We are excited to welcome LEAD’s new CEO Sharmily Nagarsekar.

Many of you will know Sharmily through her work over a long period with LEAD and will know what a capable, engaging and inspiring leader she is.

Sharmily has over 20 years of demonstrated experience in strategic planning, stakeholder engagement, professional development, and organisational capacity building in the Not-for-profit sector. Sharmily started her journey at LEAD as the Business Development Manager. She then took on the role of Partnership Liaison Manager, using her skills and hands-on experience in implementing the Linker Network, by building relationships, establishing strategic partnerships, facilitating and collaborating with Community Sector Service Providers and practitioners to adopt changes rapidly and effectively achieving the widest possible common ground and consistency in the Targeted Early Intervention and Prevention (TEI) sector. In July 2020, Sharmily took on a new challenge as the Learning & Development Manager and 2IC of LEAD strengthening the range of professional development opportunities for the Community Sector workforce supporting children, families and communities in Western Sydney Nepean Blue Mountains district. Her aim has been to accelerate LEAD’s subject-matter-expert facilitated workshops in areas of emerging needs.

Sharmily’s aim is to position LEAD as the “Go To Place” for all workforce development solutions…..whether it be increasing expertise through workforce upskilling, building leadership capabilities, instilling sound organisation policies and procedures or embedding strong workplace culture.

Sharmily has already demonstrated her passion for genuine collaboration and her ability to work creatively towards solutions and the Board is looking forward to an exciting time of growth and diversification as LEAD continues to strengthen its unique footprint in empowering organisations and practitioners in the Community Sector.


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