Buttrose, AO, OBE, Ita Clare (1942-)

Also known as
Buttrose, Ita (1942-)
Macdonald, Ita (1942-)
Sawyer, Ita (1942-)
Field of activity
Businesswoman; Journalist; Author; Editor; Print journalist; Radio journalist; Television journalist
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On 13 June 1988, Ita Buttrose was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for service to the community, particularly in the fields of medical education and health care. In the Queen's Birthday list 1979 she was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for service to journalism. She became the first woman to be awarded the Harnett Medal for community service and achievements in publishing, journalism, radio and television.

Daughter of: Charles Oswald and Mary Clare (née Rodgers) Buttrose.

Ita Buttrose was the founding editor of magazine in 1972. She then became editor of the and later publisher of Australian Consolidated Press Women's Division. A journalist by trade, Ida Buttrose has worked in all forms of media (print, radio and television) during her career.

Before starting her own company Capricorn Publishing, Ita Buttrose was a director of News Ltd, editor-in-chief of the Daily and Sunday Telegraphs, columnist and editorial consultant for the Fairfax magazine group and then editor-in-chief of the newspaper.

From 1984-1988, Ita Buttrose chaired the National Advisory Committee on AIDS. She is patron of Women of Vision, World Vision Australia, The University of Third Age, the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation of Australia, Amarant, the National Menopause Foundation, the Sydney Women's Festival, Safety House and National Institute of Secretaries and Administrators.

In 1984 she was named Variety Club's Personality of the Year as well as Australasian Academy of Broadcast, Arts and Sciences for the most promising Newcomer to Radio. In 1993 Ita Buttrose was named Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Australian of the Year.

[1] accessed 28/10/2002. [2] ibid

  • Born daughter of Charles Oswald and Mary Clare (née Rodgers) Buttrose
  • Career in journalism active
  • Founding editor of
  • Editor of the
  • Editor-in-chief of the and of
  • Director of the K G Murray Leisure Group
  • Appointed the Order of the British Empire - Officer (Civil)
  • Appointed Board member of News Ltd, Australia
  • Editor-in-chief of the and of the
  • Broadcaster for Radio 2KY and 2UE, Sydney
  • Chairperson of the National Advisory Committee on AIDS (NACAIDS)
  • Publishing consultant to and magazines
  • Editor-in-chief of
  • Chief Executive Officer of Capricorn Publishing Pty Ltd
  • Appointed Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)
  • Editor of
  • Director of the Australia Advisory Board
  • Director of the Prudential Corporation Trust Australia
  • Director of Television & Telecasters Pty Ltd
  • Chairman of AIDS Trust Australia
  • Awarded Hartnett Medal
  • President of Chief Executive Women
  • Broadcaster for Radio 2GB, Sydney
  • President of the National Opera Festival
  • Director of Buttrose and Dominguez Design
  • TV Panelist for on Foxtel and the Ten Network, Australia
  • Member of the Federal Government Conference for Older Australians
  • Chairman of the Australian Services Nurses' National Memorial Fund
  • Member of the Alcohol Beverages Advertising Code Complaints Adjudication Panel
  • Columnist for (Sydney)
  • Director of The Smith Family, Australia
  • Columnist for
  • GST Customer Advocate for Woolworths Supermarket chain
  • Director of Terraplanet Ltd
  • Chairman of Terraplanet Ltd

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