Jimmy Buck is the new Chief Advancement Officer at Deakin University

Jimmy Buck is the new Chief Advancement Officer at Deakin University where he will lead Deakin’s philanthropic program, building effective and deep community engagement with the University’s alumni, donors and the communities it serves. During nine years at the University of Sydney, Jimmy has worked across Advancement, leading advancement services, alumni relations and development teams … Continued

Christine Ashcroft is the new General Manager, Policy, Risk and Compliance at Coliban Water

Christine Ashcroft is the new General Manager, Policy, Risk and Compliance at Coliban Water, where she will lead and manage the corporation’s risk and compliance management functions at an enterprise-wide level, consistent with leading practice and public sector requirements. With over 20 years’ experience in developing, implementing and governing risk and safety compliance frameworks, Christine … Continued

Alicia Tangaroa is the new Senior Marketing Manager at Early Childhood Management Services

Alicia Tangaroa is the new Senior Marketing Manager at Early Childhood Management Services (ECMS), where she will lead the development and implementation of a marketing and communications strategy and ensure effective management and development of the ECMS brand. A communications and digital specialist with a passion for the not for profit sector, Alicia brings extensive … Continued

Wenda Donaldson is the new Executive Officer, Eastern and Southern Melbourne at Uniting Vic.Tas

Wenda Donaldson is the new Executive Officer, Eastern and Southern Melbourne at Uniting Vic.Tas, where she will be responsible for the development, delivery, performance and quality of operations within the Eastern and Southern Melbourne cluster, while contributing to Uniting’s strategic and operational leadership more broadly. Wenda brings over 10 years’ senior executive leadership at state … Continued

Jeff Rigby is the new Managing Director at Western Water

Jeff Rigby is the new Managing Director at Western Water, where he will lead the regional water corporation, delivering strategy and agreed water and corporate plans, and steering the organisation through the next phase of business development and customer service. An accomplished leader with 35 years’ experience in the water sector, Jeff has most recently … Continued

Rosa Hull is the new Director, Human Resources at Early Childhood Management Services

Rosa Hull is the new Director, Human Resources at Early Childhood Management Services (ECMS), where she will lead a team of professional staff to deliver robust, efficient and effective people systems, advice and services for the organisation. Rosa brings extensive experience in senior operational and strategic human resources management, delivering on organisational imperatives in the … Continued

Professor Christopher Rudd is the new Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of Campus, Singapore at James Cook University

Professor Christopher Rudd is the new Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of Campus, Singapore at James Cook University.  In this key position, he will provide overall leadership and management of the JCU Singapore campus, providing strategic oversight of corporate functions and the provision of education and research, in addition to ensuring overall performance against key objectives. … Continued

Fisher Leadership to take part in the ‘Not in my workplace’ Summit

As the magnitude of workplace sexual harassment comes to light, our collective shame and outrage leaves many leaders asking ‘What can I do differently?’ This is precisely why we hope you will join us at the ‘Not in My Workplace’ inaugural summit on Thursday, 21 February at the MCEC. We have been a proud supporter of the development of … Continued

Dr Lance Emerson is a new Board Member at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service

Dr Lance Emerson is a new Board Member at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service, where he will participate in governance and setting the strategic direction of the Blood Service, overseeing its operations and ensuring effective management for an efficient and quality service. The Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Agency for Health Information since … Continued

Brad Beach is the new Director, Academic Governance at Federation Training

Brad Beach is the new Director, Academic Governance at Federation Training, where he will provide strategic collaborative leadership in the provision of the best possible education, training and learning experiences for all student cohorts across education sectors including vocational education and VCE/VCAL. With over 20 years’ experience in the TAFE sector, Brad has most recently … Continued

Linda Austin is the new Director, Educational Delivery at Federation Training

Linda Austin is the new Director, Educational Delivery at Federation Training, a role that provides strategic leadership in the provision of industry led, educational delivery programs across all student-centric academic portfolios. Linda brings 25 years’ experience in the VET sector, holding leadership positions that have included the initial development and management of the hospitality department … Continued

Linda Christesen is the new Policy Manager at Murray Irrigation

Linda Christesen is the new Policy Manager at Murray Irrigation, where she will research, develop and provide advice on water policy issues facing the organisation and landholders, whilst also developing relationships with key stakeholder groups and individuals. With the Victorian Public Service for nearly 12 years, Linda has held senior policy roles at the Department … Continued

Martin Anderson is the new Chief Financial Officer at Murray Irrigation

Martin Anderson is the new Chief Financial Officer at Murray Irrigation.  In this key role he will lead the organisation’s finance team to ensure sound financial management, planning and reporting, whilst also providing strategic advice to the CEO and Board of Directors. Martin brings over 15 years’ international business experience in senior financial roles across … Continued

Sandra Christians is the new Manager, Governance, Policy and Quality at the Australian Skills Quality Authority

Sandra Christians is the new Manager, Governance, Policy and Quality at the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), leading a team to provide support to the Commissioners and the operations of the organisation.  This key role also regularly contributes to a number of ASQA governance committees. Sandra began her career as a professional analyst and has … Continued

Donald Ritchie is the new Principal Advisor to the Chief Judge at County Court Victoria

Donald Ritchie is the new Principal Advisor to the Chief Judge at County Court Victoria, a role that provides strategic support in the delivery of the Chief Judge’s vision for the County Court and the court system.  As part of the County Court’s Executive Leadership Team, this key role also manages the staff of the … Continued

Michael Tenace is the new Chief Financial Officer at City of Melbourne

Michael Tenace is the new Chief Financial Officer at the City of Melbourne, where oversees the financial stewardship of Council, providing strategic advice and managing subsidiary companies. An accomplished executive, Michael brings 20 years’ experience with Australia Post, where he led the organisation’s evolution to a more efficient enterprise focussed on customer experiences.  With prior … Continued

Kate Reale is the new Deputy Secretary, Strategy and Planning at the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Kate Reale is the new Deputy Secretary, Strategy and Planning at the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources.  This key role leads integrated transport strategic policy, planning, regulation, demand modelling and analysis across the Transport for Victoria portfolio. A senior leader in strategy and analytics, Kate has business and consulting experience across diverse … Continued

Dr Cecilia Hoi Man Ng is the new Clinical Trials Network Manager at Jean Hailes for Women’s Health

Dr Cecilia Hoi Man Ng is the new Clinical Trials Network Manager at Jean Hailes for Women’s Health, a key role that oversees the development of the National Endometriosis Clinical and Scientific Trials network.  This project will build a national research platform that underpins a comprehensive national program of clinical, basic science and translational research … Continued

Deakin University MBA Access for Women Scholarship 2019

Fisher Leadership has this year become one of the first organisations to sponsor the Deakin University MBA Access for Women Scholarship. The Deakin MBA is a contemporary leading MBA option for aspiring managers and future leaders.  Our sponsorship of the Scholarship will be offered to an Australian woman experiencing financial or personal hardship, who is … Continued

Fisher Leadership sponsors IPAA Leading Employer Award 2018

Creating the public sector workforces and workplaces of the future Fisher Leadership is delighted to announce our sponsorship of the 2018 IPAA Leading Employer Award for creating the public sector workforces and workplaces of the future. This recognises strong leadership that supports staff to grow and contribute as part of a positive culture in a … Continued

Professor Pal Ahluwalia is the new Vice-Chancellor and President at The University of the South Pacific

Professor Pal Ahluwalia is the new Vice-Chancellor and President at The University of the South Pacific.  In his previous position as Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation at the University of Portsmouth, he was responsible for promoting a strong research and innovation culture, with continuous improvement in the volume, quality and impact of the University’s research … Continued

Dr Rick Ede is the new Chief Executive Officer at the Chisholm Institute

Dr Rick Ede has been appointed Chief Executive Officer at the Chisholm Institute. As the previous Chief Executive of Unitec Institute of Technology and Metro Group chairperson, Rick has been responsible for significant transformation to the organisation, committing Unitec to its aspiration of being a world-class, world-scale Institute of Technology that is an agent of … Continued

Philip Fung is the new Executive Director of International Education, Markets and Growth with the University of Southern Queensland

Philip Fung is the new Executive Director of International Education, Markets and Growth with the University of Southern Queensland. He was previously responsible for driving, developing and implementing a strategic international engagement, marketing and sales plan for Laureate Australia and New Zealand, in which he played a pivotal role in leading and delivering international sales … Continued

Dean Gould is the new Chief Marketing Officer at Southern Cross University

Dean Gould is the new Chief Marketing Officer at Southern Cross University. Leading teams of up to 140, Dean has balanced budgets worth tens of millions of dollars for many years, as well as the brand and corporate reputation of media organisations across diverse Australian locations. Dean was previously Executive Director of Corporate Affairs and … Continued

Grant Radford is the new Chief Executive Officer at Federation Training

Grant Radford is the new Chief Executive Officer at Federation Training.  Formerly the acting Managing Director for Federation Training, he previously spent ten years with Chisholm Institute, first as the Director Corporate Services and more recently as Chief Operating Officer and Acting Chief Executive Officer.  During this time, he built a depth of understanding regarding … Continued

Jenny Roberts is Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice President (Students) at Charles Sturt University

Jenny has been appointed as Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice President (Students). Previously Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Experience and Governance) at Central Queensland University, Jenny brings with her a wealth of experience in overseeing student support services and governance within a multi-campus regional university. Jenny’s new role at CSU brings together all parts of the student lifecycle, … Continued

Jacqueline Clements is the new Executive Director, Student Success at Charles Sturt University

Jacqueline Clements is the new Executive Director, Student Success at Charles Sturt University. This key role provides strategic leadership to the Division of Student Services through leading service quality improvement across all cohorts of students and providing oversight to a wide range of student services and support programs. Jacqueline has built over 16 years of … Continued

Margie Fixter is the new Executive Director – Quality, Teaching and Learning at TAFE SA

Margie Fixter is the new Executive Director – Quality, Teaching and Learning at TAFE SA, bringing enthusiasm and a strong track record in the provision of strategic direction and leadership in the national delivery of vocational educational programs and industry services. Margie has spent most of her career in the VET/TAFE sector, previously holding the … Continued

Dr Alana Maurushat is the new Professor Cyber Security and Behaviour at Western Sydney University

Dr Alana Maurushat is the new Professor Cyber Security and Behaviour at Western Sydney University. She brings international experience from roles in Hong Kong, France, the United States, Canada and Australia in the fields of intellectual property, information technology law and cybercrime/cybersecurity. Alana was previously a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law and Co-Academic … Continued

Dr Nicolene Murdoch is the new Chief Executive Officer at Western Sydney University, The College

Dr Nicolene Murdoch is the new Chief Executive Officer at Western Sydney University, The College. In her previous role as VP Student Administration, she oversaw the centralised shared services hub for Torrens University Australia, THINK Education Group, Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School and Media Design School in New Zealand. These entities spanning across faculties … Continued

Jenny Dodd is Chief Executive Officer at TasTAFE

Jenny Dodd has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of TasTAFE. Previously Chief Academic Officer at TAFE Queensland, Jenny was responsible for leading academic quality and governance including VET and HE, product strategy, learning and teaching, digital product services, applied research, and marketing, brand and communication. Prior to this, Jenny held the position of … Continued

Dr Jacqueline Ogeil is the new Executive Director at Montsalvat

Dr Jacqueline Ogiel is the new Executive Director at Montsalvat, Australia’s oldest continuously active artists’ community.  In this role she will execute the strategy and artistic vision of Montsalvat, preserving its unique architectural heritage, extending its profile and developing new creative initiatives. Dr Ogeil is the Founder and Director of the Woodend Winter Arts Festival, … Continued

Dr Rachel Mudge is the new Head, Jean Hailes Research Partnerships at Jean Hailes for Women’s Health

Dr Rachel Mudge is the new Head, Research Partnerships at Jean Hailes for Women’s Health.  In this role she will lead a new program of post-doctoral fellowships, build research partnerships, manage collaborative arrangements and the Jean Hailes Foundation’s involvement in research grants. Following a successful career in cancer research, Rachel moved into research administration at St Vincent’s … Continued

Juliette Long is the new Executive Director, People, Culture and Wellbeing at the Royal Women’s Hospital

Juliette Long is the new Executive Director, People, Culture and Wellbeing at the Royal Women’s Hospital.  This key role is central to providing executive leadership for the organisation’s people and culture strategies, and also in identifying and implementing initiatives that position the Women’s as an employer of choice and a progressive organisation that supports its … Continued

Joanna Quilty is the new Chief Executive Officer at the New South Wales Council of Social Services

Joanna Quilty is the new Chief Executive Officer at the New South Wales Council of Social Services (NCOSS), where she will provide strategic leadership to the business and its staff and also to membership and the sector more broadly in NSW.  This important position influences social policy and service delivery to bring tangible benefits to … Continued

Lynette McKeown is the new National Director Quality and Innovation/Senior Practitioner at Able Australia

Lynette McKeown is the new National Director Quality and Innovation/Senior Practitioner at Able Australia. Lynette is a qualified health professional with over 20 years’ senior leadership and management experience spanning primary care, community, and acute care. She offers international and interstate experience in healthcare, working with a variety of service and governance models, systems and … Continued

Daniel McGrath is the new Finance Manager at Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar

Daniel McGrath is the new Finance Manager at Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar. Daniel has had over 16 years’ professional experience working in both the finance and education sectors. For the last ten years he has been responsible for the administration of key financial functions within schools, including managing the day to day operations of the … Continued

Petalyn Walker is the new Marketing Manager at Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar

Petalyn Walker is the new Marketing Manager at Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar. Petalyn is an industrious and creative marketer who is at her best when managing and delivering projects to grow an organisation.  Before joining Strathcona, she held the position of Marketing and Communications Manager with St Catherine’s School, where she was responsible for the … Continued

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