Dr Kathy Alexander

Dr Kathy Alexander


Dr Alexander accepted her position as the State Government-appointed Chair of the Panel of Administrators for City of Greater Geelong in May, 2016.

A well-known former CEO of City of Melbourne, Dr Alexander is experienced in leading change both in large and complex organisations and within smaller community organisations and businesses.

Dr Alexander has built a national reputation, both in local government and public health sectors, for embedding stakeholder engagement and community participation in complex and politically sensitive environments.

As the CEO of Women’s and Children’s Health, which governed The Royal Children’s Hospital and The Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne, Dr Alexander initiated improvements in finances and productivity, leading a recovery program that saw a $15M productivity gain over four years and a community engagement process which underpinned the government's decision to build a new women's hospital.

Dr Alexander has worked as a consultant providing services in governance, strategic planning, change management and service improvement in both public and private sectors.

Her work has been recognised with several national best practice awards and leadership positions on a number of boards.