- Christine Nixon AO QPM was the first female to be appointed Queensland Commissioner in 2019.
- Was the inaugural Chair GSM from 2011 to 2019.
- Appointed in October 2019 Chair of the Board, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
- Became a police officer in NSW Police in 1972 rising to become the first women to be appointed Assistant Commissioner in 1974, as the head of Human Resources and Education
- She went on to manage 3 operational regions until becoming the Victorian Police Commissioner.
- Appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2021 for distinguished service to law enforcement, to women in policing, and to tertiary education.
- Organisational change
- Women in business
- Succeeding in a man's world
- Strategy development and implementation
She was amazing - down to earth and you could listen to her for hours and not get bored. The comments from so many were she was the best speaker we've ever had.
General Mills Australia and New Zealand
Quality of presentation - Christine is so easy to listen to, humble and personable. She conveyed her message to our staff really well and interacted with all questions thrown at her. Her lessons on leadership and community were well received.
Epping Views Primary School
Absolutely fantastic and inspirational speaker. Cannot recommend Christine highly enough.
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Christine was an insightful, honest, courageous speaker who willingly shared her leadership experiences and stories with our audience. Audience members were struck by her humility and honesty.
Safer Care Victoria
Very on point for this audience. Very well received. Came to the dinner the night before and engaged with critical people at the table.
Association of Independent Schools NSW
Christine’s presentation was extremely well received at our conference. It was inspiring, thought-provoking and eye-opening. Christine was able to share lessons learned from her wealth of experience including how she dealt with challenges, how she inspired good leadership and how to develop a good team culture. Not only was her presentation very engaging, but it was relevant to our audience and our message of the day.
Roads and Maritime Services
Excellent – the best we have had to date, Christine will be hard to follow up at our next IWD Event.
Benalla International Women's Day Committee
Fantastic speaker! Very informative, interesting, she was relevant to the crowd and listened to the brief. Thank you!
Destination Event Management
Christine's presentation was inspiring because she generously shared so much about her life experiences and the way in which she dealt with the challenges that she faced. She has a commanding presence, is a wonderful storyteller and has a great sense of humour which make for an engaging presentation. Christine was able to connect with a diverse audience, all of whom were able to take away a gem of wisdom.
Department of Land Water and Planning
Christine's insight into leadership and organisational culture, as well as relatable style, were simply exceptional. Highly recommended!
The Salvation Army, Victoria
A warm, authentic and experienced leader who engaged the Leadership group.
Christine’s lived experiences gave our staff, students and community audience some great insight into how leading with people as the focus in an engaged and positive way can directly impact the success of an organisation. How this can create an optimistic and constructive community culture that has the ability to make a difference and impact the lives of those within it.
Christine offered us all an inspired call to action for men to make space for women and for both men and women to ‘stop being afraid’ to challenge status quo and cultural norms when it comes to progressing gender equality.
Yarra Ranges Council and Women’s Health East were both thrilled to host Christine at our International Women’s Day event and would recommend having Christine share her wisdom and philosophies on leadership, challenges in progressing gender equality and fostering positive organisational culture and change.
Yarra Ranges Shire Council
Christine was exactly the right speaker for our group. She was motivating, encouraging and understanding. Christine did her homework, took the time to get to know the group she was presenting to by coming early and observing and was just an absolute hit with our staff. Many of our guests on the day have indicated they could have listened to Christine and her stories and hear about her life experience for hours.
Children's Court of Victoria
Christine Nixon was very engaging with the audience. It was an inspiring speech.
Rural Workforce Agency, Victoria
Christine’s insights on culture, diversity and the achievements of women (of others, as well as her personal achievements) made a very positive and significant impact on our Metro audience – the content, style and messages were incredibly relevant and delivered in a very down to earth, compelling and honest manner. Christine’s ability to translate her experiences, passion and key messages in an engaging story telling manner that resonate with a broad audience is truly a great skill. Would highly recommend Christine as an engaging, personable and highly knowledgeable speaker.
The audience we’re inspired and moved. Really genuine delivery and stories told.
Christine was an excellent speaker.
Queensland University of Technology
We received the following feedback from our staff: - Her insight and personal stories were an excellent example of how she was able to work her way up the corporate ladder and make positive change within a HUGE organisation. - Gave me an insight in to how to push yourself to improve your confidence in progressing within the work place. - Everyone has the ability to change to improve. - Christine Nixon was amazing - she is inspirational and managed to incorporate our values without actually using the words.
Country Fire Authority
Really linked in well with our theme for the workshop.
Goulburn Murray Water
Christine was wonderful! Generous with her time and experience. Our students (aged 19-22) did not all know of Christine due to their age but they found her experience and advice on leadership extremely valuable.
La Trobe University
Christine was able to relate to the field that she addressing, although we are completely different areas.