Deena Shiff

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Deena Shiff

BAI Communications

Deena Shiff was appointed Chairman of BAI Communications Pty Ltd effective 30 May 2016.

Deena serves on a number of boards, including BAI Communications, Citadel Group Limited (ASX: CGL); Appen Ltd (ASX: APL), as well as advising and serving on the boards of a number of private venture capital backed technology companies and a health technology CRC.

In 2015 Deena was appointed to chair the Australian Government’s Rural Telecommunications Independent Review Committee.  She is also the chair of the Sydney Writers Festival.

Her previous Board roles include Deputy Chair of Efic, and Directorships at: IPscape, Dimmi, Telstra Clear NZ and Freightcorp Pty Ltd. 

Deena was a senior executive at Telstra between 1998 and 2013.  She has served as Head of Regulatory Affairs, Group Managing Director running Telstra Wholesale, Group Managing Director of Telstra Business, and prior to retiring from Telstra in 2013, Deena was the founding CEO of Telstra’s Venture Capital arm, Telstra Ventures.

Before rejoining Telstra in 1998, Deena was a partner at law firm Mallesons Stephen Jacques.

Deena holds a Bachelor of Science (Economics) from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Masters of Arts (Law) from the University of Cambridge.  She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.