Ms Rhonda Whitfield

Position on Council:

Governor in Council appointee and Deputy Chancellor

Present occupation:

Non-Executive Director, Mediator, and Executive Mentor

Board Chair of a Victorian not-for-profit service for people with intellectual disability, Non-Executive Director of a charitable foundation, a group of community pharmacies, and an Australasian network of elder mediators.

Academic qualifications:

Graduate Diploma Business Administration (GDBA), National Mediator Accreditation Standards (NMAS) and Registered Nurse (RN)

Summary of previous experience

Rhonda is an accomplished non-executive director with more than fifteen (15) years governance experience acquired at for-profit and not-for-profit boards in the sectors of technology, health, Victorian Government emergency services, disability, art, sport and parks.

Her practical application of rigorous governance is underpinned with sector-specific governance skills development for disability services and Victorian Government health networks. This is in addition to for-profit business governance education through the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Rhonda’s constructive work in governance, mediation and executive mentoring followed a flourishing, commercial career within information and communication technology, global pharmaceuticals and health.

Particular areas of expertise / interest

  • Quality and governance, business strategy and general management
  • Many aspects of access to non-judicial justice and social justice especially for people with intellectual disability, frailty and vulnerability associated with aging.
  • Neuroscience and human-centred innovation.