Gabrielle Trainor AO


Gabrielle Trainor AO
CEW Member

Non-Executive Director

Gabrielle Trainor is a non-executive director and advisor whose experience covers over twenty years on boards in the public and private sectors ranging from infrastructure, urban development, public transport, tourism, construction and mining contracting, hospitality, to sports, arts and culture, education and welfare.

She is a member of the board of Infrastructure Australia, OnePath Life Insurance and OnePath General Insurance (ANZ Group subsidiary boards), the Australian Sports Commission and the ACT City Renewal Authority. She is a member of the Advisory Board of Wattle Hill RHC Fund1, an Australia to China PE fund. Her other current appointments include as a member of the Central Sydney Planning Committee and of the Board of Trustees of Western Sydney University, a trustee of the Charlie Perkins Education Trust, as a director of Business Events Sydney and agenda-setting indigenous organisation, Cape York Partnership. She is a Commissioner of the AFL, and is Chair of the National Film and Sound Archive and Barnardo's Australia.

She was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia for services to planning, infrastructure and transport and to the community through welfare, the arts and sport.

Her background is as a lawyer, newspaper journalist, public sector executive and for more than 25 years a consultant in issues management, public policy and corporate affairs, primarily to top 20 ASX listed entities and ASX Limited itself.

She co-chaired a Federal Government review of the Australia Council for the Arts and is the chair of the Barangaroo Arts and Culture Panel. She represented Australia at an international cultural forum hosted by the Korean Government in 2012. She was recently a member of a three-person team of international independent experts to review a critical food safety incident for the world’s largest dairy co-operative.

Gabrielle has more than 20 years’ experience as a director of public, private and government entities, including the NSW State Rail Authority, Rail Access Corporation, State Transit Authority, VicUrban, the Australian Sports Drug Agency and the Melbourne World Swimming Championships. She was Chair of Best Western Australia and a director of infrastructure company, Power Facilities, and of Infrastructure Partners Investment Fund. She was a founding director of the GWS Giants.

For many years she has been a director of a range of not for profit and charitable entities, many in indigenous welfare and education, the arts and child protection. She is a former Churchill Fellow, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has been an Honorary Associate in the Graduate School of Government at the University of Sydney. Gabrielle is a pre-qualified independent chair and member of audit committees under the NSW government scheme and sits on the audit committee of the NSW Office of Sport and Venues NSW and the Clinical Excellence Commission.

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