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Deena Shiff

Chair, BAI Communications

Deena Shiff

Deena Shiff is currently the Chairman of global communications company, BAI Communications, which own Broadcast Australia in Australia, as well as communications companies in North America , the UK and Hong Kong.

Ms Shiff is also the Chairman of the German Supervisory Board of Marley Spoon AG (asx :mmm), the Chairman of a CRC, and is a non-executive director on the boards of Appen (asx:apx), Infrastructure Australia and Opera Australia. She was Chairman of the Government’s Regional Telecommunications Review in 2015.

Ms Shiff was a Group Managing Director at Telstra until 2013, where she managed the Wholesale Division; established the business division, Telstra Business; and set up and led Telstra Ventures, Telstra’s corporate venture capital arm.

Prior to that, Ms Shiff had a legal career including as in-house counsel at Telstra and as a partner at law firm Mallesons, Stephen Jacques.

Since leaving Telstra, Ms Shiff has served on the board of Australia’s export credit agency, Efic, as Deputy Chair as well as the boards of a number of venture capital backed or asx listed software companies.

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