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Rebecca Casson

Rebecca Casson

Chief Executive Officer

Rebecca has high level experience in international partnerships, political management, strategic projects and policy. She moved to Australia from the UK in 2009, and was appointed as CEO of the Committee for Geelong in 2013.

Ph. 5227 8075

Rosemary White

Rosemary White

Leadership Manager

Rosemary has a wealth of experience in the NFP sector and has worked extensively in key executive management and leadership development roles, including five years with Leadership Victoria managing the Williamson Community Leadership Program. She is responsible for the strategic oversight and management of the CfG program portfolio, and offers leadership, strategic advice and direction regarding current and future program priorities.

Ph: 5227 8293

Simone McKenzie

Simone McKenzie

Relationship Officer

Simone has joined the Committee from the Geelong Cats where she worked across business development and sponsor account management. Simone also has strong experience in partnerships and media having worked in Sydney at News Limited and Australian Consolidated Press (Bauer Media). Simone will also work closely with all members and partners to make available the many opportunities to become involved in The Committee for Geelong and Leadership Portfolio.

Ph. 5227 8591

Janelle Meyes

Janelle Meyes

Leadership Coordinator

Janelle has joined the Committee from Karingal St Laurence where she worked in Organisational Learning and Development. Previously, Janelle worked in the Vocational Education sector for many years managing programs from Event Management to the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. Janelle coordinates both the Leaders for Geelong and Activate Leadership Programs for the Committee.

5227 8073

Kylie Nicholson

Kylie Nicholson

Administration Officer

Kylie has a background in travel and administration. Previously, Kylie has worked for Air New Zealand before heading to the UK to work in various administration roles. Following her return to Australia in 2009, Kylie has worked for Gforce, the office for the Hon. Richard Marles MP and now the Committee for Geelong.

(03) 5227 8075

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LfG 17/18 Seminar 8 blog

LfG 17/18 Seminar 8: Victorian Regional Community Leadership Programs (VRCLP) Joint Conference

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