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 John Green FAICD


APRA Forum membership

Committee members include practising directors of APRA-regulated entities.

  • Mr Nigel Ampherlaw MAICD
  • Mr David Armstrong MAICD
  • Mr Geoff Austin MAICD
  • Mr Paul Bedrock FAICD
  • Mr Duncan Boyle FAICD
  • Mr Geoff Brundson FAICD
  • Mr Steve Crane FAICD
  • Ms Judith Downes FAICD
  • Ms Paula Dwyer FAICD
  • Mr Paul Gallagher GAICD
  • Ms Belinda Gibson FAICD
  • Mr Brian Greig GAICD
  • Mr Peeyush Gupta AM FAICD
  • Ms Sally Herman GAICD
  • Mr Peter Marriott MAICD
  • Mr Trevor Matthews FAICD
  • Ms Gai McGrath GAICD
  • Ms Bronwyn Morris FAICD
  • Ms Anne O’Donnell FAICD
  • Ms Jann Skinner FAICD
  • Mr John Shewan CMInstD NZ
  • Mr David Thorpe GAICD
  • Mr Peter Warne FAICD
  • Mr Duncan West GAICD
  • Mr Robert Whitfield AM FAICD

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

Secretary

Mr David McElrea, Senior Policy Adviser

ASX Chairs’ Forum

Promotes discussion on issues of importance to chairs 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 AO FAICD
  • Ms Elizabeth Bryan AM FAICD
  • Mr Gordon Cairns
  • Mr Michael Chaney AO FAICD
  • Mr Philip Chronican GAICD
  • Professor Mark Compton AM FAICD
  • Ms Paula Dwyer FAICD
  • Mr David Gonski AC FAICDLife
  • Mr Richard Goyder AO FAICD
  • Mr Peter Hay FAICD
  • Ms Debra Hazelton GAICD
  • Mr Rick Holliday-Smith FAICD
  • Mr Stephen Johns FAICD
  • Mr Rick Lee AM FAICD
  • Mr Graeme Liebelt FAICD
  • Ms Catherine Livingstone AO FAICD
  • Mr Ken MacKenzie FAICD
  • Ms Vickki McFadden MAICD
  • Mr John McFarlane OBE
  • Ms Christine McLoughlin FAICD
  • Dr Brian McNamee AO
  • Mr John Mulcahy MAICD
  • Mr Paul O'Sullivan MAICD
  • Mr Paul Rayner FAICD
  • Mr Brian Schwartz AM FAICD
  • Mr Michael Ullmer AO FAICD
  • Mr Peter Warne FAICD

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

Secretary

Ms Christie McGrath, 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 Liesel 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 AM FAICD
  • Ms Kate Corkery MAICD
  • Mr Bruce Cowley FAICD
  • Mr Ken Dean FAICD
  • Mr Richard Giles FAICD
  • Ms Diane Grady AO FAICD
  • Mr Ian Hamm MAICD
  • Dr Justin Koonin GAICD
  • Mr Jonathan Lord MAICD
  • Mr Paul Masi MAICD
  • Ms Rowena McNally FAICD
  • Prof Elizabeth More AM MAICD
  • Mr Warren Mundine AO
  • Ms Susan Pascoe AM FAICD
  • Mrs Fiona Payne GAICD
  • Mr Craig Perkins 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 AO 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.

  • Ms Catherine Brenner FAICD
  • Mr Bruce Brook MAICD
  • Mr Steven Cole FAICD
  • Ms Kathleen Conlon FAICD
  • Ms Melinda Conrad FAICD
  • Ms Helen Cook FAICD
  • Ms Alison Deans GAICD
  • Mr John Green FAICD
  • Prof Pamela Hanrahan
  • Mr Peter Hay FAICD
  • Mr Ben Hubbard FAICD
  • Prof Jennifer Martin GAICD
  • Mr Dawson Petie FAICD
  • Dr Dimity Podger
  • Dr Michael Schaper FAICD
  • Mr Peter Warne FAICD

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

State Representatives
  • ACT - Dr Michael Schaper FAICD
  • NSW - Prof Jenny Martin GAICD
  • QLD - Mr Dawson Petie FAICD
  • SA/NT - Vacant
  • TAS - Vacant
  • VIC - Mr Ben Hubbard FAICD
  • WA - Ms Helen Cook FAICD

Secretary

Ms Laura Bacon, 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

Ms Priscilla Bryans MAICD


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
  • Dr Bill Beerworth
  • Mr Fraser Bell GAICD
  • Mr Brett Cowell FAICD
  • Ms Caroline Cox MAICD
  • Mr David Craig FAICD
  • Mr Ewen Crouch AM FAICD
  • Mr Vijay Cugati
  • Mr Tim Gordon
  • Ms Teresa Handicott FAICD
  • Prof Jason Harris
  • Ms Tricia Hobson GAICD
  • Ms Dominique Hogan-Doran SC MAICD
  • Mr Graeme Lynch AM FAICD
  • Ms Karen Pedersen
  • Ms Henrietta Rowe MAICD
  • Dr Rosemary Teele Langford
  • Ms Kate Waterford GAICD
  • Mr Angus Armour FAICD (ex officio)
  • Ms Louise Petschler GAICD (ex officio)

State Representatives

  • ACT - Ms Kate Waterford GAICD 
  • NSW - Vacant
  • QLD - Ms Teresa Handicott FAICD
  • SA/NT - Mr Brett Cowell FAICD
  • TAS - Mr Graeme Lynch AM FAICD
  • VIC - Vacant
  • WA - Mr David Craig FAICD

Secretary   

  • Ms Laura Bacon, 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 Michael Bradburn GAICD
  • Ms Ilea Buffier FAICD
  • Ms Anna Crawford
  • Ms Sue Dahn FAICD
  • Ms Regina Fikkers
  • Mr Christopher George MAICD
  • Mr Amir Ghandar
  • Ms Claire Grayston
  • Ms Merilyn Gwan
  • Mr Chris Hall MAICD
  • Ms Jennifer Lambert FAICD
  • Ms Robin Low GAICD
  • Mr Martin McGrath
  • Mr Grant Murdoch FAICD
  • Ms Nicolle Rantanen FAICD
  • Ms Jann Skinner FAICD
  • Mr Miles Smith GAICD
  • Mr Andrew Thompson FAICD
  • Mr Angus Armour FAICD (ex officio)
  • Ms Louise Petschler GAICD (ex officio)

State Representatives
  • ACT - Ms Ilea Buffier FAICD
  • NSW - Mr Michael Coleman FAICD
  • QLD - Mr Grant Murdoch FAICD
  • SA/NT - Ms Nicolle Rantanen FAICD
  • TAS - Mr Miles Smith GAICD
  • VIC - Ms Sue Dahn FAICD
  • WA - Mr Andrew Thompson FAICD

Secretary

Mr David McElrea, Senior Policy Adviser

Governance of Innovation and Technology 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

Mr 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 MAICD
  • 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 Steve Leonard
  • Ms Yasmin Mahmood
  • Ms Louise McElvogue FAICD
  • Mr Tibor Schwartz GAICD
  • Dr Parmjit Singh
  • Mr Gavin Slater GAICD
  • Mr Andrew Stevens MAICD
  • Mrs Wendy Stops GAICD
  • Dr Peter C. Wilton
  • Dr Katherine Woodthorpe AO FAICD

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

Secretary

Ms Laura Bacon, Policy Adviser