Colleen Toomey is a trustee of the Foundation for Australia and New Zealand Arts. She is also a Board Director and Nominating Council Member of the Women of the Year. Colleen has been on the board of LAMDA and on the governing Council of University of London’s Goldsmiths College. Colleen has an extensive career as a financial journalist on national newspapers and as an award-winning film director with BBC TV for over fifteen years.
She was a founding executive committee member of Women in Film & Television, has run major events including the Women of the Year Awards in London, was on the judging panel of the Olivier Awards and was instrumental in creating the Shine Award for Women of the Year to recognise women in the arts.