Ming Long has been appointed Chair of the Diversity Council of Australia’s board, replacing outgoing Chair David Morrison AO in the role.
Long, who is the first woman with Asian heritage to lead a top 200 ASX listed entity, is a well-known corporate leader with extensive experience in a broad range of industries. Her appointment from Deputy Chair to Chair of the Diversity Council of Australia is an exciting shift for leaders of diversity and inclusion.
“I am delighted to be able to serve businesses and, ultimately, their employees as DCA chair. There is significant responsibility placed on leaders to understand diversity, how to be inclusive and how to harness all that capability into something cohesive,” Long said.
“It’s challenging work. But as businesses, as leaders, and to ensure our country’s success, we must do it.
“We must see Australia’s rich diversity reflected in our employees and our leadership. And to get there we need to have the character traits that serve our employees and customers best: to be inclusive, agile, humble, empathic, selfless, and courageous.
“My deepest thanks go to David Morrison for his stewardship of the board and for role modelling the principles of inclusive leadership.”
Long has held a variety of senior executive posititions throughout her career, including CEO and CFO roles in both listed and unlisted companies. Currently, she is the Chair of AMP Capital Funds Management Limited, and a non-executive director of QBE Insurance (Auspac), CEDO, Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, and is an advisor on the University of Sydney Culture Council.
Long joins Lisa Annese, Chief Executive Officer of the Diversity Council of Australia, in leadership at the organisation.
“I’d like to send my sincerest thanks to David for his leadership and support of the organisation,” Annese said.
“And also say Ming has been a great asset to DCA and I’ve no doubt that with her leadership of the Board, we will continue to make great inroads towards DCA’s mission to encourage and enable Australian organisations to create more diverse and inclusive workplaces.”