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DCA welcomes new Board Directors as membership sees significant growth

Diversity Council Australia 2 mins read

Diversity Council Australia appointed three new directors to its board during its Annual General Meeting on Friday morning (23 June 2023).

Ming Long, AM, DCA Board Chair, announced the election of Dr Annie Pettitt, Associate Director of Women’s Economic Outcomes, NSW Treasury, Dr Manisha Amin, CEO, Centre for Inclusive Design and Craig Mutton, Chief Digital Officer, University of Canberra.

“We are delighted to welcome Dr Pettitt, Dr Amin and Mr Mutton as board directors today,” Long said.

“Their significant contribution across such a varied cross-section of industries and expertise will be invaluable to our board as we continue our vital work supporting Australian employers and organisations to create a more diverse and inclusive Australia.”

The three new directors fill positions vacated by Stephen Barrow-Yu, Amanda Revis and Shawn Wilkey.

Lisa Annese, DCA CEO, thanked the outgoing board directors for their substantial contribution to the governance and strategic direction of DCA and welcomed Dr Pettitt, Dr Amin and Mr Mutton to the Board.

“I look forward to working with them as DCA continues to grow its membership and influence in supporting the business community,” Annese said.

Reflecting on DCA’s achievements over the past year, Annese said membership has seen significant growth, increasing by 18%.

“Community expectations are changing, placing pressure on organisations to continue their focus on diversity and inclusion,” Annese continued.

“Organisations are increasingly realising that D&I is a superpower that will make them more innovative, productive and successful.”


Media Contact: Ali Coulton 0430 242 682 |

About DCA: Diversity Council Australia is the independent not-for-profit peak body leading diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We provide unique research, inspiring events and programs, curated resources and expert advice across all diversity dimensions to a community of over 1,200 member organisations. Our member organisations are estimated to employ nearly two million Australians, representing up to 20% of the workforce.

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