Sallyanne Atkinson - Guest Speaker and Former Lord Mayor of Brisbane


Sallyanne Atkinson is a business strategist and corporate advisor using her extensive experience in business, government, politics, management, arts and the community.

A non-executive company director since 1991, she is a former Lord Mayor of Brisbane and former Senior Trade Commissioner to Paris, Chair of Queensland Tourism and Special Representative for Queensland in South East Asia. She is currently an active  mentor to businesses large and small,and a practised guest speaker on a wide range of topics.


About Sallyanne Atkinson

Sallyanne Atkinson

Sallyanne Atkinson AO has currently several roles,including:

  • Honorary Consul for Brazil in Queensland
  • Chair of The Crawford Fund (Queensland)
  • President of The Women's College at the University of Queensland

A  Director of the Queensland Brain Institute,the Waltzing Matilda Centre at Winton,Atkinson Solutions and the Australian Ireland Fund,she is Patron of the University of  the Third Age and the Friends of Newstead House.

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Recent Articles

  • Brisbane Life 7th April 2011

    Once upon a time, and not so very long ago, the City Hall clock tower was the tallest building in Brisbane. It was the tourist symbol of the city...

  • Ceylon 7th April 2011

    The surest sign of optimism in Sri Lanka’s troubled tourism industry is the current restoration of the south wing of the Galle Face Hotel that’s been closed for 23 years...

  • Childhood 7th April 2011

    It’s an odd fact of life that when you go back to childhood haunts you seem to shrink right down to child-like size. And see things as you saw them then...