Munro is the independent non-executive chairman of AquaSure, the consortium building Victoria’s desalination plant and is also a member of the National Water Commission. Until July 2009 she was an executive director at Telstra, holding leadership positions in human resources, business operations, information technology, public policy and communications and customer service.

Serving in the Victorian public sector between September 1996 and February 2004, Munro held the positions of Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environment and of the Department of Primary Industries. Previously she was a Deputy Secretary in the Department of Treasury and Finance. She has been a member of the board of Food Science Australia and a commissioner and deputy president of the Murray-Darling Basin Commission.

Ms Munro holds Master’s degrees in mathematics and philosophy from Cambridge University and in business administration from Westminster University. She was awarded a Centenary Medal for outstanding contribution to public administration in 2001.