UNICEF Australia announces Ann Sherry AO as its new Chair

SYDNEY Friday 17 November 2017   UNICEF Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Ann Sherry AO as the new Chair of its Board of Directors, effective 1 January 2018. Ms Sherry has recently joined the UNICEF Board and will succeed long -serving Director John Stewart.
 
Recognised as one of Australia’s most influential business executives, Ms Sherry has a solid track record at executive and non executive director level. Currently she is the Executive Chair of Carnival Australia and also holds non-executive roles with the National Australia Bank, Sydney Airport, Palladium Group, Australian Rugby Union, Cape York Partnerships, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Infrastructure Victoria and the Committee for Sydney.
 
“UNICEF is an organisation I have had an affinity with since I was a young girl,” said Ann Sherry. “I am tremendously excited to be joining such a dedicated and energetic team, committed to advancing the rights of every child, here at home, and around the world.”
 
“Ann is a wonderful addition to our Board and I look forward to working with her as Chair. Ann has rich business and community experience and has been a strong advocate for women and children,” said Tony Stuart Chief Executive Officer, UNICEF Australia.
 
In 2015 Ann Sherry was named Australia’s most influential woman in the Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards. She was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2004 for her contribution to the community.

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About UNICEF Australia
UNICEF Australia supports the United Nations Children’s Organisation, a leading global humanitarian and development agency that works to uphold the rights of every child. UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the most disadvantaged and vulnerable children. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, to build a better world for everyone – and to give every child, a fair chance.
 
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For further information, please contact:
Charlotte Glennie, External Communication Manager, 0420 407 886, cglennie@unicef.org.au