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Janet
Albrechtsen

Columnist at The Australian.

Board member of the National Museum of Australia; Board member of the Institute of Public Affairs; and Member of the Federal Government's ABC/SBS Appointments Panel. Former lawyer at Freehills; former contributor to the Australian Financial Review, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Sunday Age, Canada's Vancouver Sun and National Post, Quadrant Magazine and The Wall Street Journal and Wall Street Journal Asia; former Board member at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation; and former Member of the Foreign Affairs Council.

Columnist at The Australian

Mark Arbib

Director of Strategy and Business Development at Consolidated Press Holdings; Director of the National Indigenous Culinary Institute; Director of Sydney FC; and President of Athletics Australia.

Former Senator for New South Wales; former Minister for Sport and Assistant Treasurer; former Minister for Social Housing and Homelessness, Indigenous Employment and Economic Development; former Minister for Employment Participation; and former Parliamentary Secretary for Government Service Delivery.

Director of Strategy and Business Development at Consolidated Press Holdings

Andrew Barkla

CEO and Managing Director of IDP Education.

Former President and Managing Director of SAP Australia and New Zealand; former Regional Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific and Japan at Unisys; former Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific at PeopleSoft; and former Managing Director for System Software Associates in Australia and New Zealand.

CEO and Managing Director of IDP Education

Stephanie
Brantz

Sports presenter on ABC Television.

Former Channel Nine sports presenter on Nightline, Nine News, The Cricket Show, Sunday and The Footy Show; and former SBS sports presenter on Toyota World Sport, On the Ball and during the FIFA World Cup.

Sports presenter on ABC Television

Jennifer Byrne

Host of the First Tuesday Book Club and Jennifer Byrne Presents on ABC Television; and Co-host of Evening Drive on ABC News Radio.

Former Senior Writer at The Bulletin magazine; former Anchor at Foreign Correspondent; former Television Reporter with Sunday program and 60 Minutes; and former Publishing Director of Reed Books.

Host of the First Tuesday Book Club and Jennifer Byrne Presents on ABC Television

Kerry
Chikarovski

Director of Adopt Change; Director of Our Watch; Director of NSW Waratahs; Chair of NSW Women's Rugby Union; Chair of Road Safety Education; Director of the Humpty Dumpty Foundation; and Director of NSW Rugby Union.

Former Parliamentary Member of the Liberal Party of NSW; former Leader of New South Wales Parliamentary Liberal Party; former Member for Lane Cove; former Leader of the Opposition of NSW; former Minister for Consumer Affairs; former Assistant Minister for Education; former Minister for Industrial Relations and Employment; and former Minister for The Status of Women.

Director of Adopt Change

Brett Clegg

Executive General Manager, New South Wales, at News Corp Australia.

Former CEO of the Australian Financial Review Group; former Deputy Managing Director of The Australian Financial Review; and former Deputy CEO of The Australian.

Executive General Manager, New South Wales, at News Corp Australia

Bruce Corlett
AM

Chairman of Servcorp Limited; Chairman of Australian Maritime Services Limited; Chairman of Lifestart Co-operative Ltd; and Chairman of the Maria Tonga Relief Trust.

Former Chairman of The Trust Company; former Chairman of the Advisory Board, Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Sydney; former Chairman of Fortius Funds Management; former Director of Stockland Corporation Limited; former Director of Tooth and Co. Limited; former Chairman Microsearch Foundation of Australia; and former Senate Fellow University of Sydney.

Chairman of Servcorp Limited

Tony Cripps

Chief Executive Officer at HSBC Bank Australia.

Former Head of Foreign Exchange and Rates Strategy at HSBC Asia Pacific; former Head of e-Commerce, Global Banking and Markets at HSBC Group; former Head of Global Markets and Global Banking and Markets at HSBC Bank Australia; and former President and Chief Executive Officer at HSBC Philippines.

Former Chairman of HSBC Savings Bank and HSBC Insurance Brokers Inc.; former Chairman and Trustee of HSBC Retirement Trust Fund Inc.; and former Director of OCLP Holdings, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer at HSBC Bank Australia

Patricia Cross

Chair of Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation (CSC); Chair of 30% Club Australia; Director of Macquarie Group Limited and Macquarie Bank Limited; Director of Aviva plc; Director of Grattan Institute; Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors; Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management; and Fellow of the Finance and Treasury Association.

Former Director of Qantas Airways Limited; former Chairman of Qantas Superannuation Limited; former Deputy Chairman of Victoria’s Transport Accident Commission; former Director of Wesfarmers Limited; former Director of AMP Limited; former Director of Suncorp-Metway Limited; and former Director of the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. Former Member of the Australian Financial Centre Forum; former Member of Melbourne University’s Advisory Council to the Faculty of Business and Economics; and former Director of Methodist Ladies College.

Chair of Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation (CSC)

Geoff Cundle

Chairman and CEO of John Swire & Sons Pty Ltd. and Chairman of Steamships Trading Co. Ltd.; Director of Swire Cold Storage Pty Ltd.; Director of Kalari Pty Ltd.; Director of HSE Group Holdings Pty Ltd.; Director of Alex Fraser Pty Ltd.; Member of the Business Council of Australia; Member of the Global Engagement Task Force; and Member of the Infrastructure and Sustainable Growth Committee.

Chairman and CEO of John Swire & Sons Pty Ltd

Charles Curran
AC

Chairman of Capital Investment Group Pty Limited; Chairman of Trustees, the St Vincent’s Curran Foundation; International Advisor to Goldman Sachs; and Member of the Financial Sector Advisory Council.

Former Chairman and Director of Perpetual Limited; former Director of QBE Insurance Group; former Chairman of The Australian Ireland Fund; former Chairman of St Vincent’s Hospital; former Chairman of the National Gallery of Australia Foundation; and former Director of the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children.

Chairman of Capital Investment Group Pty Limited

Jenny Dean

Former Pathways Director at the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation; former Program Manager at The Smith Family and AFS Intercultural Programs; and Founding member of the Kids for Life Foundation.

Former Pathways Director at the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation

Geoff Dixon

Chairman of Tourism Australia; Chairman of the Garvan Medical Research Foundation; Director of Crown Limited; Director of Adslot Limited; Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia; and Director of the Local Organising Committee of the AFC Asia Cup 2015.

Former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Qantas Airways Limited.

Chairman of Tourism Australia;

Tom Drake-Brockman

Co-Founder of the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation; Author; and Policy Researcher.

Co-Founder of the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation

Damian Eales

Chief Operating Officer, Publishing at News Corp Australia;

Managing Director - Metro and Regional Publishing at News Corp Australia; Director of NewsMediaworks; Director of The Readership Works; and Director of the International News Media Association (INMA). Former Group Marketing Director at News Corp Australia; former GM Strategic Marketing (CMO) at Westpac Bank; and former Group General Manager, Financial Services & Marketing at David Jones.

Chief Operating Officer, Publishing at News Corp Australia

John Eales AM

Founder of the Mettle Group, now part of Chandler Macleod; Director of Flight Centre; Director of FujiXerox DMS Asia Pacific; Director of the Australian Rugby Union; Non-Executive Director of GRM International; Thiess Advisory Board; and Advisor Catapult Partners.

Former Captain of the Australian Wallabies.

Founder of the Mettle Group, now part of Chandler Macleod

Dr Peter Farrell AM

Chairman and Founder of ResMed Incorporated; Lead Director of Nuvasive Incorporated; Member of the MIT’s Dean of Engineering Advisory Committee; Gordon Fellow, University of California, San Diego; Visiting Professor, UNSW; Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences; Honorary Fellow, Australian Institution of Engineers; and Member of the United States Academy of Engineering.

Former Foundation Director, Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, University of New South Wales; former Chair, Executive Council, Division of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School; former Vice President of R & D, Baxter Healthcare.

US National Entrepreneur of the Year for Health Services (2005); and Australian Entrepreneur of the Year (2001).

Chairman and Founder of ResMed Incorporated

Andrew Forrest
AO

Founding Non-Executive Chairman of Fortescue Metals Group; Non-Executive Chairman of Poseidon Nickel Limited; Founding Director of The Australian Children’s Trust; Founder of the Australian Employment Covenant (AEC); and Founder of GenerationOne.

Former CEO of Fortescue Metals Group; former CEO and Deputy Chairman of Anaconda Nickel Limited (now Minara Resources Limited); former Executive Chairman and Managing Director of Siberia Mining Corporation Limited (now Monarch Gold Limited); former Chairman of Murrin Murrin Joint Venture; former Director of West Australian Chamber of Minerals and Energy; former Chairman of Athletics Australia; and former Chairman of Moly Mines Limited.

Ernst & Young Australian Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2009 (with Nicola Forrest).

Founding Non-Executive Chairman of Fortescue Metals Group

Janie Forrest

Managing Director of Coolaroo Alpaca Stud Farm; Managing Director of Illawarra and Coolaroo Farms; Councillor of Royal Agricultural Society NSW; and Chair of Youth Development Australian Alpaca Association.

Managing Director of Coolaroo Alpaca Stud Farm

Nicola Forrest

Founding Director of the Australian Children’s Trust, now part of the Minderoo Foundation; Chief Executive Officer of the Minderoo Foundation; Director of the Minderoo Group; Managing Director of Minderoo Station; Member of the Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership; Patron of the Kimberley Foundation of Australia; Patron for Impact100 WA; Patron of Sculpture by the Sea; and Director of the Black Swan Theatre Company.

Former Director of Hope for Children; former Director of Sculpture by the Sea; and former Director of Women and Infants Research Foundation.

Ernst & Young Australian Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2009 (with Andrew Forrest).

Founding Director of the Australian Children’s Trust, now part of the Minderoo Foundation

Angelos Frangopoulos

CEO of Australian News Channel; Owner and Operator of SKY NEWS; Chairman of the Australia Day Council of NSW; Chair of the Centre for Media History at Macquarie University; Pro-Chancellor (Sydney) for Charles Sturt University; Director of the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute; Director of the Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association (ASTRA) and; Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Former roles with British Sky Broadcasting in London, Nine Network Sydney and Prime Television Canberra.

CEO of Australian News Channel

Adriana Gardos

Director of the Tenix Foundation.

Director of the Tenix Foundation

Danny Gilbert
AM

Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Gilbert + Tobin; Chairman of the Western Sydney University Foundation; Co-Chair of the Cape York Partnership; Honorary Ambassador of Menzies School of Health Research; and Non-Executive Director of National Australia Bank Limited.

Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Gilbert + Tobin

Stan Grant

International Editor at Sky News; Indigenous Affairs Editor at Guardian Australia.

Former Senior International Correspondent, CNN; and Presenter at the Macquarie Radio Network, ABC TV, SBS and Seven Network.

International Editor at Sky News

Caroline
Gurney

Executive Director and Head of Communications and Marketing for Australia and New Zealand at UBS.

Executive Director and Head of Communications and Marketing for Australia and New Zealand at UBS

Steve Harker

Managing Director and CEO of Morgan Stanley Australia Limited; Chairman of the Australian Financial Markets Association; Guardian of the Future Fund; Non-Executive Director of Investa Property; Director of the Australian Financial Markets Association; Director for the Centre for International Finance and Regulation; and Member of the Council of Governors of Ascham School.

Former Chief Executive of Global Equities with BZW; former Chairman of Former Executive Director of the Federated Ironworkers’ Association Australia; former Research Officer with the Reserve Bank of Australia; and former Member of the BZW Global Management Committee.

Managing Director and CEO of Morgan Stanley Australia Limited

John Hartigan

Chairman of Prime Media Group; Chairman of Destination NSW; Director of Australian Paralympic Committee; and Trustee of the Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust.

Former Chairman and CEO of News Limited; former Chairman of Australian News Channel; former Director of the American Australian Association; and former Director of Foxtel.

Chairman of Prime Media Group

Matthew Hayden
AM

Managing Director of The Hayden Way; Founding Director of the Get Outside Group; Founding Director of The Tiwi College Project; and Foundation Partner to the Brisbane Heat.

Former Cricket Australia Director; former Queensland Cricket Director; former Australian Cricketer; and former Captain of the Indigenous Allstars XI in 2010 as part of the Imparja Cup.

Managing Director of The Hayden Way

Andy Holmes

Chief Operating Officer of Fuels, BP Asia Pacific and Air BP; President of BP Australia and New Zealand; and Country Manager of BP Australia.

Chief Operating Officer of Fuels, BP Asia Pacific and Air BP

Greg Hughes

Chief Operating Officer & Commercial Director of John Swire & Sons Pty Ltd; Director of Swire Mining Services Pty Ltd; Director of Swire Oilfield Services Pty Ltd; Director of Swire Cold Storage Pty Ltd; Director of Kalari Pty Ltd; Director of HSE Group Holdings Pty Ltd; Director of Alex Fraser Pty Ltd; and Director of Clyde Agriculture Pty Ltd.

Chief Operating Officer & Commercial Director of John Swire & Sons Pty Ltd

Catherine
Hunter

Partner, Head of Corporate Citizenship, KPMG Australia; Director and Chair, Global Compact Network Australia; Australian Network Representative, United Nations Global Compact; Member, Business Council of Australia Business Indigenous Network; External Adviser, Lendlease Reconciliation Action Plan Advisory Panel; and Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Partner, Head of Corporate Citizenship, KPMG Australia

Alan Joyce

CEO and Managing Director of Qantas Airways Limited; Director of the International Air Transport Association; Director of the Business Council of Australia; and Member of the Male Champions of Change.

Former Chairman of the International Air Transport Association; former Chairman of The Australian Ireland Fund; former CEO of Jetstar Airways; and former leadership positions with Qantas Airways Limited, Ansett Australia and Aer Lingus Group.

CEO and Managing Director of Qantas Airways Limited

Alan Kohler

Finance Presenter at ABC News; and Host of Inside Business; Founder and Editor in Chief of Eureka Report; and Founder and Editor in Chief of Business Spectator.

Former Business Editor of The 7.30 Report; and former roles at The Australian, The Australian Financial Review, The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald.

Finance Presenter at ABC News

Tristan
Landers

Principal at IN21; Director and Vice President of YWCA Australia; Director of YWCA NSW; and Director of the Humour Foundation.

Former Executive General Manager, Corporate Sustainability at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia; former General Manager, Culture, Group Strategy at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia; former General Manager, Day to Day Executive Manager, Branch and International Services at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia; former Consultant at TCS Management; and former Management Consultant at KPMG.

Principal at IN21

Liz Lewin (nee Cacciottolo)

Non-Executive Director of Colonial First State Investments Limited; Non-Executive Director of Colonial Mutual Superannuation Pty Ltd; Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Board’s Investment Committee of Avanteos Investments Limited; Deputy Chairman of the Australian Chamber Orchestra; Director of Kaldor Public Arts Projects; Member of the Advisory Council, UNSW Medicine; and Member of the Advisory Finance Committee, Sisters of Charity.

Former Chief Executive Officer at UBS Wealth Management Australia; former Chief Executive Officer at Wealth Management UK; and former Managing Director at UBS Investment Bank Europe.

Non-Executive Director of Colonial First State Investments Limited

Michael
Lindsay

Director of the Tenix Foundation; Fellow of Engineers Australia and Eng Exec Engineers Australia; and Fellow of Institute of Chartered Secretaries.

Former Director and Group Company Secretary of the Olbia & Tenix Group; and Former Director, Company Secretary and Treasurer of the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation

Director of the Tenix Foundation

Sharri Markson

Media Editor at The Australian.

Former Editor at CLEO magazine; former News Editor at Seven News Sydney; former Chief of Staff at The Sunday Telegraph; and former Federal and State Political Writer for The Sunday Telegraph.

Media Editor at The Australian.

Nigel Marsh

Former Partner at Growth Mantra; Former Chairman of The Leading Edge; former Group CEO of Y&R Brands ANZ; former CEO of Leo Burnett; former CEO of D'Arcy; Author of the Fat, Forty and Fired trilogy; Founder of The Sydney Skinny; and Co-founder of Earth Hour.

Former Partner at Growth Mantra

Ray Martin AM

Former Presenter at Nine Network; Former North American Correspondent at ABC; Former Chair of the Fred Hollows Foundation; Former Chair of the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation; Former Member of the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation;and Member of the Order of Australia.

Former Presenter at Nine Network

Peter Mason AM

Senior Advisor to UBS; Chairman of UBS Australia Foundation; Chairman of the Centre for International Finance and Regulation (CIFR); Trustee of the Sydney Opera House Trust; Senior Advisor to UBS Investment Bank; Director of Singapore Telecommunications Limited; Director of The University of New South Wales Foundation; Chairman for the Centre for Independent Studies; and Member of the Adara Partners Panel.

Former Chairman of AMP Limited; former Chairman of JP Morgan Chase Bank Australia; former Chairman of Ord Minnett Group; former Chairman and CEO of Schroders Australia Limited; former Chairman of the Children’s Hospital Fund; former Chairman of David Jones Limited; former Director of Mayne Group Limited; and former Member of the Council of the University of New South Wales.

Senior Advisor to UBS

Greg Miller

Executive Director at Navegar Institute; National Ambassador, Young ICT Explorers

Former Vice President and General Manager at SAP Australia & New Zealand; Vice President Operations at Unisys Asia Pacific; former Head of Operations at PeopleSoft Asia Pacific; and former Director Operations at Siebel Systems Asia Pacific.

Executive Director at Navegar Institute

Chris Mitchell

Contributor at The Australian; Former Editor in Chief of The Australian; former Editor in Chief of Queensland Newspapers; former Editor of The Australian; former Journalist at The Townsville Bulletin , The Daily Telegraph and The Australian Financial Review.

Contributor at The Australian

David Mortimer
AO

Chairman of Crescent Capital Partners; Director of Petsec Energy Limited; Governor of the Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce; and Member of the Board of Governors of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia.

Co-author of Government Review, ‘Review of Export Policies and Programs’; and Author of Defence Procurement and Sustainment Review, ‘Going to the next level’.

Former Chairman of the Defence Industry Innovation Board; former Chairman of Australia Post; former Chief Executive Office of the TNT Limited Worldwide Group; former Chairman of Leighton Holdings Limited; former Chairman of Citect Corporation Limited; former Chairman of GD Express Worldwide; former Chairman of Sydney Airports Corporation Limited; former Chairman of MIA Group Limited; former Chairman of the Defence Procurement Advisory Board; former Deputy Chairman of Ansett Australia Holdings Limited; former Director of Intoll Group; former Director of Macquarie Infrastructure Investment Management Limited; former Director of Australian Tourist Commission; former Director of Ascham School; former Director of the Australian Graduate School of Management; former Director of the Australian Tourism Commission; former Director of Adstream Marine Limited; former Head of the Federal Government’s Review of Business Programs (the Mortimer Report); former Head of the Government review into Business Programs in Australia (Going or Growth); and former Member of the Salvation Army Appeals Committee.

Chairman of Crescent Capital Partners

David Murray
AO

Chair of the Financial System Inquiry; Chair of The Butterfly Foundation; Member of the Oliver Wyman Senior Advisory Board; Consultant to Tenix Pty Limited; Non-Executive Director of Indoor Skydive Australia Group.

Former CEO of Commonwealth Bank Australia; former Chair of the Board of Guardians of the Future Fund; former Chair of the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds; former Senior Advisor to Credit Suisse, Sydney; former Member of the Finance Sector Advisory Council; Founding Member of University of Technology Sydney’s Faculty of Business Executive Council; and former Director of the Business Council of Australia.

Chair of the Financial System Inquiry

Ian Narev

CEO and Managing Director of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia; Chairman of the Commonwealth Bank Foundation; Chairman of the Springboard Trust; Director of the Sydney Theatre Company; and Trustee of the Louise Perkins Foundation.

Former Partner of McKinsey & Company.

CEO and Managing Director of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Peter Nash

National Chairman of KPMG; Director of Schools Connect Australia; Director of Reconciliation Australia; Member of the Audit Committee for the Koorie Heritage Trust; Honorary auditor of Very Special Kids; Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia; and Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.

Former KPMG Regional Head of Audit for Asia Pacific; former KPMG National Managing Partner for Audit in Australia; and former Head of KPMG’s Financial Services.

National Chairman of KPMG

Ralph Norris

Chairman, Fletcher Building; Fellow of the NZ Institute of Management; Fellow of the NZ Computer Society; Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management; Council Member at The University of Auckland; Director of Origin Energy Ltd; and Director of Fonterra Ltd.

Former CEO of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia; former CEO of ASB Bank; former CEO of Air New Zealand; former Chairman of the Australian Banker’s Association; former Chairman of NZ Banker’s Association and Business Roundtable; former Director of the Business Council of Australia; and former Director of Fletcher Building Limited.

Chairman, Fletcher Building

John
O'Sullivan

Chairman of Investment Banking at Credit Suisse.

Former Member of the Takeovers Panel and Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia and the Law Society of New South Wales; former General Counsel and Member of Executive Committee of Commonwealth Bank Australia; and former Partner at Freehills.

Chairman of Investment Banking at Credit Suisse

James Paterson

Former Country Head Australia at CLSA Limited.

Former Country Head Hong Kong at CLSA Limited; former Head of Philippines Research; former Head of Regional Banking Research; former Head of Korea Research; and former Audit and Operational Consulting Arthur Andersen Australia, UK and Mongolia.

Former Country Head Australia at CLSA Limited

Guy Reynolds
AM

Executive Director of Macquarie Bank; Chairman and Founder of the Macquarie Bank Sports Foundation; Director of China Everbrite/Sun Hung Kai Joint venture HK; Director of FTV/Velocity trade Joint venture Canada; Director of The Liz Ellis Foundation; Director of Advanced Markets New York; CEO of Hayden Reynolds Tiwi College project; and Founding Director of The Thomas Kelly Foundation.

Former Founding Director of Allan Border Walk for Kids; former Founding Director of the Layne Beachley Foundation; former Director of Get Outside Group; former Director of The Hayden Way; and former Director of the Australian Schools Rugby Foundation.

Executive Director of Macquarie Bank

Aden Ridgeway

Chairman of Bangarra Dance Theatre; Chairman of the Aboriginal Trust Fund Repayment Scheme; Chairman of the National NAIDOC Committee; and Patron of Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Cooperative.

Former Commonwealth Senator for NSW; former Australian Democrats' Deputy Leader; former Executive Director of New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council; former Executive Chairperson of Indigenous Tourism Australia; former Member of the Sydney ATSIC Regional Council; former Member of National Indigenous Working Group on Native Title; former Board Member of Tikkun Australia Foundation; former Board Member of Charlie Perkins Children’s Trust; and former Member of the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation.

Chairman of Bangarra Dance Theatre

Julia Ritchie

Executive Director the Bill and Patricia Ritchie Foundation; Non-Executive Director Australian Turf Club; Former Director of Australian Jockey Club; Former Board member of NSW Racehorse Owners Association; Owner and Director of J. Robins Manufacturing Pty Ltd (Australian-based shoe manufacturer); Over 24 years production experience in Australian Film and Television

Executive Director the Bill and Patricia Ritchie Foundation

Ruth Ritchie

Director of the Bill and Patricia Ritchie Foundation; Freelance writer, playwright and ex-copywriter; Former columnist for the Sydney Morning Herald.

Director of the Bill and Patricia Ritchie Foundation

Michael Rose
AM

Chairman of the Indigenous Engagement Task Force of the Business Council of Australia; Member of the Referendum Council on Constitutional Recognition; Member of the Empowered Communities Advisory Board; Chairman of ChildFund Alliance; Chairman of the Committee for Sydney; and Chairman of Sydney Living Museums.

Former Chief Executive Partner of Allens; and former Chairman of the Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales.

Chairman of the Indigenous Engagement Task Force of the Business Council of Australia

John Schaffer

Principal at Catallyst Advisors; and Founding Director of Intech Asset Consulting.

Principal at Catallyst Advisors

Jillian Segal
AM

Non Executive Director of NAB; Director of The Garvan Institute of Medical Research; Chair of the General Sir John Monash Foundation; Chair of the Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce (NSW); Co-Chair of WomenCorporateDirectors’ Australian Chapter; Deputy Chancellor of UNSW Australia; Member of Chief Executive Women; Sydney Opera House Trustee; Member of the Australian War Memorial Council; and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Former Non Executive Director of ASX Limited; Former Member of Federal Government Remuneration Tribunal; Former President of the Administrative Review Council; Former Chair of the Banking and Financial Services Ombudsman Board; Former Member of the Major Performing Arts Board of the Australia Council; and Former Member of the Sydney Advisory Council of the Centre for Social Impact.

Non Executive Director of NAB

Mary Shaw

Director of the Tenix Foundation.

Director of the Tenix Foundation

Ann Sherry AO

Executive Chairman of Carnival Australia; Director of ING Direct Australia; Director of the Myer Family Company Ltd; Director of the Australian Rugby Union; Director of the Palladium Group; Non Executive Director of Sydney Airport; Non Executive Director of ING Direct (Australia); Non Executive Director of Cape York Partnerships; and Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration and fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Recipient of the Centenary Medal; Member of the Order of Australia; Recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Letters from Macquarie University and an Honorary Doctorate of Business from the University of Queensland; and Overall winner of the Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Award 2015.

Former Chief Executive Officer of Carnival Australia; Former Group Executive and Chief Executive Officer of Westpac New Zealand; Former Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Melbourne and Group Executive, People & Performance; Former First Assistant Secretary of the Office of the Status of Women in Canberra; Former Australian representative to the United Nations forums on human rights and women’s rights; Former Chair of Safe Work Australia; and Former Chair and Director of the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation.

Executive Chairman of Carnival Australia

Peter van
Onselen

Professor of Political Science at the University of Western Australia; Foundation Chair of Journalism at the University of Western Australia; Anchor on Sky News; Host of News of Day and Sunday Agenda and co-host of To the Point on Sky News; Contributing Editor at The Australian; Weekly columnist for The Weekend Australian and The Sunday Times; and Director of Teach for Australia.

Former Associate Professor at Edith Cowan University.

Professor of Political Science at the University of Western Australia;

Geoff Walsh AO

Special Adviser at BHP Billiton; and Board Member of the Western Bulldogs Football Club.

Former National Secretary of the Australian Labor Party; former Senior Advisor to Bob Hawke and Paul Keating; former Chief of Staff to Steve Bracks; former Journalist for the Australian Financial Review, The Age, The Herald Sun and The Border Mail; former Australian Consul-General to Hong Kong; former Diplomat for the International Labour Organization in the United Nations Office at Geneva; and former Managing Director of Gavin Anderson & Co (Melbourne).

Special Adviser at BHP Billiton

Dr Nikki
Williams

Managing Director of EnergyLogica; Member of the Federal Government CSG Taskforce; Trustee of the Auscoal Superannuation Fund; Director of Coal Services Pty Limited; Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors; and Member of the New York Academy of Science.

Former Director, CEO and Company Secretary of the Australian Coal Association and the ACA Low Emission Technology Fund; former CEO, Director and Company Secretary of the New South Wales Minerals Council; former Member of World Energy Council; and Accredited energy expert with United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.

Managing Director of EnergyLogica

Geoff Wilson

Chief Operating Officer, KPMG Asia Pacific; Member of KPMG’s Asia Pacific Executive Group; Board Member of the Australian Business Community Network; Board Member of Jawun Indigenous Corporate Partnerships; Board Member of the Sydney Festival; Member of the Great Barrier Reef Foundation Chairman’s Panel; Council Member of the Australian School of Business; Council Member of Knox Grammar School; Member Male Champions of Change; Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants; Fellow of Certified Practising Accountants; and Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Former CEO of KPMG Australia.

Chief Operating Officer, KPMG Asia Pacific

Frank
Zipfinger

Chairman of Investor Representative Committees for the AMP Capital Wholesale Office Fund and the AMP Capital Wholesale Shopping Centre Fund; Chairman of Aspen Group Ltd; Director of Galileo Japan Trust; Director of MH Premium Farms Group; Director of the Melbourne Business School Ltd; Member of the Council of Macquarie University; Director of the Premium Farms Group; Director of the Australian Youth Orchestra; Executive Committee Member St Joseph’s College Indigenous Foundation; Board Member of the St Joseph’s College Indigenous Foundation Limited and President of the Ski Lodges Organisation of Perisher, Smiggins and Guthega Inc.

Former Chairman of Mallesons Stephen Jaques Australia (now King and Wood Mallesons).

Chairman of Investor Representative Committees for the AMP Capital Wholesale Office Trust and the AMP Capital Wholesale Shopping Centre Trust

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