2 April 2019, 6:30 PM
Gala dinner details
Board member of Mirvac, Transurban and Virgin Australia, and Chair of Citi Australia
Sam Mostyn is a non-executive Director and Sustainability adviser, with a long history of governance roles across business, sport, the arts, policy, and NFP sectors.
Her current board roles include Mirvac, Transurban and Virgin Australia, and she is the Chair of Citi Australia. She joined the board of the Sydney Swans in 2017, after over a decade serving as a Commissioner with the Australian Football League.
In 2005 she was the first woman to be appointed to the Commission where she was an advocate for the Respect & Responsibility Policy for the inclusion of women at all levels of the AFL. She was an advocate for the creation of the AFL Women’s league and is the 2018 AFLW Cup Ambassador. In 2009, Sam was a member of the Crawford Review expert panel which examined sports funding in Australia.
Her corporate roles have encompassed human resources and culture change, corporate and government affairs, community engagement and corporate sustainability.
Sam has served on the boards of Reconciliation Australia, the Australian Museum, the Sydney Theatre Company and now chairs Carriageworks and between 2013-2017 was President of the Australian Council for International Development. She was an inaugural commissioner with the National Mental Health Commission and was Deputy Chair of the Diversity Council of Australia. She serves on the board of the GO Foundation, founded by Adam Goodes and Michael O’Loughlin to provide education scholarships to indigenous students and serves on the Board of the Foundation for Young Australians.
Sam has served on the Business & Sustainable Development Commission, and was recently appointed Chair of ANROWS, the Australian National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety.
Sam has held a long interest in climate change, serving on the boards of Climateworks Australia and The Climate Council. She was also a founding supporter and Chair of the women’s climate action group 1 Million Women and serves on the Australian faculty of the Cambridge University Business & Sustainability Leadership Program.
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