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Board of Directors

Ms Paula J. Dwyer

BComm, FCA, SF Fin, FAICD

Non Executive Chairman and Chair of the Nomination Committee from June 2014. Paula is an ex officio member of the Audit, Risk & Compliance and Remuneration Committees.

Skills, experience and expertise
Paula is an established Non Executive Director who had an executive career in finance holding senior positions in investment management, investment banking and chartered accounting with Ord Minnett (now JP Morgan) and Price Waterhouse Coopers.

Current Directorships:
  • Chairman: Tabcorp Holdings Limited (from 2011, Director from 2005)
  • Director: Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Limited (from 2012)
  • Director: Lion Pty Limited (from 2012)
  • Member: International Advisory Board of Kirin Holdings of Japan
  • Member: Business and Economics Board of the University of Melbourne
  • Member: Takeovers Panel (from 2017)
Former Directorships include:
  • Deputy Chairman: Leighton Holdings Limited (2013-2014, Director 2012)
  • Deputy Chairman: Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Research Institute (2003-2013).
  • Director: Suncorp Group Limited (2007-2012)
  • Director: Astro Japan Property Group Limited (2005-2011)
  • Director: Fosters Group Limited (2011)
  • Director: Healthscope Limited (2010)
  • Director: Promina Limited (2002-2007)
  • Director: CCI Investment Management Ltd (1999-2011)
  • Member: Takeovers Panel (2008-2014)
  • Member: the ASIC External Advisory Panel (2012-2015).

Mr Gordon Ballantyne

BSc (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer from 2017

Skills, experience and expertise
Gordon has extensive operating experience within public and private companies both in Australia and internationally.

He has been highly successful in driving growth and large scale cultural transformation in complex and highly regulated industries, delivering improved outcomes for consumers and strong returns for shareholders.

He is recognised for his strong leadership, passion for putting customers first and for his ‘challenger mindset’.

Most recently Gordon was Group Executive of Telstra’s domestic retail business, which he helped to grow into an $18 billion business with successive years of double digit revenue growth.

While at Telstra he also founded innovative new growth businesses, including Telstra Health, a disruptive health services business focused on e-health solutions and health analytics.

Prior to Telstra, Gordon spent 20 years in senior leadership roles in leading global corporations, including Hewlett Packard, T-Mobile, Dell.com and Dell Ventures.

Current Directorships:
  • Managing Director: Healthscope Limited (from 2017)

Mr Antoni (Tony) M. Cipa

BBus, Grad. Dip. Accounting, AGIA

Non Executive Director since 2014. Chair of the Audit Risk & Compliance Committee and Member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committees

Skills, experience and expertise
Tony previously spent 20 years with CSL Limited in various senior finance roles. Tony was Chief Financial Officer, CSL (1994-2010) and was appointed to the Board of CSL Limited as Finance Director in 2000 until his retirement in 2010.

Current Directorships:
  • Non Executive Director: SKILLED Group Limited (from April 2011)
  • Navitas Limited (from May 2014)
  • Mansfield District Hospital (from July 2011).
Previous Directorships:
  • Executive Director: CSL Limited (2000-2010).

Mr Rupert H. Myer AO

BComm, MA, FAICD

Non Executive Director since 2014. Chair of the Remuneration Committee and Member of the Audit Risk & Compliance and Nomination Committees.

Skills, experience and expertise
Rupert's background includes roles in the retail and property sector, healthcare, e-commerce, investment, family office, wealth management, philanthropy services, and the community sector. He previously worked as a Manager at Citibank Limited in London and Melbourne.
In 2015, Rupert became an Officer of the Order of Australia.

Current Directorships:
  • Director: Amcil Limited (from 2000)
  • Director: Cargo Holdings Ltd (from 2014)
  • Director: The Myer Family Investments Pty Ltd (from 2017)
  • Chairman: Australia Council for the Arts and Nuco Pty Ltd
  • Member: Business and Economics Advisory Board of the University of Melbourne
  • Board member: Jawun Indigenous Corporate Partnership
  • Board Member: The Yulgilbar Foundation
  • Board Member: The Felton Bequest's Committee.
Former Directorships include
  • Chairman: The Myer Family Group
  • Deputy Chairman: Myer Holdings Limited (2012- 2015, Director from 2006).
  • Board member: The Myer Foundation (2017).

Mr Paul D. O'Sullivan

BA (Mod) Economics, Advanced Management Program of Harvard

Non Executive Director from January 2016 and Member of the Audit, Risk & Compliance and Nomination Committees.

Skills, experience and expertise
Paul has extensive experience from his work in the telecommunications, banking and oil & gas sectors both in Australia and overseas. In his executive career, Paul held senior executive roles with Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel). He was previously the CEO of Optus and has also held international management roles with the Colonial Group and the Royal Dutch Shell Group.

Current Directorships:
  • Chairman: SingTel Optus Pty Limited (from 2014, Director from 2004)
  • Director: Coca-Cola Amatil Limited (from 2017)
  • Member: Board of Commissioners Telkomsel (Indonesia) (from 2010)
  • Member: St George & Sutherland Medical Research Foundation (from 2015)
  • Director: National Disability Insurance Agency NDIA
Former Directorships include
  • Member: Board Bharti Airtel (India) (2003-2010)

Ms Jane F. McAloon

BEc (Hons), LLB, GDipGov, FAICD, FCIS

Non Executive Director from March 2016 and Member of the Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee and Nomination Committees.

Skills, experience and expertise
Jane brings a wealth of commercial experience from her work in highly regulated industries including rail, energy, infrastructure and resources sectors. In her executive career, Jane held senior executive positions at BHP Billiton and AGL, as well as in NSW State Government.

Current Directorships:
  • Director: EnergyAustralia Holdings Limited (from 2012)
  • Member: Monash University Industry Council of Advisers (from 2014)
  • Member: Referendum Council (from 2015)
  • Director: Australian Defence Force Assistance Trust (from 2015)
  • Director: Cosgate Ltd (from 2017)
  • National Chair: Defence Reserves Support Council (from 2017)
Former Directorships include
  • Member: Australian War Memorial Council (2011 – 2014)
  • Member: Australian Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee (2011 – 2013)

Dr Ziggy Switkowski AO

BSc (Hons), Phd, FAICD, FAA, FTSE

Non Executive Director from 4 April 2016 and Member of the Audit, Risk & Compliance, Remuneration and Nomination Committees.

Skills, experience and expertise
Ziggy brings a wealth of senior business experience gained over many years working in large international corporations. He is a former Chairman of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation and Opera Australia. He has previously held positions as Chief Executive Officer of Telstra Corporation Limited and Optus Communications Ltd, and is a former Chairman and Managing Director of Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd.

In 2014, Ziggy became an Officer of the Order of Australia.

Current Directorships:
  • Chairman: Suncorp Group Ltd (from 2011, Director from 2005)
  • Chairman: NBN Co Limited (from 2013)
  • Director: Tabcorp Holdings Limited (from 2006)
  • Chancellor: RMIT (from 2011)
Former Directorships include
  • Chairman: Opera Australia (2005 – 2013)
  • Chairman: Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (2007 – 2010)
  • Director: Healthscope Ltd (2006 – 2010)
  • Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director: Telstra Corporation Limited (1999 – 2005)
  • Director: Oil Search Limited (2011-2016)

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