Jonathon Peatfield, Chief Executive Officer, Life Education NSW/ACT.

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Jonathon is an ASF Alumni Ambassador. In 2022, Jonathan was the recipient of the McKinsey Executive Leadership Program Scholarship.

Jonathon Peatfield is the Chief Executive Officer of Life Education NSW/ACT. He manages a team of 80 people delivering health and wellbeing programs to children right across NSW, with support from the infamous mascot Healthy Harold.

Early in his career Jono spent seven years in sales leadership and national account management with national hardware business the Otter Group. He then moved into the NFP sector after a close friend started batyr, a social enterprise that focuses on preventative education in young people’s mental health. Helping to scale the organisation through funding, clear strategic planning and building great culture.
Recently, Jono has been working with the Thrive by Five movement to promote equitable, affordable and accessible access to early learning so that every child can thrive.
Jonathon lives in rural NSW, is a natural leader with a passion and commitment to assisting young people in the community.

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Harvard Club of Australia Ferris Family Fellowship (2023)

The experience of going to Harvard was fantastic, it had always been a dream so a huge thanks to ASF and the Ferris family for making it a reality. Being able to hear the diversity of thought and challenges that 150 NFP leaders from 14 different countries brough to the program was incredible. It was an inspiring week, I have enjoyed sharing learnings and insights with my team and look forward to any opportunities to share with the wider NFP community. My favourite insight from the week was a definition of leadership provided by Professor Dutch Leonard ‘Leadership is a process of introducing a new and generally unwelcomed reality to a person or group in society and helping them successfully adapt to it.

McKinsey Executive Leadership Program, McKinsey & Company (2022)

Having support from the Australian Scholarships Foundation to participate in the McKinsey Executive Leadership Program (ELP) was fantastic, I would not have been able to attend otherwise. As an NFP participant, ELP was a great opportunity to engage with leaders outside of the sector, helping gain a different perspective and share insights. It is easy to get caught up in the NFP world, so to be able to spend time learning and meeting executives from other sectors was invaluable. I would highly recommend others in the NFP sector to apply for this opportunity through the Australian Scholarships Foundation.

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