Policy Committees

National Committees

We consult with diverse voices from across our membership.

APRA Forum

The APRA Forum supports the AICD in its commitment to excellence in governance.

Objectives

To advise the AICD on governance issues as they relate to APRA-regulated entities and to help improve relations and communication between APRA and the director community.


Chair

Mr Ian Laughlin FAICD


APRA Forum membership

Committee members include practising directors of APRA-regulated entities.

  • Mr Angus Armour FAICD (ex officio)
  • Ms Elizabeth Alexander AM FAICDLife
  • Mr Nigel Ampherlaw MAICD
  • Mr David Armstrong MAICD
  • Mr Paul Bedrock FAICD
  • Mr Duncan Boyle FAICD
  • Ms Anne Brennan FAICD
  • Mr Geoff Brundson FAICD
  • Mr Steve Crane FAICD
  • Mr Ewen Crouch AM FAICD
  • Ms Judith Downes FAICD
  • Mr Paul Gallagher GAICD
  • Ms Belinda Gibson FAICD
  • Mr David Gonski AC FAICDLife
  • Mr John Green FAICD
  • Mr Brian Greig GAICD
  • Mr Peeyush Gupta FAICD
  • Ms Sally Herman GAICD
  • Mrs Patria Mann FAICD
  • Mr Trevor Matthews FAICD
  • Ms Gai McGrath GAICD
  • Ms Bronwyn Morris FAICD
  • Ms Anne O’Donnell FAICD
  • Ms Louise Petschler GAICD (ex officio)
  • Ms Jann Skinner FAICD
  • Mr David Thorpe GAICD
  • Mr John Shewan
  • Mr Peter Warne FAICD
  • Mr Duncan West GAICD
  • Mr Robert Whitfield FAICD

Secretary

Ms Sophie Stern, Senior Policy Adviser

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 Lindsay Maxsted FAICD


Members

Members of the ASX Chairs' Forum include:

  • Mr John Bevan MAICD
  • Mr Malcolm Broomhead FAICD
  • Ms Elizabeth Bryan AM FAICD
  • Mr Gordon Cairns
  • Mr Michael Chaney AO FAICD
  • Professor Mark Compton AM FAICD
  • Ms Paula Dwyer FAICD
  • Mr Ian Ferrier AM
  • Mr David Gonski AC FAICDLife
  • Mr Richard Goyder AO FAICD
  • Mr Peter Hay FAICD
  • Mr Rick Holliday-Smith FAICD
  • Mr Graeme Hunt
  • Mr Stephen Johns FAICD
  • Mr Rick Lee AM FAICD
  • Mr Graeme Liebelt FAICD
  • Ms Catherine Livingstone AO FAICD
  • Mr Ken MacKenzie FAICD
  • Ms Christine McLoughlin FAICD
  • Dr Brian McNamee AO
  • Mr John Mulcahy MAICD
  • Mr David Murray AO FAICD
  • Mr Paul Rayner FAICD
  • Mr Brian Schwartz AM FAICD
  • Dr Zygmunt Switkowski AO FAA FTSE FAICD
  • Mr Michael Ullmer FAICD
  • Mr Peter Warne FAICD

  • Angus Armour FAICD (ex officio)
  • John Atkin FAICD (ex officio)

Secretary

Ms Sophie Stern, 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

Ms Liesl Wett FAICD


Members

Members of the Chairs' Forum include:

  • Mr Shannon Adams FAICD
  • Mr Mark Butcher FAICD
  • Mrs Clare Cannon
  • Mr Hugh Chalmers FAICD
  • Ms Lisa Chung FAICD
  • Mr Bruce Cowley FAICD
  • Mr Ken Dean FAICD
  • Mr Graham Flower FAICD
  • Mr Colin Galbraith AM FAICD
  • Mr Richard Giles FAICD
  • Ms Diane Grady AM FAICD
  • Ms Elaine Henry OAM MAICD
  • Dr Justin Koonin GAICD
  • Mr Paul Masi MAICD
  • Ms Rowena McNally FAICD
  • Professor Elizabeth More AM MAICD
  • Mr Warren Mundine AO MAICD
  • Ms Susan Pascoe AM FAICD
  • Mrs Fiona Payne GAICD
  • The Hon. Kerry Sanderson AC FAICD

  • Ms Louise Petschler GAICD (ex officio)
  • Mr Phil Butler GAICD (ex officio)
  • Mr Angus Armour FAICD (ex officio)

Secretary

Ms Christie McGrath, Senior 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.

  • Mr Angus Armour FAICD
  • Mr Graham Bradley AM FAICD
  • Mr Steven Cole FAICD
  • Ms Kathleen Conlon FAICD
  • Ms Melinda Conrad FAICD
  • Ms Helen Cook GAICD
  • Dr Diana Day FAICD
  • Dr Eileen Doyle FAICD
  • Mr John Green FAICD
  • Prof Pamela Hanrahan
  • Mr Peter Hay FAICD
  • Mr Ben Hubbard FAICD
  • Mr Charles Macek FAICD
  • Mr John Massey FAICDLife
  • Mr Jeremy Maycock FAICD
  • Mr Kevin McCann AM FAICDLife
  • Dr Lisa McIntyre GAICD
  • Ms Bronwyn Morris AM FAICD
  • Mr John O'Sullivan FAICD
  • Dr Dimity Podger
  • Dr Michael Schaper FAICD
  • Mr Peter Warne FAICD
  • Ms Louise Petschler GAICD (ex officio)
  • Mr Christian Gergis GAICD (ex officio)

Secretary

Ms Sally Linwood, 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

Mr Bruce Cowley FAICD


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.
  • Dr Robert Austin
  • Mr Maurice Baroni
  • Mr Tim Bednall GAICD
  • Mr Bill Beerworth FAICD
  • Mr Tom Bostock FAICD
  • Ms Priscilla Bryans MAICD
  • Mr Brett Cowell FAICD
  • Ms Caroline Cox MAICD
  • Mr Ewen Crouch AM FAICD
  • Mr Vijay Cugati
  • Ms Sarah Dulhunty MAICD
  • Ms Teresa Handicott FAICD
  • Prof Jason Harris
  • Ms Dominique Hogan-Doran SC MAICD
  • Mr David Landy
  • Mr Graeme Lynch AM FAICD
  • Mr Ben McLaughlin MAICD
  • Ms Nancy Milne OAM FAICD
  • Ms Karen Pedersen
  • Mr Brian Salter MAICD*

*Brian Salter MAICD has stepped aside from the Law Committee while the Hayne Royal Commission is considering issues relating to AMP.

State Representatives

  • NSW - Ms Nancy Milne OAM FAICD
  • QLD - Ms Teresa Handicott FAICD
  • WA - Vacant
  • TAS - Mr Graeme Lynch AM FAICD 
  • SA/NT - Mr Brett Cowell FAICD

  • Mr Angus Armour (ex officio)
  • Ms Rachel Howitt (ex officio)
  • Ms Jodie Keall (ex officio)
  • Ms Claire LaBouchadiere (ex officio)
  • Mr James Mason (ex officio)
  • Ms Louise Petschler GAICD (ex officio)

Secretary   

  • Ms Christie McGrath, Senior 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
  • Mr Peter Barnikel
  • Mr Wayne Basford MAICD
  • Mr Michael Bradburn GAICD
  • Ms Anna Crawford
  • Mr Amir Ghandar
  • Ms Claire Grayston
  • Mr Scott Hadfield
  • Mr Chris Hall MAICD
  • Ms Jennifer Lambert FAICD
  • Ms Robin Low GAICD
  • Mr Martin McGrath
  • Ms Jann Skinner FAICD

  • ACT - Ms Ilea Buffier GAICD
  • QLD - Mr Grant Murdoch FAICD
  • SA/NT - Mr John van Ruth FAICD
  • TAS - Mr Miles Smith GAICD
  • VIC - Sue Dahn FAICD
  • WA - Mr Andrew Thompson FAICD

 

  • Mr Angus Armour FAICD (ex officio)
  • Mr Charles Brukner (ex officio)
  • Ms Louise Petschler GAICD (ex officio)

Secretary

Mr David McElrea, Senior Policy Adviser

Technology Governance and Innovation Panel

Explores governance and directorship issues relevant to technology and innovation.

Objectives

To advise the AICD on innovation and technology issues as they relate to the AICD’s mission by providing a forum to draw on members’ insights and perspectives on this issue to inform the AICD’s activities.


Chair

Kee Wong FAICD


Committee Members

Committee members are drawn from within and outside of the AICD membership and comprise executives and directors with relevant experience from both Australia and abroad.

  • Dr Bronte Adams AM GAICD
  • Ms Kathleen Bailey-Lord FAICD
  • Mr Tony Bates PSM MAICD
  • Ms Jan Begg FAICD
  • Mr Randall Brugeaud
  • Mr Bill Chang
  • Mr Jonathan Davey GAICD
  • Mr Nicholas Davis
  • Dr Charlie Day GAICD
  • Dr John Diekman
  • Mr Graham Goldsmith FAICD
  • Mr Hakan Eriksson Dr h.c. GAICD
  • Mr Graham Goldsmith FAICD
  • Mr Chris Hancock
  • Dr Michael Hartmann
  • Mr Ben Heap GAICD
  • Mr Robert Hillard
  • Mr Robert Hillard
  • Mr Chris Hancock
  • Mr Steve Leonard
  • Ms Yasmin Mahmood
  • Ms Louise McElvogue GAICD
  • Dr Parmjit Singh
  • Mr Gavin Slater GAICD
  • Mr Andrew Stevens MAICD
  • Mrs Wendy Stops GAICD
  • Ms Belinda Vassallo MAICD
  • Dr Peter C. Wilton
  • Dr Katherine Woodthorpe AO FAICD
  • Mr Angus Armour FAICD (ex officio)
  • Ms Louise Petschler GAICD (ex officio)

Secretary

Mr Christian Gergis GAICD, Head of Policy