I thoroughly enjoyed my six years of life at OLSH College. School was full of learning, fun and friendships, several of which I still cherish today. I was privileged to be Class Captain in years 7 to 10, SRC in year 11 and College Vice Captain in year 12 and this experience has been foundational in my leadership journey throughout my career.
I started my nursing career at Royal Melbourne Hospital in 1988 and have spent all my career in nursing or health-related roles. I have built a wealth of skills and experience in clinical, education, leadership and health management. I have held senior management roles in several public health services and as an Associate Director with KPMG. I am currently General Manager, Mental Health and Wellbeing Services leading services and a large-scale transformational change program at Western Health. My love of learning has continued and I completed postgraduate and master’s degree qualifications in nursing. I sit on the Sacre Coeur Foundation Board, the Victorian Nurses and Midwives Trust and the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (Victorian Board).
As the second oldest of five girls who all went to OLSH, I loved our French convent school history and the opportunity to study the language. It has come in handy having a brother living in France.
My most amazing achievement in my life is my family. I am so proud and grateful to have an amazing partner in life Michael, four fantastic children, Anton, Isabella, Hugo and Philippa and a beautiful granddaughter Lottie.
My time at OLSH taught me the value of friendship, working hard, having fun and doing good for others. These are traits I carry through life and am proud to see engendered in my children. If OLSH students aspire to these values, I’m confident they will have a really full life. Work hard, aim high, be the person that you aspire to and have a lot of fun along the way!