Ms Broadbent has had a distinguished career in the banking sector. She was a member of the board of the Reserve Bank of Australia from 1998 to 2013. In 2003, Ms Broadbent was made an Officer of the Order of Australia for service to economic and financial development in Australia and the community through administrative support for cultural and charitable groups. Ms Broadbent also serves on the board of Woolworths Limited, is Chair of the board of Swiss Re Life and Health Australia Limited and Chancellor of the University of Wollongong. She has been a director on the boards of ASX Limited (2010 - 2012), Special Broadcasting Corporation (SBS), Qantas Airways Limited, Westfield Property Trusts, Woodside Petroleum Limited (1998 - 2008) and Coca-Cola Amatil Limited (1999-2010). She is a member of the Multi-Stakeholder Steering Committee of the EU-Australia Leadership Forum.