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Leaders Institute of South Australia appoints new CEO

Leaders Institute of South Australia appoints new CEO


Media Release

The Leaders Institute of South Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Cathie Brown to the role of Chief Executive Officer.

Board Chair Alexandrea Cannon said Cathie had proven leadership skills and vision and would be able to position the organisation to maximise opportunities and continue to provide innovative programs to develop the leadership potential of South Australians. 

“We are delighted to welcome Cathie to the role of CEO of the Leaders Institute,” she said.

“Her extensive leadership in roles across diverse areas, her experience heading up major projects and her ability to engage with people and deliver win-win results, make her an excellent choice to lead our organisation.”

Established in July 2004, The Leaders Institute of South Australia’s mission is to deliver exceptional programs that help to develop wiser leaders for South Australia, this includes the premier Governor’s Leadership Foundation program.

“The Institute provides unique leadership development opportunities that deliver beneficial change for individuals, organisations and society as a whole,” Ms Cannon said.

Cathie is currently the CEO of the Media Centre for Education Research Australia an independent, not-for-profit organisation that she has led from start-up, which is now successfully providing services to both the media and education researchers to improve the public’s understanding of complex education issues.

Cathie was also formerly an Executive Director of Business Development and Regions in TAFE SA responsible for leading its business development growth strategies, including increasing revenue from international markets.  She has also led projects as diverse as buying rescue helicopters for the SA Government to driving major organisational change projects.

Cathie said she was attracted to the role because she is passionate about the importance of leadership and passionate about South Australia being successful.

“I see the two as inextricably linked and I am really excited by the opportunities this role presents,” she said.

“Since studying for my MBA I have had a great interest in leadership which I have maintained and enhanced through reading, further study, applying techniques and being involved in mentoring programs.

  “Opportunities to lead an organisation such as Leaders Institute do not arise very often and I am very excited to be able to contribute to growing the leadership capabilities in South Australia.”

Cathie will take up the role on July 18, 2017.

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Further media information please contact:
Karen Basu
Leaders Institute of SA
Phone: 8302 0048

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