Leigh brings a practical and innovative mix of skills to the reform of complex social systems.
Leigh Gassner is passionate about bringing together multiple, diverse stakeholders for meaningful dialogue and problem solving. Aiding this work is his deep knowledge and practice of systems thinking. Leigh’s extensive senior executive experience has included leading and managing two of the largest police regions in Victoria, Australia. He spearheaded a systemic response to the issues of violence against women and children, resulting in significant reform in the delivery of integrated government and non-government services. Leigh consults on social system and policy reform and is a regular speaker at the Australia and New Zealand School of Government’s Towards Strategic Leadership programme. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration of Australia.
Multi-stakeholder engagement, social policy development
- National Workshops on Violence Against Women
- Aboriginal Health Lab
- National scenario dialogue for Indigenous Australians
- Working to create a new global benchmark for innovative environmental and social sustainability practices within the construction industry
- National consultation on perpetrator intervention involving violence against women
- Building medical research capacity by addressing systemic challenges to women in science