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Sam Mostyn AO

Sam Mostyn AO is a Co-Founder of the Minerva Network and is a non-executive director and sustainability adviser, with a long history of sports governance. Her current board roles include Mirvac, Transurban and Virgin Australia, and she is the Chair of Citi Australia. Sam was appointed as President of Chief Executive Women (CEW) in October 2020. 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 is 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.

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