100 leader's biographies below
...introducing more of the 100 leaders interviewed here (bio's below)
Graham Bradley AM Catherine Livingstone AO Sid Myer AM Jillian Segal AM Prof Fred Hilmer AO Katie Lahey
Jane Hemstritch James MacKenzie Giam Swiegers Prof Julianne Schultz AM John Denton Dr Charlie Teo AM
52 female and 48 male leaders from 26 industries and 16 cities across Australia
and Asia were interviewed for Stepping Up
These biographies reflect their positions at the time of publication and are in alphabetical order:
Alec has been with Deloitte since 2005 and is responsible for around 6000 employees. Prior
to this he was Senior Director Human Resources – Japan & Asia Pacific for Peoplesoft;
Group Manager – Human Resources for Cisco Systems Australia/New Zealand; and Asia
Pacific Human Resources Manager for 3Com. Alec is on the Board of Diversity Council
Australia. He is Australian-born, has Ukrainian heritage and speaks fluent Russian. He has
lived and worked in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, Korea, China, Singapore, Hong
Kong, the United States and Canada.
Professor Alec Cameron, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education), University of Western
Australia, Sydney, Australia
Alec is Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) at the University of Western Australia.
Prior to this he was Dean of the Australian School of Business at UNSW from 2006 to 2012,
and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Resources and Infrastructure) at UNSW from September
2003 to 2006. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has
served as a Director for the Centre for International Finance and Regulation;
the Society for Knowledge Economics (SKE); Capital Markets CRC; the Australia India Institute;
Uniseed; and NewSouth Innovations. Alec is Australian-born and has lived and worked
in the United Kingdom and United States.
Amanda Mostyn, Executive General Manager, People & Development, ASX Group,
Amanda has been EGM People & Development for ASX since 2006. Prior to this she was
General Manager, Human Resources at the Sydney Futures Exchange from 1991 to 2005.
She is a member of the Australian Human Resources Institute and Australian Institute of
Company Directors. Amanda is Australian-born.
Andrew Macintosh, Chief Executive Officer, Hanhong Private Equity, Hong Kong, China
Andrew is the CEO of Hanhong Private Equity and Adjunct Faculty at the Macquarie Graduate
School of Management. Prior to this he was the General Manager of National Australia Bank
Hong Kong and Head of Private Bank for Westpac Hong Kong. He is a Director of the Australian
Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong and a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia.
Andrew is Australian-born and has lived or worked in the United States, Japan, Hong Kong,
China, Taiwan, Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand.
Angela Tatlis, Managing Director, Invoke Performance, Melbourne, Australia
Angela is the Managing Director at Invoke Performance. Prior to this she was the Executive
Director at Melbourne Forum, Director of Regional Supply Services at Treasury Wine
Estates and Director of Global Supply Best Practice and Performance at Fosters Group Ltd.
Angela is Chair of the National Association for Women in Operations and founder of the
new Chief Supply Officers ANZ forum. She is Australian-born.
Ann Sherry AO, Chief Executive Officer, Carnival Australia, Sydney, Australia
Ann is the CEO of Carnival Australia, a Non-Executive Director at Australian Rugby
Union, and a Non-Executive Director at ING Australia and The Myer Family Company
Ltd. Prior to this she was the CEO of Westpac NZ, a Group Executive at Westpac and CEO
at Bank of Melbourne. Ann was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2004. She is
Australian-born, speaks fluent French, and has lived and worked in the United Kingdom
and New Zealand
Annette Kimmitt, Office Managing Partner, Ernst & Young Global, Victoria, Australia
Annette has been the Melbourne Managing Partner for Ernst & Young since 2009.
She is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the
Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, on the Board of Airservices Australia
and Chair of its Board Audit and Risk Committee. Annette is a Director of the
Committee for Melbourne, the Melbourne Business School and the Victoria University Foundation.
She is also a former Councillor and Victorian Chair of the Institute of Chartered Accountants
in Australia. Annette is Australian-born, has Maltese heritage and has lived and worked
in the United Kingdom.
Arni Hole, Director General, Norwegian Royal Ministry for Children, Equity and Social
Inclusion, Oslo, Norway
Arni is Director General in the Royal Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion;
and heads the Department of Family and Equality. Prior to this she war Director General
of the Royal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Managing Director of the Norwegian Sports
University, and Deputy Director General of the Royal Ministry of Research and Education.
Arni was born in Norway, speaks Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, French and German and has
worked and lived in the United States, United Kingdom and France.
Bernard Salt, Partner, KPMG, Melbourne, Australia
Bernard is a Partner at KPMG, Social Editor at The Australian Newspaper, a bestselling
author and adjunct professor at Curtin University Business School. Bernard is currently
Chairman of Tourism Forecasting Committee, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of
Company Directors, a member of Australian Institute of Management, an Affiliate of
Chartered Accountants and a Director of MLC Girls School. He is Australian-born.
Carol Schwartz AM, Non-executive Director, Stockland, Melbourne, Australia
Carol is currently the Chairman of Our Community and Founding Chair of the Women’s
Leadership Institute Australia. She is also Director, Yarra Capital Partners, Director,
Stockland, Director, Bank of Melbourne, Director, Qualitas Property Partners, board
member St James Ethics Foundation, board member National Australia Day Council,
Executive in Residence at Melbourne Business School, council member of the Australian
Innovation Research Centre, University of Tasmania, board member Centre for Advanced
Journalism, University of Melbourne, member of the Enterprise Melbourne Advisory
Board, member the Milken Global Advisory Council, member Harvard Kennedy Women’s
Leadership Board and she is also the Co-Chair in Australia for Women Corporate Directors.
Catherine Livingston AO, Chairman, Telstra, Sydney, Australia
Catherine is the Chairman of Telstra Corporation Ltd, a Director of Macquarie Group Ltd,
WorleyParsons Ltd and The George Institute for Global Health. She is a member of the
New South Wales Innovation and Productivity Council and is President of the Australian
Museum Trust. Prior to this she served on the Boards of Goodman Fielder Ltd and Rural
Press Ltd, and was the Chairman of CSIRO and the President of Chief Executive Women.
Catherine is a Chartered Accountant and became an Officer of the Order of Australia in
2008. Catherine is Australian-born.
Catriona Noble, Chief Executive Officer, McDonald’s Australia, Sydney, Australia
Catriona has been the CEO of McDonald’s Australia since 2010. Prior to this she had
spent her entire career with McDonald’s and held various positions including Managing
Director, Chief Operating Officer and Director Corporate Strategy & Business Planning.
Catriona is also a Member of the Business Council of Australia. She is Australian-born.
Dr Charlie Teo AM, Director, The Centre for Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery,
Charlie is the Director of the Centre for Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery at Prince
of Wales Hospital, the Founder of Cure For Life Foundation and the Chairman of the
Scientific Advisory Board. In 2003 he was NSW State finalist for the prestigious Australian
of the Year award and in 2005 he was awarded the Vocational Service Award by the Rotary
Club. In 2007 he was given the Paul Harris Fellowship for his contribution to International
Health and Welfare and became a Member of the Order of Australia in 2012. Charlie is
Australian-born, has Chinese and Singaporean heritage, and has also lived and worked in
the United States.
Chris Komor, Principal, Willow Bend Station, Central NSW, Australia
Chris is the Principal of Willow Bend Station. Prior to this he was the Head of Mergers and
Acquisitions at Amro Bank N.V. (Sydney) and Group Head of Mergers and Acquisitions
at Tricontinental Ltd. Chris was also a solicitor with Allen Allen & Hemsley (now Allens
Arthur Robinson). He was born in the United States and has lived and worked in Australia.
Christopher Lim, Senior Manager, Ernst & Young Global, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Christopher is a Senior Manager in the Human Capital practice of Ernst & Young’s Kuala Lumpur office.
Christopher was born in the United Kingdom, has Chinese heritage and speaks fluent Malay.
He has lived and worked in the United Kingdom, Malaysia and Australia.
Con Tatlis, Finance Director, Invoke Performance, Melbourne, Australia
Con is the Financial Director of Invoke Performance. Prior to this he received a degree
in applied chemistry and worked for Shell in research and development, then later held a
sales role in a Mobil owned company. Con was born in Greece, speaks fluent Greek, and
has lived and worked in Australia.
Craig Drummond, Chief Executive Officer, Bank of America Merrill Lynch,
Craig has been the CEO of Bank of America Merrill Lynch since 2009. Prior to this he
held various roles with Goldman Sachs JB Were including Chief Operating Officer,
Executive Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer. Craig is a Senior Fellow of FINSIA
and is a Chartered Accountant. Craig is a Director of Scotch College, Florey Institute of
Neuroscience and Mental Health, the Australian Financial Markets Association and the
Geelong Football Club. He is a Member of the Business Council of Australia and a Member
of the University of New South Wales’ Australian School of Business Advisory Council.
Craig is Australian-born.
David Gonski AC, Chairman, Future Fund of Australia, Sydney, Australia
David is Chairman of Investec Bank (Australia) Ltd, ASX Ltd, Coca-Cola Amatil Ltd
and Ingeus Ltd. He is Chancellor of the University of New South Wales and Chairman of
the National E Health Transition Authority Ltd. Prior to this David was a member of the
Takeovers Panel, President of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Director of ANZ Bank
Ltd, Director of the Westfield Group, Chairman of the Australia Council for the Arts and
Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Sydney Grammar School. He was born in South
Africa and now lives and works in Australia.
David Kelly, Research Director, China Policy, Beijing, China
David is Research Director at China Policy, a Beijing-based research and advisory
company, and a Visiting Professor at Peking University. Prior to this he was Professor of
China Studies at UTS, Sydney. He has held senior positions at the National University of
Singapore, the University of New South Wales and the Australian National University. He
held a Fulbright Fellowship at the University of Chicago. David was born in Australia, has
lived and worked in China and Singapore, and speaks fluent Chinese.
David Olsson, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons, Beijing, China
David is a Partner of King & Wood Mallesons based in Beijing and leads the firm’s banking
and finance practice in China. Prior to this he headed the firm’s Melbourne and Hong
Kong office as well as working in London and the Middle East. David is the Chairman of
the Board of Directors of China-Australia Chamber of Commerce and the founder of its
Financial Services Working Group.
Debra Singh, Former General Manager, Dick Smith, Sydney, Australia
Debra is the Former General Manager of Dick Smith Australia, New Zealand and India.
Prior to this she was the Managing Director of Woolworths Wholesale India, and General
Manager of Human Resources Woolworths Supermarkets, leading the people strategy
for 130,000 employees. She is a Member of Chief Executive Women and on the Advisory
Counsel of Executive Women’s Business. Debra was born in New Zealand and has lived
and worked in Australia and India.
Dellys Kelly, Founder, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia
Dellys was Founder of the University of Southern Queensland in 1958 and was awarded a
Fellowship of the University in 2009. She was Chair of the Toowoomba Women’s Council of
the Liberal Party for 27 years and has been an active fundraiser for her entire adult life.
At 81 she is still actively involved in event management and fund-raising for the Liberal
Party. She has 14 great-grand-children. Dellys was born in 1932 in Toowoomba, Southern Queensland.
Dharma Chandran, Chief Human Resources Officer, Leighton Holdings, Sydney, Australia
Dharma is the Chief Human Resources Officer at Leighton Holdings. Prior to this he was
Ernst & Young’s Far East Area Leader of the Performance and Reward Practice during
which he completed a secondment with Suncorp as Interim Group Executive, Human
Resources. Dharma spent a number of years with Westpac Banking Corporation where he
was initially Group General Manager of Employee Relations, Performance and Rewards
and later, General Manager of Strategy and Human Resources for the Consumer Banking
division. He is Malaysian-born, is of Sri Lankan-Tamil ethnicity and speaks fluent Bahasa
Malay/Indonesian. He has lived and worked in Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand,
Indonesia, South Korea and Hong Kong.
Diana Cross, Australasia Human Resources Leader, Arup Group, Melbourne, Australia
Diana is currently Head of Human Resources for Arup in Australasia and has been with the company
since 2004. Diana is also an Officer of the Board for the Australasian region. Prior to
this she worked in senior Human Resources roles within Spherion Group, Nortel and Honeywell.
She is Australian-born.
Diane Grady AM, Non-Executive Director, Macquarie Group, Sydney, Australia
Diane is a Non-Executive Director of Macquarie Group and Bluescope Steel. She is also
a member of the McKinsey Advisory Board, Chair of Ascham School and Chair of the
Hunger Project Australia. Previously Diane was a Director of Woolworths Ltd, Lend
Lease Ltd, a Trustee of the Sydney Opera House and President of Chief Executive Women.
Before becoming a director, Diane was a partner of McKinsey & Co leading the Retailing
and Consumer Goods practice in Australia and the firm’s Change Management practice
globally. She was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2009 for services to business
and promoting women leaders. Diane has an MBA from Harvard, a Masters in Chinese Studies
from the East West Centre at the University of Hawaii, and a Bachelor of Arts in
European History from Mills College.
Doug Buckley, VP Commercial, Shell Australia, Perth, Australia
Doug has been the Vice President Commercial at Shell Australia since 2009. Prior to this
he was General Manager of Optimisation at Shell Energy Europe and General Manager
of Sakhalin LNG Marketing Services BV. He is also a Director of Shell Energy Holdings
Australia Limited and its subsidiary companies.
Edyta Torpy, Oceania Diversity & Inclusiveness Leader, Ernst & Young Global,
Edyta is the Oceania Diversity and Inclusiveness Leader at Ernst & Young. Prior to this
she was the Human Resources Relationship Senior Manager at Ernst & Young Australia,
Human Resources Manager at Arthur Andersen and Human Resources Specialist at Caltex.
Edyta was born in Poland, speaks fluent Polish and now lives and works in Australia.
Professor Fred Hilmer AO, President & Vice-Chancellor, University of New South Wales,
Fred has been the President and Vice-Chancellor of UNSW since 2006 and is also a
Director of Westfield Holdings Limited. Prior to this he was the CEO of media company
John Fairfax Holdings Ltd and had been Dean and Director of the Australian Graduate
School of Management (AGSM) at UNSW. He has served as a director of a number of
Australian companies including Port Jackson Partners Ltd and McKinsey & Company. He
was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 1998. Fred was born in Australia, speaks
conversational German and now lives and works in Australia.
Gabriel Yam, Associate, Arup, Hong Kong, China
Gabriel is an Associate of Arup, Hong Kong, China. He received his secondary school
education in Brisbane and graduated from the University of Queensland in 1995. Upon his
return to Hong Kong he joined an Australian engineering consulting company Meinhardt
(C&S) Ltd and worked on many large scale infrastructure projects like the new Hong Kong
International Airport at Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong Disneyland and extension line for
the Mass Transit Railway. He was the project manager for construction of the Australian
International School in Hong Kong with Leighton Asia as the contractor. He is married to
an Australian-Chinese, has two children and currently works for Arup on many challenging
Dr Geoff Raby, Chief Executive Officer, Geoff Raby & Associates (former Australian
Ambassador to China), Beijing, China
Geoff is Chairman and CEO of Geoff Raby & Associates and an independent, Non-Executive
Director on the boards of Fortescue Mining Group, OceanaGold, and SmartTrans. Prior to this
he was the Australian Ambassador to China and Deputy Secretary of the Department of Foreign
Affairs and Trade. He has recently been appointed as Vice Chancellor’s Professorial Fellow
at Monash University and was appointed by the Minister of Education, Employment and Workplace
Relations to the International Education Advisory Council. Geoff is Australian-born and has
lived and worked in China, Switzerland, France and the United Kingdom.
Georgia (Anon), Vice President, Investment Banking, Sydney, Australia
Georgia is highly qualified and skilled banker with a 15-year career in global and Australian
investment banks. Georgia’s true identity will not be revealed as she shares her story anonymously
in the book about why she recently opted out of this career. She is Australian born.
Giam Swiegers, Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Sydney, Australia
Giam is the CEO of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Australia and is a member of Deloitte’s Global
Board and the Global Board of Governance Committee. He began his career as an auditor
for Deloitte in South Africa and currently serves on the UTS Vice-Chancellor’s Industry
Advisory Board. Giam was born in South Africa, speaks fluent Afrikaans, and has lived
and worked in the United States. He now lives and works in Australia.
Graham Bradley AM, Chairman, Stockland, Sydney, Australia
Graham is the Chairman of Stockland Corporation, HSBC Bank Australia, Energy/
Australia and Anglo American Australia. Graham is a director of Hongkong and Shanghai
Banking Corporation and is a former director of Singapore Telecommunications. Prior to
this he was President of the Business Council from 2009 to 2011 of Australia and Managing
Director of Perpetual Ltd. He is a Director of the European Australian Business Council
and a Member of the Order of Australia. Graham was born in Australia.
Greg Couttas, Partner, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Sydney, Australia
Greg has been a Partner in Deloitte since 1988, during which time he served as Lead Client
Service Partner for AGL Energy, APA Group, Centennial Coal, CSR, Rinker Group and
Woolworths. Greg is a member of the Board of Partners of Deloitte Australia and Chairman
of the firm’s Audit Committee. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in
Australia and a member of the Audit Committee for the University of New South Wales.
He is Australian-born and has Greek heritage.
Greg Stanmore, Managing Director, Spencer Stuart, Sydney, Australia
Greg is the Managing Director at Spencer Stuart. Prior to this he was the General Manager
at James Hardie Building Products and Manager at LEK Consulting. He was also a Project
Manager at CRI Ltd and Site Engineer at Bovis Lend Lease. He has an MBA from the
Macquarie Graduate School of Management.
Hayden Flinn, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons, Hong Kong, China
Hayden is a Partner in the King & Wood Mallesons Hong Kong office. His work includes
negotiating joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions in the Asia region. His experience
spans the Asia Pacific region including Hong Kong, India, Philippines, China and Singapore.
Hayden was born in Melbourne and has lived and worked in Hong Kong since 2001.
Hugh Mackay, Social Researcher and Writer, Sydney, Australia
Australia’s leading social researcher, Hugh is the author of fourteen books, including five
novels. In recognition of his pioneering work in social research, he has been awarded
honorary doctorates by Charles Sturt, Macquarie, NSW and Western Sydney universities.
He is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society and a recipient of the University of
Sydney’s alumni award for community service. A newspaper columnist for over 25 years,
Hugh is currently an honorary professor of social science at the University of Wollongong.
Previous appointments have included deputy chairman of the Australia Council, chairman
of the board of trustees of Sydney Grammar School and the inaugural chairman of the
ACT government’s Community Inclusion Board. Hugh is Australian-born.
Ilana Atlas, Non-Executive Director, Coca-Cola Amatil, Sydney, Australia
Ilana Atlas is a Non-Executive Director of Coca-Cola Amati Ltd, Suncorp Group Ltd
and Westfield Holdings Ltd. She is the Chairman of Bell Shakespeare Company and a
Councillor of the Australian National University. Her last executive role was as Group
Executive, People at Westpac. Prior to this she was a Partner in the law firm Mallesons
Stephen Jaques where she also held a number of management roles including Executive
Partner, People and Information and Managing Partner. Ilana is Australian-born and has
lived and worked in the United States.
Dr Jacqui Abbott, Head of Flexibility and Diversity, Allens Arthur Robinson,
Jacqui has been with Allens Arthur Robinson since 2008 and has subsequently launched
the flexibility program, refreshed the gender program and expanded the understanding and
awareness of the broader diversity agenda within the firm. Prior to this Jacqui has worked
as Workplace Diversity and Flexibility Manager at Orica, Workplace Culture Manager at
Shell Australia and People Strategy Manager at Ernst & Young/Arthur Andersen. Jacqui is a
board member of Diversity Council Australia. Her PhD explored the latest thinking related
to management and employee perspectives of work/life benefits in large multinationals.
Jacqui is Australian-born.
James MacKenzie, Chairman, Mirvac, Melbourne, Australia
James is the Chairman of Mirvac, Non-Executive Director at Pacific Brands, Director
of Melco Entertainment Ltd and Co-Vice Chairman of Yancoal Australia Ltd. Prior to
this he was a Partner in both the Melbourne and Hong Kong offices of an international
accounting firm now part of Deloitte. James lived in Hong Kong from 1984 to 1994 and
was responsible for the establishment of the firm’s China desk in 1984. Subsequently, James
led the transformation of the Victorian Government’s Personal Injury Schemes initially
as Chief Executive Officer of the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and later as
Chairman of TAC and the Victorian WorkCover Authority (WorkSafe Victoria). James
is a Fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and the Australian
Institute of Company Directors.
Jane Hemstritch, Non-Executive Director, Commonwealth Bank of Australia,
Jane is a Non-Executive Director of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia Ltd, Santos,
Tabcorp Holdings, Lend Lease Corporation, and the Victorian Opera Company. She is
Deputy Chairman of The Global Foundation and a Member of the Research and Policy
Council Committee for Economic Development of Australia. Prior to this she was
Managing Director, Asia Pacific at Accenture as well as Managing Director Resources
Operating Group for Asia Pacific. Jane is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants
in Australia, England and Wales, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
and a member of Chief Executive Women. Jane was born in Kenya and has lived and
worked in the United Kingdom.
Jane Owen, Partner, Middletons, Sydney, Australia
Jane is a partner in Middletons’ Innovations Group and is a member of the IP Society
of Australia and New Zealand, the Copyright Society of Australia, the International
Trademark Association and Law Society of NSW. She is also a director of UNSW Press.
Prior to this Jane was a Partner at Griffith Hack. She is Australian-born and has lived and
worked in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Cmdr Jennifer Wittwer FAHRI, Royal Australian Navy, Canberra, Australia
Jennifer is currently serving as a Gender Advisor for the NATO International Security
Assistance Force Afghanistan. Prior to this she was the Navy Women’s Strategic Adviser in
Navy Strategic Command. In the past ten years Jennifer has also served as the Director Navy
Organisational Culture, the Senior Military Investigator for serving member’s complaints,
and Deputy Director Culture Program, New Generation Navy. Jennifer was awarded a
Fellowship to the Australian Human Resources Institute in 2010, was the 3rd place winner
of the inaugural 2010 Centre for Leadership for Women national Advancement of Women
in the Workplace Award, and was a finalist for the 2011 Telstra Business Woman of the
Year. She is Australian-born.
Jenny Parker, Office Managing Partner, Ernst & Young Global, Queensland, Australia
Jenny is the Managing Partner, Queensland at Ernst & Young and has been a Partner with
the company since 1999. Jenny is the Independent member on the Queensland Department
of Public Works Audit Committee, a Member of the National Education Board for the
Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered
Accountants in Australia. Prior to this she was an Independent Member of the Brisbane
City Council Audit Committee and an Independent Member of the Department of Main
Roads Audit Committee. Jenny is Australian-born.
Jillian Segal AM, Non-Executive Director, National Australia Bank, Sydney, Australia
Jillian is a Non-Executive Director of ASX Ltd, National Australia Bank and
The Garvan Institute of Medical Research. She is also a Member of the
Federal Government’s Remuneration Tribunal, Chairman of the John Monash Foundation
and Deputy Chancellor of the University of NSW as well as a Member of the Sydney Advisory
Council of the Centre for Social Impact. Prior to this she was a Commissioner, then
Deputy Chair, of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and a partner at
Allen Allen & Hemsley (now Allens Arthur Robinson). Jillian is also a member of
Chief Executive Women, Co-Chair of the Australian Chapter of WomenCorporateDirectors
and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She was awarded the
Centenary Medal in 2003 and appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2005.
Jillian was born in South Africa and has lived and worked in the United States.
She now lives and works in Australia.
Joanne Wood, Chairman, Capital Eight, Shanghai, China
Joanne is the Founder, Managing Partner and Chairman of the investment bank Capital
Eight. Prior to this she worked at UBS, Jardine Fleming and GE Capital in corporate finance
positions. She has an MBA from London Business School. Joanne is currently a Vice Chair
of the British Chamber’s Financial Services Group, previously held a Vice Chair position
in the EU Chamber of Commerce and recently stepped down as the inaugural Chairman
of the Australian Chamber of Commerce, Greater China. She is Australian, speaks fluent
Mandarin, and has lived and worked in the United States, United Kingdom, Switzerland,
Hong Kong, China, Brazil and Singapore.
John Daley, Chief Executive Officer, Grattan Institute, Melbourne, Australia
John has been the CEO of Grattan Institute since 2009. Prior to this he was the Managing
Director of ANZ’s online stockbroker E*TRADE Australia, Group General Manager of
Strategy for ANZ, and an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company. He is a member
of the Board of the Malthouse Theatre, and chaired the Steering Group for the Journey
to Social Inclusion Project at the Sacred Heart Mission. John was born in the United
Kingdom, grew up in Australia, and completed a doctorate in the United Kingdom. He
now lives and works in Australia.
John Denton, Chief Executive Officer, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Melbourne, Australia
John is a Partner and CEO of the law firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth. He is a Prime Ministerial
representative on the APEC Business Advisory Council, Board Member of the Business Council
of Australia, and Chair of its Global Engagement Taskforce. John is Chairman of the
United Nations High Commission for Refugees Australia and Deputy Chair of the
Australia Council for the Arts. He is Australian-born and speaks Russian.
John Godfrey, Senior Commissioning Editor Documentaries, SBS Television, Sydney,
Australia John has been the Commissioning Editor for Documentaries at SBS since 2008,
and Senior Commissioning Editor for Documentaries since 2011. Prior to this he was
Head of Development/Executive Producer for Becker Entertainment, and worked in
UK broadcasting for 10 years. John was born in the United Kingdom and has lived
and worked in Ghana and Kenya. He now lives and works in Australia.
John Harvey AO, Executive Director, IBM Australia, Sydney, Australia
John is an Executive Director of IBM Australia and sits on a number of Boards including
IBM Global Finance Australia, IBM Australia and New Zealand Holdings and IBM
Australia. In 2010 he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia. John holds a Doctorate
of Business Leadership from Charles Sturt University and is an Adjunct Professor at the
University of Ballarat. He is Australian-born and has lived and worked in the United States
Professor Julianne Schultz AM FAHA, Non-executive Director, Australian Broadcasting
Corporation, Chair Australian Film, Television and Radio School, Sydney, Australia
Julianne is the founding editor of Griffith REVIEW and has been a Non-Executive Director
of ABC since 2009 and was appointed chair of the Australian Film Television and
Radio School in 2012. She is a professor at Griffith University’s Centre for Cultural
Research and is Chair of the Queensland Design Council and Arts Minister Crean’s
reference group for the National Cultural Policy. She is a Director of the Grattan
Institute, the Centre for Advanced Journalism and the Editorial Board of the
Companion of Australian Media. Julianne was made a Member of the Order of Australia
in 2009 and an honorary fellow of the Academy of Humanities in 2010. She was born
in New Zealand and has lived and worked in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Julie has been the Director of Big W since 2008 and is a Member of Woolworths
Management Board. Julie is also a Director of the Hydrox Ltd Board joint venture
between Lowes and Woolworths to grow the Masters Home Improvement business.
Previously she ran the company-wide logistics function leading the division through major
transformational change and led Woolworths’ Corporate Human Resources function.
Prior to Woolworths, Julie worked with David Jones, Officeworks and Target. She joined
the retail sector following a career teaching mathematics at an inner city Victorian school.
Julie is Australian-born.
Kathryn is currently the Chair of the Thought Leadership Council for Chief Executive Women
and Chairman of the Melbourne Recital Centre. Prior to Linfox, Kathryn was President of
BlueScope Steel Asia and was previously Managing Director of Global Transaction Services
for ANZ. She is Australian-born and has lived and worked in New Zealand and Singapore.
Kathryn has been the General Manager Replenishment for Woolworths since October
2012. Prior to this she held other roles in Woolworths including Logistics Operations
Manager (North), General Manager of Cost Focus, General Manager of Business
Development and Head of Group Audit. Kathryn was President and Chairman of the
Institute of Internal Auditors and a National Director for the Institute of Internal Auditors
Australia. She was born in Australia and has lived and worked in New Zealand.
Kathy Matsui, Managing Director & Chief Japan Strategist, Goldman Sachs,
Kathy is Chief Japan Equity Strategist and Co-Director of Pan Asian Investment Research
for Goldman Sachs Ltd Japan. Prior to this she was Chief Japan Strategist for
Barclays de Zoete Wedd Securities and Export-Import Bank of Japan in Washington, D.C.
Kathy is a board member of the Asian University for Women Support Foundation, a trustee
of the American School in Japan, and a member of Keizai Doyukai. Kathy was born in
the United States, has lived and worked in Japan, and is fluent in Japanese and German.
Katie Lahey, Managing Director Australasia, Korn Ferry, Sydney, Australia
Katie has been Managing Director Australasia for Korn Ferry International since 2011. Prior
to this she was Chief Executive of the State Chamber of Commerce and later Chief Executive
of The Business Council of Australia. Katie is a Director of David Jones, Chairman of Carnival
Australia and an Ambassador for the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation. In 2003
she was awarded a Centenary Medal and has an MBA from the University of Melbourne.
Katy McDonald, Director of Human Resources, Minter Ellison, Sydney, Australia
Katy has been the National Director of Human Resources at Minter Ellison since 2010. Prior
to this she was the Head of Employee Relations Legal at Westpac Banking Corporation and
later appointed Head of Employee Relations, Policy and Diversity at the company. Katy was
also the Director of Diversity at the University of Sydney. She is Australian-born.
Kerry Jukes, Consultant, Chief Executive Women, Sydney, Australia
Kerry has been a Business Research Consultant for the Chief Executive Women since
2011. Prior to this she was Manager of Human Capital Consulting at Deloitte Australia
and Organisational Development Associate at Aequus Partners. She was also the Finance
and Human Resources Manager for British Airways and is a Chartered Accountant. Kerry
was born in Australia and has lived and worked in the United Kingdom.
Kevin McCann, Chairman, Macquarie Group, Sydney, Australia
Kevin is the Chairman of Macquarie Group, Chairman of Origin Energy Ltd, and a
Director of BlueScope Steel Ltd, NSW President and a member of the Board of the
Australian Institute of Company Directors. Prior to this he was a Partner and Chairman
of Partners at Allens Arthur Robinson, Chairman of Healthscope Ltd and Chairman of
ING Management Ltd. He is also a Fellow of the Senate of the University of Sydney and a
member of the Order of Australia.
Kim Schmidt, Director People & Culture, Grant Thornton Australia, Sydney, Australia
Kim is the former Director of People and Culture at Grant Thornton Australia and former
Director of Human Resources for Woolworths Australia and New Zealand. Prior to this
Kim was the National Human Resources Manager at Big W then Human Resources
Manager at Woolworths South Africa. Kim is a member of the Chief Executive Women
and sits on the Smith Family People & Culture Sub Committee in an advisory capacity.
Kim was born in South Africa and now lives and works in Australia.
Laura Wong, General Manager Specialities, Amcor, Sydney, Australia
Laura has been the Regional General Manager NSW and Qld at Amcor Cartons since 2006.
Prior to this she was an assistant accountant with the company. She was born in Vietnam
and arrived in Australia at age six as a refugee resulting from the Vietnam War. Laura can
speak fluent Vietnamese.
Lisa Eccleston, Group General Manager Human Resources, Amcor, Melbourne, Australia
Lisa was appointed Group General Manager of Human Resources for Amcor Australasia in
2008. Prior to this, she was Director of People and Change with Price Waterhouse Coopers,
Head of Workforce Planning and Organisation Design with Australia Post, Human Resources
Strategy Advisor with National Australia Bank, Human Resources Business Partner with
ANZ and Human Resources Manager with Henderson’s Automotive. Lisa is Australian-born.
Lucille Halloran, Office Managing Partner, Ernst & Young Global, Canberra, Australia
Lucille has been the Office Managing Partner for Ernst & Young in Canberra since 2010.
Prior to this she was a Partner at Deloitte where she was the firm’s inaugural Business
Woman of the Year in 2004. Lucille has a unique blend of Australian and Canadian
public and private sector experience across the education, employment, human
services and health sectors. She was born in Canada, speaks fluent French and has
lived and worked in Australia.
Lynley Corcoran, General Manager Human Resources Beverage Division, Amcor,
Lynley is the General Manager of Human Resources Beverage Division and has been at
Amcor since 2010. Previously she was the Asia Pacific Human Resources Director for
Global Business Services at Delphi Automotive. Prior to this she was the Human Resources
Manager for General Electric Plastics Australia and New Zealand and also held the role of
Senior Human Resources Advisor at BHP Billiton. Lynley is Australia-born.
Lynn Kraus, Managing Partner Sydney, Ernst & Young Global, Sydney, Australia
Lynn has been the Office Managing Partner of Ernst & Young’s Sydney office since 2011.
Prior to this she was Managing Partner, People for Ernst & Young and a member of the
Oceania Advisory Council. She is a US CPA and an affiliate member of the Australian
Institute of Chartered Accountants. Lynn is the Chairman of the Ernst & Young’s Diversity
& Inclusiveness Council and a Council Member and Treasurer of Kidsafe NSW. She was
born in the United States and now lives and works in Australia.
Margaret Dreyer, Partner, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu , Sydney, Australia
Margaret Dreyer is a senior Partner in the Deloitte Sydney practice and has been with the
firm since 1986. In addition to these roles, Margaret is a member of the Board of Deloitte
Touche Tohmatsu Australia and the Global Steering Committee for Inspiring Women. She
was born in South Africa, Margaret speaks Zulu and Afrikaans and now lives and works
Marie Malaxos, Chief Operating Officer, Buru Energy, Perth, Australia
Marie is the Chief Operating Officer of Buru Energy Ltd. She is also a Board Member of
the Petroleum Club of Western Australia and Ready to Work. Prior to this she served as
Chief Operating Officer of Arc Energy Ltd and served on the Board of Fremantle Ports and
the Australian Pipeline Industry Association. Marie was born in Australia and has Greek
Matt Tomaszewski, Director-Writer, Triton Media, Sydney, Australia
Matt is a director, writer and producer for Triton Media. Prior to this he was an international
science and remote adventure reporter for National Geographic and Discovery Channels.
He has won a number of awards for his work including People’s Choice Award 2010 Sydney
Film Festival and Inside Film Independent Spirit Award 2010. Matt is Australian-born.
Megan Dalla-Camina, Director of Strategy, IBM Australia and New Zealand,
Megan is the Director of Strategy for IBM in Australia and New Zealand, where she is
also responsible for Organisational Culture and Change, and Gender Diversity. Prior to
this, Megan held international roles at PricewaterhouseCoopers and GE, working across
Asia and the United States. Megan holds Masters degrees in both Business Management
and Wellness (Positive Psychology). She is the author of the book, Getting Real About
Having It All (Hay House/Penguin). Megan is Australian-born and has spent time living
and working in Hong Kong.
Melinda Smith, Chief Operating Officer – Masters Home Improvement, Woolworths,
Melinda is the Chief Operating Officer for Masters Home Improvement at Woolworths.
She began her career with Woolworths as a casual deli assistant at the age of 14. Prior to
her current position she held various Senior Business Manager roles within Supermarket
Buying, Marketing and Logistics.
Mike Smith OBE, Chief Executive Officer, Australian and New Zealand Banking
Group, Melbourne, Australia
Mike has been the CEO of ANZ since 2007. Prior to this he was the CEO of Hongkong and
Shanghai Banking Corporation, Chairman of Hang Seng Bank, Global Head of
Commercial Banking for the HSBC Group and Chairman of HSBC Argentina. He is
Chairman of the Australian Bankers’ Association; a Member of the Business Council
of Australia; and a member of the Asia Business Council. Mike was born in the United
Kingdom, speaks fluent Spanish and French and has lived and worked in Argentina, Hong
Kong and the Solomon Islands. He now lives and works in Australia.
Natalie Filatoff, Principal, Filatoff Editorial and Writing, Sydney, Australia
Natalie is the principal of Filatoff Editorial and Writing and has worked in
consumer magazines for the past 30 years. She has written on a broad range of topics, from
the arts to health, and has been on the launch teams of several magazines, including award-
winning fashion title In Style and the women’s healthy-lifestyle magazine, Prevention. She
now works as a freelance journalist, editor and writing coach, with clients such as the The
Global Mail independent news website, several titles in the Pacific Magazines stable, and
the National Prescribing Service. Natalie was born in Japan, has had a strong Asian
influence in her life and has German and Russian heritage.
Neil Cockroft, Head of Diversity and Culture, King & Wood Mallesons, Sydney, Australia
Neil is the Head of Diversity and Culture at the law firm King & Wood Mallesons.
Prior to this he held roles in Human Resources and Diversity in National Australia Bank
worldwide, UBS, Citigroup, Lend Lease and Babcock & Brown. He was born in the United Kingdom
and has lived and worked in Germany. He is now living and working in Australia.
Nicola Evans, Deputy Company Secretary, BHP Billiton, Melbourne, Australia
Nicola was appointed the Deputy Company Secretary of BHP Billiton in 2012. Prior to
this she was Vice President Human Resources Group Functions, Talent & Organisation
Development Manager-Marketing Singapore, and Human Resources Manager Australian
Nigel Garrard, Managing Director, Amcor, Melbourne, Australia
Nigel has been the Managing Director of Amcor Australasia since 2009 and also had the
equivalent role in Amcor’s Packaging and Distribution business in the United States and
Mexico. Prior to this he was Managing Director of SPC Ardmona and Managing Director of
Coca Cola Amatil’s Food & Service Division following SPC’s acquisition. He is a Chartered
Accountant, former Chairman of National Food Industry Strategy Ltd and former Director
of Australian Food & Grocery Council and Victorian Relief Foodbank Ltd. Born in Australia,
Nigel has also lived and worked in Papua New Guinea and New Zealand.
Partner (Anon), Ernst & Young, China
Contributions were made by a Managing Partner at Ernst & Young’s Greater China
practice based in Hong Kong who was born in China and speaks fluent Chinese. He has
worked in Western countries and shared his views and perspectives adding great insight
to the book’s knowledge base about Australians working in Asia and vice versa and about
adjusting to working across different cultures.
Paul Waterman, President. BP Australia, Melbourne, Australia
Paul is President of BP Australasia and Chairman of the BP group of companies in Australia.
Prior to this he was Vice President of Consumer Marketing at Castrol North America, and
later Vice President of Castrol Lubricants Aviation, Industrial, Marine and Energy. He is
a Board Member of the Australian Institute of Petroleum and holds an MBA in Finance/
International Business from the Stern School of Business. Paul was born in the United States
and has lived and worked in the United Kingdom. He now lives and works in Australia.
Peter Bailey, Chief Executive Officer, Arup Group, Sydney, Australia
Peter Bailey is the CEO and Chair of Arup in Australasia. A senior member of Arup in Australia
since 1985, Peter has worked as a structural engineer and project manager in Sydney, London,
New York and Frankfurt. Now based in Sydney, Peter sits on the Arup Group Global Board
and has acted as the Australasia Board member responsible for sustainability and diversity, key
areas of continual focus and improvement for him and the firm.
Peter Gooding Integration Director, People & Change AMP Sydney Australia
Peter has been the Integration Director, People and Change at AMP since 2011. Prior to
this he was Human Resources Director of Financial Services Australia and New Zealand for
AMP Ltd, and Director of Human Resources and Operations with AMP Capital Investors.
Before that Peter was Head of Education, Training and Organisation Development at Ford
Australia where he was also a member of the Human Resources leadership team and the
Ford Asia regional L&D team. Peter is Australian-born.
Phil Ruthven, Chairman, IBISWorld, Melbourne, Australia.
Phil Ruthven is the founder and chairman of IBISWorld, Australia, he is also a Director,
Open Family Australia, a Director, Institute of Applied Economics & Social Research
(Melbourne University), Fellow, Australian Institute of Company Directors and Fellow,
Australian Marketing Institute. Phil contributes regularly to radio, TV, newspapers,
magazines and documentaries on business, economic and social issues and addresses over
75 congresses, seminars and conferences each year. Before establishing IBISWorld in 1971
he spent over 10 years in the food industry, including executive positions in research,
production and marketing.
Philip Iskandar, Engineer, Arup Group, Singapore
Philip has been a Civil Engineer with Arup Group since 2001 and has recently been
working in the Hong Kong office on a rail project. He was born in Indonesia and comes
from Chinese decent. Philip has lived and worked in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong
and speaks fluent Indonesian.
Philippa Jones, Managing Director, China Policy, Beijing, China
Philippa is Managing Director at China Policy, a Beijing-based research and advisory
company. Prior to this she was Senior Advisor at the EU-ChinaTrade Project, Beijing,
responsible for EU trade policy issues across a range of sectors. She held an economic post
at the Australian Embassy, Beijing from 1999 until 2003. Philippa was born in the UK and
speaks fluent Chinese. She first studied in China in 1975 and has again lived and worked
there for the past 14 years.
Pradeep Khanna, Executive Director of Integrating Australia with Asia & CEO of
Global Mindset, Sydney, Australia
Pradeep is Executive Director of Integrating Australia with Asia, CEO of GLOBAL MINDSET,
Director at Mindfields Consulting, and Chairman at Royal Star Owners Corporation. Prior
to this he was the Australia and New Zealand Global Delivery Leader at IBM Global Business
Services. He has also work with Austrade and number of international companies. He has
an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management, M.Sc in Computer Science
from UTS, and a B.Tech from IIT Delhi. Pradeep was born in India and speaks fluent Hindi.
Rachel (Anon), Former Lawyer, Banking and Legal industries, Sydney, Australia
Rachel has worked in Australia’s leading law firms and investment banks until 2011 when
she moved into the consulting sector. More recently she took on a role as commercial
manager in industry. Rachel’s true identity will not be revealed as she shares a very personal
story in the book. Rachel is a triple-degree qualified lawyer. She is Australian-born and has
Rachel Slade, General Manager, Westpac Group, Sydney, Australia
Rachel is the General Manager of Multi-brand & Business Optimisation, Australian
Financial Services at the Westpac Group. Prior to this she held a number of positions within
Westpac including Head of Group Strategy, General Manager of Mergers & Acquisitions,
Head of International Trade and Payments and Head of Diversity and Flexibility for the
Westpac Group. Rachel is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a
graduate of the Harvard Business School’s Women’s Leadership Program, and a former
executive committee member of Women in Banking and Finance. Rachel is currently
the Treasurer of the Global Banking Alliance for Women and a non-executive director of
Australian Network on Disability. She is Australian-born.
Richard Mazzochi, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons, Hong Kong, China
Richard is a Partner in King & Wood Mallesons and leads the Banking and Finance practice
in Hong Kong. He has extensive experience in capital markets financing in the European,
American and Asian markets; securitisation, repackagings and other structured finance;
structured products; derivatives; and market regulation. Richard is Australian-born
and has lived and worked in the United Kingdom, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Richard Padfield, Electrical Engineer, Arup Group, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Richard is an Electrical Engineer with Arup Group based in Vietnam. Prior to this he
was a Commissioning and Support Engineer at Siemens and at Satchwell Control Systems.
Richard was born in the United Kingdom and has lived and worked in China, Australia,
the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam.
Rob McLeod, Chief Executive Officer, Ernst & Young Global, Sydney, Australia
Rob has been Ernst & Young’s Oceania Managing Partner and CEO since 2010. Prior to
this he was the New Zealand Country Managing Partner, Chairman of the New Zealand
Business Roundtable, and appointed to the government-sponsored Tax Working Group
and the Capital Markets Development Taskforce. He also chaired the NZ Institute of
Chartered Accountants Tax Committee and was Chairman of the Government’s Tax
Review 2001. Rob was born in New Zealand.
Dr Robert Care AM, Chair UK, Middle East and Africa Region, Arup Group,
London, United Kingdom
Robert is the Chair of Arup’s UK, Middle East and African Regions. He is a Visiting Fellow
at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UNSW; Fellow of Engineers
Australia; Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences & Engineering;
Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and formerly Chair of RedR
Australia. Robert is Australian-born and has lived and worked in Australia, the United
Kingdom, Hong Kong, Papua New Guinea and Japan.
Robert Milliner, Former Chief Executive Partner, Mallesons Stephen Jaques
(now King & Wood Mallesons), Sydney, Australia
Robert was the Chief Executive Partner at Mallesons Stephen Jaques until 2011.
Robert is director of Asialink, a member of the International Legal Services
Advisory Council, Deputy Chairman of the firm’s ‘Mallesons in the Community’ Board
and a director of Australian Business and Community Network and the Australian
Charities Fund. Prior to this Robert was Managing Partner, International for Mallesons
based in Hong Kong. He is Australian-born and has lived and worked in Hong Kong.
Robert Orth, Director Human Resources ANZ, IBM Australia, Sydney, Australia
Robert has been the Director of Human Resources at IBM Australia and New Zealand since
2002. Prior to this he was the Director of Talent for IBM Asia Pacific and a serving officer
(Flight Lieutenant) in the Royal Australian Air Force. He is a Fellow of the Australian
Human Resources Institute, and on the Boards of IBM Australia Ltd, Diversity Council
Australia and The Leadership Consortium. Robert is Australian-born.
Rosemary Howard, Executive Director AGSM Executive Programs, Australian School of
Business, UNSW, Sydney, Australia
Rosemary is the Executive Director and Conjoint Professor of the AGSM Executive Program
at the Australian School of Business, UNSW. Prior to this she was CEO at TelstraClear,
the inaugural Managing Director Telstra Wholesale, and Executive Director for the
NSW Department of State Government. In 2003, she was awarded an Australian Government
Centenary Medal for ‘Service to Australian Society in Business Leadership’. Rosemary was
born in the United Kingdom and has lived and worked in Australia, the United States and New Zealand.
Russell Tipper, Chief Executive Officer, Brockman Resources, Perth, Australia
Russell was appointed the CEO of Brockman Resources in 2012. Prior to this he was the
General Manager of Iron Ore for Aquila and Group Treasurer for North Ltd. A mining
engineer, Russell has worked in senior management and operational roles for both Robe
River and BHPB. Russell is currently on the Board of Directors for Asenjo Energy and has
an MBA from the University of Melbourne.
Ruth Medd, Chair, Women on Boards, Sydney, Australia
Ruth is the Executive Chairman of Women on Boards, Past President of the National
Foundation for Australian Women Ltd, and Independent Chairman of the Australian
Ethical Investments Superannuation Ltd. Prior to this she was Executive Director at the
Association of National Advertisers, General Manager of Australian Broadcasting Tribunal
and Director of the NSW Casino Control Authority and Infants Home Ashfield. Ruth has
inspired and supported many hundreds of women to achieve and succeed at taking board
roles from ASX-listed companies through to community organisations. This contributed
to her being named as a Top 100 Women of Influence in the Australian Financial Review
and Westpac awards in 2012. Ruth was born in the United Kingdom and now lives and
works in Australia.
Sally Wong, Structural Engineer, Arup Group, Hong Kong, China
Sally Wong studied at the University of Western Australia and graduated in 2009 with
a BE (Honours) and Commerce, majoring in civil engineering, investment finance, and
corporate finance. Upon graduation, Sally started a full-time structural engineer position
in the Arup Perth office. She was predominantly involved in energy-related infrastructure
projects. In 2011, Sally transferred to Hong Kong on a two-year assignment and is
currently enjoying working on the conservation and revitalisation of heritage buildings
in Hong Kong.
Shirley In’t Veld, Non-Executive Director, Asciano, Perth, Australia
Shirley was the CEO of Verve Energy until 2012. Prior to this she was the Vice President
of Primary Business Development with Alcoa and the Managing Director of Alcoa
Australia Rolled Products. She is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Asciano Ltd
and Board Member with the Co-operative Research Centre for Landscape Evolution in
Mineral Exploration (CSIRO) and the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies
in WA (AMEC). Shirley is Chairperson of the Sustainability Committee of Asciano, and
is a Council member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (WA). She began
her career as a commercial lawyer with King & Wood Mallesons. Shirley was born in New
Zealand and lives and works in Australia.
Sid Myer AM, Chairman, Myer Family Company, Melbourne, Australia
Sid is Director of The Myer Family Company Holdings and Chairman of Asialink and
Asia Society AustralAsia Centre. He is also the CEO of the Yulgibar Group of Companies
and Director of OC Funds Management. Sid is a Trustee of the Sidney Myer Fund and
Chairman of the Beyond Australia Taskforce. He was appointed a Member of the Order
of Australia in 2011. Sid is Australian-born and has lived and worked in the United Sates,
Malaysia and Switzerland.
Stephen Roberts, Chief Country Officer, Citi, Sydney, Australia
Stephen is the CEO and Chief Country Officer of Citi in Australia and New Zealand and
Citi Country Officer, Australia. Prior to this he was head of Citi’s Asia Pacific Markets
business in Hong Kong, Director of European Capital Markets for Salomon Brothers and
Regional Head of Capital Markets for Lehman Brothers. Stephen is a member of the US
Studies Centre Council of Advisors and is the Deputy Chairman of the Australian Bankers
Association. He is Australian-born and has lived and worked in the United States, United
Kingdom and Hong Kong.
Tristan Landers, Executive General Manager, Corporate Sustainability, Commonwealth
Bank of Australia, Sydney, Australia
Tristan is the Executive General Manager of Corporate Sustainability for the Commonwealth
Bank of Australia. She is a Director of The Humour Foundation, an Ambassador for the
Australian Indigenous Education Foundation, and Director at YWCA NSW. Prior to this she
was the General Manager of Culture, Group Strategy at Commonwealth Bank of Australia
and a Management Consultant at KPMG. Tristan is Australian-born.
Uschi Schreiber, Managing Partner Global Government & Public Sector Industry Centre,
Ernst & Young Global, Hong Kong.
Uschi is Managing Partner Global Government & Public Sector in Hong Kong and was previously the Deputy CEO
of Ernst & Young’s Oceania branch based in Sydney. Prior to this she held a number of positions such as
Director-General and Deputy Director General of significant Government departments in Australia.
Uschi was born in Germany, speaks fluent German, and lives and works in Australia.
My sincere thanks goes to each of these 100 leaders
who generously gave their time and shared their stories
with me, so that I could share them with you.
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