Insight Exchange Team
Insight Exchange is an initiative of DVSM designed in Nov 2017 and established as a Foundation in August 2020.
Insight Exchange is described and hosted on a distinct standalone website www.insightexchange.net.
The Insight Exchange team consists of Director, Sal Dennis (former CEO of DVSM and founding collaborator in the design and establishment of Insight Exchange), and Assistant Director, Rebecca Glenn, who joined the team in Oct 2018 to extend and evolve Insight Exchange.
Together with the Insight Exchange Associates and with key collaborators, participants, supporters and skilled volunteers, the Insight Exchange team is taking the work further forward into sectors and communities who may benefit.
Reach the Insight Exchange team to ask a question by using Insight Exchange contact us.
Director, Insight Exchange Foundation
Sal has worked in strategy and development roles within human services for twenty years in London and Sydney. In 2015, she joined Domestic Violence Service Management (DVSM), a registered charity that provides direct services to people experiencing Domestic and Family Violence (DFV), homelessness and other wellbeing needs across urban, suburban and remote rural contexts in NSW. Sal has been advancing the depth and breadth of DVSM’s work across sector boundaries. In 2015, she established a professional services division, Sightlines, to support improved social, service and system awareness and responses to people experiencing DFV and other adversities.
In 2017, as General Manager and then CEO, Sal led the design and establishment of the Insight Exchange initiative. Each month, professionals, practitioners and the public from across the response continuum engage in reflection around foundational ideas about violence, and our shared responsibility as responders and social agents in representing violence. In 2020 the NSW Domestic Violence Death Review Team Report 2017 – 2019 spoke to the value and importance of DVSM’s work ‘in reframing safety planning as victim-centred and considers that this approach to safety planning should form part of all domestic violence training’. In August 2020, Sal was appointed Director, Insight Exchange Foundation to take the initiative further forward.
Sal is known for her strategic and purposeful approach to working with others, creating common ground amongst stakeholders with differing goals and motivations. Sal’s legacy is in developing the leadership of others and distilling clear ways to understand and make progress through complexity. Sal is passionate about connecting people to people, people to ideas, and ideas to ideas.
Assistant Director, Insight Exchange Foundation
Rebecca is communications specialist and financial wellbeing expert with experience across the corporate, government and not-for profit sector.
Before joining the Insight Exchange team at DVSM, she worked for the Commonwealth Bank (CBA) where she was responsible for developing the employee financial wellbeing program. As a member of CBA’s Domestic and Family Violence Working Group Rebecca worked with a range experts to develop the Women’s Financial Wellbeing Guide and partnered with DVNSW to produce the Addressing Financial Abuse Guide. She also led development of the bank’s first Financial Inclusion Action Plan.
With a background in communications and journalism, Rebecca developed her passion for financial wellbeing while working as a communications executive at the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA). In that capacity she was an Executive Committee member for MoneySmart Week and subsequently became the founding CEO of not-for-profit organisation, Financial Literacy Australia.
As Assistant Director of Insight Exchange, Rebecca co-leads the overall initiative and directs the insight participation component including a focus on economic abuse and the impact of domestic and family violence on economic wellbeing.
In 2019, she founded a new not-for-profit, the Centre for Women's Economic Safety, and was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to explore service responses to women experiencing or escaping domestic financial abuse in the USA, Canada, and the UK.