Wendy McCarthy CV

Wendy McCarthy CV

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Current portfolio July 2015

Chair, headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation, since 2008
Chair, Circus Oz, since 2007
Non-Executive Director, IMF Bentham, since 2013
Non-Executive Director, Goodstart Early Learning, since 2010
Executive Director, McCarthy Management Pty Ltd, since 1980
Advisor, Grace Papers, since 2015
Mentor, McCarthy Mentoring, since 2012
Ambassador, 1 Million Women, since 2009
Founder and Patron, Sydney Women’s Fund, since 2007
Member, Sydney Symphony Orchestra Council, since 1996

 

Government and statutory Appointments

Commonwealth Appointments

Member, Australian State of the Environment Advisory Committee, 1999 – 2001
Member, EPAC Task Force report to Prime Minister on Australia’s child care needs, 1995 – 1997
Chair, Australian Heritage Commission, 1995 – 1998
Chair, Visions for the Future, 1994
Member, CIRCIT Review, 1993
Member, Independent Panel on Intractable Waste, 1991 – 1992
Chair, National Better Health Program, 1989 – 1992
Deputy Chair, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1983 – 1991
Director, Young Endeavour Youth Scheme, 1988 – 1990
Founding Member, Prime Minister’s National Women’s Advisory Council, 1978 – 1981

State Government Appointments

Independent Advisor to Cabinet Committee on NSW State Plan Performance, 2010 – 2011
Co-Chair, NSW Sustainable Access Health Priority Taskforce, 2006 – 2009
Member, NSW Health Care Advisory Council, 2003 – 2005
Chair NSW Health Participation Council, 2003 – 2004
Trustee, Adelaide Festival Centre Trust, 1996 – 2000
Commissioner, NSW Education Commission, 1981 – 1983
Member, NSW Women’s Advisory Council, 1981 – 1983
Member, NSW Higher Education Board, 1980 – 1983

Local Government Appointments

Chair, The Look of the City Committee, Sydney City Council, 1999 – 2000
Member, Olympic Urban Design Review Panel & Olympic Public Art Committee, 1997 – 2000

University Appointments

Chancellorr, University of Canberra, 1996 – 2005
Deputy Chancellorr, University of Canberra, 1995
Member, University of Canberra Council, 1992 – 1995
Executive in Residence, International Graduate School of Management, University of South Australia, 1995
Member, Macquarie Graduate School of Management Advisory Board, 1994
Chair, Faculty Review School of Social Sciences, University of Technology Sydney, 1994

 

Non-executive positions

Community-based Leadership Roles

Chair, Sydney Community Foundation, 2006 – 2009
Chair, Royal Hospital for Women Foundation, 1995 – 1999
Chair, Clean-Up Australia Environment Foundation, 1996 – 1998
President, Chief Executive Women, 1995
Founding Member, Chief Executive Women, 1985
Non-Executive Director, Family Planning NSW, 1973 – 1974
Co-founder, Women’s Electoral Lobby (NSW), 1972
Director, Royal Australian College of Physicians Education and Research Foundation

National Leadership Roles

Chair, Pacific Friends of the Global Fund, 2008 – 2014
Chair, Plan International Australia, 1998 – 2009
Chair, Symphony Australia, 2001 – 2003
Director, Australian Multicultural Foundation, 1997 – 2000
Member, Australian Advertising Standards Board, 1996 – 1998
Chair, Accreditation Advisory Board of the Advertising Federation of Australia, 1998

International appointments

Vice Chair, Plan International Board, 2007 – 2009
Director, Plan Hong Kong, 2007 – 2009
Member, Plan International Board, 1996 – 2009
Chair, Advisory Committee WHO Kobe Centre, Japan, 1999 – 2002

 

Executive Roles and Professional Career

CEO, Price Brent (commercial legal firm), 1994
CEO, National Trust of Australia, NSW, 1990 – 1993
General Manager, Australian Bicentennial Authority, 1985 – 1989
CEO, Australian Federation of Family Planning Associations, 1979 – 1984
Education and Media Officer, Family Planning NSW, 1975 – 1979
Lecturer & Course developer, Arts Board Induction, Masters of Arts Management, Australian Institute of Music, 2009 – 2010
Teacher, TAFE Colleges, 1973 – 1975
Teacher, secondary schools Sydney, London and Pittsburgh, 1964 – 1973

 

Public Companies and Commercial Business experience 

Chair, McGrath Estate Agents, 2000 – 2015
Director, Jacobsen Entertainment Group, 2003 – 2004
Director, Star City Pty Ltd, 1995 – 1999

Founder & Executive Manager, Corporate Good Works, 2000
Founder & Executive Manager, McCarthy Mentoring, 1998 – 2012
Founder & Executive Manager, Women’s Business, 1995

 

Public Awards / Recognition

Inaugural inductee, Women’s Agenda Hall of Fame, 2013
Featured in the International Women’s Day publication The Power of One which profiled 100 women who have shaped Australia, 2011
Nominated by the Sydney Morning Herald as one of Australia’s Top 100 Public Intellectuals, 2005
Centenary of Federation Medal for business leadership, 2003
Distinguished Alumni Award, University of New England, 2001
Officer of the Order of Australia for outstanding contributions to community affairs, women’s affairs and the Bicentennial celebrations, 1989

 

Education

Honorary Doctorate, University of South Australia, 1995
Bachelor of Arts, University of New England, 1960
Diploma of Education, University of New England, 1961

 

Publications

Don’t fence me in / Wendy McCarthy.
Milsons Point, N.S.W. : Random House Australia, 2000
One2One The guide for mentees : how to be an effective mentee / Wendy McCarthy.
Woolloomooloo, N.S.W. : Focus Publishing Interactive, c2008
One2One The guide for mentors : how to be a valuable mentor / Wendy McCarthy.
Woolloomooloo, N.S.W. : Focus Publishing Interactive, 2008
A fair go : portraits of the Australian dream / Wendy McCarthy.
Edgecliff, N.S.W. : Focus, c1999
Cleo, regular advice columnist, 1978 – 1985
Raising your child responsibly in a sexually permissive society / Wendy McCarthy & Sol Gordon.
Sydney : Collins, 1984
Choice guide to birth control / Penny Kane and John Porter ; foreword by Wendy McCarthy.
Australian ed. Melbourne, Vic. : Nelson, 1984
Sex education and the intellectually handicapped : a guide for parents and care givers / Wendy McCarthy
Frenchs Forest, N.S.W. : Reed, c1984
Sex education and the intellectually handicapped : a guide for parents and care givers / Wendy McCarthy
Sydney : ADIS Health Science Press, c1984
Teaching about sex : the Australian experience / edited by Wendy McCarthy.
Sydney : George Allen & Unwin, Australian Federation of Family Planning Associations, 1983
Your body, but whose right to choose? / Wendy McCarthy
Glebe N.S.W. : Toleration, 1983

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