Project Director – Dr. Nicky Howe
“Don’t take yourself too seriously”, “Never stop learning” and “Knock it on the head”…. such are the life mantras of Dr Nicky Howe and why she has successfully carved a 30 year career helping people.
She has just celebrated 10 years as the CEO of Southcare, and is also a leadership and management coach, an ontological practitioner, a published author, international speaker, an Army Reserves medic and mum to two adult sons. She leads a busy life and fortunately Nicky knows the difference between being “busy” and being “productive”; and the latter is why she is lauded as one of the sector’s most esteemed and inspired leaders. Her tenacity and relentless thirst for knowledge, combined with her infectious ability to get the job done, is evidenced in her passion for people and building proactive working relationships.
Her senior management experience has been applied to roles in government and not-for-profit sectors in the areas of employment, education, welfare, health, aged care and community services, and she has most recently navigated an effective COVID-19 strategy to protect our State’s most vulnerable.
While she is a confident leader, she knows that strength is in unity and teamwork which is why she is often also seen rolling up her sleeves saying “let’s do it” as she joins her colleagues to collectively get the job done. Her particular focus is developing people and building organisational capacity so they can successfully achieve their objectives. To ensure relevance and longevity in the aged care sector, she co-founded Engaging Young Leaders on Aged Care and Community Boards, an award-winning collaborative governance and leadership project which is creating a pipeline for young professionals to secure Board Director positions on aged care and community boards.
She holds university qualifications including a Doctor of Business Administration, Post Graduate in Public Sector Management and BA in Public Administration and a Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Ontological Coaching, is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Diploma, a Fellow of Leadership Western Australia and an Associate Fellow Australasian College of Health Service Management.
Connect with her at https://www.linkedin.com/in/drnickyhowe
Foundational Team Members
We acknowledge Foundational Team Members, Dr. Lucy Morris, CEO of Baptistcare and James Lawton, Director Executive Services, MercyCare who continue to support the Program as Community Partners.
Our Community Partners represent aged care, community, government and business organisations who sponsor the Engaging Young Leaders on Aged Care and Community Boards Program and provide leadership expertise, mentors and speakers for the Emerging Leaders Governance Project and leadership events. Read more about our Community Partners here.
Open Alumni Reference meetings are held through the year as an informal way for Alumni to reconnect and support the program. There are also events to enable professional networking and career development events for Alumni and other young professionals interested in leadership and governance.
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