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Leader in Residence - Chris Kotur


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Chris is Leadership Victoria's Leader in Residence, a role that is raising the profile and importance of emerging leadership issues and development across all sectors in Australia.

She has been an active and committed Williamson Community Leadership Program alumnus since 1994.

Chris is a highly regarded designer of and contributor to leadership programs across all sectors. She is particularly well known for her support for people in organisations and in communities leading complex, difficult and often unwelcome changes.

She has unique insights and understanding of what leaders need to know and be able to do to deal successfully with adaptive challenges. Chris has facilitated consultations for two Royal Commissions (the 2009 Bushfires Royal Commission and the 2015 Royal Commission into Family Violence). She was appointed to similar roles for the 2011 Flood Review, the Government review of 2013 Harrietville fires and the 2014-15 Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiries.

Chris is a trusted adviser to chief executives, company directors, council and board members and public policy analysts. She chairs investigations and inquiries and is an expert on strategy and improving organizational capability.  

Chris has an especially strong commitment to supporting the development of community leaders.

Chris has a distinguished career serving as a chief executive, ministerial advisor, university Pro Vice Chancellor, council and board member and as a director and trustee.

Chris has undertaken extensive leadership and management development at Harvard University and holds degrees in Arts and Education.

She is an active member of prominent CEO and Chancellor's Circles. She is a Fellow of the Williamson Community Leadership Program, an alumnae of the Cranlana program and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Chris is deeply committed to and actively involved in supporting the interests and activities that enrich the lives of all Victorians. 

Chris was recently interviewed by The Age and Sydney Morning Herald - read the article on Finding direction in a complex world.

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