Kerry Gardner AM is the Co-Chair, The International Women’s Development Agency, and a member of The Myer Foundation, as well as the Co-Founder of her own Private Ancillary Fund, The Andyinc Foundation. Ms Gardner has championed the rights of women and girls for 25 years through contributions to the arts, environment, and social justice. Her focus is shaped by an understanding that a more global and interconnected approach is essential to realise freedom from violence, reproductive and sexual health and rights, political and economic pathways to empowerment and the systems that deliver these for diverse women.
Ms Gardner’s extensive director experience started with the Victorian Women’s Trust and current directorships include a global champion for gender equality at the Global Fund for Women (San Francisco and New York) and Chair, Australia at the Venice Biennale for the Australia Council. She is also Patron of the Natalie Miller Fellowship of Women in Film and former Deputy Chair of Heide Museum and the Malthouse Theatre. In 2018 Ms Gardner was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for contributions to the culture, environment and equality sectors and became a member of Women Moving Millions (New York).
Ms Gardner holds a Graduate Diploma in Marketing from RMIT and a Master of Film and Television from the University of Melbourne.