Leith Mitchell

Director - Diversity, Culture and Engagement, Department of Education QLD

Leith Mitchell is an experienced Director with Asia Pacific, UK, Growth Market and Global executive roles in her 15 year Human Capital Management consulting career at two global consulting firms, leading clients through large transformational change initiatives across countries and cultures. Leith is the Director Diversity, Culture and Engagement for the Queensland Department of Education, overseeing the departments first Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Commitment Statement launched by the Director-General to be displayed in every workplace, including all schools.

Prior, as Director of Mitchell Services, she facilitated executive coaching, strategy development and education sessions to boards & executive teams, as well as contracting as a Senior Associate for Diversity Partners developing Diversity & Inclusion strategy, facilitating Inclusive Leadership workshops, and conducting diversity diagnostic research for Boards and Executive teams. Leith brings unparalleled business experience to the Diversity and Inclusion agenda, as IBM’s Global Diversity Recruitment Leader developing IBM’s first global diversity recruitment strategy. Leith chaired the 2014, 2015, 2017 Women in Leadership Summit, and holds national and international roles as a speaker, writer and judge.