Shirley is one of three female directors appointed to the board of AAP as the well-known newswire celebrates its first year as a Not-For-Profit organisation with philanthropic support and some recent government assistance.
She joins Gail Hambly and Ranya Alkadamani on the AAP Board, with Chair Jonty Low, former News Corp Australia executive Peter Tonagh, businessman and philanthropist John McKinnon and newswire CEO Emma Cowdroy.
Shirley Chowdhary’s career stretches across education, law, financial services, funds management, journalism and the not-for-profit sector. She is Chair of the Advisory Board for medical start-up, Octadoc and host of the Women’s Agenda podcast series #LeadershipLessons.
Her passion lies with Indigenous empowerment, reconciliation, diversity and inclusion and she was the inaugural CEO of the GO Foundation, founded by former AFL players Adam Goodes and Michael O’Loughlin.
You can follow Shirley on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shirleychowdhary/
AAP Chair Jonty Low said the Board is delighted to have attracted such talent.
“Gail, Shirley and Ranya bring a wealth of valuable experience, knowledge and expertise to AAP as the newswire breaks new ground in a competitive media landscape.
“AAP sustains hundreds of independent news outlets in Australia. It is a key part of Australia’s democratic architecture. We look forward to AAP’s growth with the support of new backers that are determined to invest in the business.”