Sally Browne AM

Fashion designer and philanthropist.


Honours and awards

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. Through the 1970s, 80s and 90s she built and maintained a multimillion-dollar fashion business, winning awards for her contributions to design and business leadership.

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 interests, Sally is an avid adventurer. She has scaled Africa’s Mt Kilimanjaro, traversed Spain on the Camino as well as adventured on Mt Everest.

Sally is a proud Victorian serving on committees and boards and she is very involved in the philanthropic activities of 17 organisations involved in community, the arts and the environment. 

More than a decade ago she started Girls Without Mummies, a group for young women who had lost their mothers. She is a board member of Motherless Daughters Australia, similar to Girls Without Mummies, which has a strong following on social media and organises gatherings for young women to come together and support one another.

Sally has a huge commitment to building communities and to building a brilliant bold, positive future for generations in the future.