Williamson Leadership Program Participants for 2022

We are excited to announce the 64 leaders who have been selected for the 2022 Williamson Leadership Program. Over the next year, the group will dive deep into themselves, the nature of leadership and explore vital issues facing our society.

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Participant Employer*
Adam McSwain Bayside City Council
Alecia Rathbone Summer Foundation
Alma Raheem Stryker
Andrea Rindt Monash Health
Andreia Marques The University of Melbourne
Andrew Costa Acutus
Andrew Thorp Beyond Blue
Anton Leschen The Smith Family
Belinda Bennett ANZ
Belinda Gabbe Monash University
Ben Gullquist Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
Ben Rodgers Inner North Community Foundation
Brontë Spiteri Department of Premier and Cabinet
Caley Geary Ambulance Victoria
Carol Kmon Department of Justice and Community Safety
Carolyn Finis Summer Foundation
Chandi Piefke Able Australia
Chrissie Maus Chapel Street Precinct Association
Cilla Haywood Austin Health & Northern Health
Daniela Mazzone City of Stonnington
Emma Jansons 7 Eleven
Fiona Ward City of Melbourne
Geraldine Christou Greater Shepparton City Council
Hayley Conway CARE Australia
Hemant Kokularupan Bendigo Kangan Institute
Jaklin Trajkovski Department of Justice and Community Safety
Jason Plant Western Health
Jessica McGowan Ambulance Victoria
Jo Davies NEC
Joel Dare Fire Rescue Victoria
Jonathan Beavers Eastern Health
Kasper Maat Essential Services Commission
Kate Maheras Victorian Workcover Authority
Kate Noble Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Kristine Gatt Victorian Workcover Authority
Lachlan Crisp Arup
Lara Freidin Federation of Community Legal Centres
Latarnie McDonald ABC
Lauren Bialkower City of Port Phillip
Lucy Duncan Johnson & Johnson
Maree Bennett Barwon Health
Marlon Giuliani City FM
Melanie Oke Sustainability Victoria
Meredith Prain Able Australia
Michael Faneco Baptcare
Michael Smith Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
Michelle McCorkell Energy Safe Victoria
Michelle Pinheiro ANZ
Noosheen Mogadam ASRC
Olivia Rofe Eastern Health
Pamela Warwick Melton City Council
Phillip Doorgachurn Y Safeguarding
Rachael Parker Ocean Mind
Sally Green Monash University
Samuel Webb Fire Rescue Victoria
Sarah Barker Our Community
Scott Gordon Alannah & Madeline Foundation
Sharon Brindley Jala Jala Treats
Sharon Redmond Homes Victoria
Simone Steel Department of Justice and Community Safety
Stephane Shepherd Swinburne University and Afri-Auscare
Tess McCarthy Office of the Public Advocate
Tiffany Quick Transport Accident Commision
Tim Esmonde Court Services Victoria
Wendy Roberts Department of Education and Training

Diverse perspective has always been an integral part of the Williamson experience. As well as their personal experience and knowledge, the 2022 cohort represents a range of different sectors, including:

  • Health and healthcare
  • Not-for-profit and charity
  • Emergency services
  • State and local government
  • Education
  • Infrastructure, engineering and construction
  • Banking, finance and consultancy
  • Technology
  • Self-employed
  • Social services
  • Law and justice
  • Sustainability and environment
  • Retail/social enterprise

*Employer as at time of Williamson 2022 recruitment (November, 2021) Please note that employments may change over time and will not be reflected here.

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