PSN’s 3rd Annual Women in Leadership Roadshow


Dates: 1 day conference between 18th May - 14th June
Location: Varies per city

SPECIAL REGISTRATION OFFER: Use the below link for $195 tickets for GovernmentCareer members - Government ONLY!

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PSN’s 3rd Annual Women in Leadership Roadshow
delivers practical sessions and transferable knowledge to transform your department, showing you how to make a real, and lasting, difference in creating true workplace gender equality: 

Key Benefits of Attending:

  • Gain insight into setting appropriate targets & reporting structures
  • Hear exclusive One-on-One discussions with some of Australia’s leading political women on their journey to the top in a male dominated industry
  • Learn to develop strategies to develop pipelines of future leaders
  • Examine how the public sector is prioritising gender equality across all three tiers of government and
  • Discuss how to design successful parental leave and return to work programs.


Brisbane - 18th May

  • Cheryl Vardon, Chief Executive and Principal Commissioner,  Queensland Family and Child Commission
  • Katarina Carroll, Commissioner, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services
  • Christine Castley, Deputy Director-General – Housing,  Department of Housing and Public Works
  • Elisa Nichols, Executive Director – Office of the Great Barrier Reef,  Department of Environment and Heritage Protection
  • Corey Allen, Inspector - Operational Training Services,  Queensland Police Service Academy

Sydney - 22nd May

  • Karen Jones, Executive Director - Sport Infrastructure Group, Office Of Sport
  • Angela Tsoukatos, General Manager - People And Corporate Services, Sydney Water
  • Libby Lyons, Director, Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA)
  • Kylie Hargreaves, Deputy Secretary - Resources And Geoscience, NSW Department of Planning And Environment
  • Jody Grima, Executive Director Service Delivery, Service NSW
  • Anna Welanyk, Executive Director - Valuation Services Government, Property NSW
  • Bettina MacMahon, Chief Operating Officer - Government And Industry Collaboration, Strategy And Delivery, Australian Digital Health Agency
  • Hugo Harmstorf, Chief Executive Officer, IPART
  • Mark Webb, Chief Executive, Department Of Parliamentary Services

Melbourne - 24th May

  • Rebecca McKenzie, Chief Executive Officer, City of Glen Eira
  • Louise Adler AM, Chief Executive Officer, Melbourne University Publishing
  • Louise Gartland, Executive Director People and Culture, VicRoads
  • Agata Jarbin, Chief Operating Officer and Company Secretary, State Trustees Ltd
  • Jerril Rechter, Chief Executive Officer, Victorian Health Promotion Foundation
  • Sally Curtain, Strategic Director – Customer Focus and Innovation, City of Casey
  • Jill Gardiner, Deputy Secretary – East Division, Department of Health and Human Services

Hobart - 25th May

  • Sarah Bolt, Anti-Discrimination Commissioner, Equal Opportunity Tasmania
  • Shannon Grubb, Director - Super Business Services, Super Program Office, Australian Taxation Office
  • Jacqui Allen, Deputy Secretary - Cultural And Tourism Industry Development, Department Of State Growth
  • Ruth McArdle, Deputy Secretary, Department Of Premier And Cabinet
  • Lisa Wardlaw-Kelly, National Program Manager - Environment And Agriculture Statistics And Head Of Office, Australian Bureau Of Statistics
  • Jane Stapleton, Industry Development Manager, Screen Tasmaina
  • Dionne Berry, Manager People & Safety, Glenorchy City Council

Perth - 30th May

  • Professor Dawn Freshwater, Vice-Chancellor,  University of Western Australia
  • Rhonda Hardy, Chief Executive Officer,  City of Kalamunda
  • Dominique Mecoy, Chief Executive Officer,  Leadership WA
  • Karen Roberts, Director – Human Resources,  Department of Fire and Emergency Services
  • Libby Fulham, Executive Director, Legal Practice Board of Western Australia
  • Rebecca Moore, Director – Community and Commercial, City of Perth
  • Lucy Gunn, Interim Executive Director – Business and Corporate Support, Department of Planning, Land and Heritage
  • Len Kosova, Chief Executive Officer,  City of Vincent 

Darwin - 31st May

  • Professor Simon Maddocks, President and Vice Chancellor,  Charles Darwin University
  • Meg Friel, Director Aboriginal Strategy and Coordination,  NT Correctional Services, Department of Attorney General and Justice
  • Michelle Walker, Executive Director,  Department of Housing and Community Development - Northern Territory Government, and 2016 Telstra Businesswoman of the Year NT Finalist
  • Wati Kerta, Chief Financial Officer, Department of Local Government and Community Services
  • Alexandra Vereker, Manager - People & Culture, Jacana Energy
  • Peta Preo, Senior Director – Shared Services,  Department of Corporate and Information Services
  • Dr Anne Walters, Director – Environment Policy, Department of the Chief Minister

Adelaide - 6th June

  • Dr Tahnya Donaghy, Deputy Chief Executive, Department of Premier and Cabinet
  • The Hon. Katrine Hildyard MP, Minister for Disability, Minister Assisting the Minister for Recreation and Sport, SA Government
  • Georgie Cornish, Assistant Chief Officer, Director - Operational Capability and Planning, SA Country Fire Service
  • Cathy Taylor, Chief Executive Officer, Department for Child Protection
  • Linda South, Director – Corporate Services, Essential Services Commission of SA
  • Monika Sikora, Director - Population Strategy Private Groups and High Wealth Individuals, Australian Taxation Office


Canberra - 14th June

  • Her Excellency Ms Unni Klovstad, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Royal Norwegian Embassy
  • Kerry Elliott, Manager - Diversity and Inclusion, CSIRO
  • Jo Talbot, First Assistant Secretary – Corporate, Department of Communications and the Arts
  • Kirsty Dwyer, Chief Executive People & Diversity, University of Canberra
  • Kerren Crosthwaite, Group Manager - Employment Policy Group, Australian Public Service Commission
  • Paula Goodwin FCPHR, Chief Operating Officer, First Assistant Secretary - Corporate Strategies Division, Department of the Environment and Energy 

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