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Our old scholars epitomise the Pembroke values in the wider community and we are proud of their achievements.

30 May 2022

We are pleased to bring you the Pembroke Global Citizens Series in which we showcase Pembroke School old scholars who continue to exemplify the Pembroke School Aims through their careers, study, learnings and contributions to society.

Annette Young (1971-1976, Peer Year 1979)

Annette Young is located in Paris and is a news anchor for France 24 while also being the creator, producer and presenter of her own unique current affairs show called The 51 Percent, about women reshaping our world.

Annette was the first journalism graduate to be offered a cadetship at The Age newspaper when she was 22. At the age of 26, Annette moved to Sydney to work for The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) as Assistant Chief of Staff and Assistant News Editor.

After a three-year stint in Paris she was later based in Jerusalem as a freelance journalist and, at one point, a field producer for Channel 9’s 60 Minutes, and then became the Jerusalem correspondent for France 24 television.

Annette describes The 51 Percent as being positive, at times counter-intuitive, and makes the unfamiliar, familiar.

It’s been a fan­tas­tic expe­ri­ence and con­tin­ues to be. I think this is my lega­cy as a jour­nal­ist and a fem­i­nist, and I’ve been blessed to have this as a platform.

Annette credits Pembroke School with providing a solid educational background, including Language learning and Music (she was a member of the Choir), and imbuing her with a love of culture and history that she is sure stood her in good stead for what she went on to do.