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Denita Wawn

Denita was appointed as Chief Executive of Master Builders Australia in March 2017. She has over 35 years’ experience as a leading advocate for industry and employers in the nation’s capital, around Australia and internationally.

Her previous roles include CEO of the Brewer’s Association of Australia and New Zealand (Brewer’s Association), Deputy CEO of the National Farmers’ Federation and Executive Director of the Australian Hotels Association (Tasmanian Division).

Denita is the Deputy Chair and Employer Director of Cbus Super Fund and a Board Member on the National Australia Day Council.

Her previous corporate governance experience includes roles as Chair of the Worldwide Brewers Alliance, Chair of the Alcohol Beverages Advertising Code (ABAC) Scheme, a director of Hostplus industry superannuation fund and a Board Member of Canberra Grammar School.

Denita was born and educated in Hobart, Tasmania. She has Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of Tasmania.