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Chief Executive Officer

Role Purpose:

  • Lead and grow a remarkable Vision; ‘A nation that respects women, in which every woman lives in safety, free from all forms of men’s abuse’
  • Promote awareness and drive strategies for the prevention of men’s violence against women

White Ribbon Australia (WRA) is seeking to appoint a visionary, forward-thinking Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to provide critical leadership in the achievement of the organisation’s strategic goals and elevate the WRA campaign to the next level of excellence.

The CEO will lead an energetic team (located in North Sydney) to grow the WRA campaign throughout Australia and engage organisations and individuals, particularly men and boys, in the prevention of men’s violence against women. With a strong commitment to the values of WRA, the incoming CEO will create and sustain a valued public profile and positively influence and build relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders.

Working closely with the Board and Executive Team, you will develop and implement a new Strategic Plan in 2019. Your highly developed people management skills will be essential in mentoring, motivating and nurturing a small and dynamic team of highly skilled professional staff and volunteers. You will have excellent business acumen coupled with the ability to identify opportunities for growth. You will exhibit superior interpersonal, advocacy and negotiation skills and be capable of enhancing a positive organisational culture. You will have a strong alignment with WRA’s mission and be able to personify all that the organisation stands for in the public arena.

White Ribbon Vision and Purpose:

White Ribbon is the world’s largest movement of men and boys working to end men’s violence against women and girls. White Ribbon Australia, as part of this global social movement, works through a primary prevention approach understanding that men are central to seeing the social change necessary to prevent men’s violence against women. Through community engagement, we engage men to stand up, speak out and act to influence the actions of men, demand change and drive gender equality.

Vision: A nation that respects women, in which every woman lives in safety free from all forms of men’s abuse.

Purpose: Engaging men to make women’s safety a man’s issue too.

White Ribbon Core Values:

  • Courage– courage in facing challenge and finding creative, innovative solutions
  • Integrity– ethical, honest and accountable to all
  • Respect– compassionate, honouring and acknowledging difference and upholding dignity
  • Collaboration– working collaboratively to drive positive social change
  • Leadership– leaders in driving lasting, positive, normative change

How to apply for this role:

To apply – please email your application to, using the subject line: Chief Executive Officer – White Ribbon Australia (WRAceo0218) application via WRA addressing your cover letter and resume to Kate Wheeler of Fisher Leadership, or call +61 1300 347 437 for further information.

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