The Council

The Leadership Council on Cultural Diversity is a group of leaders committed to improving the representation of cultural diversity within the leadership of Australian organisations.

Council chair Dr Tim Soutphommasane introduces the Council’s work

Formed in December 2016, the Council seeks to make cultural diversity in leadership a reality.

Drawn from business, government, universities and civil society, Council members are advocates for diversity and inclusion.

The establishment of the Leadership Council followed the release of Leading for Change: A blueprint for cultural diversity and inclusive leadership in 2016, which highlighted the under-representation of cultural diversity among senior Australian leaders.

Latest News

New video, the launch, and what’s next
The Leadership Council on Cultural Diversity was launched on 21 March by Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane.
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First public event
The Leadership Council on Cultural Diversity will host its first public event at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) offices.
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Leading for change:


How to get involved

The Leadership Council will be holding regular activities and events in 2017 and beyond. The Council will also be looking for partners and contributors to join with.

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For all inquiries, please email the Council Secretariat at contact@leadershipdiversity.org.au.