Chief Executive Officer
The Centre for Volunteering
Gemma Rygate has over twenty-five years’ experience as an executive, senior manager, consultant and facilitator across the NFP, public and private sectors. She is currently the Chief Executive Officer of The Centre for Volunteering. Prior to that, Gemma held the position of Executive Director, National, of the Institute of Public Administration Australia.
Gemma is a graduate of ACU and UNSW. After completing her Bachelor of Education Degree and Master of Arts, she spent many years as a Department Head in secondary education in NSW. Gemma managed a state wide assessment team for over 10 years; she volunteered in Cambodia for over 10 years, and she also manages a large pastoral holding in the state’s Central West. She is a non-executive director on a NFP Board and Company Secretary for two NFPs. Since transitioning from teaching, Gemma has held Chief Executive positions for several years and has facilitated leadership workshops for groups locally and abroad.