Kit McMahon is CEO of Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE) – a Women’s Health Service in Southern Metropolitan Melbourne that, through primary prevention, health promotion and gender equity improves health and of women. Before her role at WHISE, she was Chief Operating Office for Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET). She has implemented gender equality plans in TAFE, local government, tourism and skills policy. She has over 20 years experience in not for profits and background in skills and training policy.
Prior to joining Women’s Health in the South East as CEO, Kit was CEO and Company Secretary of Girl Guides Australia, Chief Operating Officer of the Australian Council of Private Education and Training (ACPET) and General Manager and 2IC of the Industry Skills Council, Service Skills Australia. She has also been Chair and Director of Gender Equity Victoria, and now is Deputy Chair of Volunteering Australia Deputy Chair for Tradeswomen Australia and Chair of The Women’s Spirit Project.
Proudly the daughter of two feminists from south western rural Victoria, Kit has consistently and passionately advocated for gender equality, empowering women and girls. A strong believer in the importance of collaboration and partnerships, Kit has championed on the value of embracing diversity and tolerance in our communities, workplaces, education institutions and governments.
Kit has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from Monash, a Graduate Diploma in Action Learning, a Master of Adult Education (Organisation Development) from UTS, an MBA from Macquarie University and has completed the AICD Company Directors Course. She is a member of the AICD, Women on Boards, Emily’s List and Gender Equity Victoria.