”It is my pleasure, as Chief Executive Officer of the Australasian College of Dermatologists, to provide a reference for Kate Costello, Governance Matters. The College engaged Kate to undertake a radical review of its governance, particularly its governance structures, policies and processes. The review commenced with a presentation on good governance to the, then, Council, at the College’s Annual Scientific Meeting.
Despite vastly divergent views on the need for change, Kate led a highly consultative process that culminated in a successful vote at the AGM to change the constitution, particularly as it related to the governing body, which is now the Board.
Subsequently the College engaged Kate, again, to assess the effectiveness of the changes made.
The fact that the Board re-engaged Kate is testament to the high regard the Board, other Fellows and management have for her governance knowledge, her inclusive consulting style, her practicality and her understanding of the politics of membership organisations and the professions.”
Chief Executive Officer