Marina Go

Chair Netball Australia, Author & Leadership Speaker

Marina Go is Chair of Adore Beauty and a non-executive director on the boards of Transurban, Energy Australia, 7-Eleven, Autosports Group, Netball Australia and the AICD.

She is a member of UNSW’s Business Advisory Council, the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations Advisory Board and ANU’s Centre for Asian-Australian Leadership (CAAL) Advisory Board, and author of the business book for women, Break Through: 20 Success Strategies for Female Leaders. Marina is a co-founder of Women’s Agenda, a website about female leadership. Boss magazine named Marina as one of the 20 True Leaders of 2016 and she was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia in 2023 for her services to business governance, sports administration and the media.

Marina has over 30 years of leadership experience in the media industry, having started her career as a journalist. Marina’s media executive roles included Private Media CEO and Country CEO of Hearst Australia. Marina is also a former Chair of the Wests Tigers NRL Club, Super Netball Commission, Netball Australia, The Walkley Foundation and Ovarian Cancer Australia and was the inaugural Chair of the UTS Centre for Media Transition Advisory Board.

She is a member of O’Connell Street Associates, CEW and the AICD and is a mother of two adult sons. She has been actively progressing equitable outcomes for women and culturally diverse Australians in her working life and as a volunteer for more than three decades.

Marina Go speaks about:

  • Why we need more women leaders and how it can be better for everyone.
  • Leading in a man’s world.
  • The argument for cultural diversity.
  • Achieving your dreams: setting goals and running at them.
  • What it was like to Chair a rugby league club.

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