Lisa French's extensive screen industry experience includes directing the St Kilda Film Festival, serving on the board of the Australian Film Institute, and producing several documentaries. She is a lifetime member of the AFI and WIFT, an international member of AACTA, and internationally recognised as one of Australia’s foremost scholars on women in film and television. She is co-chair of the UNESCO Network for Gender, Media and ICTS where she has advocated for women’s access to media. She is currently a member of the Screen Australia Gender Matters Taskforce. She is also the Dean of RMIT University’s School of Media and Communication.