Chief Executive Women welcomes 194 outstanding new members

Chief Executive Women (CEW) welcomes a record 194 new members expanding the group’s representation across key sectors and recognising the range of senior leadership roles women hold across Australia, and beyond.

New members include senior executive women representing the Not for Profit (15), Government (30), Financial Services (26), Education (11), Mining & Resources (14) and 26 other sectors across the economy and community.

Her Excellency the Honourable Barbara Baker AC has become the first member from Tasmania and together with Chief Medical Officer and incoming Governor of Queensland Jeanette Young PSM, join Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, Governor of NSW, and incoming Governor of South Australia, Frances Adamson AC, as members.

Among the new members, CEW has welcomed women leaders from the Australian Human Rights Commission and Equality Australia as well as executives from the Women’s Safety and Justice Taskforce and domestic violence organisations such as Our Watch (Vic) and Intouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence (Vic) along with CEOs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations – Karen Mundine CEO of Reconciliation Australia, Fiona Jose CEO of Cape York Partnership, Laura Berry CEO of Supply Nation and Sonya Stewart, the first woman and first Indigenous person to be appointed CEO of the NSW Law Society.

The not for profit sector continues to be well represented in CEW’s membership with Lisa Annese, CEO, Diversity Council of Australia and Violet Roumeliotis AM, CEO, Settlement Services Australia and four CEOs from women’s health, mental health and children’s charities – Sarah Hosking from the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Holly Masters from the McGrath Foundation, Georgie Harman from Beyond Blue and Louise Baxter from Starlight Children’s Foundation – joining.

Australia’s Chief Scientist Catherine Foley AO PSM and E-Safety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant also boosted CEW’s membership ranks across science, and government.

NSW is home to 89 women joining CEW’s ranks in 2021 – providing the largest number of members by state, followed by Victoria (54), Queensland (21) Western Australia (17) South Australia (5), ACT (5), Tas (1) and two more international members, Melanie Brock, Ambassador Japan, and Leilani Frew, Deputy Secretary, Finance and Commercial, New Zealand Treasury: Te Tai Ohanga.

CEW’s members hold leading roles in Australia’s largest private and public organisations. They oversee more than 1.3 million employees and $749 billion in revenue. Members’ organisations have a combined market capitalisation greater than $1.144 trillion and contribute in excess of $249 billion to Australia’s GDP.

Since 1985 CEW has influenced and engaged all levels of Australian business and government to achieve gender balance.

Welcome to our newest members.

Wafa El-Adhami
Virginia Lovett
Violet Roumeliotis AM
Victoria Weekes
Vicky Drakousis
Vanessa Gavan
Trish White AM
Toni Power
Tiffany Fuller
Tessa Court
Teresa Engelhard
Tanya Southey
Tanya Monro
Tanya Deans
Tammy Medard
Susan Provan AO
Susan Massasso
Sue Keay
Sonja Stewart
Sonia Petering
Sinead Taylor
Sinead Kaufman
Shez Ford
Sharon Ridgway
Sharon Doyle
Sharmila Tsourdalakis
Selina Short
Sarah Kruger
Sarah Hosking
Sarah Brennan
Sandy Mak
Sandra McCullagh
Sandra Dodds
Sandi Orleow
Samantha Tough
Samantha Stevens
Sally-Anne Layman
Sally Reid
Robyn Norton AO
Robina Xavier
Rebecca Lowde
Raynuha Sinnathamby
Pippa Downes
Pip Harrison
Philippa Kelly
Penelope Eden
Patricia Kinnersly
Patricia Davidson
Pascale Quester
Padma Raman
Nicole Salimbeni
Nicole Lockwood
Nicole Livingstone
Nicky Sparshott
Nerina Di Lorenzo
Nerida O’Loughlin PSM
Naomi Edwards
Moya Dodd
Miriam Silva
Michelle McPherson
Michelle Kellaway
Melodie Potts Rosevear OAM
Melinda McGrath
Melina Cruickshank
Melanie Wilson
Melanie Brock
Meahan Callaghan
Mary-Anne Curtis
Mary Wooldridge
Mary Hackett
Marissa Bendyk
Marion Fulker AM
Marie Festa
Margaret McMurdo AC
Maree Geraghty
Luisa Megale
Lucy Turnbull
Lucinda Brogden AM
Lucia Cade
Louise May
Louise Davidson AM
Louise Capon
Louise Baxter
Lizzie Young
Lisa Ronson
Lisa May
Lisa Harvey-Smith
Lisa Burquest
Lisa Annese
Libby Davidson
Leonie Valentine
Leonie Muldoon
Leilani Frew
Laura Berry
Kristin Stubbins
Kirsten Rose
Kerryn Newton
Kerryn Coker
Kendra Banks
Kelly O’Rourke
Kelly O’Dwyer
Kellie Parker
Kay McGrath OAM
Katrina Troughton
Katrina Sedgwick
Kathrina Lo
Katherine Milesi
Katherine Bray
Kate West
Kate Morris
Kate Mason
Kate Gibson
Karen O’Flynn
Karen Mundine
Karen Bozic
Juliet Bourke
Julie Wells
Julie Inman Grant
Juliana Warner
Jodie Blake
Joanne Gorton
Joanne Fox
Jingmin Qian
Jennifer Purdie
Jennifer Lambert
Jeannette Young PSM
Jayne Whitney
Janine Young
Jane Spring
Holly Masters
Henriette Rothschild
Henrietta Rowe
Harlene Hayne
Gillian Miles
Geraldine Mackenzie
Georgie Harman
Genevieve Collins
Francoise Russo
Fiona Trafford-Walker
Fiona Lavan
Fiona Larnach
Fiona Jose
Fiona Horman
Fiona Hick
Felicity Gooding
Fay Cranmer
Emma-Jane Newton
Emma Gray
Emma Covacevich
Emily Smith
Ellen Derrick
Elaine Chia
Donna Carrington
Debra Counsell
Danielle Blain AM
Cynthia Gebert
Courtenay Smith
Clare Savage
Cindy Smith
Christine Stasi
Cheryl Pearce
Cheryl Hayman
Cheryl Edwardes
Cathie Reid AM
Catherine Robson
Catherine Foley AO PSM
Cassandra Williams
Caron Beaton-Wells
Carolyn Scobie
Caroline Cox
Carmel Monaghan
Carmel Donnelly
Cara Morton
Bridget Loudon
Bobbi Mahlab AM
Barbara Baker AC
Ayesha Razzaq
Ariane Barker
Annette King
Anne Hollonds
Annamarie Jagose
Anna Marsden
Anna Campbell
Anna Brown
Anita Mitchell
Aneetha de Silva
Andrea Hall
Amy Stanley
Amy Brown
Amanda Whiting
Alison Deitz
Alex Birrell
Adrienne Bloom
Adele Stratton