Greg Kerr has been appointed the new General Manager, Racing at Greyhound Racing Victoria

Greg was recently appointed to the position of General Manager, Racing. In the role he will provide innovative and strategic leadership for the efficient and effective delivery of the greyhound racing program, registrations and other racing related activities and services for GRV. Greg brings decades of experience in people leadership and stakeholder management in and … Continued

Sasha Torsi has been appointed the new Director Communications at Solar Victoria

Sasha, the recent appointee to the position of Director Communications, has responsibility for leading the team focussed on coordinating and delivering communications for consistent and powerful messaging of the vision, purpose and programs of Solar Victoria. Following eight years at Sustainability Victoria, she was approached by Greening Australia to lead the marketing and communications function. … Continued

Allison Beckwith has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of Banyule City Council

Allison, the recent appointee to the position of Chief Executive Officer, is responsible for delivering Banyule City Council’s unrelenting focus on customer service, sustainability, financial performance and strong corporate governance. With a significant track record in local government in both Executive and Senior Management roles, Allison is passionate about leading the Council towards its goals. … Continued

Cathy Henderson has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of Moreland City Council

Cathy, the new CEO of Moreland City Council is responsible for the leadership and management of the Council organisation and providing excellent service and program delivery in alignment with the Council’s strategic plans. Cathy presents with significant local government executive experience, in both NSW and Victoria. She has held broad portfolios in her roles, and … Continued

Caroline Wilkie has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Australasian Railway Association

Caroline Wilkie has recently been appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Australasian Railway Association, due to commence mid-February 2020. In the role, Caroline will provide operational and strategic leadership, representing the Association through proactive advocacy, focused government and industry engagement, continuous policy development and targeted membership growth. Caroline is an accomplished … Continued

Professor Bryony James is the new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of Waikato

The University of Waikato has appointed Professor Bryony James to the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), where she will lead the delivery of the University’s strategic and research performance outcomes, including improving research performance, increasing external research funding and maximising the University’s benefit from the commercialisation of research. Bryony has been employed at the University … Continued

Professor James Shulmeister has been appointed as Head of School, School of Earth and Environment at the University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury has appointed Professor James (Jamie) Shulmeister to the Head of School, School of Earth and Environment role, where he will provide strategic leadership, aligning the activities of the School with the strategic and operational objectives of the University.  This position is also responsible for course and teaching schedules and driving high-class … Continued

Professor Donald Hine is the new Head of School, School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing at the University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury has appointed Professor Donald Hine to the Head of School, School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing position.  In this role he will provide strategic leadership to the School, enabling high class research in psychology, human communication sciences and disorders; and to facilitate the use by society of the knowledge gained. With … Continued

Professor Chris McLellan is Head of School (School of Health and Wellbeing) and Head of Ipswich Campus at the University of Southern Queensland

The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) has appointed Professor Christopher McLellan as Head of School (School of Health and Wellbeing) and Head of Ipswich Campus, with responsibility for the quality and performance of the School in teaching and learning, research, professional activities and community engagement, the viability and quality of academic offerings and associated student … Continued

Professor Shaun Goldfinch is the Western Government Chair in Public Administration and Policy at ANZSOG

The Australian and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) has established a presence in Western Australia with the appointment of Professor Shaun Goldfinch as the inaugural ANZSOG WA Government Chair in Public Administration and Policy at Curtin University in Perth.  Shaun joins ANZSOG from the New Zealand public service and the School of History, Philosophy, … Continued

Hilary Faulds is the new Executive Director, People and Workforce Strategy at the University of the South Pacific

The University of the South Pacific (USP) has appointed Hilary Faulds to the position of Executive Director, People and Workforce Strategy.  USP is a dual sector university and one of only three regional universities of its kind internationally, uniquely governed by 12 member countries.  Reporting directly to the Vice-Chancellor, Hilary will drive the development and … Continued

Vincenzo Caltabiano, the new Director Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania at the Department of Justice, Tasmania

Lead high quality legal aid services for the state of Tasmania Vincenzo Caltabiano is the new Director at Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania where he will be responsible for the effective management of the Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania in accordance with the instructions, decisions and direction set by the Commission. Vincenzo joined Victoria Legal … Continued

Lisa Davidson, the new Manager of People & Culture at Horsham Rural City Council

Positive HR leader contributing to source best practice people solutions Lisa Davidson is the new Manager of People & Culture at Horsham Rural City Council where she will provide strategic and operational leadership in developing and delivering organisational and people capacity to meet the current and future needs of the council. Lisa brings demonstrable human … Continued

James Thyer, the new Head of People & Culture for the City of Whitehorse

Strategic People & Culture leader driving organisational capability James Thyer is the new Head of People & Culture at the City of Whitehorse where he will strategically manage, plan and coordinate services, programs and projects within the People and Culture Department to enhance organisational capability and development. James brings a successful track record developing people … Continued

Simon McMillan is the new Chief Executive Officer of the City of Whitehorse

Visionary leader driving the municipality to the next level Simon McMillan is the new Chief Executive Officer at the City of Whitehorse, where he will provide vision and drive in ensuring the municipality continues to the next level of economic and city development. A highly regarded leader, Simon is amongst the most experienced in local … Continued

Jonathan Leake, the new Director Sector Development at Solar Victoria

Advance products and services innovation and facilitate sector-wide collaboration Jonathan Leake is the new Director Sector Development at Solar Victoria, where he is responsible for ensuring the renewables industry and workforce has the required investment, training and innovation to meet program targets and continuously improve over the lifetime of the program. Jonathan brings a breadth … Continued

Paul Corkill, the new Director Risk Assurance & Standards at Solar Victoria

Develop and implement Solar Victoria’s risk and assurance framework Paul Corkill, recently appointed Director Risk Assurance & Standards at Solar Victoria, responsible for developing and implementing risk and assurance mechanisms. Paul brings considerable experience in the administration and implementation of complex regulatory programs. Responsible for the development and delivery of high-profile government projects within the … Continued

Lyn Bowring, the new Director Customer Experience at Solar Victoria

Optimising customer service and digital interactions to deliver trusted and easy access to sustainability benefits Lyn Bowring is the new Director Customer Experience at Solar Victoria. As an integral member of Solar Victoria’s executive team Lyn leads the management, operation and delivery of the end-to-end customer experience for the Solar Homes program. Lyn is an … Continued

Stan Krpan is the new Chief Executive Officer of Solar Victoria

Strategically deliver the nation-leading Solar Homes program Stan Krpan, recent appointment to the position of Chief Executive Officer at Solar Victoria, has responsibility for leading the delivery of the Solar Homes program and providing a positive experience for customers. Stan, the former CEO of Sustainability Victoria demonstrates a strong track record of public sector service … Continued

Fisher Leadership places Professor Tanya Monro as Chief Defence Scientist at DST Group

Professor Tanya Monro is the new Chief Defence Scientist at the Defence, Science and Technology (DST) Group, where she will provide high level policy and scientific advice, manage a significant budget and lead some of Australia’s brightest and most innovative scientists, engineers and IT specialists. Over 20 years as an academic, Tanya has displayed an … Continued

Dr Debbie Massey is the new Associate Professor and Group Lead Nursing at Southern Cross University

Associate Professor Debbie Massey is the new Associate Professor and Group Lead Nursing at Southern Cross University.  In this role she will champion the academic leadership of the School of Health and Human Science’s nursing portfolio, during a time of significant growth. Debbie brings over 30 years’ experience in research, clinical nursing and education, with … Continued

David Coltman is the new Chief Executive Officer at TAFE SA

David Coltman is the new Chief Executive Officer at TAFE SA, an important reforming leadership role that will ensure the provision of high-quality training services that meets the needs of industry, while maintaining high levels of student and employer satisfaction. With over 20 years’ senior management and leadership in the vocational education sector, David has … Continued

Dr Ren Yi is the new Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) at the University of Southern Queensland

Dr Ren Yi is the new Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) at the University of Southern Queensland, a newly-created position providing a University-wide leadership role.  This key role will build the University’s international brand and profile to align with its priorities and strategic goals and oversee growth in the diversity and size of the University’s international student … Continued

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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