Deanne is a globally recognised leader, strategist and communicator, with a deep interest in how new forms of media affect business and society. Deanne chairs the boards of two private companies in which her company WeirAnderson.com is a significant investor: Hoodlum, an Emmy and BAFTA award winning production company, and Ai-Media, a technology and social innovation company.
In 2017 Deanne was appointed chair of the Sydney Film Festival. Deanne remains passionate about community engagement. She is a member of the global philanthropic community Women Moving Millions and was chair of the Australian Women Donors Network. Both organisations work to increase the amount of social investment that reaches women and girls.
Deanne was a board member of Screen Australia for eight years until 2016 and was instrumental in the development of its Gender Matters program. She remains a member of its Gender Matters Taskforce. Deanne invests in screen projects including documentary and feature films. Starting her working life as a corporate lawyer, Deanne became a senior executive at Austar and Foxtel