Australian Host Committee

 Welcomes 2018 Global Summit of Women Participants

Australian delegates invite Summit participants to the 2018 Global Summit of Women in Sydney.


Lyn Lewis-SmithLyn Lewis-Smith
CEO, Business Events Sydney

Ann SherryAnn Sherry AO
Chairman, Carnival Australia

Host Committee 

David Cooke
Chairman and Managing Director, Konica Minolta Australia

Annika Freyer
CEO, Male Champions of Change

Narelle Hooper
Editor-in-Chief, Company Director Magazine

Cassandra Kelly
Co-Founder, Glass Elevator and Chair, Pottinger

Lee Kelly
State Director, New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory, Committee for Economic Development of Australia

Ming Long
Non-Executive Director, Financial Services Companies

Lynette Mayne AM
Co-Chair, The Regional B Team Australasia & Director Chief Executive Women

Lisa Mackay-Sim
Corporate Affairs Manager, Business Events Sydney


Dr Martin Parkinson AC PSM FASSA
Secretary, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

David Thodey AO
Non-executive Director, Male Champions of Change


Host Subcommittee Members

Christine Unicomb, Senior Project Officer, Communications & Engagement, Department of Premier & Cabinet

Amanda Samson, Chief Operating Officer, Pottinger

Government Subcommittee

Lin Hatfield Dodds, Deputy Secretary,  Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet

Frances Adamson, Secretary, DFAT

Liza Carroll, Director-General, Queensland Department of Housing & Public Works

Mary Ann O’Loughlin, Deputy Secretary, NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet

PR/Media Subcommittee

Denise Knight, Consultant

Catherine Fox, Author

Sandra D’Souza, CEO & Founder, Curate Bee

Jeanne Zweck, Director, Mint Marketing

Fi Bendall, CEO & Founder, Bendalls

Beverly Uther, Head of Research, Australian Financial Review

Maria Catanzariti, Public Relations Manager, Australia and New Zealand, AirBnB

Youth Subcommittee

Vanessa Beggs, CEO, YWCA NSW

Amanda Bell, The Women’s College, The University of Sydney

Tiffany Donnelly, The Women’s College, The University of Sydney

Nicola HazellSheStarts Director, Blue Chilli

Jane Oakeshott, Chief of Staff, The University of Sydney

Cait O’Connor, Program Associate, Male Champions of Change

We are very thankful for our host committee’s tireless, talented work towards the 2018 Global Summit of Women in beautiful Sydney, Australia.