Chief Executive Officer

Kathryn Arndt

Kathryn is the CEO of the Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA). The VLGA supports councils and elected representatives (councillors) to deliver positive outcomes for their local communities through high performance leadership and effective governance. The Association is member-run and non-partisan. As a peak body, the VLGA supports the local government sector through leadership, advocacy and professional development.

Kathryn currently sits on the board of Diabetes Australia.  Kathryn was a member of the inaugural Victorian Ministerial Council on Women's Equality which concluded its term in mid-2020. In her capacity as CEO of the VLGA, Kathryn was a member of the former Women’s Roundtable for Local Government and the Victorian Gender Equality Advisory Council. Kathryn represents the local government sector on a number of state and federal government committees.

Kathryn has a track record in leading teams and delivering success working at a senior and high-profile level in the Victorian local government sector; with a demonstrable ability to quickly grasp the issues facing a sector with multiple stakeholders and the legislated responsibility to provide oversight and governance to, and the delivery of, critical services on behalf of state and federal government to Victorian communities.