Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to the community through charitable organisations, and to the fashion industry.
Sally Browne AM is a testament to the potential of all Victorians. She started her career in the 1970s as a teenager learning to sew in a factory. Today she maintains a multimillion-dollar fashion business and continues to win awards for her contributions to design and business leadership.
Sally has propelled her business in line with the prevailing winds of an ever-changing industry. She is committed to the continued mentoring of young businesspeople and is at the forefront of research into the applications of 3D printing in the fashion industry.
Outside of business, Sally is an avid adventurer. She has scaled Africa’s Mt Kilimanjaro, traversed Bhutan and India as well as a meander among the peaks of the Himalayas.
Sally is a proud Victorian serving as part of various committees, boards and philanthropic activities. Over a decade ago she started Motherless Daughters Australia, a group for young women who had lost their mothers. The group has a strong following on social media and organises gatherings for young women to come together and support one another.
Reviewed 30 September 2019