Rachael Robertson

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In 2005 Rachael led a year long expedition to Davis Station, Antarctica - the second female to lead a team at the Station and the youngest ever leader.

She managed a team of 120 people throughout summer. In February they depart and 18 remain behind people through the long, dark, Antarctic winter. Through trial and error Rachael built a resilient and highly successful team based on the foundation that ‘respect trumps harmony’. Since returning, she has completed her MBA, written a best-selling book, 'Leading on the edge', and presented at over 800 events around the world.

Life in, and connection to, Hobsons Bay

When Rachael returned from Antarctica in 2006 she took up the role of Chief Ranger of Port Phillip Bay with Parks Victoria based in Nelson Place. Rachael says it was an amazing place to work and a great introduction to Hobsons Bay and its people. When she got married and had her son, the family was looking for somewhere to live that had a strong community spirit, lots of open space, and a great primary school. Williamstown ticked all the boxes.


Leading on the edge (Wiley, 2013)

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