Mary Delahunty has high-level experience in Media, Government, and the Not-For-Profit sectors.
A former interviewer and presenter with ABC television and commercial networks, 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 reporting.
Mary served for seven years as a Victorian state government minister in senior portfolios. She carried significant executive responsibility and a high media profile as a Minister for Education, is Victoria’s longest serving Arts Minister and first female Planning Minister.
A Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors she is an experienced Board Director and runs her own communications and strategy business. She is the recently retired Chair of Orchestra Victoria and is a Non-Executive Director of several Not-For Profit organisations: Centre for Advancing Journalism, Melbourne University, Deputy Chair McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery, The National Library of Australia.
Mary is a published author, her second book ‘GRAVITY’ :Inside the PM’s office during her last year and final days’ was published last year. Mary Delahunty has a red rose bred for, and named after her.