Alumni Stories

Graduates from our open programs join our growing and committed network of Social Leadership Australia alumni. They are all exercising leadership in unique ways.

Alumni Stories

Anna Rose. 'Real conversations' on hot issues

“I truly believe if everyone in Australia had the chance to get to the same level of maturity and self-reflection Sydney Leadership prompts, we’d be having a much saner discussion about climate change.” MORE >

Steve Farrell, Sydney Leadership 2009: Working across the silos

Three years on from Sydney Leadership, Steve Farrell is working at the senior executive level of the Department of Human Services on a major innovation in service delivery across the nation. "I’m now in a place where I have some skills to help me deal with some of those wicked problems which trouble government the most," he says. MORE >

Nathan Johnston, Queensland Leadership 2010-2011: Finding common ground

The Executive Officer of the Fitzroy Partnership for River Health, Nathan Johnston, has brokered a partnership between an astonishing 26 organisations—from mining companies to agricultural groups, many competing over limited land—in an initiative to safeguard the quality of water flowing into the Great Barrier Reef. MORE >

Deborah Burt, Sydney Leadership 2007: Expect the unexpected

The Director of People & Corporate Sustainability, Australia Pacific, at engineering giant, Parsons Brinckerhoff, is leading change 'from the inside'. Deborah says Sydney Leadership is program that delivers the kind of outcomes you never expect to achieve. MORE >

Bruce Graydon, Queensland Leadership 2010-2011

“My role as a senior police investigator of child abuse was a noble one but I realised that I needed to become an unapologetic advocate for change… and that by doing so I would be able to help a lot more people.” MORE >