Gender Equality Commissioner speaks to EGHS Leadership Group

Gender Equality Commissioner Dr Niki Vincent recently attended a morning tea at East Grampians Health service, and spoke to the Leadership Group about her role.

Dr Vincent commenced as Victoria’s first Public Sector Gender Equality Commissioner in 2020. She oversees the implementation of the Gender Equality Act 2020 and plays a key leadership role in promoting gender equality in the community and workplaces.

Dr Vincent has a wealth of experience in gender equality and organisational leadership. This includes serving as the South Australian Commissioner for Equal Opportunity from 2016-2020.

Prior to that, Dr Vincent was CEO of the Leaders Institute of South Australia and a member of the Remuneration Tribunal of South Australia. She has established two successful not-for-profit organisations, and has led major programs of academic research.

Dr Vincent holds an appointment as an Adjunct Associate Professor in UniSA’s Business School and is a board member of InTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence and the Brave Foundation, which supports teenage parents.

EGHS chief executive Nick Bush said Dr Vincent’s address to the Leadership Group was thought provoking.

“We appreciate Dr Vincent taking the time out of her busy schedule to visit EGHS to talk to staff – her insights prompted many conversations following the event,” Mr Bush said.

“EGHS is committed to promoting gender equality within the health service, through its employment of staff and all services offered.”

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Pictured is EGHS Chief Executive Nick Bush, Gender Equality Commissioner Dr Niki Vincent, Chief Executive Officer of Women’s Health Grampians Marianne Hendron and EGHS Manager Human Resources Ros Bloomfield