Aug 14, 2020
Georgie Somerset has built an impressive board portfolio, currently sitting on the board of the ABC, AgForce Queensland, the Royal Flying Doctor Service and Red Earth Community Foundation.
In this conversation, Georgie takes us back to her boarding school days, which she says laid a solid foundation of resilience and taught her how to problem solve – starting with catching a bus from Brisbane to Melbourne for 16 hours to get to school.
Georgie’s board career started at the Queensland Regional & Remote Women's Network in 2009, where she was founding vice president, took a break, then returned as president for seven years.
Throughout this time, she continued to build her experience by grasping as many volunteering opportunities as she could. Georgie says she cooked lots of cakes and flipped many burgers. She says it was this foundation that taught her how to work with other volunteers and the value of true collaboration.
Georgie talks about her board progression, lessons learned and what inspires her, saying “my community foundation really feeds my soul” and “if you have the right framework and the right foundations, you can actually trust the process and the people to take you there".
Listen to the full fascinating interview.
Georgie Somerset's current board roles
President, AgForce Queensland
Director Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC)
Director Royal Flying Doctor Service (Qld)
Chair Red Earth Community Foundation
Director Children’s Health Queensland
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