All posts by Rachael Robertson

Rachael Robertson returned to Australia after 12 months in the Antarctic, where she successfully led the 58th Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition to Davis Station. She is the second woman to lead a team at the station, and also one of the youngest to have held this role. This unique role required her to be a leader 24 hours a day, every day of the year, as Antarctica is completely inaccessible during winter and, once the last ship leaves in February, no one can leave the base—under any circumstance (not even if you are dying)—until the ship returns in November. Rachael was responsible for all aspects of life at the station—from the safety and welfare of over 80 expeditioners in summer, to the delivery of the Australian Government’s $20 million science program. Prior to this, Rachael had held senior operational management roles, for 16 years, across a range of complex and challenging environments. She now works in the field of leadership development, sharing her varied experiences.
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