Businesswoman, philanthropist and former Vice President of the Western Bulldogs Football Club
Susan Alberti AC is one of Australia’s pre-eminent philanthropists, having donated millions of dollars to medical research and other charitable causes over her successful business career.
Susan developed a passion for medical research when her only child, Danielle, tragically died from the complications arising from Type 1 diabetes.
Susan was a finalist in the Australian of the Year Award in 1997 and again in 2009. In 1997 she received an AM (Member of the Order of Australia), an AO (Officer of the Order of Australia) on January 2007 and in 2016 the Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) Award in recognition of her eminent service to the community and to young women as a role model and mentor.
Susan was featured on ABC Australia Story ‘A League of Their Own’ in 2016.
In 2017, Richard Goyder AO launched Susan’s biography, ‘The Footy Lady’ and Susan was crowned 2017 Melburnian of the Year. She was presented with the
Leadership Award the AIS Sport Performance Awards for her vision and influence in driving the launch of the inaugural AFL Women’s competition.
In 2018 Susan received the InStyle and Audi Women of Style 2018 “The Irrepressible Force” Award and the 2018 Victorian of the Year Award.
In 2019 Susan was nominated in the “50 Most Influential Aussie Women in Sport” in the Herald Sun Sunday edition and was awarded the prestigious 2018 Victorian State Government Outstanding Contribution to Sport Award.