Alumni Ambassadors

We are delighted to introduce our Sydney Leadership Alumni Ambassadors. Meet some of the passionate people who've tackled the Sydney Leadership program and come out thriving on the other side. 

 

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Sydney Leadership 2015

Antonia Seymour

General Manager
Arts on Tour

“Knowing what needs to change isn't enough.  It's how you bring people with you that counts.  Sydney Leadership has empowered me to lead change - from any position in an organisation.”
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Sydney Leadership 2003

Beatriz Leoncini

Principal Consultant
Leoncini and Associates

“It's a great program because it allows you to expand and to learn in sort of a contained way… but the most important thing is that it allows you to exercise your own judgment on things. You look at things from different angles, completely.”

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Sydney Leadership 2014

Carlton Quartly

Senior Advisor
Mental Health Children & Young People, NSW Ministry of Health

“Sydney Leadership has been about challenging my expectations and comfort levels through which I have learnt new skills, taken on new roles, adopted new beliefs and strengthened my purpose.”

 

 

 

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Sydney Leadership 2009

Christopher Zinn

Consumer Campaigner & Advocate
www.determinedconsumer.
com.au

“Are you sure you can afford to miss this opportunity? Once you’ve started you may never go back so think and feel carefully.”

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Sydney Leadership 2015

Clare Babbage

Territorial Manager Salvos Counselling & Specialist Services
The Salvation Army

“I have learnt how to lead with compassion and curiosity, and empower teams.  I have experienced consciously taking authority based on my learning and seen positive change in my workplace.”

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Sydney Leadership 2016

Heather Chaffey

Coordinator Neighbourhood Renewal Program
Penrith City Council

“Sydney Leadership was a gift. A challenging journey which offered me a chance to deeply connect and grow with people I admired and to validate and authorise myself to lead fiercely for a fairer world.”
 

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Sydney Leadership 2016

Jarrod Wheatley

Manager
Professional Individualised Care

“Social Leadership Australia provides the perfect storm for personal and professional development. They provide a space for you to teach yourself the things that no one else can teach you - which are exactly the things you need to know”.

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Sydney Leadership 2013

Rebecca MacFarling

Development Director
Bangarra Dance Theatre

“I would say, 'Go for it', without a doubt. I think it's an experience, I think it's an eye-opener, I think it is something that really changes you as an individual, not just the time you are on the course, but beyond.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Sydney Leadership 2003

Beatriz Leoncini

Principal Consultant
Leoncini and Associates

“It's a great program because it allows you to expand and to learn in sort of a contained way… but the most important thing is that it allows you to exercise your own judgment on things. You look at things from different angles, completely.”

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Sydney Leadership 2011

Michael Ryan

Chief Executive Officer
Holdsworth Community Centre & Services

“One of the greatest learnings from the whole program was about listening to diverse voices”

 

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Sydney Leadership 2004

Dominic Grenot

Public Housing Liaison Officer
City of Sydney

“For me, social leadership means not running away from anything that's complicated. It's about change, empowerment... ”

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Sydney Leadership 2006

Iain Mackinnon

Senior Technical Business Analyst
Commonwealth Bank of Australia

“I didn't expect it, but Sydney Leadership really brought home the 'Bring your head down to your heart' idea. And it taught me how to work from my heart.”

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Sydney Leadership 2007

Martin Paul

Director
More Strategic

“When people do this program, it's uncomfortable, there's a lot of uncertainty, there's a lot of reflection, and self-assessment, which is difficult… But at the end of it, you are going to be one of the most attuned, aware, and socially conscious leaders in this country.”

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Sydney Leadership 2004

Sam Robinson

National Corporate Partnerships Manager
Relationships Australia

“Towards the end of the program I said to my CEO, 'You know what, I'm going to start doing my job quite differently and you're going to either like it or not like it and if you don't like it. You'll probably ask me to go, but you might just like it because now I have a clearer sense of purpose.”