Sue Rivett

Personal Assistant to Managing Director/CEO, Australia Foundation Investment Company2017 Melbourne Fellowship


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What was the most valuable thing you got out of CSL?

Personal sustainability is the core strength of a leader.

Why are you passionate about sustainability? 

We can all make a difference!

For me, it was recognising that my local community was my sphere of influence and that I just needed to link with the people around me and work with them in an area that we all value. The 'Save The World Plan' could come later!

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How did CSL play a role in directing your current path or project?

The course gave me the skills to delve into myself, to recognise that I could only be the leader I aspired to be if I was aware of my strengths and weaknesses as well as my values and core beliefs as these underpinned everything that I did. Personal sustainability the core strength of a leader/change maker. I now have a clearer idea of where I want to go in the future.

Why is leadership for sustainability so important?

The more advocates there are for sustainability, the bigger the difference we can collectively make. Think big, start small.

What do you plan to do next on your sustainability journey?

Get involved in my local community.

What are three words you would use to describe the Fellowship Program?

Challenging, Enlightening & Liberating.



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