About Christine

Christine has an extraodinary life. She has pursued and been given many opportunities. She has experienced the best and worst of human behaviour. She has been highly praised and highly criticised but never ignored.

This website will help to allow others to share what these experiences have taught her. Christine believes in the adage that "to whom much is given, much is expected". 


Honorary Doctorate of Laws, Macquarie University, 2010

Honorary Doctorate of the University of Ballarat, 2009

Honorary Doctorate of Laws, Monash University, 2005

Honorary Doctorate of Letters, Wollongong University, 2003

Aspen Institute, Executive Management Course, 1986

Harkness Fellowship of the Commonwealth Fund of New York, 1984-86

Research Fellow: Program in Criminal Justice Policy & Management,(Harvard), 1985-6

Master of Public Administration (Harvard) 1984-5

Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy and Politics (Macquarie) 1981-3

Diploma in Labour Relations and Law (Sydney) 1979-80

Certificate in Personnel Administration 1974-77

Major Business Positions

Chair Monash College Pty Ltd, September 2012 to present

Chair Good Shepherd Micro Finance, April 2012 to present

Business adviser, mentor, lecturer, public speaker since August 2010

Chair, Victorian Bushfire Reconstruction and Recovery Authority 2009/2010

Chief Commissioner, Victoria Police 2001/2009

Assistant Commissioner, NSW Police 1994/2001

Recognition Awards

Committee for Melbourne, Citizens Award 2009

Save the Children Foundation- The White Flame Award 2009

Toast Masters International Award for Leadership and Communications 2009

Business Review Weekly 10 Most Innovative Leaders, June 2007

SACS Consulting Inaugural Leadership in Victorian Public Sector 2007

Fellow, Australian new Zealand School of Government 2007

National Fellow, Institute of Public Administration Australia 2005

Australian Financial Review Boss Magazine, True Leaders 2003, 2004

Fellow Australian Institute of Management 2004

Fellow Australian Institute of Police Management 2001

Australian Government Centenary Medal 2001

Runner up Telstra Business Woman of the year 1997

Australian Police medal 1997

Specialist Expertise

Extensive experience in policing, organisational reform, risk management, crisis management, corruption prevention, emergency management and human resource management.

Written extensively on policing issues and has been lead investigator on a number of Australian Research Council grants.

Presented to numerous groups including: Leadership Victoria, Hong Kong Government, European Union, New Zealand and Pacific Island nations, numerous businesses including major banking institutions, retailers, not for profit organisations, major consulting organisations.

Teaches on leadership, regulation, women in leadership achieving and flourishing, corruption prevention and communications with Australian and new Zealand School of Government.

Develops and delivers leadership programmes in association with Our Community.com.au

Well known, experienced public speaker and advocate for women, disadvantaged youth and multifaith/multicultural communities.