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The Hon John Howard OM AC
John Winston Howard, born 26 July 1939, served as Australia’s 25th Prime Minister between March 1996 and November 2007. He is the nation’s second longest serving Prime Minister, was a Member of Parliament for 33 years, and was Treasurer in an earlier government. Under his leade...Read more
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Bill Evans
Economist and Head of Research, Westpac
William (Bill) Evans is Westpac’s economic spokesman. In 1991, Bill joined Westpac as the Chief Economist and Head of Research and is now responsible for all research the company undertakes. A graduate of Sydney University (BEc. Hons I and University Medal) and the London School ...Read more
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Chris Lynch
Board of Directors, Westpac and Former Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer
Chris Lynch was appointed to the Board of Westpac in September 2020. Chris served as CEO of Transurban before serving as CFO of Rio Tinto, based in London. He has served in a number of Senior Executive positions at BHP, including as Group President, Carbon Steel Materials and as ...Read more
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Tania Seary
Founder & CEO, The Faculty, Procurious and The Source
Tania Seary is a leading procurement & supply chain entrepreneur and is recognised as one of the most influential members of the global procurement & supply chain profession. Throughout her career, Tania has been wholly committed to raising the profile of the procurement and sup...Read more
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Dean Ireland
Partner, Maritana
Dean is a Partner of Maritana, based in Melbourne. Dean has been a Managing Partner in Australia for a global executive search firm where he worked for 15 years. He has for many years specialised in senior leadership appointments for Board, CEO’s and C-suite roles. Dean began hi...Read more
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Dr Cle-Anne Gabriel
National Leader Decarbonisation Transformation, KPMG Australia
Cle-Anne Gabriel is a sustainability advisor, author and public speaker. She has deep-domain expertise in climate change and environmental sustainability, but with a wide breadth of experience across the ecological, social and economic aspects related to the science, policy, tech...Read more
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Tom Harley
CEO, Sydney Swans
First drafted to Port Adelaide but best known for his decorated career with Geelong, Tom Harley is a veteran of 198 AFL games. Appointed captain of Geelong in 2007, he led the team to three successive grand finals and two premierships, in 2007 and 2009. Holding a Bachelor of Co...Read more
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Skipp Williamson
Founder and Managing Director, Partners in Performance
Skipp launched Partners in Performance in 1996 after identifying an innovative way to help businesses achieve exceptional results and lasting impact by mobilising their entire workforce. Through her agile leadership, Partners in Performance has grown over the last 25 years to be...Read more
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Katie Sumpton
Partner, Maritana
Katie started her search career with a global firm, focussing on Board and CEO appointments in the financial services, property and infrastructure industries. She also led the CFO practice, with a particular focus on Chair of Audit and Risk appointments. Over the past 20 years s...Read more
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Rebecca McGrath
Chairman, Oz Minerals Ltd, Director Macquarie Group
Ms McGrath is an experienced professional company director and Chairman. Prior to her non-executive career Rebecca spent 24 years in the oil industry both in Australia and overseas. Her last executive position was Chief Financial Officer and a member of BP’s Executive Management ...Read more
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Sally Collins
Chief Financial Officer, Hesta
Sally joined HESTA in 2022 as Chief Financial Officer. She is responsible for managing financial and accounting processes, legal matters, tax, fleet management, facilities and sustainability, project execution and governance. Sally is an experienced financial services C-suite ex...Read more