Elizabeth Proust AO FAICD
BA (Hons) LLB
Elizabeth joined the AICD Board in March 2014 and appointed Chairman in December 2015. Elizabeth is Chairman of Nestle Australia, Chairman of the Bank of Melbourne and a member of the JP Morgan Advisory Council. She is also Deputy Chairman of the Catholic Church’s Truth, Justice and Healing Council.
In 2010 Elizabeth was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to public administration and to business, through leadership roles in government and private enterprise, as a mentor to women, and to the community through contributions to arts, charitable and educational bodies.
Previously Elizabeth worked in senior roles at the ANZ Banking Group, in local, State and Federal Government, and in BP Australia and BP International. She has held senior positions in the Victorian Government, including as Secretary (CEO) of the Department of Premier and Cabinet and Secretary of the Attorney-General’s Department. She was also CEO of the City of Melbourne.
Gene Tilbrook FAICD
BSc Dip Comp MBA
WA Division Director
Gene Tilbrook is a non-executive director of Orica Limited, GPT Group Limited, Woodside Petroleum Limited and Bell Shakespeare Company. He is also a councillor of Curtin University. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Western Australia Division Council.
Gene was with Wesfarmers from 1985 to 2009, in various roles across acquisitions, capital investment, finance and strategy. He became executive director of business development in 2002 and finance director in 2005.
David Bayes FAICD
VIC Division President
VIC Division Director
David Bayes is a non-executive director of Sigma Pharmaceuticals Ltd and chair of its People and Remuneration Committee and a member of the Risk Management and Audit Committee.
David previously served as a non-executive director of Chiquita Brands South Pacific Ltd; the Victorian Government appointed Board of the North Western Health Care Network and as an executive director of McDonald's Australia and Bakers Delight.
He served as CEO Australasia for Choice Hotels International and CEO of Bakers Delight and held senior roles across retail, food and accommodation, financial services and Government health organisations.
Michael Coleman FAICD
BCom MCom FCA FCPA
NSW Division Director
Michael Coleman is a non-executive director of Macquarie Group and Macquarie Bank, where he chairs the Audit Committees and is a member of the Risk, and the Governance and Compliance Committees. Michael is a member of the Reserve Bank of Australia’s Audit Committee, chair of the Board of Planet Ark Environmental Foundation, a board member of Osteoporosis Australia and the Belvoir Street Theatre Foundation. Michael is a member of the Advisory Boards of Norton Rose Fulbright and Bingo Industries, and an executive coach with Foresight Global Coaching.
Michael is adjunct professor, Australian School of Business, UNSW and chair of the Centre for Accounting and Assurance Research, Chair of the AICD’s Reporting Committee and a member of the AICD’s ‘Director Assist’ Corporate Governance Panel.
Michael retired from KPMG on 1 July 2011, where his career included 30 years as an audit partner and a practice leader for both Audit and Risk Management. He has extensive financial reporting and corporate governance capability.
Kathy Gramp FAICD
BA (Acc) FAICA
SA/NT Division Director
Kathy is a non-executive director of Southern Cross Media Group Limited and member of its Audit & Risk, and People & Culture Committees, a non-executive director of Codan Limited and member of its Audit & Risk Committee, a non-executive director of the Royal Automobile Association of South Australia and member of its Risk & Compliance, Audit and Mergers & Acquisitions Committees. Kathy is also a board member of Silver Chain Group Ltd and chair of its Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee, and member of Council of the Flinders University of South Australia.
Kathy has had a long and distinguished executive career in media as CFO with Austereo Group Limited and over 17 years of board experience across a diverse range of Australian organizations and industry sectors.
Tracey Horton AO FAICD
BEc (Hons), MBA, Emeritus Professor
Tracey is a Non-Executive Director for Navitas Limited, Commissioner of the Tourism Commission WA, a member of the Australian Government Takeovers Panel and the Bain & Company Advisory Board. Tracey also participates in community activities as Chair of Council of Presbyterian Ladies College and Immediate Past President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (WA).
Tracey’s previous board roles include Chairman of D’Orsogna Ltd, Deputy Chair of the Water Corporation (WA) and Non-Executive Director for SKILLED Group and Automotive Holdings Group.
Tracey was Dean of the University of Western Australia’s Business School from mid-2004 to August 2011, where she was awarded the lifetime title of Emeritus Professor for her service.
Dr Sally Pitkin FAICD
LLB LLM PhD
QLD Division President
QLD Division Director
Sally Pitkin is a non-executive director of the Link Group, Star Entertainment Group, IPH, Super Retail Group and Opera Queensland Ltd. She is also President of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Queensland Division Council.
She is a member of the Australian Securities and Investment Commission's External Advisory Board.
Sally is an Adjunct Professor with the University of Queensland Business School, Fellow of Bond University, a former corporate partner with Clayton Utz and she holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Governance.
Rod J Roberts FAICD
BEc MBA Dr Laws (Hon)
TAS Division President
TAS Division Director
Rod Roberts is a non-executive director of Webster Limited, ABW Funds Management LTD and various proprietary companies. He is a governor of the UTas Foundation.
His prior directorship appointments include chair of Harris & Company Limited, chair of Clements Marshall Consolidated Limited, a non-executive director of County NatWest Australia Limited, Bain & Company, Austflora Pty Ltd, Examiner Newspapers Pty Ltd and director of Tassal Group Limited.
Rod was also formerly deputy chancellor of the University of Tasmania, where he served for 13 years as a Council member.
In his senior executive career, Rod worked in investment banking and automotive industry manufacturing. Prior to completing his MBA, Rod also worked in the dairy industry and as a teacher.
Nicola Wakefield Evans FAICD
BJuris LLB (UNSW)
Nicola is a director of Lend Lease Corporation Limited, Macquarie Group Limited, Macquarie Bank Limited, Toll Holdings Limited and the BUPA Australia & New Zealand Group. She is also a member of the Australian Government Takeovers Panel and a director of UNSW Foundation Limited and Asialink, University of Melbourne.
Nicola has significant Asia-Pacific experience as a corporate finance lawyer and was a partner at King & Wood Mallesons (and its predecessor, Mallesons Stephen Jaques) for more than 20 years. She held several key management positions at King & Wood Mallesons including Managing Partner International in Hong Kong and Managing Partner, Practice, Sydney.
Liesel Wett FAICD
BSc MPH MBA
ACT Division Director
Liesel Wett is chair of Goodwin Aged Care Services in the ACT, the leading aged care provider and largest not for profit employer in Canberra.
Liesel also holds non-executive directorships with Pathology Awareness Australia and Osteoporosis Australia.
As an experienced CEO and health strategist, Liesel is the CEO of Pathology Australia, the peak body for private pathology practices in Australia. Previously, Liesel held the position of CEO of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, the professional membership organisation for 18,000 pharmacists in Australia.
Kee Wong FAICD
BEng (Hons), MBA
Kee is the founder and the Managing Director of e-Centric Innovations, a management and technology consulting company that provides strategic advice and systems integration services in e-business and IT for large enterprises and government in Australia, New Zealand, the United States and SE Asia.
Kee is Chairman of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) and Deputy Chairman of Asialink. He is a director on the Victorian Governments ‘LaunchVIC Initiative’ and board member of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Monash University’s Faculty of Engineering & IT. He is also a Council Member of Victoria University and an Advisory Board member of the Australia-Malaysia Institute (an appointment by Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs).
John Brogden AM FAICD
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
John Brogden joined the Australian Institute of Company Directors as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer in January 2015.
John was CEO of the Financial Services Council (FSC), which represents Australia's retail and wholesale funds management businesses, superannuation funds, life insurers, financial advisory networks, trustee companies and public trustees from 2009-2015.
In 2006, John was appointed CEO of health insurer Manchester Unity, which he successfully merged with HCF in 2008. From 2006 to 2009, John was the Chair of Abacus Australian Mutuals, the body representing Australia’s credit unions and building societies.
From 1996 to 2005, John was the Member for Pittwater in the NSW Parliament. In 2002 to 2005, he was the Leader of the Opposition.
John is the Chair of Lifeline and Chair of UrbanGrowth NSW, and Chair of Furlough House Retirement Village. John is also the Patron of Sailability Pittwater, Bilgola Surf Lifesaving Club and Avalon Beach Surf Lifesaving Club.
In January 2014, John was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to the community through representational roles with social welfare organisations, particularly Lifeline, to the business and financial sectors and to the Parliament of New South Wales.
He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD) and holds a Masters of Public Affairs (MPA) from the University of Sydney.