Meet our team

Meet the NSW team

We have a dedicated team of staff to assist with any member queries and requests for information.

Members & Clients – New South Wales

  • Lee Street GAICD – State Manager, NSW Division
  • Rose Banham - Team Coordinator
  • Maggie McKelvey MAICD – Account Manager
  • Meryll Matthews – Account Manager
  • Stefanie Frolchenko GAICD – Account Manager
  • Shelley Chatfield AAICD – Account Manager

Our NSW Programs team deliver our extensive schedule of courses and events.

  • Mim Mills - Program Manager
  • Claire Bailey - Program Executive
  • Ashleigh Dickinson - Program Executive
  • Chloe Davis - Program Executive
  • Zan Hoang - Program Executive
  • Carly Levi - Program Executive
  • Madeline Clarke - Program Executive
  • Vivian Hardjono - Program Executive
  • Rebecca Devlin - Program Coordinator

Our Business Centre and Member Lounge team look after your needs when you visit our Sydney CBD location.

  • Ljubica Bejatovic – National Business Centre and Member Lounge Manager
  • Robert Cooper AAICD - Business Centre and Member Lounge Coordinator
  • Will Johnson AAICD - Business Centre and Member Lounge Executive
  • Nur Khan – Business Centre and Member Lounge Coordinator
  • Zane Whallin - Business Centre and Member Lounge Coordinator

Members & Clients – National (based in NSW)

Our Membership Experience team are available to speak with you about membership, your ongoing professional development and questions you may have about being or becoming a director.

  • Mark Davis – National Manager Engagement
  • Charlotte Magness – National Team Leader Re-engagement
  • Luke Koutrodimos - Membership Partner - Engagement
  • Lee Leighton – Membership Partner - Engagement
  • Paramjit Kaur - Membership Partner Development
  • Aidan Coates – Membership Partner Development
  • Brent Ebert - Membership Partner Development
  • Tom Weedon - Membership Partner Engagement
  • Paola Tesolin - Membership Partner Development
  • Alannah Catanzaro – Membership Partner – Support
  • Heather Marsiglia – Membership Partner – Support
  • Bronte McDowell-Jones – Membership Partner - Support

Meet the NSW Council

The Council assists in providing guidance and strategic input into the direction of the Division.

The NSW Council

The NSW Division of the Australian Institute of Company Directors has a NSW Council to assist in guidance and strategic input into the direction of the Division. The Council also approves all membership applications and subsequent upgrades of membership.


The Role of the Council

The role and duties of the Council is are set out in clause 2 of the Division Council Charter. Key Division Council governance documents can be found here.


Council Members

With effect from 11 March 2022, your NSW Division Councillors are:

  • Dr Katherine Woodthorpe AO FAICD (Division President)
  • Michael Coleman FAICD
  • Dr Sue Craig GAICD
  • Dr Diana Day FAICD
  • Prof Jennifer (Jenny) Martin GAICD
  • Louise McElvogue FAICD
  • Arlene Tansey FAICD (Division Director, AICD Board)

Council Procedures

A Council generally consists of at least five and not more than eleven members, with up to six Councillors elected by the members of the Division. Each Council appoint a President who serves for a period of up to three years at the discretion of the Council. Each Council also nominates one of its members, often the Division President, for appointment to the Australian Institute of Company Directors board for a period of up to three years. If the Councillor is appointed by the board to serve as a Division Director, that Councillor will also continue as a member of the Council (as the Division Director Councillor) while they hold the position of Division Director.

Elected Council members must retire at the end of their three-year term; however, a retiring member may be eligible for re-election. Generally, the maximum time a Council member may serve on the Council without Board approval is nine consecutive years.

For more information on the role of the Council, please view the Division Council governance documents available above.

Regional committees

Our regional committees are our connection with regional communities and members. We have committees representing each key region and committee members with a range of business and industry backgrounds.

Hunter Committee members

  • Darren Turner GAICD (Chair)
  • Gabriella Sainsbury GAICD
  • Richard Anicich AM FAICD
  • Russell Ware FAICD
  • Samantha Martin-Williams FAICD 
  • Patrick Gallagher CSC GAICD
  • Paul Hughes FAICD 
  • Liz Nicol GAICD
  • Jennifer Leslie MAICD

Illawarra Committee members

  • Warwick Shanks MAICD (Chair)
  • Janine Cullen OAM FAICD
  • Vince Lendrum GAICD 
  • Cathy Aston GAICD 

Western NSW Committee members (including Bathurst, Orange and Dubbo)

  • Matthew Irvine FAICD (Chair)
  • Cheryl Pope GAICD
  • Andrew Boog FAICD
  • Ron Maxwell GAICD
  • Mike Sutherland MAICD
  • Juliet Corish GAICD

Your place to meet in Sydney

Exclusive and complimentary for members, the lounge area is a modern multi-functional space which can be used for informal meetings, private work or simply to unwind. For meetings that require more privacy we also provide a variety of different size rooms that can be hired on an hourly, half day or full day basis