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Lord Mayor of Melbourne Sally Capp is the Women's inaugural Philanthropy Ambassador.

She was appointed to this role in August 2022. You can read more about why she is happy to be our Ambassador in this story: Lord Mayor appointed as the Women’s first Philanthropy Ambassador.

Sally (second from left) with the Women's Board Chair Cath Bowtell, CEO Sue Matthews and Executive Director - Philanthropy Jason Smith

About Sally

Sally Capp was re-elected as Lord Mayor of Melbourne in November 2020 after having been first elected in May 2018, and is the first woman to be directly elected as Lord Mayor.

Sally was also the first woman to hold the post of Agent-General for Victoria in the UK, Europe and Israel. She has also served as the CEO for the Committee for Melbourne and COO of the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Sally began her career as a Solicitor, after completing Law (Hons) and Commerce degrees at the University of Melbourne.

Sally has held senior roles at both KPMG and ANZ, and she took the small business she co-founded to the ASX. Most recently she was Victorian Executive Director of the Property Council of Australia.

A passionate Magpies supporter, in 2004 Sally made history as the first female board member of Collingwood FC. She is involved in a number of charities, currently sitting on the board of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute, the Mary Jane Lewis Scholarship Foundation and the Melbourne University Faculty of Business and Economics.

Sally meets two week old Krish and his parents Alija and Deepak in our Newborn Intensive Care Unit