John Atkin FAICD
BA (Hons), LLB (Hons)
Chair & National Director
Board Committees: Nominations & Governance Committee - Chair
All Board Committees - Attendee
Other: ASX Chairs' Forum - Member
John is currently a non-executive director of IPH Ltd, Integral Diagnostics Ltd and Commonwealth Bank Officers Superannuation Corporation Pty Ltd. He is also Chair of Qantas Super Ltd and Vice Chair of Outward Bound International Inc. Prior to his non-executive director career, John was CEO of The Trust Company, successfully steering the organisation through the GFC. Prior to this he spent six years as National Managing Partner of Blake Dawson (now Ashurst) and 15 years as Partner at Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons).
John is a Graduate of both the Company Directors Course and Mastering the Boardroom and in January 2020 he completed the Boardroom Mastery program.
Tracey Horton AO FAICD
BEc (Hons), MBA, Emeritus Professor
Deputy Chair & National Director
Appointed second term: 10.06.19
Appointed Deputy Chair: 29.08.19
Board Committees: Nominations & Governance Committee - Member
Other: National Education Advisory Committee - Chair
Tracey is a non-executive director of Nearmap Ltd, Chair of its People, Culture & Remuneration Committee and member of its Audit & Risk Committee. She is also a nonexecutive director of GPT Group, Chair of its People & Remuneration Committee and member of its Sustainability and Risk Committee. She is Commissioner of the Tourism Commission WA, Chair of its Audit & Risk Committee and member of its Events Committee, Chair of the Australian Industry & Skills Committee and Acting President of the Australian Government Takeovers Panel and a member of the Bain & Company Advisory Board.
In 2017 Tracey was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to business and business education through a range of leadership and academic roles, and to the arts in Western Australia.
Michael Coleman FAICD
BCom, MCom, FCA, FCPA
NSW Division Director
Appointed second term: 06.11.08
Board Committees: Audit, Finance & Investment Committee - Chair
National Membership Committee - Member
Other: Board Reporting Committee - Chair
Michael is a non-executive director
of Macquarie Group and Macquarie
Bank, where he chairs the Audit
Committees and is a member of the
Risk and Governance Committees.
Michael is Chair of Bingo Industries
Limited and Planet Ark Environmental
Foundation. He is Governor of the
Centenary Institute of Cancer
Medicine & Cell Biology and Chair of
the Risk & Audit Committee. Michael is
a director of the Belvoir Street Theatre
Foundation and an executive coach
with Foresight Global Coaching.
Michael is Adjunct Professor,
Australian School of Business, UNSW.
Michael retired from KPMG on 1
July 2011, where his career included
30 years as an audit partner and a
practice leader for both Audit and
Risk Management. He has extensive
financial reporting and corporate
Anne Cross AM FAICD
QLD Division Director
Board Committees: Nominations and Governance Committee - Member
Risk and Compliance Committee - Member
Other: QLD Division Council President
Anne is a non-executive director of St Vincent’s Health Australia and its subsidiary companies. She is Chair of Uniting Church in Australia Redress Ltd and a director of Opera Queensland. She is member of the Senate of the University of Queensland.
Anne concluded her executive career as Chief Executive of UnitingCare Queensland in 2017 after a long career working in health, aged care, disability and community services. She is an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences at the University of Queensland.
Anne was admitted as a Member in the Order of Australia for her services to Social Welfare Organisations and
Women in 2018. She was named Telstra’s National Business Woman of the Year in 2014.
Naomi Edwards FAICD
BSc(Hons), FIA, FIAA, FNZSA
TAS Division Director
Board Committees: Risk & Compliance Committee - Chair
Audit, Finance & Investment Committee - Member
Naomi is Independent Chair of
Tasplan Super and a non-executive
director of Propel Funeral Partners,
Nikko AM Ltd, the Tasmanian
Economic Development Board and the
She was formerly Chair of Australian
Ethical Investments, Trustee of
Australian Ethical Super and nonexecutive director at Hunter Hall.
Naomi was previously an actuarial consultant at Trowbridge Consulting and a Partner at Deloitte, where she led the Financial Services Industry Group following Deloitte’s merger with Trowbridge in 2000. She is a Fellow of both the British and Australian actuarial institutes.
Kathy Gramp FAICD
BA (Acc), FAICA
SA/NT Division Director
Board Committees: Human Resources & Remuneration Committee - Chair
Audit, Finance & Investment Committee- Chair
Kathy is Deputy Chairman and Vice President of the Royal Automobile Association of South Australia and is a non-executive director of RAA Insurance Ltd and is Chair of its Audit Committee and member of its Risk & Compliance Committee. She is a non-executive director of: Codan Limited and Chair of its Audit & Risk Committee; Uniti Group Limited and Chair of its Audit & Risk Committee and member of its Nomination & Remuneration Committees; Silver Chain Group Ltd and Chair of its Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee; Adelaide Community Healthcare Alliance and a member of its Finance & Audit Committee; and Bushfire & Natural Hazards CRC and Chair of its Risk & Compliance Committee. In addition, Kathy is also a member of the Council of Flinders University and Chair of its Audit & Risk Committee.
Kathy has had a long and distinguished executive career in media as CFO with Austereo Group Limited and over 23 years of board experience across a diverse range of Australian organisations and industry sectors.
Rebecca McGrath FAICD
VIC Division Director
Other: VIC Division Council President
Rebecca McGrath is an internationally experienced business leader.
She is currently Chairman of ASX100 listed Oz Minerals Ltd and Non-Executive Director of Incitec Pivot Ltd, Goodman Group and Investa Property Group. She is Independent Chairman of Scania Australia and a member of the Advisory Council for JP Morgan in Australia.
Rebecca is also involved in the not-for-profit sector. She is President of the Victorian Division Council of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Chairman of Kilfinan Australia. 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 23 years as an executive in the oil industry. She held business line, corporate and functional leadership roles with BP in Australasia, Europe and the United Kingdom.
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.
In 2014 Rebecca was recognised as one of the AFR/Westpac “Australian 100 Women of Influence”.
Derek La Ferla FAICD
B.Arts, B. Juris, LLB
WA Division Director
Board Committees: Human Resources & Remuneration Committee - Member
National Membership Committee - Member
Derek is Chair of Sandfire Resources NL, Poseidon Nickel Limited and Threat Protect Australia Limited. He is also a Partner with Western Australian law firm, Lavan.
Derek has been on the Western Australian Division AICD Council since 2015 and a Fellow since 2011.
Derek is a corporate lawyer and company director with more than 30 years’ experience. He has held senior positions with some of Australia‘s
leading law firms and a variety of board positions with listed public companies and not-for-profit organisations.
Nicola Wakefield Evans FAICD
BJuris, LLB (UNSW)
Appointed second term: 22.11.19
Board Committees: Risk & Compliance Committee - Member
Other: Chair of the Australian chapter of the 30% Club of which AICD is the secretariat
Nicola is Chair of 30% Club Australia and a director of Lendlease Corporation Limited, Macquarie Group Limited, Macquarie Bank Limited and MetLife Insurance Australia. She is also a member of the Australian Government Takeovers Panel, and a director of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, the Goodes O’Loughlin (GO) Foundation and the UNSW Foundation Limited.
Nicola has significant Asia-Pacific
experience as a corporate finance lawyer and was a Partner at King & Wood Mallesons (and its predecessor, Mallesons Stephen Jaques) for more than 20 years. She held several key management positions at King & Wood Mallesons including Managing Partner International in Hong Kong and Managing Partner, Practice, Sydney.
Liesel Wett FAICD
BSc, MPH, MBA
ACT Division Director
Appointed second term: 06.11.18
Board Committees: National Membership Committee - Chair
Human Resources & Remuneration Committee - Member
Other: NFP Chair’s Forum - Chair
Liesel is Chair of Goodwin Aged Care
Services in the ACT, the leading aged
care provider and largest not-forprofit employer in Canberra.
Liesel also holds non-executive
directorships with Doctors’ Health
Services Pty Ltd and Pathology
As an experienced CEO and health
strategist, Liesel is the CEO of
Australian Pathology, the peak body
for private pathology practices in
Australia. Previously, Liesel held the
position of CEO of the Pharmaceutical
Society of Australia, the professional
membership organisation for 18,000
pharmacists in Australia.
Kee Wong FAICD
BEng (Hons), MBA, GradDipComp (Distinction)
Appointed second term: 28.06.19
Board Committees: National Membership Committee - Member
Risk & Compliance Committee - Member
Other: Technology, Governance and Innovation Panel - Chair
Kee is the founder and the Managing Director of e-Centric Innovations, a management and technology consulting company that provides strategic advice and systems integration services in e-business
and IT for large enterprises and government in Australia, New Zealand, the United States and SE Asia.
Kee is Immediate Past Chairman of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA). He is a director
of carsales.com Limited and the Committee of Melbourne. Kee is an advisor to the Board of VICTRACK, a member of the Victorian Government Innovation Taskforce and a member of the Victorian Government’s
International Education Advisory Council. Kee is an Adjunct Professor with La Trobe University (Engineering and Technology).
Angus Armour FAICD
BEcon (Hons), MBA
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Board Committees: All Board Committees – Attendee
Other: All Policy Committees & Forums – Attendee
Angus joined the AICD as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer in 2017. His previous roles included Principal Advisor on innovation and research at the Business Council of Australia; Deputy Secretary in the NSW State Government responsible for trade, innovation and industry and the arts; and CEO at Export Finance & Insurance Corporation from 2003 to 2013.
Angus served in the past as Chairman of Board of the Berne Union, an association of over 50 public and private sector companies from 40 countries supporting $1.5 trillion of global trade and investment annually, as Chair of the Berne Union’s Risk and Compliance Committee, and as Chair and a member of the Asia Regional Cooperation Council. He has also served as Chair of the Asian Eximbank Association, as a member on the Board of the Committee for the Economic Development of Australia, and as a member on the board of the Historic Houses Trust of NSW.
In addition to the AICD Board, Angus serves on the boards of the European Australian Business Council and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Innovation Fund of the UAE.