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.

Dr Tim Soutphommasane
Michelle Guthrie
Professor Peter Høj
Tony Johnson
Dr Martin Parkinson AC PSM
Luke Sayers

Latest News

Cultural diversity and leadership forum
The Leadership Council hosted eighty leaders in Sydney to discuss getting cultural diversity right.
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Moving beyond food festivals
The Leadership Council met on 21 March at the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet in Canberra. The Leadership Council
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Cultural diversity and innovation
It has been proven that diverse workforces lead to better decision-making. Cultural diversity in organisational leadership is good for business,
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Leadership Profile: Raynuha Sinnathamby (Managing Director, Springfield Land Corporation)
What motivated you to join the Leadership Council? It’s quite apparent that despite Australia’s population being so culturally diverse, there
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Leading for change:


Leading for Change: A blueprint for cultural diversity and inclusive leadership

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.