CEW President Sue Morphet and the CEW Board welcomed CEW member Samantha (Sam) Mostyn as incoming President at CEW’s Annual General Meeting,
Sam Mostyn has significant experience in the Australian corporate sector both in executive and non-executive capacities, in particular in the areas of human resources, corporate and government affairs, sustainability management and diversity, and a long history of sports governance. Ms Mostyn serves on the boards of Mirvac, Transurban and is the Chair of Citi Australia’s consumer bank. 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 inclusion of women at all levels of the AFL.
Ms Mostyn chairs the boards of the Foundation for Young Australians, Ausfilm, ANROWS (the Australian National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety) and Alberts. She also serves on the boards of the GO Foundation (founded by Adam Goodes and Michael O’Loughlin to provide education scholarships to indigenous students), the Centre for Policy Development, The Climate Council, and until recently as an inaugural board member of Climateworks Australia. She was also a founding supporter and Chair of the women’s climate action group 1 Million Women, Chair of Aust Women Donors Network, and serves on the Australian faculty of the Cambridge University Business & Sustainability Leadership Program.
“I’m honoured to be elected President of CEW and deeply respectful of the legacy of all previous Presidents who have held this role. At a time when Australia is looking to rebuild its economy from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, CEW and its members can give all women a voice,” said Sam Mostyn. “CEW has ambition and an unparalleled membership of experienced, capable women keen to work with others and drive change. As women leaders representing a broad range of Australian society, we are committed to real and sustainable change for women.”
“What excites me about CEW, is the focus on influencing an Australia where women and men have equal economic and social choices, and where women are participating at all levels where decisions are being made that affect women.”
“CEW’s members come from a wide range of backgrounds and care deeply about better outcomes for women across the country.”
Sam Mostyn will be CEW’s eighteenth President, following a distinguished group of Australian leaders: Barbara Cail AO, Imelda Roche AO, Ita Buttrose AC OBE, Wendy McCarthy AO, Helen Lynch AM, Sandra Yates AO, The Hon. Annabelle Bennett AC SC, Karen Wilson, Diane Grady AO, Jillian Broadbent AC, Catherine Livingstone AO, Naseema Sparks AM, Belinda Hutchinson AC, Christine Christian AO, Diane Smith-Gander AO, Kathryn Fagg AO, and Sue Morphet.