The Australian Studies Institute (ANU) and PwC are pleased to present
Inspiring Women Reflect
Hon Dame Annette King, New Zealand High Commissioner to Australia, in conversation with the Hon Ros Kelly AO
About the Speakers
HON DAME ANNETTE KING commenced duties as the New Zealand High Commissioner to Australia in December 2018. Prior to taking up this position, she served as Deputy Leader of the New Zealand Labour Party and Deputy Leader of the Opposition from 2008 to 2011 and from 2014 until 2017. She was a Senior Cabinet Minister in the Fifth Labour Government of New Zealand and was the MP for the Rongotai electorate in Wellington from 1996 to 2017. Her portfolios included Health, Police, Transport and Justice.
HON ROS KELLY AO has worked across the political, private and not for profit sectors. Ros was a member of the Australian Government for 16 years serving as a Minister in a number of portfolios. She was the first woman ALP cabinet minister in the House of Representatives. After leaving politics, Ros worked at the interface between mining and the environment. Ros was Chair of the National Breast Cancer Foundation from 2005 to 2010 and a Director of Thiess from 1998 to 2012. Ros currently serves as an advisor to Women On Boards UK and as a Commissioner of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the Chair of the Commonwealth War Graves Foundation. Ros was made an Officer (AO) of the Order of Australia in 2004 for services to the environment, mining, women's health and the Australian Parliament.