Sallyanne Atkinson AO
How did Sallyanne Atkinson transform Brisbane into a city that lives along the river?
Sallyanne Atkinson is well known as the only woman to have served Brisbane as Lord Mayor (1985-1991), during a time when men dominated politics. Less known is the story of how her creative thinking and sheer tenacity turned Brisbane from a city that stayed indoors to one that lives and plays along the river. Hear how she helped shape the modern Brisbane we know and love today.
You can listen to the episode below or download the transcript here.
About Sallyanne Atkinson AO
SALLYANNE ATKINSON AO has been a leader in political and business life for over four decades. Trained as a journalist, and working mother of five children, Sallyanne became the first female Lord Mayor of Brisbane (1985-91). Sallyanne has worked in prestigious international roles representing Australia to the world and is now a distinguished guest speaker, business mentor and a regular media commentator. Sallyanne lives in Brisbane and is Chair of the Museum of Brisbane board.
About Wendy Love
WENDY LOVE (host + producer) is a journalist, audio producer, and storyteller who has worked in Australia and the United States. Born in California, Wendy was a reporter and producer for NPR affiliate Houston Public Radio (USA). Her work also aired on American Public Media’s Marketplace. She first came to Australia in 2003 and, in recent years, produced The Art Show for ABC’s Radio National and a blog relating stories of non-profit and social enterprises. Wendy lives in inner Brisbane, the longest place she’s ever called home.