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Josephine Sukkar AM

Josephine is a professional company director who works across a range of industries, including property, construction, finance, sport, the arts, medical research and social services.

A former scientist and teacher (BSc, (Hons), Grad. Dip. Ed.), she established Buildcorp with her husband 29 years ago, which employs over 300 staff and has revenue of $500 million.

Josephine serves on a number of private, public, government and not-for-profit boards, including Growthpoint Properties Australia, Parramatta Park Trust, Opera Australia, the Australian Museum, Centenary Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne University Infrastructure Committee and the Australian Rugby Foundation. She is President of Australian Women’s Rugby and through Buildcorp has been a major sponsor of rugby in Australia for nearly 30 years.

She has previously served as a director of The Trust Company, and was Co-President of the YWCA NSW.

In 2017 she was recognised for her services to the community, the arts and sports in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Josephine joined the board of Opera Australia in 2011.