Cameron Adams

Cameron Adams

Co-founder and Chief Product Officer, Canva

Cameron Adams is a co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Canva, the global visual communications platform with a mission to empower the world to design. Since launching in 2013, Canva has grown to over 65 million monthly users across 190 countries. Cameron is responsible for heading up the design and product teams, as well as playing a key role on future product directions and innovations. A passionate advocate for sustainability, Cameron has set a crazy big goal for Canva to be climate positive by 2023.

Prior to joining Canva, Cameron ran his own successful design consultancy, before joining Google, where he found himself working closely with Lars and Jens Rasmussen (co-founders of Google Maps) to realise the design vision for Google Wave. He then moved on to build email startup Fluent, before meeting Melanie Perkins and Cliff Obrecht and deciding to bring Canva to the world. Cameron holds a Bachelor of Law/Bachelor of Science from the University of Melbourne.

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Penny Fowler GAICD

Director, The Australian Ballet

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Jane Hansen

Jane Hansen AO MAICD

Chair, Melbourne Theatre Company

Jane Hansen is an active director in the not-for-profit sector, with more than 25 years investment banking and management experience in London, New York and Australia.

Currently Chair and CEO of the Hansen Little Foundation and all associated philanthropic initiatives, Jane was formerly a mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance specialist at First Boston/Credit Suisse and Macquarie Bank.

Jane joined the board of the Melbourne Theatre Company in February 2015and became Chair in January 2020. Jane was also the inaugural Chair of the theatre company’s foundation. She is Deputy Chancellor and a Member of the Council of the University of Melbourne, and sits on the Melbourne University Humanities Foundation and Deputy Chair of the Believe Campaign.

Jane also sits on the board of Opera Australia and the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation and is a member of Chief Executive Women. Previous directorships include the MCG Trust, the State Sport Centres Trust, the federal body of Athletics Australia and the Foundation of the State Library of Victoria.

Jane is a Fellow of the University of Melbourne, holds two bachelor degrees, one in Economics from Monash University and one in History from the University of Melbourne. She also has a master’s degree in Finance from Columba University, New York.

In January 2020 Jane was awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to the community, to education and cultural institutions, and through philanthropic support for charitable foundations.

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Peter Hartcher

Political Editor and International Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald

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Jacqueline Hey

Jacqueline Hey GAICD

Chair, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank

Jacquie is Chair of Bendigo & Adelaide Bank and a Non-Executive Director of Qantas Airways and AGL Energy. She is also a Council member of Brighton Grammar School Council.

Previously, Jacquie was the Managing Director of technology company Ericsson entities in Europe, Australia/New Zealand and in the Middle East and was a member of the Ericsson Global Management Team.

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Kate Jenkins GAICD

Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission

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Jason Johnson

Founder & Managing Partner, Johnson Partners

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Darren Kane GAICD

Chief Security Officer, NBN Co.

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Joseph Longo

Joseph Longo

Chair, ASIC

Joseph Longo commenced as ASIC Chair on 1 June 2021.

He has more than 38 years’ experience in corporate law, financial services, governance and regulation in Australia and overseas.

Most recently, he was a senior adviser at Herbert Smith Freehills, specialising in regulatory matters, enforcement, commercial law and internal legal matters. Earlier in his career, Joseph was a partner at Parker and Parker (now Herbert Smith Freehills).

Joseph was the general counsel for Deutsche Bank in London and Hong Kong for 17 years, advising on a range of regulatory issues, governance, infrastructure and non-financial risk.

Earlier, Joseph was the national director of enforcement at ASIC for five years, responsible for the coordination and direction of all enforcement and litigation activities.

He has experience navigating multi-jurisdictional investigations and enforcement activity across financial services.

He holds a Bachelor of Jurisprudence (Hons) and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Western Australia and a Master of Laws from Yale Law School.

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Robin Low GAICD

Director, Appen

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Ken MacKenzie FAICD

Chair, BHP

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Damian Manuel GAICD

Chair, Australian Information Security Association

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Jennifer Martin

Professor Jennifer H Martin GAICD

Chair of Clinical Pharmacology, University of Newcastle

Professor Martin is a physician and academic healthcare leader with skillsets and experience in complex regulatory and performance environments in both health and education. She leads two independent multidisciplinary high-profile national research programs informing clinical practice and healthcare policy around optimised use of medicines, has 20 years’ experience on specialist Government committees guiding trans-tasman pharmaceutical policy and a Board Director of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Her Industry experience (pharmaceutical), previous G8 University School Executive and Hospital Council experience, more recent leadership roles with Rhodes Scholars Australia where she has broadened the selection and representation of NSW scholars, and membership of the NSW Divisional Council and Corporate Governance Committee of the Australian Institute of Company Directors have provided diverse experiences to contribute to and guide strategic issues in health governance. She holds State and Commonwealth health and medicines leadership and governance roles around aspects of COVID management.

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Vickki McFadden MAICD

Chairman, GPT Group

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John McFarlane

Chairman, Westpac

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Jono Nicholas

Founder & Managing Director, Wellbeing Outfit

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Paul O’Sullivan MAICD

Chairman, ANZ

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Karen Penrose FAICD

Director, Ramsay Health Care

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Katrina Rathie

Katrina Rathie FAICD

Director, Bubs Australia

Katrina Rathie FAICD is a Non-Executive Director. She is a Fellow of the AICD and a member of Chief Executive Women.

Katrina was named the Overall Winner of the Board & Management category in the most recent AFR 100 Women of Influence List (2019) recognised for her outstanding contributions to leadership in the law, advancement of gender and cultural diversity across Australia and Asia. She was Partner in Charge, Sydney at law firm King & Wood Mallesons from 2014 – 2021, where she broke the bamboo ceiling by being the first Asian Australian to lead the Sydney office of a top tier professional services firm. Katrina is a Non-Executive Director of Bubs Australia (ASX: BUB), Starlight Children's Foundation Australia and NSW Rugby Union/Waratah’s Rugby. She is Vice President of Cranbrook School Council and Chair of the Cranbrook Foundation.

Katrina is the NSW Patron of the Asian Australian Lawyers Association and is proud to be a role model and champion for a more diverse, inclusive and multicultural Australia. She is an Advisory Board member of Media Diversity Australia and previously was on the NSW Law Society’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee. She serves on the Advisory Board for UNSW Law & Justice and the Culture Strategy Committee of the University of Sydney. Katrina holds a Commerce (Accounting & Financial Management)/Law degree from UNSW and is an Alumni Leader of UNSW Business School.

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Tim Reed GAICD

President, Business Council of Australia

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Paul Ronalds

Paul Ronalds

CEO, Save the Children Australia

Paul Ronalds is the Chief Executive Officer of Save the Children Australia. Save the Children works in every state of Australia and in more than 120 countries around the world on children’s education, health and protection issues.

Paul is also currently a non-executive director of the Centre For Social Impact and the Community Council of Australia.

Prior to joining Save the Children, Paul was First Assistant Secretary responsible for the Office of Work and Family in the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet.

Paul has also worked as Deputy CEO of World Vision and as chief operating officer of Urban Seed, an innovative and dynamic NGO that provides a range of services to marginalised people in Melbourne’s inner city.

He started his career as a corporate lawyer with international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills before co-founding wishlist.com.au, one of Australia’s first e-commerce companies.

Paul is a graduate of the St James Ethics Centre’s Vincent Fairfax Fellowship in Ethics and Leadership and has degrees in economics and law with honours from Monash University, a graduate diploma in applied finance and a masters in international relations from Deakin University.

He is the author of The Change Imperative: Creating a Next Generation NGO, a book that examines the organisational challenges faced by international NGOs in a rapidly evolving global political context.

In 2016, Paul was made a Fellow by Monash University in recognition of distinguished service to civil society.

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Dr Sarah Ryan MAICD

Director, Woodside

Dr Sarah Ryan is an independent non-executive company director. She currently sits on the Boards of WoodsidePetroleum, OZ Minerals, Aurizon, and Viva Energy and the Future Battery Industries CRC.

Her executive career includes 15years with Schlumberger, the leading oilfield technology company, in various positions internationally across research, engineering, manufacturing, operations, marketing and senior management.Dr Ryan was then COO of a private equity backed company in the UK which successfully commercialised innovative oilfield technology. She then spent ten yearsin investment management, based in the US, where she was responsiblefor natural resources and energy investments worldwide, as an equity analyst and portfolio manager.

Dr Ryanis a Fellow of the Academy of Technology and Engineering, where she is Deputy Chair of the Energy Forum. Sheis a member of Chief Executive Women, and the ASIC Corporate Governance Consultative Panel.

Dr Ryan was previously a non-executive director of two listed Norwegian companies Aker Solutions ASA andAkastor ASA (Oslo-listed) and ASX-listed Central PetroleumLtd,holds a PhD in Petroleum Geology and Geophysics, and has undertaken executive education at IMD, Switzerland.

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Paul Ryan GAICD

Chair, Ballarat Community Health

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Deena Shiff

Deena Shiff FAICD

Chairman, Marley Spoon Supervisory Board

Deena has had a career in government, the law and as a senior executive. She was the founding CEO of Telstra’s corporate venture capital arm, Telstra Ventures, and a Group Managing Director at Telstra. Previously, Deena was a partner in the leading law firm, Mallesons Stephen Jaques.

Deena is currently the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Marley Spoon AG (ASX:MMM) and is a Non Executive Director on the boards of ProMedicus (ASX:PME) where she chairs the People and Culture Committee; Appen (ASX: APX) ; Electro Optic Systems (ASX: EOS); and Opera Australia where she also chairs the People and Culture Committee.

Deena chairs the International Advisory Board of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decisions and Society; the Advisory Board of the Australian Centre for China in the World, as well as the Australian Broadband Advisory Council.

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Sally-Ann Williams GAICD

CEO, Cicada Innovations

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