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Maureen Kerridge AM Scholarship Winner

   
Maureen Kerridge AM Scholarship Winner

CEW is delighted to announce the recipient of this year’s prestigious Maureen Kerridge CEW Scholarship – Libby Owens, the CEO of Champion Data. With an impressive 20 years of experience in the sports media industry, Libby has made significant contributions to the field and broken barriers throughout her career.

Libby’s journey in the sports media landscape began at the Australian Communications and Media Authority, where she worked on regulations and policies in various media domains. Her passion for sports eventually led her to Cricket Australia, where she excelled as a Media Rights executive for overseven years before joining Champion Data in 2015.

Champion Data, under Libby’s exemplary leadership, has grown to become a leading global sports data, technology, and broadcast graphics company. With a diverse range of sports under their purview, including thoroughbred racing, Australian Rules Football, Netball, Lacrosse, Golf, and Tennis,Libby has showcased her expertise and commitment to excellence.

As a female executive in the sports media industry, Libby’s journey has not been without challenges. However, her resilience, determination, and trailblazing spirit have paved the way for other aspiring women leaders. Her achievements exemplify the positive impact women can make in traditionally male-dominated fields.

Libby expressed her delight and sense of responsibility upon receiving the scholarship, saying, “I’m extremely proud to win a scholarship from an organisation that represents and advocates for women, and more so because the scholarship is named in honour of a trailblazing woman who brokethrough barriers. So, in addition to being proud and excited, I also feel a sense of responsibility.”

Libby will attend Harvard Business School and complete the Driving Digital Strategy course in March 2024.

The Maureen Kerridge CEW Scholarship celebrates Libby’s accomplishments and aims to inspire other women to pursue leadership roles in the media industry. We believe that empowering women in leadership positions can lead to more diverse, innovative, and inclusive media environments.Congratulations once again to Libby on her well-deserved recognition as the Maureen Kerridge CEW Scholarship winner. We are confident that her journey will continue to inspire and uplift aspiring leaders in the sports media domain and beyond.

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