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About Deanne Weir
A media entrepreneur, company director and philanthropist, Deanne Weir has more than 25 years’ experience in media and communications.
Deanne is a globally recognised leader, strategist and communicator, with a deep interest in how new forms of media affect business and society.
Deanne chairs the boards of two private companies in which her company WeirAnderson.com is a significant investor: Hoodlum, an Emmy and BAFTA award winning production company, and Ai-Media, a technology and social innovation company.
In 2017 Deanne was appointed chair of the Sydney Film Festival.
Deanne remains passionate about community engagement. She is a member of the global philanthropic community Women Moving Millions and was chair of the Australian Women Donors Network. Both organisations work to increase the amount of social investment that reaches women and girls. A frequent guest speaker at corporate and philanthropic events, Deanne also provides informal mentoring support to a number of women in the media.
Deanne was a board member of Screen Australia for eight years until 2016 and was instrumental in the development of its Gender Matters program. She remains a member of its Gender Matters Taskforce.
Deanne invests in screen projects including documentary and feature films and was executive producer on Hoodlum’s first feature film, Australia Day (2017).
Starting her working life as a corporate lawyer, Deanne moved to subscription television as a senior executive with the regionally-focused subscription TV provider AUSTAR and more recently at Foxtel.
Top banner photo: Breani, from I Am A Girl. Photo credit: Nicola Daley