MS SOPHIE RYAN
CEO, Sony Foundation
Laywer, Allens (2007-2010)
International Consultant, United Nations Office at Vienna (2008-2008)
Research Assistant, UN Special Rapporteur for Torture, United Nations (2006-2007)
Sophie is the CEO of Sony Foundation Australia, the charity arm of the Sony Group of Companies. She has a passion for business and philanthropy and believes the two should be inextricably linked.
Sophie enjoys developing creative and innovative ways in which to solve social problems and is fortunate to work in an environment in which this is not only encouraged, but essential. She has worked with such a diverse range of people both in Australia and overseas during her time at the United Nations working in criminal justice in both Vienna and Sudan, as an assistant to the UN Special Rapportuer for Torture and as a lawyer with Allens Linklaters. Sophie has come to appreciate the value of collaboration and the importance of partnerships when generating real change.