Richard Dent OAM, CEO at Leadership Vic

Leading Ethically in Complex Times

Leadership in the 21st century is fundamentally different. Social media, globalisation, a new and aware generation, digital disruption, and more: how do we exercise leadership ethically in our organisations, our communities and our own lives?

Richard has worked in for-purpose organisations for more than two decades, holding roles in leadership and governance, child, family, disability, advocacy/policy agencies, peak bodies and professional associations.

Richard is a Harvard Club Fellow, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, has two Masters degrees, a committed Rotarian, and a recipient of the Order of Australia Medal.

Richard’s creed is to bring together business, government and civic organisations to make progress in complex issues for Victoria, Australia and the world, particularly relating to economic wellbeing, adapting to digital disruption, fostering social fairness, maintaining a sustainable environment and upholding human rights.

He views civic leaders as the key to humanity's progress at the current critical juncture. Leaders whose focus is business, government or NGOs can all make the difference. Humans have never needed good leadership more than we do right now. 

Organised and managed by the Rotary Clubs of Kew, Brighton North and Central Melbourne will be held over two weekends in November 2018

Rural Areas November 10 & 11

Metropolitan November 17 & 18

Gardens Open 10 am to 5 pm

Visit the Garden designfest website for up-to-date information


The main charity to benefit from this year’s Garden designfest is End Trachoma by 2020.
Australia is the world’s only developed country with trachoma, an infectious eye disease that can be prevented with good hygiene practices.

Visit the End Trachoma by 2020 website

Club Information

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Richard Dent OAM, CEO at Leadership Vic
May 29, 2018
Leading Ethically in Complex Times
Michelle Enbom
Jun 05, 2018
Disability Coordinator, Marlborough Unit, Port Phillip Prison
Jun 26, 2018
Bronwyn Stephens
Jul 10, 2018
The 2018-2019 year
Rotary wins Best Nonprofit Act for polio eradication work

Rotary wins Best Nonprofit Act for its polio eradication

Rotaract clubs honored for excellent service 2018

Top Rotaract honor goes to club that empowers women who have HIVRotaract clubs around the world earn awards for excellent

Final Exam

After a grueling year of preparation, two Rotarians and a Rotaractor face one last challenge before they can join the elite ShelterBox Response