Fran Bowron steps down as Co-Chair of Mardi Gras

SGLMG Fran Bowron at Fair DayAfter four change-making years serving as a Director including three years as Co-Chair, Fran Bowron has announced she’s stepping down from the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Board.

In a statement issued to Mardi Gras Members late last week, Fran said:

“I want to let you know first that I am resigning from the board with effect from Friday 12 May. After nearly 4 years on the board including 3 as Co-Chair, 5 months as pseudo-CEO and 5 consecutive seasons it is time for me to do other things.”

“It’s been an enormous honour and privilege to serve on the board of this amazing organisation and I thank you for allowing me the opportunity to do so. I am very proud of my, and our, contribution to the nearly 40 year history of our organisation and thanks to the efforts of every single person involved, I leave knowing it is in a stronger position than it has been for quite a few years. I also know that it is in safe hands.”

“I look forward with excitement to the new energy, new perspectives and new ideas that the next years will bring and to watching the organisation continue to develop, adapt and grow. Thank you to everyone I have worked with, celebrated with and travelled with on this extraordinary journey. See you on the dance floor”

With Fran’s departure, there is now a vacancy on the Board. Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras are now seeking expressions of interest from people with a range of backgrounds and professional experience in the areas of legal, finance, risk management, corporate governance, human resources, community engagement, marketing, public relations and events. For more information, and to apply, visit: for details.

Image: Fran Bowron at Fair Day earlier this year – courtesy of SGLMG