Meet our team

Meet the Tasmania team

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

Members & Clients – Tasmania

  • John Devine MAICD – State Manager, TAS Division

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

  • Tanya Stephenson MAICD – Program Executive
  • Courtney Templeton – Program Coordinator

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

  • Rocco Maio – Business Centre and Member Lounge Coordinator

Members & Clients – National (based in TAS)

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.

  • Karen Clarkson AAICD – Membership Partner – Development

Education – National (based in TAS)

  • Allyson Newbon AAICD – Assessment Executive

Meet the TAS Council

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

With effect from 1 October 2020, your TAS Division Councillors are:

  • Janine Healey FAICD (Division President)
  • Johanna (Hanny) Allston GAICD
  • Naomi Edwards FAICD (Division Director, AICD Board)
  • Kym Goodes MAICD
  • Paul Lupo MAICD
  • Graeme Lynch AM FAICD
  • Joe Luttrell GAICD
  • Katherine Schaefer GAICD
  • Miles Smith GAICD
  • Dr Katrena Stephenson GAICD

The Role of the Council

The Tasmanian Division of the Australian Institute of Company Directors has a Tasmanian 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 is defined in Article 9.3 of our Constitution. To give effect to that role, the objectives of the Councils are:

A. To provide advice to the Australian Institute of Company Directors Board and CEO on:
I, Policy matters affecting the role of directors
II, Australian Institute of Company Directors membership matters
III, The strategy and policies of the Australian Institute of Company Directors itself and management issues that may arise from time to time.

B. To administer the membership of the Division, approving new members and upgrades.

C. To represent the views and aspirations of the Australian Institute of Company Directors in the Division’s territory and to develop relationships with leaders in directorship, regulation and politics who reside or are active in the territory.

D. To support the Division Manager with regard to:
I, Events
II, Member service, member recruitment and retention and member grade matters
III, The general conduct of the Division, including Director and Board Development programs

Council Procedures

A Council consists of at least five and not more than ten members elected by the members of the Division. Each Council elects a President who serves for a period of up to three years at the discretion of the Council. Each Council also appoints one of its members, usually the Division President, to the Australian Institute of Company Directors board for a period of up to three years. One third of Council members retire each year, although a retiring member may be eligible for re-election. The maximum time a Council member may serve is nine years, or three terms if less.

For more information on the role of the Council and it’s directive please view our by-laws.

Tasmanian Scholarships

Tasmanian SME Scholarship Program

The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) is offering fully funded director education and development scholarship opportunities to 13 individuals making a positive impact within their organisations and communities.

These scholarships are for current leaders and directors of Tasmanian small to medium enterprises and are designed to enhance their governance knowledge through the Foundations of Directorship Online™ program and Director Discussion Series.

Foundations of Directorship Online™ is a course designed for senior executives and managers looking to gain an understanding of the duties and responsibilities of boards and directors. The Director Discussion Series is a director-led discussion connecting the course learnings to real-world board issues and building on the foundational knowledge of directorship and developing valuable connections. 

To further enrich their director journey successful applicants also receive a twelve-month AICD membership, joining them to the leading network of directors, and a twelve-month subscription to Directorship Opportunities connecting applicants to their next board opportunity.

Selection criteria

The business must:

  • Have been in operation for a minimum of three years.
  • Employ a minimum of one person other than the owner/director.

The applicant must:

  • Be a Director/Owner or Senior Manager of a small to medium enterprise based in Tasmania.
  • Reside in Tasmania.
  • Have not been disqualified from being a director of a corporation or its equivalent.
  • Commit to undertaking the full Foundations of Directorship Online™ program (25 Oct, 1 Nov and 8 Nov 2021) and the 3-part Director Discussion Series (8 Feb, 8 Mar, 12 Apr 2022).


Applications close COB Tuesday 10 August 2021.

>To apply Please click here

>For more information on the program, contact


Call for Tasmanian Division Council Nominations 2021

The current term of the following elected Councillor expires on 30 September 2021:

Katherine Schaefer GAICD

Nominations are now called to fill one vacancy on the TAS Division Council.

Being eligible to stand again, the following Councillor offers themself for re-election:

Katherine Schaefer GAICD

Who can nominate – Eligible Members?
An Eligible Member is a member of any membership class of the AICD (other than Affiliate member); and who has been a member of one or more such classes for a minimum of three consecutive years prior to the date of this notice (Eligible Member). (By-Law 3.9.1)

An Eligible Member may nominate any other Eligible Member to serve on the Division Council, limited to two nominations per election.

The Board of the AICD is mindful of the importance of all Division Councillors bringing independent judgement to bear on matters considered by the Division Council. Having regard to guidance provided in Recommendation 2.3 of the ASX Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations (4th ed) with respect to factors relevant to assessing independence, the Board has determined that any person intending to nominate to serve as a member of the Division Council must obtain the approval of the Board if that person:

(a) is, or has been, employed in an executive or managerial capacity by the AICD;
(b) is, or has been, in a material business relationship (eg. as a supplier, professional adviser, consultant or customer) with the AICD or is an officer of, or otherwise associated with, someone with such a relationship; or
(c) has close personal ties with any person who falls within either of the above categories.

Timelines and how to nominate
Enquiries and requests for a Nomination Form can be obtained from Evan Dukas, State Manager VIC & TAS by calling 03 9245 4240 or email

Nominations must be:

Submitted on the Nomination Form and in accordance with the AICD’s By-Laws.
All nominations must be received at the offices of the Australian Institute of Company Directors as detailed on the Nomination Form by no later than 5pm AEST on Friday 13 August 2021.

The Election will be held on Tuesday, 21 September 2021.

For further information please see our Constitution and By-Laws which govern the AICD’s Division Council Elections.

By Order of the Council.
AICD Division Council Elections 2021