I am an experienced, qualified industry association CEO.
I commenced my career in the then Commonwealth Employment Service before moving to Canberra where I served as a ministerial adviser. In New Zealand I led a national social services peak body and was then the Ministry of Education’s speechwriter.
Returning to Canberra, I was the first non-teacher appointed as Executive Director of the ACT Association of Independent Schools, successfully representing members in the media throughout a period of reform. I then returned to Melbourne and led the International Specialised Skills Institute, which was followed by senior external relations roles in health and employment services. As CEO of the Australian Dental Prosthetists Association, I led the merge from a federated structure to a single national peak body. I have since led associations in the higher education, construction and infrastructure sectors.
In 2022 I was credentialed as a Certified Association Executive. The CAE credential is an international marker of a committed association professional who has demonstrated the wide range of knowledge essential to manage an association in today’s challenging environment.
Outside of work, I founded sports-opinion website and associated podcast series The Armchair Selector, and now enjoy progressing my leadership-focused podcast series Dear 21 Year Old Me. An avid reader, I’m fascinated by learning from and reflecting on other’s leadership styles and am committed to collegiality raising the profile and importance of industry associations.
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Statements on this website and on the Dear 21 Year Old Me podcast reflect my personal opinions only and do not represent the views or policies of my employer/s, past or present, or any other organisation with which I am, or may be affiliated. The views expressed by guests on the podcast reflect their own opinions, not necessarily mine, and do not represent the views or policies of my employer/s, past or present, or any other organisation with which I am, or may be affiliated.