Libby Lyons was the Director of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency from 2015 to 2021. She oversaw the statutory reporting process that gathers gender equality data from more than 10,000 employers, covering more than four million employees. Libby initiated the development of a strategic plan focused on maximizing the Agency’s world-leading dataset and expanding the reach and impact of gender reporting nationally and internationally.
Prior to joining the Agency, Libby had a distinguished career in corporate affairs and government relations, including heading up BHP’s Olympic Dam corporate affairs division, as well as senior roles at Atlas Iron, CITIC Pacific Mining, Alcoa of Australia, the Western Power Corporation and Telstra.
Libby was listed in Apoliticial’s 100 Most Influential People Working in Gender Policy (2018 & 2019) and was featured in 200 Women Who Will Change the Way You See the World. Libby has a strong personal commitment to public service, having started her career as a primary school teacher. She sat on the boards of non-profit organisation SIDS and Kids WA, and was Executive Chairman for Kalparrin, a charity that supports the families of children with special needs and disabilities, and most recently was appointed as a member of the Commonwealth Government’s National Aged Care Advisory Council.