Gordon Cairns

Chairman, Woolworths
Neville Power

Nev Power MAICD

Chairman, National COVID-19 Commission Advisory Board

Nev chairs the National COVID-19 Commission (NCC) Advisory Board which was established by the Prime Minister in 2020. Drawing on their expertise and networks the NCC Board members, who are drawn from a range of sectors, provide timely and direct advice from a business perspective to the Prime Minister on how the response to the pandemic is playing out in the business community and on the plan for Australia’s economic recovery and resilience. Areas of focus for the NCC in 2021 include providing insights on changes being experienced in the workforce and by business in the recovery, including their response to Government initiatives, and providing a business perspective on the evolving public health response and its interaction with the economy as Australia continues to live with the virus.

Nev is also Chairman of Perth Airport, the Foundation for the WA Museum and the Royal Flying Doctors Federation Board and is the Deputy Chairman of Strike Energy Ltd.

Nev held the position of Managing Director and CEO of Fortescue Metals Group Ltd for seven years, having joined the group in 2011. During his tenure Fortescue more than quadrupled production and achieved engagement with Aboriginal communities. He was previously Chief Executive of the Australian operations at Thiess and prior to that spent more than ten years in senior executive positions at Smorgon Steel Group.

In 2016 Nev was named WA Business Leader of the Year. He also has a long history in agribusiness and aviation holding both fixed wing and rotary pilot licenses. Nev is a passionate advocate for health and development of regional and Aboriginal communities. He owns and operates a cattle station in Queensland where he was born and raised.

Robyn Denholm

Robyn Denholm FAICD

Chair, Tesla

Christine McLoughlin FAICD

Chairman, Suncorp
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Philip Chronican GAICD

Chairman, NAB

Philip Chronican is Chairman of National Australia Bank Limited (NAB) and has more than 38 years of experience in banking and finance in Australia and New Zealand. Mr Chronican was responsible for the Retail and Commercial Business of the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) in Australia. Prior to joining ANZ, Mr Chronican had a long career at Westpac Banking Corporation, where he established his role in Australian banking as Group Executive Westpac Institutional Bank and Chief Financial Officer.

Mr Chronican has broad experience in M&A activity and post‐merger integration and has taken an active and public role in advocating for greater transparency and ethics in banking and promoting workforce diversity.

Mr Chronican is also Chairman of the Westmead Institute for Medical Research and sits on the National Foundation for Australia‐China Relations Advisory Board.

Peter Hay FAICD

Chairman, Newcrest
Alan Kirkland

Alan Kirkland


Alan Kirkland has been CEO of consumer organisation CHOICE since 2012.

Alan has a background in access to justice, having worked as CEO of Legal Aid New South Wales, Executive Director of the Australian Law Reform Commission and Chair of the National Legal Assistance Advisory Body. He has also been a part-time member of a number of state and federal tribunals.

Alan has experience as a non-executive director across a range of not-for-profits, including the Australian Council of Social Service, the Public Interest Advocacy Centre, the Welfare Rights Centre and Consumers International.

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Andrew Stevens

Chair, Industry Innovation and Science Australia

Andrew Stevens is a Non-executive Director and was formerly the managing Director of IBM Australia and New Zealand. Andrew is the Chairman of Innovation and Science Australia and the Chair of the Data Standards Body for the Consumer Data Right in Australia. He is also a Director of Stockland Group Limited, oOh! Media Limited and the Greater Western Sydney GIANTS. He is a member of the Male Champions of Change, a group of CEOs and Directors working to make gender equality a reality. Andrew’s executive career at Price Waterhouse, PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM, has provided him with experience in Business and ICT programme design and risk evaluation, governance and delivery, and in Business transformation and regional/ global expansion.

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Anthea Hammon GAICD

Managing Director, Scenic World Blue Mountains

Anthea Hammon is the Managing Director of Scenic World, a third-generation family business which has been operating in the Blue Mountains since 1945. She is a Director of Scenic World’s parent company, Hammons Holdings, which also operates BridgeClimb on the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

She has played a leading role in Scenic World’s evolution with a strong focus on investment and sustainable tourism. More than $50 million has been invested in the visitor experience under Anthea’s leadership, reinforcing Scenic World’s position as a world class tourism attraction with strong appeal in international and domestic markets. More recently, Anthea has shifted gears in response to the bushfires and the global pandemic, with a focus on delivering a scaleable business model that appeals to domestic visitors.

With a background in mechanical engineering, Anthea also has a breadth of tourism experience spanning more than 15 years. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and sits on the board of WSACo, the Government Business Enterprise delivering the Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport which is slated to open in 2026.

She is a strong advocate for the tourism sector, holding a number of volunteer board positions for leading industry bodies over the past 12 years, including her current position as the Vice President of Blue Mountains Tourism.

Allan Gyngell AO

President, Australian Institute of International Affairs
Angus Armour

Angus Armour FAICD

Managing Director & CEO, AICD

Cheryl-anne Moy GAICD

Deputy Secretary and COO, Department of Home Affairs

Darrell Wade

Chairman and co-founder, Intrepid Group
Damien Manuel

Damien Manuel

Director, Deakin's Centre for Cyber Security Research & Innovation

Damien is the Director of Deakin's Centre for Cyber Security Research & Innovation and is the Chairperson of the Australian Information Security Association (AISA), the peak body for the Australian cyber security sector.

In his former role as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Symantec Australia and New Zealand, Damien worked with senior executives in the region to align security architectures to industry best practices. Damien also worked as a senior information security governance manager and later as an enterprise IT and security risk manager at National Australia Bank (NAB), where he was responsible for managing the bank’s information security standard globally. He also held senior roles at RSA, Telstra, Melbourne IT and was on the Oceania Cyber Security Centre (OCSC) board. He is currently on CompTIA’s Executive Advisory Committee in the USA, board of RSA Australia, the Victorian Ombudsman’s Audit and Risk Committee, Chair of a Standards Australia working group and helps mentor entrepreneurs through CyRise, Australia’s only cyber security start-up accelerator.

Damien has supported CompTIA for over 16 years through the development of CompTIA Server+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+ and more recently the CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner certification. Damien’s passion for making a difference motivated him to establish Information Technology community resource centres to improve literacy and skills in impoverished and disadvantaged communities in Kenya, Laos, Uganda and Cambodia.

Underpinning his over 25 years of experience is a diverse educational grounding ranging from the highest security, audit and governance certifications complemented by an Executive MBA with an international business focus. Damien also has a background in genetic engineering and is passionate about science. He has spoken on a number of podcasts (including with Dr Karl), conference keynotes internationally and locally, radio and TV appearances. In his youth (at age 11) he was part of a hacker collective which sparked his interest in security.

Deanne Stewart

Deanne Stewart GAICD

CEO, AwareSuper

Deanne joined First State Super as Chief Executive Officer in 2018.

As one of Australia’s largest super funds, Deanne has led First State Super’s drive to be a ‘Force for Good’ through its responsible investment philosophy and focus on providing its members with the best guidance and advice for retirement.

She has with more than 25 years’ leadership experience in financial services in wealth, superannuation and insurance sectors in Australia and internationally. This includes time as Managing Director with Merrill Lynch Investment management in New York, and as an Engagement Manager with McKinsey and Company in London.

Before joining First State Super, Deanne was Chief Executive Officer of MetLife Australia and also held senior roles within BT Financial Group including as General Manager for Superannuation, Marketing and Direct Channels.

A hallmark of Deanne’s career has been a passionate commitment to building and maintaining a strong culture and clearly defined purpose to drive business success.

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Dr Tarun Weeramanthri

President, Public Health Association of Australia

Tarun Weeramanthri is the President of the Public Health Association of Australia, and an adjunct professor in the School of Population and Global Health at the University of Western Australia. He is a trained specialist in internal medicine and public health, and has a PhD in social medicine. He was Chief Health Officer in Western Australia (WA) from 2008 to 2018, and in the Northern Territory (NT) from 2004 to 2007. In 2014, he was awarded the Sidney Sax Medal by the Public Health Association of Australia, for his contribution to public health in Australia. He recently completed an Inquiry into the Impacts of Climate Change on Health in WA, on behalf of the WA Government. In 2020, he has worked with governments in WA, Victoria and South Australia as an advisor on the COVID-19 response, and with the Commonwealth Government as a panel member on the National Contact Tracing Review.

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Dr John Lee

Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

Dr. John Lee is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute. He is also a senior fellow (non-resident) at the United States Studies Centre and adjunct professor at the University of Sydney. From 2016 to 2018, he was senior national security adviser to Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop. In this role, he served as the principal adviser on Asia and for economic, strategic, and political affairs in the Indo-Pacific region. Dr. Lee was also appointed the Foreign Minister’s lead adviser on the 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper, the first comprehensive foreign affairs blueprint for Australia since 2003 and written to guide Australia’s external engagement for the next ten years and beyond. He has held adjunct professorships at the Australian National University and is one of the foremost experts on the Chinese political economy and on strategic and economic affairs pertaining to the Indo-Pacific. Dr. Lee’s articles have been published in leading policy and academic journals in the United States, Asia, and Australia. He received his master’s and doctorate in international relations from the University of Oxford and his bachelor of laws and arts degrees (first class, philosophy) from the University of New South Wales.

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Dr Kirstin Ferguson FAICD

Director, SCA Property Group
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Dr Rob McCartney

Chief Medical Officer, Woolworths
Emma Gray

Emma Gray

Group Executive, Data and Automation, ANZ

Emma Gray is responsible for leading ANZ’s strategic use of data, as well as creating new customer insights and driving automation to ultimately improve customer experience. Her work spans data management, governance and privacy, technology and AI, business intelligence, people, processes and effective partnership to enable better and faster decision making. This is a core part of ANZ’s digital transformation to prepare the bank for the future. During this time, she also served on the inaugural Data Standards Board, whose purpose is to advise on implementation of the Consumer Data Right to enable Open Data in the Australian economy. Prior to joining ANZ in 2016, Emma spent three years at Woolworths where she most recently served as Chief Loyalty and Data Officer, with a focus on retooling Woolworth’s rewards capability for deeper personalisation for customers and insights relevant across the business system. Before that she was a partner at Bain & Company, having worked across the United States, Europe and Australia for 15 years.

Gabrielle Trainor AO FAICD

Commissioner, AFL Commission

Gabrielle Trainor AO LLB. (Melb.), M.A. (Creative and Cultural Practice), FAICD Gabrielle Trainor is a non-executive director and advisor whose experience covers over twenty-five years on boards in the public and private sectors ranging from infrastructure, financial services, transport and urban development to sports, arts and culture, child protection and the empowerment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

She is a member of the boards of Infrastructure Australia, Zurich Australia Limited and listed investment company WAM Global. Among her other roles, she is a director of the ACT City Renewal Authority, the Major Transport Infrastructure Authority (Vic) and the Western City and Aerotropolis Authority. She is chair of the National Film and Sound Archive and a Commissioner of the Australian Football League (AFL) and of the Australian Sports Commission (Sport Australia). She was a founding director of the GWS Giants whose AFLW team’s annual best and fairest medal is named in her honour. Her previous experience is as a lawyer, journalist, public sector executive and a consultant for thirty years in issues management, stakeholder engagement and public policy. Her personal sporting career is meagre, to say the least. She is nothing more than a trier and has staggered over the line at two marathons - Dublin and Florence. In 2017, Gabrielle was named an Officer in the Order of Australia.

Ian Hamm MAICD

Chair, First Nations Foundation

Iris Davila

Director, Investment Stewardship, Blackrock

Jamila Gordon GAICD

CEO & Founder, Lumachain
Jayston Small

Jayston Small MAICD

Managing Director, Nuffield Group

Jayston Small is a chartered engineer and recognised risk management specialist with more than 25 years of experience in the mining and energy sector. He co-founded Nuffield Group in 2002 and continues in the role as Managing Director.

Nuffield Group is a team of 65 consultants who specialise in risk and emergency management, engineering and asset integrity, health and safety, regulatory compliance, and corporate governance. The organisation aims to bring consistency, resilience and best practice risk management to businesses throughout Australia and NZ.

Jayston holds two other Director roles for Small Medium Enterprises, and Chair’s AICD’s Victorian Small Medium Enterprise Special Interests Committee.

Jacinta Munro GAICD

Deputy Chair, Lifeline
John Cowling

John Cowling FAICD

CEO, Australian Shareholders Association

John’s 40 year corporate career has seen him work in Australia, US, UK and across Asia. Originally trained as a chartered accountant John progressed into senior management roles and has held positions as CEO of public & private companies, NSW government transport corporations and more recently, internet companies in Australia and overseas. His business experience in the last 20 years has been largely in strategic planning, restructuring/turn around strategies and change management to improve business performance. He has also served as a director of ASX listed companies and large public and private enterprises. John has been a member of the Australian Accounting Standards Board and the Advisory committee of Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) on Accounting issues. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, AICD and FINSIA

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Joseph Healy

Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Judo Bank
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John O'Brien FAICD

Partner, Financial Advisory, Deloitte
John Atkin

John Atkin FAICD

Chair, AICD

Justine Baker MAICD

CEO, Solotel

Julianne Alroe MAICD

Chair, Infrastructure Australia

Julieanne Alroe is the Chair of Infrastructure Australia and of the Queensland Ballet. In addition, Julieanne is a member of the University of Queensland Senate and a Board member of BESIX Watpac and Gardior Pty Ltd. She is also a Member of the Committee for Brisbane Advisory Board, the Inaugural President of the Queensland Futures Institute (QFI) and a Member of the Queensland Thoroughbred Advisory Panel. Julieanne Alroe retired in June 2018 from Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) where she held the position of CEO and Managing Director since 1 July 2009. She was the Chair of ERM Power Ltd from 2018 until it was sold to Shell in late 2019. Julieanne has a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Queensland and was granted the Doctor of the Griffith University (honoris causa) in December 2016. She is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the Chief Executive Woman (CEW).

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Kate Morris

Executive Director, Adore Beauty
Cate Karnell

Kate Carnell AO FAICD

Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman

Kee Wong FAICD

Entrepreneur, Investor, Advisor and Non-Executive Director

Kee Wong is an entrepreneur, investor, advisor and Non-Executive Director with a background and qualifications in Engineering, Information technology and Business.

Since 1999, Kee has started several businesses and has made investments across a number of industries which include technology, services, retail, food and beverage, trading and property.

Prior to being an entrepreneur, Kee practiced as an engineer after graduating from Monash University in 1985, Kee then joined a number of IT and management consulting firms and practiced as an IT/Management consultant for a number of years. Kee joined IBM (a global IT company) in 1994 as a senior executive running part of its e-business group in the Asia Pacific region, including Australia and New Zealand.

In 1999, Kee founded his first business, e-Centric Innovations – an IT/Management consulting firm that is still operating successfully in Australia, Malaysia and Singapore, serving large multinational enterprises and governments.

Since then, Kee has started (and invested in) a number of other businesses and today continues to invest in startup as well as established businesses globally (Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, China and US – in Silicon Valley).

In addition to running and investing in businesses, Kee also sits on a number of Boards.

Kee is a Board member of Carsales.com, an ASX100 company listed on the Australian stock exchange.

Kee is also a Board member for the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), the Committee for Melbourne, a member of the Metro Trains Melbourne Strategic Advisory Committee, Victorian Government Ministerial Advisory Council on International Education and Victorian Government Ministerial Innovation Taskforce. Recently, Kee has also joined the VicTrack Strategic Innovation Advisory Group, Transform Reform Board (Victorian Department of Transport), ANU Centre for Asian-Australian Leadership Advisory Board and Swinburne University’s Technology, Innovation and Value Creation sub-committee.

Previously, Kee was also Chairman of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), a Deputy Chairman of Asialink, a Council Member of Victoria University, a Director of LaunchVic (a Victorian Government Innovation/Startup fund), the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO), Australian Services Roundtable (ASR), Federation Square and Foundation of the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV).

Kee is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and Adjunct Professor of Engineering and IT at La Trobe University. Kee was awarded a Fellow of Monash University in 2010 and Distinguished Alumni in 2014.

Kee has a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.), a Graduate Diploma in Computing and an MBA.

Kee’s experience can be summarized below:

  • An entrepreneur;
  • An experienced Board member across a number of industries;
  • Has experience and well established connections in Asia (particularly China, India, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia);
  • A leader and advisor to the ICT industry in Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and good working relationships with industries in UK, US, Canada and Vietnam;
  • An advisor to universities linking industry and commerce with academia and R&D activities;
  • An advisor and contributor to the Arts industry;
  • Experienced professional in business, engineering and ICT for both global multinational companies (MNC) as well as Small Medium Enterprise (SME);
  • Experienced in venture capital and private equity investment and providing corporate advisory services to startup and early stage companies.
Louise McElvogue

Louise McElvogue FAICD

Non-Executive Director and Industry Professor

Louise McElvogue is a non-executive director with experience in strategy, technology and marketing in the US, Europe and Asia Pacific. Board roles include Cluey Learning

(ASX), 1stGroup (ASX) and Healthdirect (State and Commonwealth Governments. Louise is a member of the AICD’s NSW Council. Technology & Innovation Panel and National Education Advisory Committee. Previous governance roles include cybersecurity group WhiteHawk (ASX) and the Federal Government appointment to the Convergence Review, which reviewed the regulation of Australian media.

Louise has led more than 30 digital products for companies including McDonald’s, BBC, Channel 4 British Gas, hp and Fairfax Media and has sector experience with start-ups, government and corporates. She is an Industry Professor with UTS Business School where she designed the School’s first online-only degree a Master Of Digital Marketing.

Louise started her career as a business journalist and been published in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Guardian,

The Sunday Times, Financial Times Media and CNN Business News. 

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Margie Seale FAICD

Director, Telstra Corporation Limited

Margie Seale is an experienced non-executive director who is currently on the boards of Telstra Corporation, Scentre Group and Westpac Banking Corporation.

Prior to her board career, Margie had over 25 years’ experience in senior executive roles in consumer goods, global publishing, the early transition of traditional business models to a digital environment, and in sales and marketing. Her final executive role was as Chief Executive of Random House Australia and New Zealand, and President of Asia Development for Random House Inc, the global company.

Her board experience includes Penguin Random House (Director, then Chair), Bank of Queensland, Ramsay Health Care, Australian Pacific Holdings, Sydney Writers’ Festival, The Powerhouse Museum, and Chief Executive Women. Her previous roles additionally include being a member of the Australian J P Morgan Advisory Council and on the Australian Public Service Commission Centre for Learning and Leadership Advisory Board.

In 2015, Margie founded a philanthropic literary travel company, Ponder & See, which funds writers’ festivals and writers through creating literary trips or experiences for interested readers. She donates funds and time to create, organise and lead the trips.

Margie is a keen traveller (well, when she can), reader, believer in continuous education for all (and particularly NED’s), loves music, and undertakes arduous walking and cycling trips so she can eat delicious food.

Matt Moran

Chef and restauranteur
Mark Morey

Mark Morey

Secretary, Unions NSW

Mark Morey was elected Secretary of Unions NSW in February 2016. He was formally the Assistant Secretary responsible for coordinating Unions NSW legal, industrial and industry policy activities. Mark was responsible for political co-ordination, public sector activities along with the construction and transport industries.

Mark joined the Labor Council in 2000 as a Special Project Officer then becoming its Research Director in 2002. Mark managed the rail portfolio from 2002 until he left in 2004.

In 2005 he moved to the Rail, Tram and Bus Union (NSW Branch) as the union’s Executive Officer, where he coordinated its political, industrial and campaigning activities. Mark returned to Unions NSW March 2009.

Mark is a Director of First State Super and is also a member of the Australian Council of Trade Unions Executive and Growth and Campaigns Committee.

Paul O'Rourke GAICD

Global Cyber Leader, Boston Consulting Group

Peter Joseph AM FAICD

Chairman, The Blackdog Institute
Chair, The Ethics Centre

Peter Joseph has been in investment banking and business for over 40 years, much of that time as part of the Bankers Trust Australia group. He has been a Director and/or Chairman of many public and private companies including BT Australia, Dominion Mining, Bridge Oil, The GPT Group and Helitech Industries (Bell Helicopters). As well as pursuing his own business interests, Peter continues his ‘second career’ of over 30 years in the not-for-profit sector. He was the inaugural Chairman of St Vincents and Mater Health (Sydney) and Riverview College Council. He remains Chairman of the Black Dog Institute, The Ethics Centre and The Health-Science Alliance, UNSW Campus.

Penny Winn GAICD

Director, Coca-Cola Amatil
Director, Goodman Group
Director, CSR
Pru Bennett

Pru Bennett MAICD

Partner, Brunswick Group

Pru Bennett is a Partner of Brunswick Group assisting Australian and Asian corporate clients on issues such relating to corporate governance, ESG strategies and stakeholder management and communications. Pru is a Senior Advisor to Sydney based Morrow Sodali

Pru is chairman of the National Foundation For Australia China Relations, a director of Global Compact Network Australia and the International Integrated Reporting Council Board, a member of the Council for the Asian Corporate Governance Association, Advisory Council for Hong Kong based investment management firm, Oasis Capital and the Deakin University Integrated Reporting Advisory Board.

Until January 2019, Pru Bennett was a Managing Director at BlackRock and Head of BlackRock's Investment Stewardship Team for the APAC Region based in Hong Kong. In that role, Pru led a team that responsible for engagement and proxy voting activities concerning the companies in which BlackRock invests on behalf of clients.

Pru is a member of a number of industry and regulatory bodies in Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia.

Pru has a BCom from the University of New South Wales, is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors, and a graduate and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Pamela Hanraha

Professor Pamela Hanrahan

Professor of Commercial Law and Regulation, University of NSW
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Rachel Falk MAICD

CEO, Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre

Rachael Falk is one of Australia’s foremost cyber security experts and commentators.

As Chief Executive Officer of the Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre, Rachael leads a cutting-edge program of cyber security research collaboration between government, industry and research institutions. The aim is impact, lifting Australia’s cyber security capacity and capability and creating innovative solutions for the ever-evolving problems of our interconnected world.

Rachael was recently appointed to the Federal Government’s Industry Advisory Committee, which will help guide the implementation of Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy 2020, and was Telstra’s first General Manager of Cyber Influence. She has a background in commercial law and cyber security, practising as a lawyer at top-tier firms in Australia and the UK and in-house for Telstra.

She holds an Advanced Masters in National Security Policy (Hons) from the National Security College (ANU), Bachelor of Laws (Hons) (UTS) and Bachelor of Arts (ANU).

Rebecca Henderson

University Professor, Harvard Business School

Rebecca Henderson is one of 25 University Professors at Harvard, a research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a fellow of both the British Academy and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her research explores the degree to which the private sector can play a major role in building a more sustainable economy. Rebecca sits on the boards of Idexx Laboratories and of CERES. Her most recent publication is Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire, ” which has just been shortlisted for the FT/McKinsey 2020 Business Book of the Year Award.

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Rob Gurney

CEO, Oneworld

Rob Gurney joined oneworld® in October 2016 as its CEO, reporting to the alliance’s Governing Board, which comprises the CEOs of all its member airlines, and leading the alliance’s central team, which is based in New York.

Since then, oneworld has undertaken a comprehensive transformation, building a digital platform to enable a range of transactions via member airline apps; launched a new membership programme, oneworld connect and onboarded inaugural member Fiji Airways; added a new full member, Royal Air Maroc and relaunched the oneworld brand.

With dual Australian and UK citizenship, Rob Gurney joined British Airways in 1993, working in commercial roles in Australia, New Zealand and the airline’s London headquarters. He managed on behalf of Qantas and British Airways their joint business covering their combined services on the “kangaroo route” between Australia and Europe.

In 1997, he switched to Qantas, working in various commercial roles in the airline’s Sydney headquarters. For four years, until 2012, he was Group Executive Qantas Airlines Commercial, with responsibility for worldwide sales and marketing.

After leaving Qantas, he served for two years as CEO of Helloworld (previously branded Jetset Travelworld Group).

He was recruited by Emirates in 2014 as its Divisional Vice-President Australia and New Zealand. A year later, he was transferred by the airline to New York, as Senior Vice-President North America, responsible for all commercial activities in the USA and Canada. He subsequently assumed responsibility also for South America, becoming Senior Vice-President Commercial Operations The Americas.

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Robert Pradolin GAICD

Founder & Director, Housing All Australians
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Shane Fitzsimmons

Commissioner, Resilience NSW

Suzanne Storrie GAICD

Advisory Board, Jarden Australia
Director, Surf Life Saving Australia
Former COVID-19 Crisis Director, IAG

Suzanne is a Non-Executive Director and Executive Coach.

Until late December 2020, Suzanne was the COVID-19 Crisis Director for IAG, reporting to the CEO. She established a virtual team over a weekend in early March as the crisis began to unfold. Her role encompassed governance reporting (Board, regulators and leadership), approach development, response execution across business units and geographies and she was the “face” of COVID-19 communications.

Previously Suzanne has led large strategy, transformation and technology change as a senior finance and operations executive in high profile and highly regulated industries and for companies including IAG, National Rugby League, Leightons, CBA, Qantas and Unisys.

Suzanne is an Advisory Board member of Jarden (ANZ investment bank) and serves as the Chair of Surf Sports Australia, Board member of Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) and Treasurer of her local surf life saving club, Cronulla.

She is passionate about leadership, diversity and inclusion. Suzanne was the Chair of Diversity and Inclusion for the IAG Group, and previously on D&I committees for Unisys, Qantas, CBA and the NRL. She has established mentoring programs across many organisations and most recently founded a National Women’s Mentoring and Sponsorship Program for SLSA to increase female representation in leadership roles from 20% to 40% over the next decade.

She is an executive coach and mentor (SKYCoaching) and co-founder of UnRetreat, an executive program to support executives to achieve their career, health and life priorities.

In 2019, Suzanne was awarded ISG Australia and New Zealand Paragon Leadership Award and life membership of Surf Life Saving Australia. She is an alumni of the Australian Financial Review/Qantas 100 Women of Influence (Boards and Management) and was the Australian Surf Life Saver of the Year in 1996.

Suzanne has B.Ec, M.Tax, M.Acc, FCPA, GAICD. She is mum to 3 boys and step-mum of 4, loves the ocean and being outdoors and recently bought a farm on the NSW South Coast with her husband, Colin. She grew up on a farm in central NSW, 7 hours from Sydney.

The Hon Nicola Roxon GAICD

Chair: HESTA & VicHealth
Director, Dexus, LifeStyle Communities, Utilities of Australia, HealthJustice Australia

The Honourable Nicola Roxon was a member of the Australian Parliament for 15 years, representing Labor in the Western suburbs Melbourne seat of Gellibrand. Elected at 31, she served as Australia’s Health Minister for four years from 2007 and oversaw major reforms to Australia’s public hospital, primary care and preventative health systems. In 2011 Ms Roxon became Australia’s first female Attorney-General, and the Minister for Emergency Management in 2012. She has received national and international awards in recognition of her public health work, particularly in tobacco control. With Ms Roxon’s leadership Australia successfully introduced a world first: all tobacco sold must now be in plain packaging with large, graphic health warnings. Ms Roxon’s personal and professional story was recorded in a documentary Kicking the Habit, produced by the ABC’s Australian Story Program and aired on 27 August 2012.

Ms Roxon resigned her ministerial positions in 2013.

Since 2014 Ms Roxon has built a successful career as a non-executive director serving on the boards of purposeful organisations spanning charities, professional bodies, listed and unlisted businesses. She has particular expertise in highly regulatory sectors and deep experience in government, health, legal and professional services organisations. As Chair of the health and community sector’s superannuation fund, HESTA, and the VicHealth she has maintained her passion and interest in the health sector and health promotion. Nicola’s past NED roles include serving as Chairman of the Cancer Council, Bupa, the Accounting Professional & Ethical Standards Board and the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre at Victoria University.

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Terry Roberts MAICD

CEO and Executive Chair, WhiteHawk

Terry Roberts has established the first CyberSecurity Online Exchange - enabling all businesses (especially midsized and small companies) to have continuous online access to automated cyber risk profiles, scorecards, action.

plans and affordable products, services, insights and trends industry wide. Previously Terry was the TASC VP for Cyber Engineering and Analytics, running all Cyber/IT, Financial and Business Analytics cross cutting, innovative technical services. Prior to TASC, Terry was an Executive Director of the Carnegie Mellon, Software Engineering Institute, leading the technical body of work for the entire US Interagency, with a special focus on leveraging and transitioning commercial innovation and acquisition excellence to government programs and capabilities and establishing the Emerging Technologies Center and Cyber Intelligence Consortium.

Before transitioning to industry in 2009, Terry Roberts was the Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence (DDNI), where she led, together with the Director of Naval Intelligence, more than 20,000 intelligence and information-warfare military and civilian professionals and managed more than $5 billion in resources, technologies, and programs globally, leading the initial approach for the merging of Naval Communications and Intelligence under the OPNAV N2/N6 and the creation of the Information Dominance Corps. Prior to being the Navy DDNI, Terry Roberts served as the Director of Requirements and Resources for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (USDI), spearheading the creation and implementation of the Military Intelligence Program (MIP), in partnership with the Director of National Intelligence, the Services, the Combat Support Agencies, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD).

An intelligence professional for over 30 years, Terry has held many senior intelligence positions, including Director of Intelligence, Commander Naval Forces Europe and Commander-in-Chief NATO AFSOUTH; Director, Defense Intelligence Resource Management Office (manager of the General Defense Intelligence Program); Director, Naval Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Scientific and Technical Intelligence (S&TI) analysis at the Office of Naval Intelligence; special assistant to the Associate Director of Central Intelligence for Military Support and the Chief of Staff for the Director Military Intelligence Staff. In addition, Terry has directed, conducted, and enabled intelligence operations globally, with much of this work being focused on the requirements, planning, and implementation of intelligence and communications technologies, software, and architectures.

Terry Roberts is Chair Emeritus of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) Cyber Council, was a Member of the AFCEA Intelligence Committee from 2008-2017, former President, Naval Intelligence Professionals (NIP), a 2017/18 Cyber Fellow at New America (non-partisan think tank), and a member of the USNA Cyber Education Advisory BOD since 2010 and of the Cyber Florida Advisory BOD.

Terry’s personal awards include the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service; the Navy Senior Civilian Award of Distinction, the NGA Personal Medallion for Excellence; the Coast Guard Distinguished Public Service Award; the Director of Central Intelligence National Intelligence Certificate of Distinction; the National Intelligence Reform Medal; and the National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation.

Virginia Bourke

Virginia Bourke FAICD

Chair, Mercy Health
Wendy Stops

Wendy Stops GAICD

Director, Coles

Wendy is a Non-executive Director of the Coles Group Ltd and Fitted for Work, and a Council Member of The University of Melbourne. In addition, Wendy is the Chair of the Industry Advisory Board for the Centre for Business Analytics at the Melbourne Business School, a member of the AICD’s Innovation & Technology Advisory panel and a member of the Digital Experts Advisory Committee for the Digital Taskforce in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. Wendy was previously a non-executive director of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Altium Ltd. Prior to taking up her Director career, Wendy was an information technology and management consultant, spending her 32+ year career with global leader Accenture. During her final years with Accenture she had been in various regional and global senior management leadership positions including Director of Operations – Asia Pacific; Global Senior Managing Director, Outsourcing – Quality & Risk Management; Global Senior Managing Director, Technology - Quality & Risk Management; and finally as Senior Managing Director, Technology - Asia Pacific. Over her career with Accenture Wendy worked across multiple industry sectors and operated across multiple countries (including living in New York, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur). Wendy is also a member of Chief Executive Women and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).