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Rachael Wong - CEO

Rachael is the Chief Executive Officer of Women's Forum Australia.  She is also an Adjunct Lecturer in the School of Law at the University of Notre Dame 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 and has worked and volunteered in various human rights related roles. 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.



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.


Audrey Abrams

Audrey is the Company Secretary at Women's Forum Australia.  She currently works as a lawyer in the NSW government and 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.  Audrey holds a combined Bachelor of Arts and Law degree from the University of Sydney.


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). 


Clare Bonner

Clare is a lawyer working in private practice. She currently works in civil litigation involving policy analysis and application. Clare is passionate about social and policy issues affecting women from all walks of life, and in working towards a society that better supports them. She holds a combined Bachelor of Laws and Arts degree, in addition to a Diploma of Legal Practice. Clare is also a member of NSW Young Lawyers.


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