Proud Wiradjuri woman Mayrah Sonter holds her culture and background, growing up in Sydney’s Redfern, close to her heart.
A communications specialist with more than a decade’s experience producing events and media for corporate and government organisations, Mayrah is an events manager, public relations and media specialist with a reputation for envisaging the big picture while also tackling the details. She is also an accomplished presenter and producer for TV and radio, and journalist.
As head of events at the Deadly Vibe Group, Mayrah event-managed the Deadly Awards, the National Indigenous Vibe 3on3 Basketball and Hip Hop Challenge in communities across Australia, and the national Vibe Alive festivals. She has been cultural consultant for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Indigenous Parks Congress, presenter of NITV television programs Living Strong, Around the Traps and NITV News, and a researcher and producer for the Logie-nominated Move It Mob Style program.
Mayrah is currently on the Board of Directors of the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME). She was a Member of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Panel for the City of Sydney from 2013 to 2014. She is a recipient of the Endeavour Research Fellowship for Indigenous Australians and a graduate of the MURRA Indigenous Business Masterclass at Melbourne Business School. She also works as an Indigenous Student Liaison Officer at Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Sydney.