Fellows' Formal Debate

Tue 30 Oct 2018
6.10pm to 8.30pm

(Arrival time: 5.00pm)
5 This event will earn you 5 DPD units


Justice & Police Museum
Corner Albert and Phillip Streets
Circular Quay NSW


Single Members: A$90.00

Ken Boundy FAICD

Ken Boundy FAICD

Chairman, Non- Executive Director

Ken Boundy is a professional non executive director who has served on more than 20 publicly listed and private boards across a wide range of industry sectors. He has been Chairman of Regnan Governance and Advisory, the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust, and RedBalloon.

His current board roles include NetComm Wireless, Australian Bauxite, Timberlink Australia, Australia’s biggest biofuel project - AgBioEn, and the GO Foundation supporting indigenous education.

His executive career also had wide sector diversity, including roles as CEO of Tourism Australia, CEO of Goodman Fielder Asia and EGM International for James Hardie Industries and an early career as a Research Scientist.

Ken has been a Fellow of AICD since 1996 and is actively involved in seeking and sharing knowledge on technology, cognitive diversity and strategic disruption in a rapidly changing world.

Arlene Tansey FAICD

Arlene Tansey FAICD

Chairman, Non-Executive Director

Arlene is a Director of Aristocrat Leisure Limited, Adelaide Brighton Limited, Primary Health Care, Infrastructure NSW and Lend Lease Investment Management.

Before becoming a non-executive Director, Arlene worked in commercial and investment banking in Australia and in investment banking and law in the United States. She holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Southern California Law Centre and an MBA from New York University. She is a member of Chief Executive Women and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of company Directors.

Arlene is originally from New York and has lived and worked in the United States, South America, and Europe. She has lived in Australia for the past twenty four years and is an Australian citizen.

Janet Torney FAICD

Janet Torney FAICD

Chairman, Non-Executive Director

Janet is a professional director with broad experience in the financial services sector - superannuation, investments, infrastructure, banking and insurance, in the engineering sector - manufacturing and consulting, and in the member-focussed sector - notably sport and female related.

Janet’s portfolio of non-executive director appointments includes being Deputy Chairman of Club Plus Superannuation, Chairman of Whitehelm Capital, Member of the Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation and until recently an independent director of Techfront Australia, a global sports media technology company. In the not-for-profit sector, Janet is a non-executive director of the Australian Cricketers’ Association and non-executive director and Treasurer for Girl Guides Australia.

Trevor Allen FAICD

Trevor Allen FAICD

Chairman, Non-Executive Director

Trevor Allen is a non-executive director of listed companies since 2012 with growing expertise in Chair and overall board management as well as committee chairmanship. Over thirty years’ experience in the corporate advisory and equity capital markets sector including direct involvement in a number of major transactions and market developments.

His accounting knowledge and familiarity with risk management issues derived from both formal and on the job training over many years. The experience at KPMG and Cellarmaster Wines added management disciplines.

Trevor’s current board roles include Eclipx Group, Freedom Foods Group Limited, Peet Limited and the Singapore based holding company of Real Pet Food Company, as a representative of New Hope Group of China, one of its major shareholders.

“That boards require specialist roles to provide the right mix of skills and knowledge to the business.”

Board composition is a critical issue for organisation’s to consider, it is one of the hot topics in the governance community and on the board agenda. A board needs to have the right group of people for it to function effectively however what is the right group of people - do directors need to have specific skills and industry knowledge to enhance board effectiveness and meet the company’s evolving needs? How does this differ from one organisation to another?

To be effective a board needs the right group of people with an appropriate mix of skills, knowledge and experience that supports the organisation’s objectives and strategic goals.

Should directors be appointed for their unique skills or expertise that will assist with the specific issues and opportunities the company is facing?

Or do truly high-performing boards have directors who can confidently govern beyond their specific areas of expertise?

Join us for a formal debate and hear from expert speakers who will exchange their views on this very topical subject and give you the opportunity to contribute to the discussion.

Attendees will enjoy arrival drinks and canapes including a guided tour of the Museum with its rich criminal history as they walk the corridor of cells and see the chilling collection of criminal weapons and visit the Police Court Room.

Speakers include:


Peter Achterstraat AM FAICD

Affirmative Team:

Arlene Tansey FAICD
Trevor Allen FAICD

Negative Team:

Ken Boundy FAICD
Janet Torney FAICD

*Networking drinks and canapes will also be available following the debate.



Contact details

Katie Ardzejewski
Members & Directors Coordinator (Programs)
E. nswevents@aicd.com.au
T. 02 8248 2776