Miriam was appointed as Board Chair in September 2019. She has more than 20 years’ experience managing large and geographically diverse teams, across multiple industries including pharmaceuticals, banking and agribusiness. Her influence extends across business, Government, media, Muslim and broader Australian communities.
Her previous roles have included Chief Operating Officer for FleetPartners, General Manager Commercial Operations for Elders Ltd as well as a number of roles with ANZ Banking Group Ltd.
Miriam has extensive Board and committee experience, holding numerous positions including: Chair of the Premier’s Council for Women (SA) and the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) (SA & NT); member of the CEDA National Board and University of South Australia Council; Director at the South Australia Film Corporation, the Islamic Museum of Australia and the Malek Fahd Islamic School (NSW).
Miriam is also the Patron for the International Women’s Day Committee (SA) and is the Multicultural Patron for The South Australian Police Academy.
In 2012 Miriam was named as one of Australia’s inaugural 100 Women of Influence in the Westpac and Australian Financial Review Awards. Miriam is a Member of the Order of Australia (2022), the South Australian Women’s Honour Roll (2011) and is the recipient of the 2012 Governor’s Multicultural Award for the Private Sector.