Deena Shiff

Founder CEO of Telstra’s Venture Capital arm, Telstra Ventures

Deena Shiff is an experienced and highly regarded non-executive director with a successful executive career in the communications and technology industry. As Group Managing Director at Telstra Ltd, she set up and managed Telstra Ltd’s corporate venture capital arm, Telstra Ventures.

She currently holds the role of Chair for Marley Spoon AG, an e-commerce company with operations in Australia, Europe and the US. She also holds the role of Non-Executive Director and Chair of the People and Culture Committee for ProMedicus Ltd, an Australian-listed health software company with operations in Germany and the US, and also Chairs the People and Cultural Committees for Opera Australia. She is Non-Executive Director for Electro Optic Systems Holdings, an Australian-listed space, defence and communications company.

Ms Schiff has advised the Australian Government and served on various Government Boards, including as Chair for the Government’s Broadband Advisory Council (where she advised on the use of broadband to accelerate social and productivity gains in health, construction and agriculture), the International Advisory Board of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decisions and Society, and the Advisory Board of the Australian Centre for China in the World. She has also served on a number of not-for-profit boards and advisory boards.

Ms Shiff began her career as a lawyer in both the UK and Australia. She has been a partner at Mallesons, Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons), as well as an in-house and government counsel. She has a B.Sc (Econ) from the London School of Economics and a B.A (Law) from the University of Cambridge.

Last updated: 7 Sep 2022

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