Ms Gai Brodtmann
Appointed: February 2021
Bachelor of Arts (Politics, Sociology and English)
Bachelor of Arts (Public Relations)
Graduate Certificate in Business
Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
Fellow of the Public Relations Institute of Australia
Ms Brodtmann was appointed to the board as a commercial director in February 2021. She currently sits on the boards of Old Parliament House, Endometriosis Australia and Fearless Women, and is a member of the Sapien Cyber advisory board, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute and National Security College Futures councils and the Canberra Business Chamber Policy Taskforce. Ms Brodtmann is also a presenter and panellist at the National Security College, Australian Strategic Policy Institute and Australian Defence College.
Elected as the Member for Canberra from 2010–2019, Ms Brodtmann served as Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Defence from 2013–2016 and Shadow Assistant Minister for Cyber Security and Defence from 2016–2019. She also served on various committees, including the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade and Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit.
Prior to her political career, Ms Brodtmann was a small business owner from 2000–2010 and non-executive director, and a federal public servant, mostly with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Attorney-General's Department from 1990-2000.