Dr Kathy Alexander

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Dr Kathy Alexander

Chair of Administrators, City of Greater Geelong
Member, AFL Players Association Advisory Board
Member, Industry Advisory Board, RMIT
Managing Director, Kathy Alexander Pty Ltd
Non Executive Director, Melbourne Convention Bureau Board
Advisor to the Board, Porter Davis Homes

Current Positions

Chair of Administrators, City of Greater Geelong
Member, AFL Players Association Advisory Board
Member, Industry Advisory Board, RMIT
Managing Director, Kathy Alexander Pty Ltd
Non Executive Director, Melbourne Convention Bureau Board
Advisor to the Board, Porter Davis Homes


Previous Positions

Chief Executive Officer, City of Melbourne
Chief Executive Officer, Women’s and Children’s Health

Areas of Expertise

Business Governance
Government Health
Not for Profit Community Development

Biography

As CEO of the City of Melbourne, Kathy led an organisation comprising more than 25 businesses and 1300 staff with an annual operating budget of more than $365million, and a capital works program of almost $100million. She ensured the effective operation of a dynamic 24-hour city that consistently rated at the top of international surveys on liveability. Kathy also represented the Council as the sole shareholder of the City of Melbourne’s two large for profit subsidiary companies, Citywide and the Queen Victoria Market.

As CEO of Women’s & Children’s Health, which governed the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) and The Royal Women’s Hospital (RWH) in Melbourne, Kathy led a financial recovery program that saw a $15m productivity gain over four years. She also led a capital bid for construction of a new $250m women’s hospital and initiated planning for the new RCH. In Adelaide, Kathy led the organisation design project to amalgamate the State's women's and children's hospitals before taking up the position of Deputy CEO.

Kathy's work has been recognised with several national best practice awards and leadership positions on a number of Boards.

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