Chris McDiven is Director [1996-2000] and Vice President [1997-2000] of the National Foundation for Australian Women. She is also Director of the Menzies Research Centre.
She moved into small business in 1982, and became a member of the Liberal Party (Paddington Branch) in 1984; and has held many party positions, including President of the Federal Women's Committee (Aug 1994 - Feb 1997) and was awarded a Distinguished Service Award in 1998. She has also coordinated the information centre at campaign headquarters for all State and Federal election campaigns since 1991. McDiven is currently the State president of the NSW division (since December 2000) and a member of Federal Executive. She is also Director of Leon Holdings Pty Ltd Family property trust (1995 -) and Gister Pty Ltd (1999 -).