Independent Non-Executive Director
Authentic Leadership (Harvard Business School)
Caro Llewellyn is CEO of the Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas – centrepiece of Melbourne’s status as a vibrant UNESCO City of Literature – and is dedicated to championing the transformative power of conversation and informed public debate.
As the former artistic director of several large-scale literary festivals, including the Sydney Writers’ Festival, the PEN World Voices Festival chaired by Salman Rushdie in New York, and an international literary festival for Columbia University’s campus in Paris, she has worked with many of the most distinguished writers and brightest thinkers of our time.
She is the author of four works of non-fiction including the 2020 Stella Prize shortlisted memoir, Diving into Glass, about her experiences living with disability – her father’s and her own. Caro is a specialist in authentic leadership and engagement, diversity and communications in the business, cultural, educational, and not-for-profit sectors.