Kerryn Newton FAICD

Deputy Chair, Brisbane Girls Grammar

Kerryn is the CEO of Directors Australia, a national board consulting and non-executive director recruitment firm. Kerryn advises a wide range of businesses national on how to improve board and organisational performance through strategy, board structures, board composition, risk and governance systems and practices.

Kerryn was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1991 and has over 30 years’ experience working in various legal, management and commercial roles in the private and public sectors, and as a consultant working across the private, government, publicly-listed, and not-for-profit sectors in an extensive range of industries.

Her past and current board and governance experience includes the Queensland Liquor and Gaming Commission, Energex Ltd (electricity distributor), Energy Queensland Ltd (electricity distributor and retailer with an asset base of $25B), a range of not-for-profit housing organisations and a leading independent secondary school for girls. Kerryn also serves as an independent governance expert on Nominations Committee for a number of Australian banks.

Kerryn has Masters qualifications in Law, Business Administration and Arts, and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has been as facilitator for over a decade.

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