BA (Media & Communications), Adv Cert App Language (Mandarin), Graduate AICD (from 8 December 2015)
Gayle is a communications specialist with extensive experience in strategic communications and community engagement. She has held senior executive positions at Seven Network, International CEO Forum and Fosters and was most recently Head of Marketing and Communications at ANZ Institutional. Her senior roles in journalism have been based in Australia, China and the UK including The Economist Intelligence Unit and The Age. She is currently Director of Gayle Austen Communications and a Director of Access Health and Community.
As a former journalist with specialties in environment and rural affairs, and being from a farming family, Gayle has a particular interest in the way agribusiness can help conserve the environment. She believes there are opportunities to energise and involve farmers, communities and corporations in safeguarding our natural heritage for future generations. Gayle currently chairs Trust for Nature’s Fundraising and Marketing Committee.