Project Director – Dr. Nicky Howe
Nicky is passionate about building the capacity of individuals, organisations and the community. She is a leadership and management coach, with over 25 years senior management experience working in government and not-for-profit sectors in the areas of employment, education, welfare, health, aged care and community services. Nicky is the CEO of Southcare Inc.
Nicky holds a Doctor of Business Administration, Post Graduate in Public Sector Management and BA in Public Administration, as well as a Diploma of Ontological Coaching, Australian Institute of Company Directors Diploma and is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Business at The University of Notre Dame.
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.
Senior Advisory Committee (SAC)
The SAC assists the Engaging Young Leaders on Aged Care and Community Boards Program to carry out its vision for a world class aged care and community sector underpinned by strong Board governance and leadership. The SAC helps to raise the profile and build the brand and reputation of the Program. The SAC comprises:
Professor David Gilchrist
David is a chartered accountant and an historian. He is currently Director of Curtin’s School of Accounting Not-for-Profit Initiative.
Over a career spanning 25 years, David has held a number of senior roles in the Not-for-Profit, commercial and public sectors. Most recently, David held the role of Assistant Auditor General for Western Australia and, prior to that, he taught accounting and finance at the London School of Economics and Portsmouth University in the UK, as well as at Curtin University and Edith Cowan University in Australia. Most recently, he was Associate Dean of the School of Business, University of Notre Dame Australia and adjunct professor of Not-for-Profit Leadership there. He currently holds a number of industry roles including as Chairman of Nulsen Disability Services, Chairman of the Kimberley Individual and Family Support Association and sits on Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand’s National Not-for-Profit Advisory Committee.
Frank has a distinguished career in the Manufacturing, Retail and Health and Community Care services sectors. He has held international appointments as Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer and Board Director in public and private and Not for Profit companies in the Australasian region over the past 25 years, including more recently as CEO of Mosaic Community Care.
As a CEO in Indonesia, he successfully completed the development and operational management of a network of private hospitals and ophthalmology day surgeries and diabetes centres throughout Indonesia. He has concluded affiliation contracts with the world renowned Joslin Diabetes Center at the Harvard University Medical School and with the Lions Eye Institute in Perth, Australia’s leading ophthalmology research centre.
Frank has completed consultant assignments in Dubai, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Boston and Jakarta. Frank brings his broad local and international experience across multiple business sectors to this Program.
Over 34 aged care, community, government and business organisations 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.
The Alumni Committee represents the interests of past graduates of the Emerging Leaders Governance Program (Alumni); and through the Alumni Network, enables professional networking and career development events for Alumni and other young professionals interested in leadership and governance.
The Alumni Committee is comprised of Sean Thorpe, Tamara Findlay, Laura Koh, Brett Osler and Maarten Van der Wall.
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