Louisa started her career at Network Ten and is now Chief Executive of the Walkley Foundation for Excellence in Journalism. For more than ten years she has worked collaboratively with the media, government, corporate and community organisations to build a broad funding base to support journalism. Louisa brings to the Walkley Foundation extensive experience in not-for-profit management and awareness campaigns. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has a BA in Communications from UTS. She is a non-executive director of the Alliance for Journalists' Freedom and a board member of Media Diversity Australia.
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She comes to the Walkleys with over two decades working in the media industry, most recently as a journalist and primetime producer for Sky News, SBS Portuguese and the Finance News Network. She carved her journalism career as a Broadcast Journalist and as a Producer. She has published business and technology articles as a freelance journalist and engages in diverse community work championing her Portuguese heritage.
In her former commercial career, Ana held senior roles with media organisations such as the Seven Network, Bauer Media, Next Media and SBS Portuguese.
In her spare time, Ana supports and speaks at corporate and student events. She has fronted media events as an MC for the ‘Australian Brazil Business Gala Awards’, ‘Portugal Day’ for the Portuguese Consulate General, and she advocates for the Thyroid Foundation as part of her own personal journey.
Ana holds a Bachelor of Communications Business Degree from Bond University and a graduate Diploma of Journalism at Macleay College.