Gillian Savage EFP09

Gillian Savage EFP09
  • Category: Alumni Ambassador
  • Job Title: Managing Director
  • Organisation: LeadAbility Group Pty Ltd (ACT)
  • State/Region: ACT
  • Country: Australia
  • Phone: 0438403960
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Find out more about ANZSOG's Executive Fellows Program

Gillian Savage undertook the ANZSOG Executive Fellows Program (EFP) in 2009 as a Senior Executive in the Commonwealth public service with experience in border protection, national security, environment protection and defence sectors.

The Executive Fellows Program:

  • Broadened her understanding of contemporary leadership
  • Expanded her network which has evolved into numerous enduring professional relationships
  • Challenged her to think differently about complex public sector challenges
  • Fostered her interest in user centred design

Savage established LeadAbility Group Pty Ltd in 2014, a consulting firm focused on strategy, governance and transformation particularly relation to business outcomes, security, ICT and cyber strategy. As the Managing Director, she drive all aspects of business strategy and performance. Prior to establishing her company, she held Chief Operating Officer and Senior Executive roles in government as well as private company Director roles.

As a Non-Executive Director with over 15 years’ Board and Committee experience she is currently:

  • Member of the Defence Reserves Support Council ACT and SE NSW
  • Non-Executive member of the Arthritis ACT Board (incorporating Osteoporosis ACT)
  • ACT committee member of the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation Brainstorm for a Cure
  • Former Non-Executive member of the National Archives of Australia Executive Board
  • UN Women Empowerment Champion; a program that promotes gender equality and women’s empowerment in the Asia Pacific region

Some of her career achievements include:

  • Shaping workforce through the Attorney-General's Department strategic workforce plan Broader Horizons: Agile Global Diverse
  • Defining the technology future through the National Archives of Australia ICT Strategic Plan 2016-2018
  • Defining the digital future through a Digital Transformation Agenda for the National Archives of Australia
  • Transforming Australian border management through design and implementation of SmartGate for the Australian Customs Service
  • Leading a team awarded the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Sector Management in 2008 for collaboration across Customs and Immigration