News

24 January 2013

Geoff Cosgriff (WCLP'90) - Garry Ringwood and John Allan
Geoff Cosgriff (WCLP'90) - Garry Ringwood and John Allan

New Chair: Geoff Cosgriff

We are pleased to advise that Mr Geoff Cosgriff (WCLP'90) has been elected as Chair of the Leadership Victoria Council.  Geoff has demonstrated leadership as an LV Council member since 2001.

Geoff is also a Director of the RACV, Chairman of UXC Ltd and Director of Infocos P/L  and has held directorships in multiple listed and unlisted entities.  He is actively engaged as an Executive Coach, Mentor and Business Strategy advisor for a wide range of individuals in a diverse range of business sectors.   

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24 April 2012 By Stefan Grun

Dr Matthe Butlin
Dr Matthe Butlin

Dr. Matthew Butlin is an experienced and well-regarded economist who has worked in both the private and public sectors.

Matthew has held senior positions within the departments of Treasury, Prime Minister and Cabinet and has worked in the private sector through roles such as Research Director of the Business Council of Australia and senior executive roles in CRA (now Rio Tinto) and Newcrest Mining.

Matthew’s current role is Chair of the Victorian Competition and Efficiency Commission, a position he has held since 2008.

Matthew has a bachelor of economics from the Australian National University and a PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

At the Williamson seminar on April 13th- titled ‘Australia’s Economic Prosperity’ -Matthew talked about how business leaders can help keep Australia prosperous.

Here Matthew spoke to Leadership Victoria about the challenges facing Australian businesses going into the future, and why it is vital the business sector has strong leaders.

Matthew is a proud member of the LV Council.

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11 April 2012 By Hannah Carrodus

Madeleine Reeve
Madeleine Reeve

Leadership Victoria is proud to welcome Madeleine Reeve to the LV Council.

For over 20 years Madeleine has worked in education and training; holding senior roles such as the Director of Education Projects at the Overseas Projects Corporation of Victoria, Pro Vice Chancellor of RMIT University and she is currently working as Vice President of Business Operations for Kaplan Australia, one of Australia's leading adult education providers.

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18 August 2011 By Jane Tongs

Jane Tongs
Jane Tongs

Leadership Victoria (LV) Alumni and former council member Jane Tongs (WCLP ’93) fell into the world of commerce almost by accident.  Not confident that she would get the grades required to study medicine after secondary school, she was looking for another field where she could use her talents.

“An uncle said to me ‘why don’t you do business?’ And I thought that was as good as anything,” she laughs.

It turned out to be a fortuitous suggestion.  Jane studied at RMIT, back when it was still very much a working man’s college.  She took accounting classes in an old factory, but found the rough and ready experience a great grounding for her future.  Many of her classmates were already working in the field, and she describes her lecturers, who were veterans of business, as “out of this world.”  She had discovered something she really enjoyed, and began her career with gusto.

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12 May 2011 By Leadership

Jill Calder
Jill Calder

Jill Calder, director of Tango Public Relations, has more than 20 years experience in the marketing field.  She focuses on public affairs with a particular emphasis on issues management and community relations.

How did you come to be on LV’s Council? I did the Williamson Community Leadership Program in 1997 and was involved in a number of LV activities after that.  At a time when some Council Members with public relations/communications backgrounds were retiring, I was invited to join.

What do you value most about your role on Council? It is a great way of staying connected with LV while (hopefully) contributing to the future of the organisation.

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7 March 2011 By Leadership

Matthew Butlin
Matthew Butlin

Matthew Butlin started his career as an economist at the RBA, progressing to prominent roles in the public and private sector, and is now the Chair of the Australian Competition and Efficiency Commission and sits on Leadership Victoria’s Council. He is also the subject of this month’s Council Profile.   What do you value most about your role on Council?   The opportunity to offer some views and judgement based on experience and work with the very capable executive team making changes at LV.

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1 December 2010 By Leadership

Geoff Cosgriff
Geoff Cosgriff

Geoff Cosgriff (WCLP ’90) is the Director of Infocos P/L and is actively engaged as an Executive Coach, Mentor and Business Strategy advisor for a wide range of clients. He is also a member of Leadership Victoria’s Council and spoke to Jamie Cooke about his experience. How did you come to be on LV’s Council?

I did the original Williamson Community Leadership Program in 1990. I thought it was just such a wonderful experience that when I was approached by the council I jumped at it. I thought it was just a great opportunity to give back.

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10 November 2010 By Leadership

Stella Clarke
Stella Clarke

Stella Clark is an LV Council member, a member of LV’s Projects Advisory Group and the CEO of The Bio21 Cluster, a 22 member not-for-profit in the health and bio medical area. The vision for the Bio 21 Cluster is to solve health issues through innovation and collaboration by facilitating  projects to enable this to happen. Stella graduated from WCLP in 1997 and is the subject of our second Council Profile.

What is your role on LV’s Council?

I’m a Council member. I am also a member of LV’s Alumni, I graduated from WCLP in 1997. In 2003 I became the Chair of what was then known as the SkillsBank Advisory Team, it’s now known as the Projects  Advisory Team. The Programs Advisory Team is very new and started this year with the change in how LV operates.  The team’s goal is to provide a think tank for the Programs Manager, Projects and provide a sounding board for her to bounce ideas off. It’s a role that is in transition at the moment, as LV’s operations continue to evolve.

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