AICD Chairman, Elizabeth Proust AO FAICD will present Life Fellow Achievement awards to members of the AICD in recognition of their eminent director careers and distinguished service to the organisation.
There are six categories of membership with the AICD, and the Life Fellow Achievement is the highest honour given to our members.
AICD Chairman, Elizabeth Proust AO FAICD presented Life Fellow Achievement awards to three members in recognition of their contribution and distinguished service to the organisation and the Australian governance community.
Martin Kriewaldt FAICDLife
Martin Kriewaldt FAICD is the Chair of XLam New Zealand and Chair of Hyne Timber – a 130-year-old family owned private company.
Martin previously served as a non-executive director of ImpediMed and Macarthur Coal as well as servicing as a non-executive director of Oil Search for over 10 years.
As a previous Chair of Suncorp Insurance and Finance, Suncorp Building Society Ltd, Suncorp Finance Ltd, Infratil Australia Ltd, Airtrain Citylink Limited, Suncorp Property Funds Management Ltd, Knight Frank Australia Holdings Pty Ltd, Graham & Company Ltd and Hooker Corporation Ltd, Martin holds over 20 years’ experience as a professional director and chair for both major national and international organisations.
Additionally, Martin has served as a director for several not-for-profit and community organisations and companies including as Chair of Opera Queensland Limited.
Previously, Mr. Kriewaldt was a partner for 25 years, and a consultant for 13 years, at law firm Allens specialising in banking, insurance, structuring, construction and insolvency.
Involved with the AICD as a member for more than 27 years including serving as President of the Institute’s Queensland Division, Martin served on the AICD’s National Conference Committee in 2013, has been awarded the AICD’s Gold Medal, regularly contributes to our Company Director Magazine and serves as a member of the AICD’s Corporate Governance Committee.
Today we acknowledge the significant contribution Martin has made to the Australian Institute of Company Directors over almost three decades and present him with Life Fellowship, congratulations Martin Kriewaldt.
Kevin McCann AM FAICDLife
Kevin McCann AM FAICDLife is Chair of Citadel Group Limited, Dixon Hospitality Limited and the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust. He is Co-Vice Chair of the New Colombo Plan Reference Group, and a Director of the US Studies Centre and Evans and Partners.
He was previously Chair of Macquarie Group Limited and Macquarie Bank, Chair of Origin Energy Limited, Chair of Healthscope Limited, Chair of ING Management Limited, a Director of Pioneer International Limited, Ampol Limited and the State Rail Authority of New South Wales and served on the Defence Procurement Advisory Board, the Takeovers Panel and as Chair of the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, a Commonwealth agency.
His community activities include Fellow of the Senate of the University of Sydney and Chairmanship of the National Library Foundation. In recognition of his service to the Law, Business and the Community, Kevin was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2005.
As a member of the AICD for over 35 years, Kevin has contributed significantly to the advancement of women in corporate Australia particularly as part of the AICD’s ASX 200 Chairman’s mentoring program.
His contribution to the Institute is second to none. Kevin has been profiled in the Company Director magazine, gives of his time extensively to a range of AICD events and initiatives, serves on the AICD’s Corporate Governance Committee – identifying and advocating for good practice in governance and directorship and has assisted countless staff and members, providing advice and his valuable support.
Wendy McCarthy AO FAICDLife
Ms Wendy Elizabeth McCarthy AO MAICD is a highly-experienced director with more than 35 years’ experience serving on a range of Private, Not-For-Profit and Government boards and advisory bodies.
Wendy has been a trailblazer for women, mentoring, encouraging and creating a path for female directorship and increased participation of women in executive roles. So recognised are Wendy’s achievements in assisting women in corporate Australia, in 1989 Wendy was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for outstanding contributions to women’s affairs and in 2011 she was featured in the International Women’s Day publication The Power of One which profiled 100 women who have shaped Australia. In 2013, she was inducted into the Women’s Agenda Hall of Fame for her contribution to the lives of Australian women.
Wendy has featured prominently in the AICD’s Company Director magazine, discussing the role and benefits of mentoring to assist women into non-executive director roles, and taken part in Finding Board Positions workshops to assist women expand their director and executive careers.
An experienced government director, Wendy is the current Chair of Headspace and Circus Oz and non-executive director of Goodstart Learning and IMF Bentham. Wendy also previously held the positions of Deputy Chair of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, founding member of the Prime Minister’s National Women’s Advisory Council and the former Co-Chair of the NSW Sustainable Access Health Priority Taskforce.
She has also held international directorship and advisory roles including Vice Chair of the Plan International Board, Director of Plan Hong Kong and Chair of the Advisory Committee WHO Kobe Centre, Japan.
Unfortunately, Wendy was unable to be here today, however we recognise her for ongoing contribution to our Institute.