Policy Committees

Expert contributors

Our policy team is supported by our national policy committees.

ASX Chairs’ Forum

Promotes discussion on issues of importance to chairmen of major Australian listed companies.

Objectives

To promote discussion on issues of importance to the chairs of major Australian listed companies and provide input and feedback to our board and management. By listening to senior directors and gathering the views of the chairs, we ensure that our policy development for listed company boards reflects the voice of directors.


Chair

Mr David Crawford AO FAICD


Members

Members of the ASX Chairs' Forum include:

  • Ms Catherine Brenner MAICD
  • Mr Malcolm Broomhead FAICD
  • Ms Elizabeth Bryan AM FAICD
  • Mr Gordon Cairns 
  • Mr Michael Chaney AO FAICD
  • Mr Leigh Clifford AO FAICD
  • Mr Peter Coates AO FAICD
  • Professor Mark Compton AM FAICD
  • Mr Ian Ferrier AM
  • Mr David Gonski AC FAICDLife
  • Mr Rick Holliday-Smith FAICD
  • Mr Stephen Johns FAICD
  • Mr Rick Lee AM FAICD
  • Mr Graeme Liebelt FAICD
  • Ms Catherine Livingstone AO FAICD
  • Mr Lindsay Maxsted FAICD
  • Mr Jerry Maycock FAICD
  • Mr John Mulcahy MAICD
  • Mr Jacques Nasser AC FAICD
  • Ms Elizabeth Proust AO FAICD
  • Mr Paul Rayner FAICD
  • Mr Brian Schwartz AM FAICD
  • Dr Zygmunt Switkowski AO FAICD
  • Mr Peter Warne FAICD

Secretary

Ms Kerry Hicks GAICD, Senior Policy Adviser

NFP Chairs' Forum

Promotes discussion on issues of importance to Australia’s not-for-profit sector.

Objectives

The objective of the Forum is to promote discussion on issues of importance to the chairs of not-for-profit (NFP) organisations, while recognising the diversity of the broader sector. The intention is that NFP Chairs' Forum discussions will help shape the AICD’s activities as they relate to NFP governance, including AICD policy positions.


Chair

Liesel Wett FAICD


Members

Members of the Chairs' Forum include:

  • Ms Elizabeth Proust AO FAICD
  • Mr Mark Butcher MAICD
  • Mrs Clare Cannon
  • Mr Hugh Chalmers FAICD
  • Ms Lisa Chung FAICD
  • Mr Bruce Cowley FAICD
  • Mr Ken Dean FAICD
  • Mr Colin Galbraith AM FAICD
  • Mr Richard Giles FAICD
  • Ms Diane Grady AM FAICD
  • Ms Elaine Henry OAM MAICD
  • Ms Paolina Hunt GAICD
  • Mr Tony Howarth AO FAICD
  • Justin Koonin GAICD
  • Mr Michael Legge
  • Mr Paul Masi MAICD
  • Ms Rowena McNally FAICD
  • Mr Warren Mundine MAICD
  • Mrs Vicki O’Halloran AM FAICD
  • Mr Ian Pennell AM
  • Prof. David Rich GAICD
  • Mr George Savvides FAICD

  • Ms Louise Petschler MAICD (ex officio)
  • Mr Phil Butler GAICD (ex officio)

Secretary

Mr Lucas Ryan GAICD, NFP Policy Adviser

Corporate Governance Committee

Identifies and advocates for good practice in governance and directorship.

Objectives

To identify and to advocate for good practice in governance and directorship.


Chair

Dr Sally Pitkin FAICD


Committee members

Committee members include directors from a diverse range of companies who have a keen interest in corporate governance and improving board effectiveness.

  • Ms Ilana Atlas MAICD
  • Mr Anthony Berg AM FAICD
  • Mr Graham Bradley AM FAICD
  • Ms Catherine Brenner MAICD
  • Mr John Brogden FAICD
  • Mr Steven Cole FAICD
  • Ms Melinda Conrad FAICD
  • Dr Eileen Doyle FAICD
  • Mr Colin Galbraith AM FAICD
  • Mr Stephen Gerlach AM FAICD
  • Mr John Green FAICD
  • Mr Peter Hay FAICD
  • Mr Graham Kraehe AO FAICD
  • Mr Martin Kriewaldt FAICD
  • Mr Ian Laughlin FAICD
  • Dr Simon Longstaff AO
  • Mr Charles Macek FAICD
  • Mr Jeremy Maycock FAICD
  • Mr Kevin McCann AM FAICD
  • Dr Lisa McIntyre GAICD
  • Mr John O'Sullivan FAICD
  • Mr Peter Warne FAICD
  • Ms Louise Petschler MAICD (ex officio)

Secretary

Ms Lysarne Pelling, Senior Policy Adviser

Law Committee

Reviews and considers draft legislation, regulations and legal issues affecting directors.

Objectives

To review and consider draft legislation, regulations and legal issues affecting directors.


Chair

Professor Bob Baxt AO FAICDLife, Emeritus partner, Herbert Smith Freehills.


Committee members

Committee members include practising directors, partners of professional services firms, consultants and academics who specialise in advising boards on a range of legal issues, together with representatives of our division councils.

  • Mr Maurice Baroni
  • Mr Bill Beerworth FAICD
  • Mr Tom Bostock FAICD
  • Ms Priscilla Bryans MAICD
  • Mr Bruce Cowley FAICD
  • Ms Caroline Cox
  • Mr Ewan Crouch AM FAICD
  • Mr Vijay Cugati
  • Ms Sarah Dulhunty MAICD
  • Mr Aaron Jenkinson
  • Mr David Landy
  • Mr Ben McLaughlin MAICD
  • Ms Julie McPherson MAICD
  • Ms Louise Petschler MAICD
  • Mr Brian Salter MAICD
  • Mr Peter Shaw MIACD

State Representatives

  • NSW - Ms Nancy Milne OAM FAICD
  • QLD - Ms Teresa Handicott GAICD
  • WA - Mr Derek La Ferla FAICD
  • ACT - Mr John Kalokerinos FAICD
  • TAS - Ms Ann Cunningham FAICD
  • SA/NT - Mr Brett Cowell FAICD

  • Mr John Brogden AM FAICD (ex officio)
  • Ms Jane Eccleston MAICD (ex officio)
  • Mr Daniel McAuliffe (ex officio)

Secretary

  • Ms Lysarne Pelling, Senior Policy Adviser
  • Mr Matt McGirr, Policy Adviser

Reporting Committee

Focuses on corporate reporting and related policy issues.

Objectives

The objectives of the committee are to advise the AICD on corporate reporting and related policy issues. Specifically, the Committee is to:

  • Advise on and assist in developing and updating the AICD policy position on corporate reporting and related issues;

  • Widely promote the AICD’s views on corporate reporting and related policy issues to AICD members, society, business, government and regulatory authorities;

  • Consider and advise the AICD on corporate reporting and related policy issues raised by, or relevant to, the AICD’s members; and

  • Develop and maintain relevant strategic relationships with government, industry groups, agencies, and relevant committees.

Chair

Mr Michael Coleman FAICD


Committee Members

Committee members include practising directors, experts from professional firms and professional associations, chief financial officers and representatives from each of our Division Councils.

  • Mr David Armstrong MAICD
  • Ms Dianne Azoor-Hughes MAICD
  • Mr James Beecher FAICD (Deputy Chairman)
  • Mr Peter Cadwallader FAICD
  • Ms Judith Downes FAICD
  • Mr Scott Hadfield
  • Mr Chris Hall
  • Mr Peter Housden FAICD
  • Ms Sam Lewis GAICD
  • Ms Robin Low GAICD
  • Mr Caithlin McCabe
  • Mr Keith Reilly MAICD
  • Ms Liz Stamford GAICD
  • Mr Ram Subramanian
  • Mr Lindsay Yelland FAICD
  • Ms Katrina Zdrilic

  • QLD - Mr Grant Murdoch FAICD
  • SA/NT – Mr John van Ruth FAICD
  • TAS - Ms Janine Healey FAICD
  • VIC - Ms Jane Harvey FAICD
  • WA - Mr Frank Cooper AO FAICD

 

  • Ms Louise Petschler MAICD (ex officio)
  • Mr Stephen Powell (ex officio)

Secretary

Ms Kerry Hicks GAICD, Senior Policy Adviser

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