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Former top cop to speak at annual conference

Posted 23 August 2019

Former Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Christine Nixon will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 VHA Annual Conference: The future of health an imperative for change.

Ms Nixon will share her experiences in change management within a constrained system and how to think differently to tackle societal problems in the current environment.

VHA CEO Tom Symondson said the VHA is delighted to have Ms Nixon as keynote speaker at the conference to draw on her  lifetime of  exemplary achievement and public profile as well as the experience of the associated pressures of leadership.

‘As the 19th Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police, Christine has direct experience of running a highly complex organisation through change, disruption and, at times, extreme and life-threatening circumstances,’ he said.

Ms Nixon’s appointment into one of the toughest jobs in the country in 2001 was ground-breaking. As the first female to become a police commissioner in Australia, she led over 14,000 staff  overseeing an annual budget of $1.7 billion, rising to the top in the male-dominated field of policing whilst demonstrating compassion, warmth, intelligence and determination.

The VHA Annual Conference will be held on 3 and 4 October at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

VHA members receive a complimentary registration to the annual conference upon renewing membership for 2019-20. A code to access the complimentary registration will be supplied to members once they have renewed.

To register click here.

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