Chief Executive Officer - Fisher Leadership
Fixed Term
Close Date: 17/01/2022
REF: WHWceo1121
Applications for this listing are closed

Chief Executive Officer

Fixed Term
Close Date: 17/01/2022
REF: WHWceo1121
  • Strategic, future focused executive role
  • Bring thought leadership and innovation
  • Advance gender equity in the western region

The Board of WHW are seeking to appoint a strategic and future focused Chief Executive Officer to lead the organisation and drive and support its agenda of advancing gender equity in Melbourne’s west. This is unique leadership opportunity to lead the next stage in WHW’s strategic journey and continue to deliver service excellence across a recently extended range of services. After a consultative process, a brand refresh reflecting the more inclusive focus is approved and will be launched shortly, becoming Gender Equity West (GenWest).
Reporting to the Board and aligning with WHW’s purpose and values, the successful candidate will possess exceptional people skills and be an influential and respectful voice, fostering collaborative relationships in sector relevant forums. You will be a visionary and empowering leader able to complement and lead a collaborative, committed and skilled executive team with a focus on outcomes and impact.
A proactive and strategic leader you will have a successful track record of steering change, and may offer expertise in family violence, violence against women services, health promotion and primary prevention programs or broader social services delivery.
Excellent stakeholder management skills and organisational leadership capability from a governance perspective are expected, along with the ability to navigate the political landscape, policy matters and advocacy.  Relevant tertiary qualifications required.
About WHW
Women’s Health West (WHW) is the women’s health service for the western metropolitan region of Melbourne servicing seven local government areas: Brimbank, Hobsons Bay, Maribyrnong. Melbourne, Melton, Moonee Valley and Wyndam.
WHW health promotion and primary prevention program plans and implements activities designed to promote women’s health, safety and wellbeing across three key areas: sexual and reproductive health; mental health and prevention of and response to violence against women.
WHW works in collaboration with communities, government and local agencies and provides secondary consultations for health, community and other service providers.
For more information about WHW visit:
To apply – please go to and click on ‘APPLY ONLINE’ using reference WHWceo1121, addressing your cover letter and resume to Kate Wheeler or Pauline Gates of Fisher Leadership, or call 1300 347 437 for a confidential discussion.
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Applications close: Monday 17 January 2022

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