Our People

Our People

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 legal and 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.

 

 

Board

Louise Brosnan (Chair)


Louise is a chartered accountant and retired partner of Pricewaterhouse Coopers having specialised in financial services and corporate taxation. Louise is presently engaged in her family investment business. For the past 28 years, Louise has acted as a Board Member and now Chair of a private vocational training establishment in the tourism and hospitality industry. She holds and 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 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.

Louise Elliott


Louise is a director of a private company that provides financial and regulatory management services to both commercial and not for profit organisations. She also has a background in Management Consulting. Louise holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree, and is a graduate of the Australian Graduate School of Management and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.