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Meet Kinsey Pattison, Charters Towers Regional Council.
How long have you been working in Local Government?
I was introduced into the world of Council when I was lucky enough to win a traineeship in 2006 with the Charters Towers City Council. After taking a little break from the industry, I re-entered local government in 2010. Six fabulous years later and here I am working as head of the human resources programme at Charters Towers Regional Council.
What does a ‘day in the life’ consist of for you?
What I adore about working in human resources in a local government environment is the variety of challenge that’s out there. In a smaller council such as ours I have the incredible opportunity to work with people at all levels of the organisation, and I not only get to influence change but see the direct impact of this across the organisation which is satisfying.
In your opinion, what is the single most important characteristic for a leader to have/demonstrate?
You’ve got to walk the talk. Our employees cultivate respect for those leaders who demonstrate follow through, which has been vital in our work undertaking cultural transformation across the organisation. Something as simple as walking the talk inspires trust amongst our people to come along on the journey with us.
What is one thing on your bucket list that you’d like to do ASAP?
I’m planning on ticking off one very big bucket list item next year, I’m going to compete in my first triathlon in Yungaburra in April 2017. I would say wish me luck, but I’d appreciate fast healing blisters more than anything else.
What inspired you to join LGMA Queensland?
I’ve attended a number of LGMA events over the years. I’ve always come away from these events with something tangible which developed my assessment that LGMA was a quality organisation doing important work. Peta Irvine and Robyn Walker have also been incredibly generous with their time and advice when I’ve needed it too, and having industry mentors like these ladies is something I’ve been grateful to have the opportunity to experience. While we’re discussing the leadership quality of being able to walk the talk, these two certainly have this in spades.