Sally Moyle

Leading gender equality specialist with national & global experience


Sally Moyle is an Honorary Associate Professor at the ANU, associated with the Gender Institute.

Sally has extensive experience in international development policy and practice, and almost twenty-five years’ experience addressing gender issues both domestically and globally.

Current Work:
Sally is a passionate and persuasive advocate for human rights and gender equality, who knows how to make change happen. She understands the levers of government and human motivations, thinks strategically, and can frame arguments to convince those who need to be persuaded.

She is the Vice President of the National Foundation for Australian Women, a feminist organisation that advocates to the government for gender equality. She is involved in major debates and discussions on gender equality across Australia.

Sally was the Chief Executive Officer at the leading international humanitarian and development organisation CARE Australia, and, between 2013 and 2016, was the Principal Gender Specialist and Assistant Secretary with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Sally has had senior executive roles in the Australian Government since 2008, including leading the Office for Women, and working on Indigenous Affairs.

Sally was the Gender Adviser in AusAID between 2006 and 2008. Sally spent ten years leading gender equality at the Australian Human Rights Commission, led the team at the Australian Law Reform Commission responsible for a major two-year national inquiry into children and the legal process and investigated complaints against police at the NS Ombudsman’s Office.

Sally started her career as a practising lawyer.


Talking Points
Gender equality is essential for humanity to thrive
Being Part of the Solution - How to advance gender equality in your organisation
What can Australia do to advance equality between women and men?