The Role of the Council
The role of the Council is defined in Article 9.3 of our Constitution. To give effect to that role, the objectives of the Council is:
A: To provide advice to the Australian Institute of Company Directors Board and CEO on:
A. To provide advice to the Australian Institute of Company Directors Board and CEO on:
i) Policy matters affecting the role of directors
ii) Australian Institute of Company Directors membership matters
iii) The strategy and policies of the Australian Institute of Company Directors itself and management issues that may arise from time to time.
B. To administer the membership of the Division, approving new members and upgrades.
C. To represent the views and aspirations of the Australian Institute of Company Directors in the Division’s territory and to develop relationships with leaders in directorship, regulation and politics who reside or are active in the territory.
D. To support the Division Manager with regard to:
ii) Member service, member recruitment and retention and member grade matters
iii) The general conduct of the Division, including Director and Board Development programs
Council Members 2016
Mr David Bayes FAICD, President
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.
Ms Jane Harvey FAICD
Jane Harvey is a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committees of IOOF Holdings Ltd, DUET Finance Ltd and Oxygen Youth Health Research Centre. She is also on the boards of the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman and Colonial Foundation Trust and a Council member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (Vic).
Jane is a Chartered Accountant with strong financial and commercial experience. She was previously a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Jane has previously served on a variety of other listed company, not for profit, and government Boards including Medibank Private Ltd, David Jones Ltd, the Alfred Hospital, and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Jane holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and a Masters of Business Administration both from the University of Melbourne, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr Graeme Liebelt FAICD
Graeme Liebelt was Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Orica Limited, a position he held for six and a half years until February 2012. During his 22 years with the ICI Australia/Orica group, he held a number of senior positions including Managing Director of Dulux, Chairman of Incitec Ltd, a Director of Incitec Pivot Ltd and Chief Executive of Orica Mining Services. He was an Executive Director of the company from 1997 until 2012.
Graeme is Chairman of Amcor Limited and on the Boards of the Australian and New Zealand Banking Group Limited and the Australian Foundation Investment Company. He is Deputy Chairman of the Melbourne Business School, Deputy Chairman of the Global Foundation and he sits on the Board of Carey Baptist Grammar School.
He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is a member of the Victorian Council of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Ms Elana Rubin FAICD
Elana Rubin is a Director of Mirvac Group, NAB Wealth life insurance, administration & asset management subsidiary boards, Touchcorp, Transurban Queensland, VFMC and LaunchVic. She is Chair of the Major Transport Infrastructure Advisory Board and a member of the Advisory Board for Qualitas Properties and Committee for Melbourne.
In 2013, Elana retired as the Chair of AustralianSuper, one of Australia’s largest superannuation funds, and as a Director of TAL, the specialist life insurance company. Previous directorships include Director of PPB Advisory, the Federal Government’s Infrastructure Australia Council, Climate Change Authority, Chair of the Victorian WorkCover Authority, Director of the Victorian Transport Accident Commission, Chair of the Victorian Rail Track Corporation (VicTrack) and Director of Industry Super Property Trust. She also recently retired from the Board of SecondBite, a national food rescue organisation.
Elana is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees, and Financial Services Institute of Australasia. She is also a member of Chief Executive Women.
Mr Felix Wong GAICD
Felix Wong GAICD has enjoyed a 26 year career in international business, working with several leading American and Asian multinational conglomerates. A graduate of the Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, his business career has taken him to over 20 countries across North America, Asia, Europe, and Australasia.
After living in various parts of the world, Felix and his wife migrated to Melbourne in 2001. His Australian experience includes being appointed as a CEO of an ASX-listed food company, as a Non-Executive Director of several public and private companies, and also concluding several joint ventures involving overseas and Australian businesses.
Felix currently serves on the State Council of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, as well as the Boards and Committees of the Australia Malaysia and Indonesia Business Councils. His work specialty is in joint ventures, business development and marketing, and his industry experience spans various sectors including food & agribusiness, chemicals & pharmaceuticals, commercial building products, and consumer goods.
Felix also serves as an Asian Literacy Ambassador, a federal government initiative to develop the human capital necessary to strengthen Australia's linkages with Asia. In this role, he is able to share his knowledge and experience of working in cross-border and cross-cultural business environments, including working with cross-cultural boards.
Mr Ben Hubbard GAICD
Ben Hubbard is General Manager of Public Policy and Strategy at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, Australia’s leading social justice law firm.
Ben was Chief of Staff to Australia’s former Prime Minister, the Honourable Julia Gillard MP from 2011-2013. Prior to that, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Victoria Bushfire Reconstruction and Recovery Authority, the Government agency that coordinated the recovery of communities affected by the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires.
Ben has served in senior Government and Parliamentary advisory roles including Chief of Staff to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (2007-09) and Principal Advisor to the Victorian Premier (1999-2002 and 2004-2007).
Ben holds a Bachelor of Commerce in economics and a Masters of Public Policy and Management from the University of Melbourne.
He is a Victorian Councillor for the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a member of the University of Melbourne School of Government Advisory Board and is a Director of YMCA Victoria and the Clifton Hill / North Fitzroy Community Bank.
Ms Leah Sertori GAICD
Leah Sertori currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Bendigo Business Council and as a Victorian Councillor at the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Leah has previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Regional Australia (SRA), Melbourne Cares (a subsidiary of the Committee for Melbourne) and as a Non-Executive Director of Regional Management Group Pty Ltd and Sustainable Regional Australia Pty Ltd.
Leah is an Alumni of Leadership 21 at Melbourne Business School.
As Chief Executive Officer of Bendigo Business Council Leah leads the Bendigo Region’s Smart City Strategy to apply capital and technology in smarter ways to realise the potential of the city and its citizens. Leah also convenes collaborative effort in the Bendigo Region to grow export from agri-business, tourism and education in partnership with ANZ, City of Greater Bendigo and Central Victorian Agribusiness Forum.
Leah’s role in the energy sector as CEO and then later Non-Executive Director of Sustainable Regional Australia included the construction of Victoria’s first solar parks in Bendigo and Ballarat and innovative cost reflective pricing trials to reduce energy consumption. Sustainable Regional Australia was the lead proponent of a consortium including CitiPower and Powercor, Origin and Bendigo and Adelaide Bank.
Leah’s current roles with Bendigo Business Council and AICD include policy and advocacy, member services and investment attraction.
Sue Dahn FAICD
Sue Dahn is a partner/executive director in the Investment Advisory division of Pitcher Partners Melbourne with responsibility for approximately $4.2 billion of funds under management and advice.
The practice provides investment advisory, investment management, portfolio administration reporting and analysis services to the firm’s private clients, family groups, superannuation funds and not-for profit and membership organisations.
Sue has in excess of thirty years experience in the provision of financial and investment advice and has earned an enviable industry-wide reputation.
Prior to joining Pitcher Partners, Sue worked as an accountant in both the profession and industry, and subsequently held a number of senior financial positions in the Victorian Government Departments of Premier and Cabinet and Treasury and Finance. Sue joined Pitcher Partners Melbourne in 1998 and was admitted to the partnership in 2003.
Sue is presently a Director of McMillan Shakespeare Ltd and MTAA Superannuation Fund. She is a member of the Victorian Council of AICD, Trinity College Investment Committee and Australian Communities Foundation Finance and Investment Committee.
Sue has a Bachelor of Commerce (University of Melbourne) and a Master of Business Administration (University of Melbourne).
Rebecca McGrath FAICD
Rebecca McGrath is an internationally experienced business leader. She is currently Chairman of Investa Office Management Pty Ltd and Non-Executive Director of three ASX listed companies: OZ Minerals Ltd, Incitec Pivot Ltd, and Goodman Group. She is a member of the Advisory Council for JP Morgan in Australia, and she is an independent director with Scania Australia and Barristers’ Chambers Limited.
Rebecca is involved with several not-for-profit organisations: she is Chairman of Kilfinan Australia and Project New Dawn Ltd (a homelessness/unemployment initiative). She is a member of Chief Executive Women and is an ambassador for the National Association of Women in Operations.
Rebecca is a speaker, mentor and advisor in a range of industry and professional forums.
Prior to her non-executive career, Rebecca spent more than 23 years as an executive in the oil industry. She held business line and functional leadership roles with BP in Australasia, Europe and the United Kingdom. Her most recent two positions were: Executive Director and Vice President - Operations Australia and Pacific, and Chief Financial Officer - Australasia.
Rebecca holds the degrees of Bachelor of Town Planning (Hons.) and Master of Applied Science (Project Management). She has attended executive management programmes at Harvard Business School, Cambridge University and MIT in Boston. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Rebecca was recognised as one of the AFR/Westpac “Australian 100 Women of Influence” in 2014.