Jo Fisher Podcast – Leading for social good

As part of the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants’ “Leaders on Leaders” podcast series Jo Fisher recently spoke to CEO, Karen Greenbaum about leadership in what Karen refers to as the “social goods” sector. The interview covers a range of issues around what makes leaders successful in this sector. In terms of skills … Continued

Mental health in the workplace matters

This article highlights the evidence that promoting positive mental health in the workplace is critical for not-for-profit, human services and community enterprise organisations. It also points out some practical ways to address this issue in your workplace. Fisher Leadership has been helping to find and appoint highly committed and passionate executives in what we collectively … Continued

Jane Daniels is the new Executive Director Organisational Effectiveness at Berry Street.

Jane Daniels is the new Executive Director Organisational Effectiveness at Berry Street. For the previous 6 years Jane was employed by VincentCare with accountability for building a Quality Framework, and a number of other initiatives including the Homelessness Recovery Service Model, which has brought together international best practice in trauma-informed, strengths-based service delivery. She held … Continued

Jenny McNaughton is the new Executive Director Services at Berry Street.

Jenny McNaughton is the new Executive Director Services at Berry Street. Jenny brings over 20 years’ experience in child and family services across Australia in various senior leadership roles. In her previous position as Director Metro for Berry Street she provided strategic leadership, and the ability to effectively shape the positive direction of the Northern … Continued

Chris Tanti is the new Chief Executive Officer at the National Disability Services.

Chris Tanti is the new Chief Executive Officer at the National Disability Services. Chris is an experienced CEO within both the private and public sectors who can demonstrate experience both nationally and globally. Chris’ most recent appointment was that of Chair and Chief Executive with SafeSpace, a start-up youth health organisation in California, USA. Chris … Continued

Paul Velten is the new Director Finance and Corporate Support at Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne

Paul Velten is the new Director Finance and Corporate Support at Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne. Mr Paul Velten is a qualified accountant/financial administrator with over 30 years of broad and industry specific experience in senior finance and executive roles. Most recently he fulfilled a dual role as Business Manager for the Diocese of Sale and … Continued

Yvonne Amos is the new Director of Foundation at Northern Health

Yvonne Amos is the new Director of Foundation at Northern Health. Yvonne has worked in the not-for-profit sector since 1998 for a number of health charities including St Vincent’s Hospital, Meningitis Foundation, Royal Blind Society and SIDS and Kids. Her most recent position was that of General Manager, Marketing, Communications and Income Development with Red … Continued

Donald McRae is the new Chief Operating Officer/Chief Nurse at Latrobe Regional Hospital

Donald McRae is the new Chief Operating Officer/Chief Nurse at Latrobe Regional Hospital. Don is a highly experienced health care executive, who is able to evidence 34 years of public health experience.  His career to date has enabled him to be aware of the challenges within the public health sector, while also looking toward applying … Continued

Nicole Saunders is the new Manager, Civil Registry at County Court Victoria

Nicole Saunders is the new Manager, Civil Registry at County Court Victoria. Nicole offers a measured and mature approach to court operations and management. Having trained as a Registrar, she has assumed a number of roles throughout her 20 plus year career and has worked across a number of different jurisdictions and locations. Majority of … Continued

Kerry Thompson is the new Chief Executive Officer at the Municipal Association of Victoria

Kerry Thompson is the new Chief Executive Officer at the Municipal Association of Victoria. Kerry is a highly experienced and accomplished CEO/senior executive who has operated within state and local government, as well as the not for profit sector. Kerry was previously the acting CE of VicRoads and Deputy Secretary, Investment and Business at Transport … Continued

Julia Mason is a new Board Member for Respect Victoria at the Department of Health and Human Services (VIC)

Julia Mason is a new Board Member for Respect Victoria at the Department of Health and Human Services (VIC). Julia is an experienced chairman and director on private company, government authorities, and not-for-profit boards and holds key roles in governance, building a new board, and is an experienced sub-committee chair. With over 20 years’ experience … Continued

Emily Maguire is a new Board Member for Respect Victoria at the Department of Health and Human services (VIC)

Emily Maguire is a new Board Member for Respect Victoria at the Department of Health and Human Services (VIC). Emily has over 12 years’ experience in not-for-profit and government sectors and in consultancy. She is currently the CEO of Domestic Violence Resource Centre (DVRCV), a statewide agency that works to prevent and respond to family … Continued

Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon is a new Board Member for Respect Victoria at the Department of Health and Human services (VIC)

Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon is a new Board Member for Respect Victoria at the Department of Health and Human Services (VIC). Kate has led a range of research projects focusing on legal and service responses to family violence, law reform and the gendered operation of the law. She has published extensively in these areas and provided … Continued

Jennie Dehn is the new General Manager, International Project Development at Chisholm Institute

Jennie Dehn is the new General Manager, International Project Development at Chisholm Institute. She has over 20 years’ experience in international education; aid and development program management and corporate services. Jennie recently completed an offshore assignment as the Deputy Team Leader, Transport Sector Support Program, PNG managed by SMEC International for a period of twelve … Continued

Dr Andi Diamond is a new Board Member for Respect Victoria at the Department of Health and Human services (VIC)

Dr Andi Diamond is a new Board Member for Respect Victoria at the Department of Health and Human Services (VIC). Andi is the Chief Executive Officer for the City of Monash and was previously Chief Executive Officer at Yarra City Council.  She commenced her career as a social worker; worked as part of Victoria’s first … Continued

Stephen (Steve) Walsh is a new Board Member for Respect Victoria at the Department of Health and Human services (VIC)

Stephen (Steve) Walsh is a new Board Member for Respect Victoria at the Department of Health and Human Services (VIC). Steve commenced working at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers in 1981 as an article clerk and progressed to be their Director, Principal and Chairman of the Board. He is also a Member of the Investment Committee, Audit … Continued

Sue Robb is the new General Manager Pedagogy and Practice at Goodstart Early Learning

Sue Robb is the new General Manager Pedagogy and Practice at Goodstart Early Learning. Sue is a well-known and celebrated international thought leader in early childhood pedagogy. She undertook a seven-year tenure at Action for Children, where she lead the delivery of the Department of Education’s strategic partnership for early years and childcare, with responsibility … Continued

Phillip Tascone is the new Human Resource Manager at Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar

Phillip Tascone is the new Human Resource Manager at Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar. Phillip is an experienced Deputy Principal with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry. As the previous Deputy Principal Leadership and Learning of Ave Maria College, Phillip worked closely with the Principal and the Executive Leadership Team, having the … Continued

Marion Cape is the new Director of Marketing and Communications at Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar

Marion Cape is the new Director of Marketing and Communications at Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar. Marion is able to demonstrate an extensive career in the schools’ sector, encompassing community engagement, admissions, marketing, alumni, communication, event management and PR. Marion was the Director of Admissions and Marketing with Tintern Grammar.  This role was a member of … Continued

Emily Wooden is the new Chief Operating Officer at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Emily Wooden is the new Chief Operating Officer at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. A career working for a wide range of industries including the superannuation, financial services, telecommunications, manufacturing, education and health sectors has provided Emily with great insights into operational and strategic challenges facing all types of organisations. Previously Emily completed a … Continued

Simon Costa is the new Business Operations Manager at Mentone Grammar

Simon Costa is the new Business Operations Manager at Mentone Grammar. In his previous role as Credit Executive/Associate Director at the National Australia Bank, Simon had the responsibility for initiating, developing and controlling independent school sector specific credit and risk management along with providing leadership in improving credit standards and portfolio management. During the last … Continued

Sophie Morell is the new Chief Executive Officer for the Committee for Gippsland Inc.

Sophie Morell is the new Chief Executive Officer for the Committee for Gippsland Inc. and brings an extensive background across government, corporate, not for profit and private enterprise sectors. She most recently held the role of Senior Manager for People & Workplace Services with the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources. Prior to … Continued

Elizabeth (Liz) Radcliffe is the Executive Director, People and Culture at the Country Fire Authority (CFA)

Elizabeth (Liz) Radcliffe is the Executive Director, People and Culture at the Country Fire Authority (CFA). Liz is an experienced public sector leader with a breadth of experience across areas including civil engineering, environment protection, regulation and emergency management. Liz commenced her career as an engineering and environmental consultant and spent a decade consulting in … Continued

Cinzia Marrocco is the new Head of Marketing and Communications at the Alcohol and Drug Foundation

Cinzia Marrocco is the new Head of Marketing and Communications at the Alcohol and Drug Foundation. Cinzia has 15 years’ experience as a communications professional specialising in strategy, stakeholder engagement and digital activity.  In over five years with the YMCA, she has made a significant contribution to the development of the organisation, specifically in the … Continued

Dan Nicholson is the Executive Director, Criminal Law services at Victoria Legal Aid

Dan Nicholson is the Executive Director, Criminal Law services at Victoria Legal Aid (VLA). Dan has been working with VLA since 2012 and has held Executive Director roles for the last three years as the Executive Director for Civil Justice, Access and Equity as well as being the Executive Director for the Western Suburbs prior … Continued

Jane French is the new Executive Director of Child Wise at Save the Children Australia.

Jane French is the new Executive Director of Child Wise at Save the Children Australia. In her most recent role Jane was the Director of Children, Youth and Families at MacKillop Family Services where she was responsible for operational delivery of programs responding to vulnerable children, youths and families. Prior to this Jane was the … Continued

John Bridgfoot is the new Director Mallee Area at the Department of Health and Human Services (VIC)

John Bridgfoot is the new Director Mallee Area at the Department of Health and Human Services (VIC). Most recently, John ran his own private investment firm and prior to this he spent over 20 years in health and human services roles in Victoria and then 15 years in commercial retail. In retail he began as … Continued

Angelia Dixon is the new Chief Executive Officer at Andrew Kerr Care

Angelia Dixon is the new Chief Executive Officer at Andrew Kerr Care. Angelia brings over 20 years’ experience in the not for profit and health sectors in senior executive positions, and more than ten years’ experience as a Board Director in the not for profit disability sector. Most recently, Angelia held an interim role at … Continued

Dr Angela Bone (Angie) is the new Deputy Chief Health Officer at the Department of Health and Human Services (VIC)

Dr Angela Bone (Angie) is the new Deputy Chief Health Officer at the Department of Health and Human Services (VIC). Angie is a senior health professional with a specialist registration in public health. A medical doctor by background, she has a broad range of experience at local, national and international level. This includes UK public … Continued

Kim Wheeler is the new Head of Turner House at Firbank Grammar School.

Kim Wheeler is the new Head of Turner House at Firbank Grammar School. Kim has 20 years’ experience in the education sector having taught across year levels from ELC through to Year 12. As the former Deputy Head of the Junior School and IB PYP Coordinator, she has extensive experience in creating strategy in line … Continued

Robyn Goodwill is the new Corporate Operations Officer at the Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership

Robyn Goodwill is the new Corporate Operations Officer at the Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership. Robyn has over 10 years’ senior management and leadership experience working in complex environments within the academic health research and NFP sectors.  Her most recent full-time role in this environment was as Senior Manager of the National Trauma … Continued

Ms Anna Masters is the new Principal at Sacre Coeur

Ms Anna Masters is the new Principal at Sacre Coeur.  Anna has gained experience during her career as an educational leader and consultant in Australia. As a result of this she has led the teaching of NSW and Victorian endorsed courses, the IGCSE and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program.  Prior to her appointment with Sacre Coeur … Continued

Lance Emerson is the new Chief Executive Officer Victorian Agency for Health Information at the Department of Health and Human Services

Dr Lance Emerson is the new Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Agency for Health Information (VAHI) at the Department of Health and Human Services. Lance has a background in primary healthcare and quality improvement, has worked in senior Government positions, as a private consultant and as CEO of several national member-based health organisations.  Lance’s … Continued

Shawn Walker is the new Executive Director of Marketing and Communications at Charles Sturt University

Shawn Walker is the new Executive Director of Marketing and Communications at Charles Sturt University. Shawn has over 12 years’ experience working within the Australian higher education sector across marketing, student recruitment, admissions, business development and customer experience. Prior to this he was the Director, Sales and Customer Experience for La Trobe University and was … Continued

Dr Michael Fotheringham is the new Executive Director at the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)

Dr Michael Fotheringham is the new Executive Director at the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI). Michael is a research and policy development specialist with demonstrable experience in areas including public health, housing and the elderly, and supported accommodation for people with disabilities. Michael offers expertise in building research programs and policy agendas with … Continued

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