National Leadership Group

The National Leadership Group is a cross-sector advisory body that supports the implementation of the Stronger Places, Stronger People initiative. 

The National Leadership Group brings together leaders from communities, business, philanthropy, academia and service delivery, along with Special Advisors from the Commonwealth and State/Territory governments. Tony Berg AM, a Director of Gresham and also a Director of Jawun Indigenous and Corporate Partnerships, chairs the group.  

Purpose and Role

The Group’s key purpose is to support the Stronger Places, Stronger People strategy and implementation of place-based collective impact as an approach to building stronger futures for children and their families and disrupting disadvantage.

The Group has four key roles:

On 15 February 2022, The National Leadership Group agreed to broaden the scope of their role to oversee the foundational work project for a National Centre for Place-Based Collaboration.

The Group will issue a Communiqué after each meeting.


  • Tony Berg AM
  • Gill Callister PSM
  • Professor Deborah Cobb-Clark
  • Matthew Cox
  • Teya Dusseldorp
  • Alistair Ferguson
  • Professor Sharon Goldfeld
  • Mick Keelty AO APM
  • Claerwen Little
  • Ivan Power
  • Jessie Sleep
  • Michael Traill AM


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