Kim Ellis

Kim Ellis

Kim Ellis is the Executive Director of Sydney Botanic Gardens & Centennial Parklands (Australia), responsible for the management of 1,100 hectares of botanical gardens, public parklands and world heritage bushland. These sites host over 30 million visits a year, and operate with a budget of AUD100 million, of which more than 70% is self-funded through commercial operations. Kim has extensive experience in leading diverse, high profile public organisations, including significant public and private airports. He has worked throughout Australia and in the USA, and has spent time in the Australian Antarctic, supporting science operations.

Posts by Kim Ellis

Leading with Love & Compassion: Growing with the i4 Neuroleader Model

by Kim Ellis on 5 February 2019

Leading-with-Love-and-Compassion-Growing-with-the-i4-Neuroleader-Model - About my Brain Institute

This has been a long journey for me, and the completion of this training program, many months after the course, also marks the end of my time at the Botanic Gardens and Centennial Parklands. These final weeks and the participation in the About my Brain training has made me realise I h …

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Move Fast, Stay Upright

by Kim Ellis on 5 July 2018

Move-Fast-Stay-Upright - About my Brain Institute

Motorcycle riding is a passion for me. The passion and challenge of the weekend rides keep me focused and agile during the week. So why link motorcycle riding to agility? Riding a motorcycle uses all of your senses. You feel the elements, you shift your body to steer, your eyes scan t …

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Leading A New Generation - Leading With Vulnerability

by Kim Ellis on 15 May 2018

Leading-A-New-Generation---Leading-With-Vulnerability - About my Brain Institute

Earlier this year, I held a two day off site training activity for my management team. It included a day of exploring our team dynamics and the connections that would make us more resilient as a team. Part of the session was an exploration of our vulnerability, conducted under the wat …

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