Maurice Blackburn Chair Steve Bracks welcomed Ms Gloster’s appointment, saying she came to the role with almost 30 years of experience in professional services across media and marketing, including roles held internationally as well as in Australia.
“Maurice Blackburn is pleased to welcome Sunita Gloster to our Board,” Mr Bracks said.
“Sunita brings to the Board a strong background in business and in senior executive roles. Especially important to Maurice Blackburn is Sunita’s depth of experience in brand management and delivering a client-focussed culture.
“Maurice Blackburn is a household name and a leading brand within the professional services and legal space, synonymous with fighting for our clients and their right to access the legal system. Our clients — who are everyday Australian workers, consumers and investors — are proudly at the centre of everything that we do.
“Sunita has a long history of being committed to the same values as Maurice Blackburn and she shares our vision of a fairer Australia. We are very much looking forward to working with Sunita in her new role as a Non-Executive Director at Maurice Blackburn,” he said.
Ms Gloster said she was looking forward to joining the firm’s Board and to contributing to the continued direction of the firm in ensuring equal access to the law for all Australians and providing a high-quality client experience.
“It is an absolute honour to join the Board of Australia’s leading plaintiff law firm. It's important to me that Maurice Blackburn has a proud and long history of championing the rights of everyday Australians to fairness, justice and equity, not just to those that can afford it. I look forward to supporting the growth of such a purpose-led business,” Ms Gloster said.
Ms Gloster’s appointment continues Maurice Blackburn’s commitment to maintaining 50 per cent gender diversity in its Board appointments. She is a strong advocate for the acceleration of diversity, gender equality and inclusion, including being awarded the 2021 Social Change Award by B&T magazine and a 2021 Edna Ryan award for making a feminist difference in Media and Communications.
Maurice Blackburn’s Board is chaired by former Victorian Premier Steve Bracks, and includes firm Principals Michelle James, Rebecca Gilsenan, Martin Hyde, Kim Shaw and Giri Sivaraman as well as non-executive director Peter Day. Its CEO is Jacob Varghese.
Further information on Sunita Gloster:
Sunita Gloster has held roles as a CEO, COO and Chief Customer Officer. Today, she manages a portfolio of advisory roles within her consulting practice Gloster Advisory and is the Co-Chair of the Tech Council of Australia’s Marketing sub-community.
Ms Gloster is also a public speaker, as well as a panellist on ABCTV's Gruen and a guest writer published in the AFR, SMH, The Age and Marketing Trade Journals.
In the UK, Management Today Magazine voted her in the ‘Top 35 Women in Business Under 35’ in 2003 and 2005. During her time as CEO of the Australia Association of National Advertisers she won two President’s Awards for leadership in Marketing by the World Federation of Advertisers in Brussels and she is currently ranked third in Australia's B&T Magazine’s Top 30 Women in Media Power List, which she has ranked in for the last seven years. Recently she won the 2021 Inaugural Australian Marketer's Champion by CMO Magazine.
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