Appointed 11 April 2013 for a 3 year term until 10 April 2016.

About Mary

Mary Delahunty has high level experience in Media, Government, the Arts and the Not-For- Profit Sectors.

A writer and published author, she is a Communications and Governance Consultant and was the founding CEO and National Director of Writing Australia Ltd.  She isa former state Government Arts, Education and Planning Minister, and award winning television journalist and presenter. Mary is a Director and volunteer for numerous Not-for-profit organizations.

 Mary is best known for leading ABC TV News and current affairs programs, the 7.30 Report and Four Corners.  She received Australia’s most prestigious award in journalism, a Gold Walkley, for her international Four Corners work and has hosted the ABC’s national arts program, Sunday Afternoon.

Mary enjoyed a high media profile as Minister for Education, Planning and Victoria’s longest serving Arts Minister 1999-2006.

Mary manages her own strategy consultancy company, is the recently retired Chair of Orchestra Victoria and Director of several Not-For-Profit organisations:

  • Centre for Advanced Journalism, Melbourne University
  • Melbourne Recital Centre
  • Harold Mitchell Foundation

Mary is Deputy Chair McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery.

Mary has established a philanthropic residential Writer’s Retreat in the Macedon Ranges, Writing@Rosebank in partnership with the Writers Victoria.

Her first book Public Life: Private Grief was published spring 2010.