Essential Director Update Speakers

Lisa Chung

Lisa Chung AM FAICD

Lisa is a professional non-executive director and currently sits on the boards of Australian Unity Limited, The Front Project and Artspace.

Lisa’s former board roles include Deputy President of Trustees of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences; non-executive director of APN Outdoor Group Limited, an ASX 200 listed company; Chairman of Urbis; and Chairman of The Benevolent Society, Australia's first charity.

In her earlier career, Lisa was a partner of law firms Maddocks and Blake Dawson (now Ashurst) where she held a number of senior management roles, including Sydney Managing Partner and Executive Partner with responsibility for the Property Projects and Government group and People and Culture. She was an elected member of the Blake Dawson board for four years.

Lisa practised law for over 30 years, specialising in commercial property law.

In 2004, Lisa completed the Advanced Management Program at INSEAD in France. She is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a member of Chief Executive Women and, earlier this year, became a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to the community through charitable and cultural organisations.

Graham Bradley

Graham Bradley AM FAICD

Non-Executive Chairman, HSBC Bank Australia

Graham Bradley is a professional company director and is currently non-executive chair of HSBC Bank Australia, EnergyAustralia Holdings, GrainCorp Limited and Virgin Australia International Holdings. He is a director of Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited and GI Dynamics. In July 2013 he was appointed chair of Infrastructure NSW. Graham was Managing Director of Perpetual Limited from 1995-2003. Under his leadership, Perpetual grew to become one of Australia's leading listed funds management and financial services groups.

Prior to joining Perpetual, Graham was National Managing Partner of national law firm, Blake Dawson (now Ashurst). Before this, Graham was a partner of McKinsey & Company, a leading international firm of management consultants.

Graham was President of the Business Council of Australia from 2009–2011. He was formerly Deputy President of the Takeovers Panel. He is a member of the Advisory Council of the Australian School of Business at UNSW. Graham also devotes time to a range of not-for-profit organisations, including the State Library of NSW as a Foundation board member.

Graham was made a member of the Order of Australia in 2009 in recognition of his contribution to business, medical research and the arts. He was acknowledged by the Australian Institute of Company Directors NSW as the Distinguished Fellow for 2012 in recognition of his contribution to good corporate governance in Australia.