Accomplished & Awarded

Davidson sets out to recognise women in public sector.

Accomplished & Awarded

Australia & New Zealand

Davidson has announced that entries are now open and nominations can be submitted for the Top 50 Public Sector Women (Victoria). The awards come as a result of the potential Davidson’s Executive and Boards team and HR Consulting business could see across local and state government, and statutory authorities. Te business is clear that the Victorian public sector has a significant number of exceptional female leaders and felt it was important to shine a spotlight on these inspirational people.

“We wanted to be able to highlight the work of these outstanding female leaders. They are not only building high performing teams and transforming their communities, they are also role models for other females working in the Victorian public sector,” said Clare McCartin, Davidson Executive’s Victorian general manager. “We are also thrilled at the very high calibre of our judging panel, it is made up of a cross section of high level public sector officials, specifically chosen for their breadth of experience across government in Victoria.”


The panel will be chaired by Rebecca McKenzie, chief executive officer, City of Glen Eira, who is an accomplished leader with a successful career at executive level across three countries and three sectors. Rebecca is a values based leader who invests in her people building strong relationships at all levels, and acts as a mentor and coach for emerging leaders in the sector. She is passionate about diversity in the public sector, acknowledging and celebrating women in leadership.

Rebecca’s fellow judges are:

•Adam Fennessy, Secretary Department Environment, Land, Water & Planning & Deputy President of IPAA Victoria

•Corey Hannett,  Coordinator General, Major Transport Infrastructure Program

•Dr Gillian Sparkes, Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability Victoria

•Jeroen Weimar, CEO Public Transport Victoria

•Tracey Slatter, Managing Director Barwon Water

•Kym Peake, Secretary Department of Health & Human Service

The Top 50 Public Sector Women (Victoria) list will be announced at an exclusive event during Public Sector Week at the Melbourne Town Hall.

Leaders who make it onto the Top 50 list for 2017 will receive the following:

•Publication on the inaugural Top 50 Women Public Sector Women list. Finalists will be invited to attend an exclusive event where all Listees will be announced.

•Exposure and networking opportunities with successful leaders in the public sector.

•Invitations for the Top 50 Alumnae to networking and thought leadership events held by Davidson.

•Opportunity to receive one of six Scholarships to Davidson’s Leadership Acceleration Program

•Comprehensive Media Kit to promote your inclusion on the list and further build your brand.

•Dedicated PR campaign profiling the Listees on Davidson social platforms and third party publications.

Entries close Monday June 12, 2017, for more information go to:



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