Sally Loane is a non-executive company director and sits on several boards in the government, private company and charity sectors.
Sally was the Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Services Council (FSC) from 2014-2021, a peak industry organisation representing leading firms in Australia’s financial services sector.
She grew up on a 6,000-acre sheep property in Tenterfield. Following her graduation from the University of Queensland, her first career was in the media, where she spent 25 years as a highly regarded broadcaster and journalist for Australia's major print, radio and television media organisations.
Sally worked with major Australian newspapers writing news, features and opinion columns including with The Australian, Courier Mail and The Sun in Brisbane; The National Times, The Times on Sunday and The Age during her time in the Canberra press gallery; and the Sydney Morning Herald and Sun Herald in Sydney. She was also the consumer affairs editor for the Daily News in Durban, South Africa.
Up until late 2005, Sally was the host of the Morning program on 702 ABC Sydney and has an extensive background in reporting on political, business, legal, social and consumer issues.
Sally is also a director of Venues NSW, Destination NSW and the Avner Pancreatic Cancer Research Foundation. Sally is also a governor of the Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation, an ambassador for Business Events Sydney and a member of Chief Executive Women, which is committed to “women leaders enabling other women leaders”.
Sally was the first female director of Waratahs Rugby and served on the board for seven years. She was a director of SCEGGS Darlinghurst for 12 years, chaired the Salvation Army’s Sydney East Doorknock Appeal from 2008-2011 and was a co-deputy chair for the Committee for Sydney.
Her first book, 'Who Cares? Guilt, Hope and the Child-Care Debate' was published in 1997. Sally has contributed to other books, including the 2002 Random House book: What Women Want with a chapter called “Losing John”.