Our Board


Louise Brosnan (Chair)

Louise is a chartered accountant and retired partner of Pricewaterhouse Coopers having specialised in financial services and corporation taxation.  Louise is presently engaged in finance and strategy for her family business, Brosnan Golf Australia which is 100% Australian-owned and employs over 130 people.  For the past 19 years, Louise has acted as a Board Member and now Chair of a private vocational training establishment in the tourism and hospitality industry.  She has held a variety of board positions in the educational and overseas aid sectors.


Kristan Dooley

Kristan is the Managing Director of Women's Forum Australia.  She previously worked in the Australian Public Service and Royal Australian Navy for over twenty years specialising in corporate governance, finance and administration.  Kristan has served on various boards and governance committees both in Australia and overseas.  She holds a Certificate IV in Accounting, a First Class Honours degree in Mathematics and a Master of Arts in International Relations.  She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance and is a member of the Governance Institute of Australia.


Marie Therese Gibson

Marie was the Principal of Tangara School for Girls, located in Cherrybrook Sydney, for 19 years.  She has served on the Board of the Pared Foundation (Parents for Education) and also on the Executive of AHIGS NSW (Association of Heads of Independent Girls Schools).  Marie has a passion for the education of young women and is committed to fostering the well-being of women for their own sakes and for the good of the family and society.  She holds an MA and Dip Ed from the University of Sydney and a PhD in Educational Sciences from the University of Navarre (Spain). 


Audrey Abrams

Audrey is currently a lawyer working in the NSW government.  She has previous experience as a senior policy advisor to a number of NSW Government Ministers including in the portfolios of Finance and Attorney-General/Justice.  She also has experience as a lawyer in private practice and in a number of government roles, such as legislative drafting and inter-country adoption policy.  She holds a combined Bachelor of Arts and Law degree from the University of Sydney.


Rachael Wong

Rachael is a barrister and the Director of Research, Policy and Advocacy at Women's Forum Australia. She previously worked with the Law Reform Commission in Samoa to bring about legislative reform to improve the lives of Samoan women and girls. She has also collaborated with organisations that seek to eliminate sexual exploitation of women and children. Rachael holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Auckland and a Master of Bioethics and Health Law from the University of Otago.


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