Shirley Randell AO

Shirley Randell AO, PhD, Hon.DLitt, FACE, FIML, FAICD, FIPAA

Deputy Chair, Sport Matters Board Board Director, Indigo Foundation Vice President National and NSW Independent Scholars Association of Australia Convener of International Relations, Australian Graduate Women AGW Representative, Economic Security for Women Alliance Council Ambassador, Christian University of Rwanda National Ambassador, National Older Women’s Network Ambassador, Dignity Ltd: Supporting People Experiencing Homelessness Ambassador, FairBreak Global/Women’s International Cricket League Global Ambassador, The International Alliance for Women. Patron-in-Chief, Australian Centre for Leadership for Women Pty Ltd Patron, The Sunshine Foundation Ltd Associate, Equality in Tourism Managing Director, Shirley Randell International Pty Ltd

Professor Shirley Randell AO, PhD is an award-winning global mentor, trainer, author, speaker, company director, change activist, and campaigner for the rights of women and girls. She was educated at Perth Modern School and the Universities of Papua New Guinea, Canberra, New England and London. As a leading expert in public sector and institutional reform, teacher education, gender mainstreaming and human rights in developing countries, Prof. Randell has provided specialist technical assistance to governments in the Asia Pacific Region and in Africa over the last 20 years This followed 20 years in senior management in Commonwealth, Territory and local governments and educational institutions in Australia. From 2006-2014 she worked in Rwanda as a gender and education specialist and was Founding Director of the Centre for Gender Studies at the University of Rwanda. She is the author of numerous journal articles and books and is a renowned international speaker. Prof Randell was one of Australia’s 100 Inaugural Women of Influence in 2012 and one of The International Alliance for Women’s 100 World of Difference Awardees in 2013. She is the Distinguished Alumna of the University of Canberra and the University of New England Armidale. In 2010, Prof Randell was decorated as an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to international relations, particularly through the promotion of human rights of women and through public sector reform in developing countries, and is an International Honorary member of Zonta International