Major General Kathryn Toohey



In my almost 35 years as an Army officer and an electrical engineer, I have witnessed many examples of outstanding leadership. The one trait that I’ve consistently seen in the leaders I admire is that of attention to diversity and inclusivity. That is - attention to ensure that all members of a team are given the opportunity to contribute, make a difference and to succeed. Outstanding leaders seek alternate views, different ways of thinking and value multiple perspectives. Often, they influence organisational culture in quiet and subtle ways but always they are focused on that great Australian value of a ‘fair go for all’.

BE (Hons), 1991

Part of the Facing Equality Series