Ros Moriarty

Co-Founder & Co-Chair / Hon. Managing Director


Ros Moriarty is a business owner, social investor and author. She is Co-Chair, Co-Founder and Honorary Managing Director of Moriarty Foundation, and Managing Director and Co-Founder of Balarinji.

Ros is the Independent Chair of the Football Australia Women’s Football Council, a Board member of Menzies School of Health Research Darwin, and a Commissioner for the Future of Sydney CBD. Her past Board appointments have included the National Gallery of Australia, Australian Major Events SA and the Australian Academy of Design.

Ros was named Winner Business Enterprise in the 2015 Financial Review/Westpac Australian 100 Women of Influence Awards. She is an inductee of the halls of fame of the Australian Design Institute and the Australian Graphic Design Association, and the Australian Businesswomen’s Hall of Fame.

An alumnus of the Australian National University, Ros’ honours include the St Peters Citizenship Award and the Advance Australia Award for Service to Industry and Commerce. In 2018 she was named a Companion of the University by Charles Darwin University, and in 2021 was the recipient of a UNESCO Achievement Award.

Ros is the author of the memoir Listening to Country (Allen & Unwin 2010), shortlisted for both The Age 2010 Book of the Year, and the Australian Human Rights Commission Literary Award. She has also written eight picture books for children (Allen & Unwin 2012-18), variously listed for The Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Award (2012 & 2015), and the 2013 Australian Environment Award for Children’s Literature.