Human Potential
Episode 33

Kerry Chikarovski – Former NSW Liberal Leader and the first woman to lead a major political party in New South Wales.

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In this episode of the Human Potential Podcast our host, Oliver Freer, speaks with Kerry Chikarovski about her role as the first woman to lead a major political party in New South Wales; dealing with bullies and the importance of asking for help. We also find out what event, at the age of 12, changed the course of Kerry’s life. In addition, we discover what she really said to her detractors behind closed doors.

More about Kerry

Kerry is the founder and Director of Chikarovski & Associates, a government relations, community engagement and stakeholder relations consultancy, which she founded in 2003, whose expertise spans a wide range of industries including financial, government, community, property and technology start-ups.

Knowing the ins and outs of working with government and its departments, has seen Kerry assist a wide range of clients achieve success in circumstances where bureaucracy has been challenging to navigate. Removing these roadblocks via sound policy and strategic approach is what Kerry is widely known for in the industry.

Kerry is the Chair of NSW Women's Rugby Union and holds a number of board positions, which include, NSW Waratahs Rugby, Our Watch, Adopt Change, Road Safety Education and the Humpty Dumpty Foundation. She is an ambassador for the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation and a mentor with the Minerva Network.

Kerry is also a regular media commentator across national television and radio channels including Sky News, ABC Weekend Breakfast, 2GB, ABC the Drum, Q&A, Ch 7 Sunrise and Seven News.

Kerry’s Book recommendation

Anything by Jodie Picoult*

(* Her last nine novels have debuted at number one on the New York Times bestseller list.)

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