Chloe Shorten - Chair
Chloe Shorten is an author, company director and communications specialist with a focus on public health and family wellbeing. Chloe brings significant commercial and strategic experience in reputational risk management and governance excellence.
Over 25 years Chloe has been an executive in the engineering, resources and technology industries and has advised boards on media, investor, government and community relations. In her corporate roles Chloe established issues and crisis management capabilities, directed brand strategy and corporate communications and engaged investor and local communities in change processes across resources, mining and IT corporations.
As an advocate for equality Chloe has been committed to improving the lives of women and children through her involvement with not-for-profit organisations. She applies her skills to bring about research advances that will improve the wellbeing of women and children and people with disabilities.
Currently she is a board director at Alfred Health in Victoria – where she chairs the Community Advisory Committee and is a member of the Quality and Safety Committee. She is also non-executive Director of Industry Funds Services and serves on their Audit and Risk Committee.
A strategic advisor to Burnet Institute for their Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Program; the Inaugural Ambassador for the Foyer Foundation (youth homelessness); she is also Victoria University’s Ambassador for Youth Mental Health.
Chloe has written two books about contemporary family issues; Take Heart and The Secret Ingredient; The Power of the Family Table and regularly speaks and writes a column on social issues impacting families in Australia.