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Carol Schwartz AM

Carol Schwartz AM

Board Member, Reserve Bank of Australia
Founding Chair, Women's Leadership Institute Australia
Non Executive Director, Stockland
Non Executive Director, Qualitas Property Partners
Chair, Creative Partnerships Australia
Chair, Trawalla Foundation
Chair, Our Community
Advisory Member, Pathways to Politics Program for Women, University of Melbourne
Member, Advance Global Advisory Council
Member, One Roof Advisory Board
Non Executive Director, Australian Chamber Orchestra

Current Positions

Board Member, Reserve Bank of Australia
Founding Chair, Women's Leadership Institute Australia
Non Executive Director, Stockland
Non Executive Director, Qualitas Property Partners
Chair, Creative Partnerships Australia
Chair, Trawalla Foundation
Chair, Our Community
Advisory Member, Pathways to Politics Program for Women, University of Melbourne
Member, Advance Global Advisory Council
Member, One Roof Advisory Board
Non Executive Director, Australian Chamber Orchestra

Previous Positions

Non Executive Director, Scale Investors
Non Executive Director, Bank of Melbourne
President, Melbourne International Arts Festival
National President, Property Council of Australia
Chair, Industry Superannuation Property Trust (ISPT)
Deputy Chair, Australian Women Donors Network

With a dynamic leadership career spanning the property, arts, finance, government and health sectors, Carol Schwartz is recognised as an esteemed commentator on gender equality, women’s leadership, governance, social enterprise, business and finance issues.

Carol is a passionate advocate for women in leadership. An eminent leader herself, Carol was recognised as one of Australia’s most influential women in the Australian Financial Review and Westpac’s Inaugural 100 Women of Influence Awards and in 2011 was inducted into the Victorian Women’s Honour Roll.
Together with her husband Alan and their four children, Carol established the Trawalla Foundation as a vehicle for their philanthropic activities. The Trawalla Foundation invests in exceptional individuals and organisations with a focus on strengthening gender equality, creativity, sustainability and social justice within our society.

Carol believes in mobilizing women in order to create change. She is the Founding Chair of the Women’s Leadership Institute Australia, and works very closely with this initiative to catalyse and strengthen the work undertaken. She is one of the leading agitators for change of women’s representation in Australia and was the driver of the Women for Media initiative which aims to increase female representation in our media.

Carol is also Founding Chair of Our Community, which works to build strong communities through stronger community organisations.

As one of Australia's most dynamic leaders, Carol was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for her achievements in business and her contribution to community and the arts.

Areas of Expertise

Business Property, Service and Retail, Social and Environmental Responsibility, Women in Business
Finance Finance and Government, Global Financial Health
Not for Profit Art and Culture, Education, Employment and Training, Environment, Conservation and Heritage, Governance

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