Sally Loane, Director  Media and Public Affairs, Coca-Cola Amatil

Sally Loane, Director Media and Public Affairs, Coca-Cola Amatil

Sally Loane joined Coca-Cola Amatil in January 2006 as the Director of Media and Public Affairs after 25 years in the media, working as a journalist and columnist for Australia’s major newspapers, including The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Sun, The Courier-Mail, the Sun Herald and The National Times.

She spent five and a half years as a broadcaster for ABC radio in Sydney where she hosted the Morning program on 702 ABC Sydney. Sally has also had extensive experience as a professional public speaker and MC.

She worked as a newsreader/reporter on Channel 10 in the 1980s and spent several years in the press gallery in Parliament House, Canberra.

Sally grew up on a wool-growing property near Tenterfield, NSW and the sale of her family’s property was featured on the ABC’s Australian Story. She was educated at Somerville House, Brisbane and read Arts at the University of Queensland.

Sally wrote her first book, “Who Cares – Guilt, Hope and the Child-Care Debate”, an investigative examination of the child care industry, in 1997, and has contributed to many other publications, including magazines and books like “My Sporting Hero” and “What Women Want”.

Sally has two children. She is a director of Waratahs Rugby P/L, SCEGGS Darlinghurst, the Coca-Cola Australia Foundation, a governor of the Cerebral Palsy Foundation and a member of the Salvation Army’s Media Advisory Board.  She chaired the Salvation Army’s Sydney East Doorknock Appeal from 2008-2011. She is also co-Deputy Chair of the Committee for Sydney and member of the Australia Indonesia Business Council’s NSW committee.