Young leaders graduate from governance program

Luke Mitchell, Bindi Shah, Annie Withrow and Curtis Reddell
Luke Mitchell, Bindi Shah, Annie Withrow and Curtis Reddell

SCARBOROUGH Football Club president Curtis Reddell is among 20 young professionals who have graduated from the 2019 Emerging Leaders in Governance Program (ELGP).

The Brightwater Care Group rehabilitation coordinator graduated on Wednesday night with Volunteering WA executive services manager Annie Withrow, of Glendalough, PwC senior manager Luke Mitchell from Scarborough and Innaloo’s Bindi Shah who is a business manager at Collgar Wind Farm.

The ELGP gives professionals under 40 years of age the tools to take on board positions within the not-for-profit (NFP) sector and was the brainchild of Alicia Curtis, who co-founded the 100 Women initiative, and Southcare chief executive Nicky Howe.

Mr Reddell said the program brought together a group of young, like-minded professionals who wanted to give back to the community while Ms Withrow said the program highlighted the importance young people could play in contributing to board diversity in their communities.

“The program is a fantastic avenue to prepare young leaders for directorships and ultimately gives opportunities for them to pay forward by volunteering on NFP boards, using their unique skill-sets,” Mr Mitchell said.

Ms Shah said the program offered a great insight into the legal and regulatory aspects of how boards should operate.

Graduates can now apply for a traineeships and positions on NFP Boards available with the program’s 41 community partners.