Loren Bridge, Executive Officer

Loren Bridge is the Executive Officer and Company Secretary of the Alliance of Girls’ Schools Australasia and has been in the role since 2013.

Loren drives the Alliance’s engagement with schools, business, community and industry organisations establishing successful partnerships and initiatives to advance the education of girls in girls’ schools, including ‘Yarning Up’ a collaboration with Bond University honoured with the 2016 Queensland Premier’s Reconciliation Award.

As Loren leads the Alliance into its third decade at the forefront of girls’ education, she continues to identify ways to address the most pressing needs of the Alliance’s member schools, their staff and students, through innovative resourcing and programming. She has also greatly expanded the Alliance’s global collaborations and partnerships.

Loren has a strong commitment to gender equality leading campaigns through the media on issues of gender disparity and calling out issues of misrepresentation and gender bias. With a background in service-based client-focused industries including education, advertising and tourism Loren has overseen the Alliance strategic direction and growth expanding its remit towards the resolution of issues of gender equality and equity of opportunity that continue to operate in society.

As a spokesperson for girls’ education, Loren is frequently interviewed by media and has written several opinion pieces for print and digital media on girls’ education and social issues concerning girls and women. Loren has presented at national and international conferences and on webinars and podcasts on girls’ education.

Prior to joining the Alliance Loren led the successful communications, community relations, fundraising and enrolment strategies for a high-profile Australian girls’ school for over 10 years. She has also served as a director of The Australian Gender Equality Council and UNIQ You.

Loren holds an MBA from Charles Sturt University, NSW; an undergraduate degree in Business from the University of Technology, Sydney; and a Graduate Diploma in Education from Charles Darwin University, NT.