Canberra Managers’ Forum
The Federal & ACT Council of the AIIA are delighted to have the Kathy Leigh, the head of the ACT Public Service, speaking at a very special edition of the Canberra Manager’s Forum series in October.
The topic of the key note address will be ‘Women in Leadership’ and during her presentation Kathy shall step through her journey to her current role, explore and discuss the challenges and opportunities facing organisations in encouraging women to aspire to leadership roles and present her vision for the future shape, style and role of the ACT public service.
Given the current shortfall of women in senior leadership roles, particularly in ICT, Kathy’s contribution, delivered from a very senior perspective, will be highly valued and inspirational. This event promises to be a sell out so please register early.
Head of Service and Director-General, Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate, ACT Government
Kathy Leigh is the Director-General of the ACT Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate and Head of the ACT Public Service. She provides high level strategic advice to the ACT Chief Minister and Cabinet and chairs the Strategic Board of Directors-General.
Before taking up her position as ACT Head of Service, Ms Leigh was Director-General of the ACT Justice and Community Safety Directorate from October 2009. In this role she advised the ACT Attorney-General on a wide range of issues including legal policy, court reform, human rights, corrections, regulatory services and emergency management.
Ms Leigh previously served for a number of years with the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department overseeing policy development and national programs on access to justice, human rights, family law and administrative law.
Earlier in her career, Ms Leigh advised on international and constitutional law and represented Australia in treaty negotiations at the United Nations and other international forums. She also worked at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Ms Leigh has a Bachelor of Arts (Griffith University), Bachelor of Laws (with Honours, from Australian National University), and a Master of International Law (Australian National University).
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