2019 Symposium Speakers

Fiona Jolly

Chief Executive Officer, Ad Standards


Fiona Jolly has been Chief Executive Officer of Ad Standards since October 2005, following an extensive and diverse career with a number of Australian Commonwealth Government departments.

She holds a Master of Laws (specialising in communications and international trade law) from the University of Melbourne and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

During her career Fiona has combined her extensive experience in regulatory reform with the determination to balance the rights of industry and consumers in the context of minimal or no government intervention.

Prior to her work with Ad Standards she worked with the Attorney-General’s Department with responsibility for censorship policy for films, publications and computer games, in conjunction with the Office of Film and Literature Classification. Fiona managed, at a policy level, the program of reforms to the national legal profession. Prior to the Attorney-General’s Department Fiona had nine years with the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) as head legal adviser. While there she led the reform of the Australian Food Acts.

Fiona also held leadership positions in the YWCA for more than 10 years, her last three were as President of the YWCA of Australia. In this role Fiona worked to achieve the YWCA’s mission of enabling women to achieve their full potential.

Fiona is currently Vice President of the International Council for Ad Self-Regulation (ICAS), and Convenor of the Australian Classification Review Board.