Ask about Deborah Thomas
Key Points
  • Deborah Thomas  is one of only a handful of Australian women to have run an ASX 200 listed company.
  • She is currently a Partner at Blenheim Partners, an elite Executive Search and Board Advisory firm.
  • Deborah has edited and managed some of Australia’s most popular women's magazine brands including The Australian Women’s Weekly,  CLEO, ELLE and MODE (now Harper’s BAZAAR).
  • She appeared as an advisor to Mark Bouris across three series of Celebrity Apprentice.
  • She is a strong advocate for women, and has been involved in many charitable organisations including the Royal Hospital for Women Foundation and Father Chris Riley’s Youth Off The Streets. 
  • She has been Deputy Chair of the National Library, Executive Director of the Bangkok Post /ACP joint venture, and Non Executive Director of the National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre (now Cancer Australia).
  • In 2012 Deborah was elected to local government as a Councillor for Woollahra, completing her five-year term in August 2017.
  • She is co-author of Fashion: The first 50 years of The Australian Women’s Weekly.
Topics
  • Marketing to women
  • Balancing work and family
  • The Australian publishing and advertising industry
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