Deena Shiff

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Deena Shiff

BAI Communications

Deena Shiff is the Chairman of global wireless infrastructure company, BAI Communications.  Deena is also a non executive director on the boards of Appen (ASX:APX) and  the Citadel Group (ASX: CGL);  the Chairman of a Co-operative Research Centre; the Chairman of the Sydney Writers’ Festival  and on the board of Opera Australia. In August 2017 Deena was appointed to the board of Infrastructure Australia.

For 25 years, prior to becoming a full time non executive director, Deena was a senior executive in the telecommunications industry. This executive career was punctuated by a period in the 1990s when she was a partner at law firm Mallesons Stephen Jacques.

Previous board directorships include: Australia’s export credit agency, EFIC; rail operator, Freightcorp; Telstra Clear NZ, and a number of venture capital backed technology companies.

In 2015 -16, Deena chaired the Australian Government’s Regional Telecommunications Independent Review Committee. She has also served on the NSW Government Digital Economy Task Force and works pro bono for Indigenous Business Australia, advising on infrastructure investment in remote Australia.

Deena has a B.Sc (Econ)Hons from the London School of Economics and a B.A.(Law)Hons from the University of Cambridge. She was admitted to the English Bar before returning to Australia to practise law and work for the Australian Government in Canberra. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.