Deena is the Chairman of the global board of the BAI Communications Group, and the Chairman of a Co-operative Research Centre in health sciences. She is also a Non-Executive Director on the board of ASX listed Appen Pty Ltd as well as serving on the board of the government advisory body, Infrastructure Australia. Deena is on the Member Council of Musica Viva and was until February 2018 the Chair of the Sydney Writers’ Festival.
Deena was previously a Group Managing Director at Telstra, establishing and running Telstra Wholesale and then Telstra Business. In 2011, Deena established Telstra’s corporate venture capital arm, Telstra Ventures. Deena has also been a partner at Mallesons Stephen Jacques.