Dr Rhonda Galbally AO
Rhonda Galbally's life work has been to strengthen non-profit, education and community organisations. Her dynamic leadership in creating new solutions for community organisations is consolidated by her vast experience in organisational development and management, strategic policy and program development, capacity building, fundraising and grantmaking.
Over twenty-five years her leadership has been tirelessly used to assist community organisations to become more effective in providing Australia's social infrastructure - as important as economic development for our successful transition into the twenty-first century.
Rhonda has made unique contributions to Australian and international social development by establishing new organisations and programs for Australia and the world from concept to operational success. These include the Australian International Health Institute (Faculty of Medicine, University of Melbourne). In this role Rhonda initiated the Sir Gustav Nossal Fellowship for Leadership in Health Reform and the Australian hub for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Child Vaccination Program. Rhonda established and sustained the world first organisation to use the dedicated tobacco tax for health promotion, the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth).
Rhonda Galbally created the Australian Commission for the Future, which among other areas such as biotechnology, information technology, the future of work and education, began the movement to establish Greenhouse emissions as a vital issue for Australia. Other positions held by Rhonda include the Exeutive Director of the Myer Foundation and Sidney Myer Foundation, Chair of Philianthropy Australia (then the Australian Association of Philanthropy. In all of her positions executive and non-executive, on boards and reviews, Rhonda has successfully ridden the boundary between the commercial and non-profit worlds, forging productive and practical linkages for the better development of both sectors and beneficial outcomes for the wider community.