Margaret (Margie) Seale is a Non Executive Director with current directorships of Telstra Corporation Limited, Westpac Banking Corporation (as of 1 March, 2019) , Scentre Group Limited and Australia Pacific Holdings. Until recently she was also Non-Executive Chairman of publishing house Penguin Random House Australia and New Zealand Pty Ltd. She is a member of the Audit Committee for Telstra and a member of each of the Human Relations and Audit and Risk Committees at Scentre Group.
Prior to her board career, Margie had more than 25 years’ experience in leadership roles in Australia and overseas in the global publishing, health and consumer goods industries. Her last executive role was Managing Director of Random House in Australia New Zealand and President, Asia Development for Random House Inc.
In 2015 with her husband she launched Ponder & See, a philanthropic literary travel company that funds writers’ festivals and writers through creating literary trips or experiences for interested readers. Margie and her husband voluntarily create, lead and manage the events and adventures the company undertakes and profits are distributed to relevant organisations relevant organisations or directly to writers. To date the company has taken readers to Indonesia, China, Italy and New Zealand and created literary events in Australia.