to support, please visit Get Help
  • For facts and statistics about domestic abuse and women in the criminal justice system, as well as Advance’s work, please visit Our Impact
Portrait image of Advance CEO Liz Mack against a plain background