Jerril Rechter

Jerril Rechter

CEO of VicHealth

Jerril Rechter is the CEO of VicHealth. She has extensive experience in leadership across the areas of government and not-for-profit sectors.

Jerril is a World Health Organization Advisor and a board member of the International Network of Health Promotion Foundations. Her current Ministerial appointments include membership of the Liquor Control Advisory Council, and the Advisory Panel for the Inquiry into Women and Girls in Sport and Active Recreation and she is Chair of Victoria’s Justice Health Ministerial Advisory Council. She regularly presents at state, national and international conferences and events to share her experiences in health promotion, leadership, the arts, and the potential of innovations to improve health and wellbeing for everyone.

She has served on various state and national boards and committees, including VicHealth’s, as Board Member from 2004 to 2010. Her past Ministerial appointments included the Victorian Eating Disorders Taskforce, Australia Day Committee Victoria, Australia Council for the Arts Deputy Chair Dance Board, Arts Tasmania Board, Brand Tasmania Board and the Community Leaders Group Tasmania.

Jerril is a recipient of a Centenary Medal, Tasmania Day Award, and Fellowships from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, Australia Council, Harvard Club of Australia, the Australian Davos Forum-Future Summit, and Williamson Community Leadership Program (Leadership Victoria).

Jerril holds a Master of Business Leadership from RMIT University.

Jerril has held executive positions at Leadership Victoria, Melbourne International Festival of the Arts, Footscray Community Arts Centre, and founded Stompin Youth Dance Company.

In 2015, Jerril won the Victorian Telstra Businesswoman of the Year Award in the Victorian Government and Academia category, and was also a finalist in the same category for the national awards.