Patty Kinnersly is Chief Executive Officer of Our Watch, a not-for-profit organisation established to drive nationwide
change in the structures, norms and practices that lead to violence against women and their children.
A leading health, welfare and education professional, Patty was Chief Executive Officer of Women’s Health
Grampians for nine years, before joining Our Watch in 2015 as Director, Practice Leadership.
She was appointed to the Chief Executive role in June 2018.
Patty has extensive governance experience, serving on the boards of Ballarat Health Services, the Australian
Women’s Health Network, Rural Northwest Health, and Child and Family Services Ballarat.
In 2023 Patty was appointed as expert advisor to Minister Clare’s University working group and the inaugural
Chairman, National Respectful Relationships Education Expert Working Group.
She is a Vice President of the Carlton Football Club Board, the first Board Director to oversee its women’s football
Patty lives in regional Victoria.