Coral Ross

Board Deputy Chair

Coral Ross is the National President of the Australian Local Government Women’s Association and was previously the ALGWA Victorian President. A professional journalist with more than 20 years’ experience, Coral has been a local government councillor at the City of Boroondara, in Metropolitan Melbourne since 2002. She has been elected five times and in November 2014 Coral was elected Mayor of the City of Boroondara for the third time. Coral was on the Board of the Australian Local Government Association, the peak body for local government in Australia 2015-17. From 2011 to 2017 she was on the Board of the Municipal Association of Victoria – Victoria’s peak body for local government, and President from November 2016 to March 2017.

In 2014 she was named as one of 100 Women of Influence by Westpac/Fairfax.

Before moving to Australia, Coral was a political Journalist in the UK. She became the Australian correspondent for one of the British National newspapers when she moved to Melbourne in 1986. She has a degree in Politics and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is married with two sons and enjoys bushwalking, skiing, going to the gym and spending time with her friends and family.