About our governance

Find out more about our corporate governance, our board, committee members, and the code of conduct for AICD members.

We are dedicated to making a difference to the quality of directorship and seek to promote excellence in governance. As such, we are committed to ensuring that we lead by example in how our organisation is governed.

We are a national organisation with seven state and territory divisions. Our national board, which consists of up to 12 directors, is our governing body, and is comprised of national directors, seven division directors, and our CEO, who may be appointed as a director to the board. 

Every year, we run several hundred programs and courses that convey to participants the theory of corporate governance and how to apply it in practice. The theme of effective governance – whether it is the systems, processes or relationships that define the practice – also underpins the information resources we provide and many of the events that we conduct around the country. 


2023 Annual General Meeting

The AICD held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday 30 November 2023 at 5.00pm Sydney time (AEDT).

The AGM was held as a hybrid meeting at the offices of the AICD, 18 Jamison Street, Sydney and online through a platform provided by Link Market Services. 

Further information on the 2023 AGM, including a webcast of the meeting, can be accessed here.

 


Our board 

The governing body of our organisation, the Board, provides oversight within the framework of relevant legislation (including the Corporations Act), our Constitution and Board Charter.

The responsibilities of the Board include setting and reviewing our strategic direction, monitoring organisational performance, the appointment of the CEO and deciding on key policy positions to take on behalf of directors.

The Board currently consists of 12 directors, including 4 National Directors, one of whom is the chair, 7 Division Directors and the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. The procedure for the appointment of directors can be found in our Constitution.

The AICD maintains a Board Skills Matrix that sets out the mix of skills and experience of each director, which is reviewed annually. The Board Skills Matrix is found here.


Code of Conduct

All our members are expected to comply with our Code of Conduct. 


Diversity policy

Our organisation respects and values the competitive advantage of diversity, and the benefit of its integration throughout the organisation, in order to enrich our perspective, improve performance, increase member value, and enhance the probability of achievement of our goals and objectives.”


Policy committees

We consult with diverse voices from across our membership.

The APRA Forum supports the AICD in its commitment to excellence in governance.

Objectives

To advise the AICD on governance issues as they relate to APRA-regulated entities and to help improve relations and communication between APRA and the director community.

Chair

Mr David Armstrong MAICD

APRA Forum membership

Committee members include practising directors of APRA-regulated entities.

  • Ms Vicki Allen FAICD
  • Mr Geoff Austin MAICD
  • Ms Jenny Boddington FAICD 
  • Mr Geoff Brunsdon FAICD
  • Ms Jacqueline Chow GAICD
  • Mrs Lyn Cobley GAICD
  • Mr Philip Coffey GAICD
  • Ms Paula Dwyer FAICD
  • Ms Audette Exel AO MAICD
  • Mr Steve Ferguson GAICD
  • Mr John Green FAICD
  • Mr Peeyush Gupta AM FAICD
  • Ms Annette King FAICD
  • Mr Trevor Matthews FAICD
  • Ms Gai McGrath GAICD
  • Ms Sam Martin-Williams FAICD
  • Ms Maree O’Halloran AM GAICD
  • Ms Christine O'Reilly
  • Ms Nicolette Rubinsztein FAICD
  • Mr Peter Warne FAICD
  • Ms Victoria Weekes FAICD
  • Mr Duncan West GAICD
  • Ms Noeline Woof GAICD
  • Ms Louise Petschler GAICD (ex officio)

Secretary

Mr Simon Mitchell, Senior Policy Advisor

Promotes discussion on issues of importance to chairs of major Australian listed companies.

Objectives

To promote discussion on issues of importance to the chairs of major Australian listed companies and provide input and feedback to our board and management. By listening to senior directors and gathering the views of the chairs, we ensure that our policy development for listed company boards reflects the voice of directors.

Chair

Mr Philip Chronican GAICD

Members

Members of the ASX Chairs' Forum include:

  • Ms Ilana Atlas AO MAICD
  • Mr Dominic Barton
  • Mr John Bevan MAICD
  • Mr Michael Chaney AO FAICD
  • Mr Rob Cole MAICD 
  • Professor Mark Compton AM FAICD
  • Ms Alison Deans GAICD
  • Mr Craig Drummond
  • Mr Craig Dunn 
  • Dr Peter Farrell
  • Ms Debbie Goodin MAICD
  • Mr Richard Goyder AO FAICD
  • Mr James Graham AM FAICD
  • Mr Steven Gregg 
  • Mr Andrew Harrison MAICD
  • Ms Debra Hazelton GAICD
  • Mr Stephen Johns FAICD
  • Mr Graeme Liebelt FAICD
  • Ms Catherine Livingstone AO FAICD
  • Ms Jane McAloon AM
  • Mr James McClements FAICD
  • Ms Vickki McFadden MAICD
  • Mr John McFarlane OBE
  • Mr Ken MacKenzie FAICD
  • Mrs Patricia McKenzie FAICD
  • Ms Christine McLoughlin AM FAICD
  • Dr Brian McNamee AO
  • Mr John Mullen AM
  • Mr Paul O'Malley 
  • Mr Paul O'Sullivan MAICD
  • Mr Scott Perkins 
  • Mr Tom Pockett MAICD
  • Mr Damian Roche
  • Mr Rob Sindel GAICD
  • Mr Glenn Stevens AC
  • Mr Scott St John
  • Mr David Thodey AO FAICD
  • Mr Michael Ullmer AO FAICD
  • Mr Michael Wilkins AO FAICD
  • Mr John Atkin FAICD (ex officio)
  • Mr Mark Rigotti MAICD (ex officio)

Secretary

Mr Simon Mitchell, Senior Policy Advisor

Promotes discussion on issues of importance to Australia’s not-for-profit sector.

Objectives

The objective of the Forum is to promote discussion on issues of importance to the chairs of not-for-profit (NFP) organisations, while recognising the diversity of the broader sector. The intention is that NFP Chairs' Forum discussions will help shape the AICD’s activities as they relate to NFP governance, including AICD policy positions.

Chair

Ms Anne Cross AM FAICD

Members

Members of the Chairs' Forum include:

  • Mrs Wendy Archer AM 
  • Ms Virginia Bourke FAICD
  • Ms Janet Boynton FAICD
  • Mr Andrew Buchanan PSM MAICD
  • Mr John Carey GAICD
  • Ms Elizabeth Carr AM FAICD
  • Ms Lisa Chung AM FAICD
  • Mr Bruce Cowley FAICD
  • Mr Ken Dean FAICD
  • Ms Liana Downey GAICD
  • Mr Glenn Johnston MAICD
  • Mr Michael Jones OAM FAICD 
  • Mr Ian Hamm MAICD
  • Mr Ian Hammond FAICD
  • Dr Justin Koonin FAICD
  • Ms Rowena McNally FAICD
  • Prof Elizabeth More AM MAICD
  • Ms Susan Pascoe AM FAICD
  • Mrs Fiona Payne FAICD
  • Mr Craig Perkins GAICD
  • The Hon. Kerry Sanderson AC FAICD
  • Mr Tim Sarah FAICD
  • Mr Peter Trent GAICD
  • Ms Prue Warrilow
  • Mrs Heather Watson MAICD
  • Mr John Atkin FAICD (ex officio)
  • Mr Mark Rigotti MAICD (ex officio)
  • Ms Louise Petschler GAICD (ex officio)
  • Mr Phil Butler GAICD (ex officio)

Secretary

Sean Dondas MAICD, Policy Adviser

Identifies and advocates for good practice in governance and directorship.

Objectives

To identify and to advocate for good practice in governance and directorship.

Chair 
Mrs Kathleen Conlon FAICD

Committee members

Committee members include directors from a diverse range of companies who have a keen interest in corporate governance and improving board effectiveness.

  • Ms Maree Arnason FAICD
  • Ms Catherine Brenner FAICD
  • Mr Bruce Brook MAICD
  • Ms Melinda Conrad FAICD
  • Dr Richard Dammery FAICD
  • Ms Tonianne Dwyer FAICD 
  • Ms Naomi Edwards FAICD
  • Prof Pamela Hanrahan
  • Prof Jennifer Martin GAICD
  • Ms Nicola Wakefield Evans AM FAICD
  • Mr Andrew Thompson FAICD
  • Mr Peter Warne FAICD
  • Mr Mark Rigotti MAICD (ex officio)
  • Ms Louise Petschler GAICD (ex officio)

State Representatives

  • ACT - Vacant
  • NSW - Prof Jenny Martin GAICD
  • QLD - Ms Tonianne Dwyer FAICD
  • SA/NT - Vacant
  • TAS - Ms Naomi Edwards FAICD
  • VIC - Vacant
  • WA - Ms Maree Arnason FAICD

Secretary

Ms Laura Bacon GAICD, Senior Policy Adviser

Reviews and considers draft legislation, regulations and legal issues affecting directors.

Objectives

To review and consider draft legislation, regulations and legal issues affecting directors.

Chair

Ms Caroline Cox MAICD

Committee members

Committee members include practising directors, partners of professional services firms, consultants and academics who specialise in advising boards on a range of legal issues, together with representatives of our division councils.

  • Dr Robert Austin
  • Mr Tim Bednall GAICD
  • Mr Vijay Cugati
  • Ms Shannon Finch MAICD 
  • Ms Sue Forrester AM FAICD
  • Ms Sonya Furey GAICD
  • Mr Tim Gordon
  • Prof Jason Harris
  • Ms Tricia Hobson GAICD
  • Mr Michael Hodge 
  • Mr Graeme Lynch AM FAICD
  • Mr Kevin McCann AO FAICD
  • Ms Marie McDonald GAICD
  • Ms Karen Pedersen
  • Ms Henrietta Rowe MAICD
  • Mr Timothy Stutt 
  • Dr Rosemary Teele Langford
  • Ms Kate Waterford GAICD
  • Ms Susan Wilson FAICD
  • Ms Louise Petschler GAICD (ex officio)

State Representatives

  • ACT - Ms Kate Waterford GAICD 
  • NSW - Vacant
  • QLD - Vacant
  • SA/NT - Mr Fraser Bell GAICD
  • TAS - Mr Graeme Lynch AM FAICD
  • VIC - Vacant
  • WA - Ms Susan Wilson FAICD

Secretary   

  • Ms Laura Bacon GAICD, Senior Policy Adviser 

Focuses on corporate reporting and related policy issues.

Objectives

The objectives of the committee are to advise the AICD on corporate reporting and related policy issues. Specifically, the Committee is to:

  • Advise on and assist in developing and updating the AICD policy position on corporate reporting and related issues;

  • Widely promote the AICD’s views on corporate reporting and related policy issues to AICD members, society, business, government and regulatory authorities;

  • Consider and advise the AICD on corporate reporting and related policy issues raised by, or relevant to, the AICD’s members; and

  • Develop and maintain relevant strategic relationships with government, industry groups, agencies, and relevant committees.

 

Chair

Ms Jann Skinner FAICD

 

Committee Members

Committee members include practising directors, experts from professional firms and professional associations, chief financial officers and representatives from each of our Division Councils.

  • Mr David Armstrong MAICD
  • Mr Michael Bradburn GAICD
  • Ms Ilea Buffier FAICD
  • Mr Michael Coleman FAICD 
  • Ms Anna Crawford
  • Mr Christopher George MAICD
  • Mr Amir Ghandar GAICD
  • Ms Merilyn Gwan
  • Mr Chris Hall MAICD
  • Mr Rob Hubbard MAICD 
  • Mr Shaun Kendrigan
  • Ms Jennifer Lambert FAICD
  • Ms Robin Low GAICD
  • Ms Denise McComish MAICD
  • Ms Janette O'Neill GAICD 
  • Mr Miles Smith GAICD
  • Mr Ram Subramanian
  • Ms Siobhan Toohill MAICD
  • Ms Louise Petschler GAICD (ex officio)


State Representatives

  • ACT - Ms Ilea Buffier FAICD
  • NSW - Ms Siobhan Toohill MAICD
  • QLD - Mr Rob Hubbard MAICD 
  • SA/NT - Vacant
  • TAS - Mr Miles Smith GAICD
  • VIC - Vacant

Secretary

Ms Anna Gudkov, Senior Policy Adviser

Explores governance and directorship issues relevant to technology and innovation.

Objectives

To advise the AICD on innovation and technology issues as they relate to the AICD’s mission by providing a forum to draw on members’ insights and perspectives on this issue to inform the AICD’s activities.

 

Chair

Mr Kee Wong FAICD

 

Committee Members

Committee members are drawn from within and outside of the AICD membership and comprise executives and directors with relevant experience from both Australia and abroad.

  • Dr Bronte Adams AM GAICD
  • Ms Kathleen Bailey-Lord FAICD
  • Mr Tony Bates PSM MAICD
  • Ms Jan Begg FAICD
  • Mr Randall Brugeaud GAICD
  • Mr Simon Burns
  • Mr Nicholas Davis
  • Dr Charlie Day GAICD
  • Mr Hakan Eriksson Dr h.c. GAICD
  • Mr Chris Hancock
  • Dr Michael Hartmann
  • Mr Robert Hillard
  • Mr Heith Mackay-Cruise FAICD
  • Ms Louise McElvogue FAICD
  • Mr Alex Scandurra GAICD
  • Dr Parmjit Singh
  • Mr Gavin Slater GAICD
  • Mrs Wendy Stops GAICD
  • Prof Jon Whittle MAICD
  • Dr Peter Wilton
  • Dr Katherine Woodthorpe AO FAICD
  • Ms Louise Petschler GAICD (ex officio)

Committee Secretary

  • Ms Anna Gudkov, Senior Policy Adviser

Chair

Dr Michael Schaper FAICD

Committee Members

Dr Marcele De Sanctis GAICD

Ms Rebecca Hall GAICD

Mrs Rosina Hislop FAICD

Ms Louise McElvogue FAICD

Mr David Shortland MAICD

Prof Lan Snell MAICD

Prof Peter Waring GAICD

OUR DIVISION COUNCILS

 

Members of division councils  

We are a federation of 8 State and Territory Divisions. Each Division maintains a local office and is advised and supported by a Division Council.

The role of Division Councils, as documented in the Division Council Charter, is to provide advice to the Board and to support the Board and AICD management in fulfilling the AICD’s purpose set out in its Constitution.

Further details regarding the composition, responsibility and operation of Division Councils are contained in the Division Council Charter, which are in addition to, and supplement the provisions contained in, the Constitution .

The ACT Division of the Australian Institute of Company Directors has an ACT Council to assist in providing guidance and strategic input into the direction of the Division. The Council also approves all membership applications and subsequent upgrades of membership.

Council Members

With effect from 1 October 2023, your ACT Division Councillors are:

  • Anne-Marie Perret GAICD (Division President)
  • Jennifer Bennett FAICD
  • Ilea Buffier FAICD
  • David Carr GAICD
  • Russell Eade GAICD
  • Zoe Piper GAICD
  • Dr Michael Schaper FAICD (Division Director, AICD Board)
  • Kate Waterford GAICD
  • Christine Williams FAICD
  • Vicki Williams GAICD

The NSW Division of the Australian Institute of Company Directors has a NSW Council to assist in providing guidance and strategic input into the direction of the Division. The Council also approves all membership applications and subsequent upgrades of membership.

Council Members

With effect from 15 January 2024, your NSW Division Councillors are:

  • Louise McElvogue FAICD (Division President)
  • Dr Diana Day FAICD
  • Sandra Gamble FAICD
  • Prof Jennifer (Jenny) Martin GAICD
  • Helen Liossis GAICD
  • Samantha (Sam) Martin-Williams FAICD
  • Alex Scandurra MAICD
  • Siobhan Toohill MAICD
  • Paul Vorbach FAICD

The QLD Division of the Australian Institute of Company Directors has a QLD Council to assist in providing guidance and strategic input into the direction of the Division. The Council also approves all membership applications and subsequent upgrades of membership.

Council Members

With effect from 1 January 2024, your QLD Division Councillors are:

  • Luckbir Singh FAICD (Division President)
  • Philip Beresford GAICD
  • Jane Crombie GAICD
  • Anne Cross AM FAICD (Deputy Chair & Division Director, AICD Board)
  • Ian Dover FAICD
  • Tonianne Dwyer FAICD
  • Susan Forrester AM FAICD
  • Teresa Handicott FAICD 
  • Robert Hubbard MAICD
  • Heather Watson MAICD
  • Ms Sue Forrester AM FAICD

The VIC Division of the Australian Institute of Company Directors has a VIC Council to assist in providing guidance and strategic input into the direction of the Division. The Council also approves all membership applications and subsequent upgrades of membership.

Council Members

With effect from 1 April 2024, your VIC Division Councillors are:

  • Kathleen Bailey-Lord FAICD (Division President)
  • Ro Allen FAICD
  • Marie Bismark FAICD
  • Jenny Dawson FAICD
  • Rebecca McGrath FAICD (Division Director, AICD Board)
  • Sonia Petering FAICD
  • Nihal Shah GAICD
  • Dr Samantha Smith GAICD
  • Chris Thomas FAICD
  • Ian Whitehead GAICD

The SA Division of the Australian Institute of Company Directors has a SA Council to assist in providing guidance and strategic input into the direction of the Division. The Council also approves all membership applications and subsequent upgrades of membership.

Council Members

With effect from 29 February 2024, your SA Division Councillors are:

  • Tim Sarah FAICD (Division President & Division Director, AICD Board)
  • Sonya Furey GAICD
  • Alison Kimber FAICD
  • Nicolle Rantanen Reynolds FAICD
  • Stephen Rodda FAICD
  • Ian Stone FAICD
  • Josephus (Sef) Van den Nieuwelaar FAICD

The NT Division of the Australian Institute of Company Directors has an Interim NT Council to assist in providing guidance and strategic input into the direction of the Division. The Council also approves all membership applications and subsequent upgrades of membership.

Council Members

With effect from 30 November 2023, your Interim NT Division Councillors are:

  • Richard Giles FAICD (Acting Division President)
  • Sibylle Brautigam GAICD
  • Lorraine Corowa GAICD
  • Lauren Ganley GAICD
  • Karen Green GAICD
  • Alastair King FAICD
  • Chris Tudor GAICD

The TAS Division of the Australian Institute of Company Directors has a TAS Council to assist in providing guidance and strategic input into the direction of the Division. The Council also approves all membership applications and subsequent upgrades of membership.

Council Members

With effect from 1 October 2023, your TAS Division Councillors are:

  • Graeme Lynch AM FAICD (Division President & Division Director, AICD Board)
  • Donna Bain GAICD
  • James Dryburgh GAICD
  • Andrew Frost GAICD
  • Paul Lupo MAICD
  • Joe Luttrell GAICD
  • Katherine Schaefer GAICD
  • Miles Smith GAICD
  • Dr Katrena Stephenson GAICD
  • Rayne van den Berg GAICD

The WA Division of the Australian Institute of Company Directors has a WA Council to assist in providing guidance and strategic input into the direction of the Division. The Council also approves all membership applications and subsequent upgrades of membership.

Council Members

With effect from 20 March 2024, your WA Division Councillors are:

  • Jane Cutler FAICD (Division President)
  • Terry Agnew FAICD
  • Maree Arnason FAICD (Division Director, AICD Board)
  • Cheryl Chan FAICD
  • Helen Cook FAICD
  • Kelly Hick FAICD
  • Denise McComish MAICD
  • Kirsty Moore GAICD
  • Fiona Payne FAICD
  • Sue Wilson FAICD
OUR REGIONAL FORUMS

 

Regional Forums

The AICD is committed to delivering value and relevance to members in regional locations. To enable this, AICD have established Regional Forums across the country. 

The purpose of Regional Forums is to be the voice of regional member needs, be an AICD Advocate and support a connected member community by providing insights, advice and support to the AICD management on its activities in the Region. Each Regional Forum meet multiple times throughout the year and form part of a critical feedback loop from State Managers through to Division Councils and the AICD Board.

For information on how to participate and engage with Regional Forums, please contact your State Manager.


 

Northern NSW Regional Forum

  • Liz Nicol FAICD (Chair)
  • Patrick Gallagher CSC GAICD
  • Jennifer Leslie MAICD
  • Shaun Mahony MAICD
  • Dr Kirsten Molloy GAICD
  • Andre Pinkowski GAICD
  • Gabriella Sainsbury GAICD
  • Dr Alice Woodhead MAICD


South Eastern NSW Regional Forum

  • Vince Lendrum GAICD (Chair)
  • Maree Baulman MAICD
  • The Honourable David Campbell FAICD
  • David Ferri MAICD
  • Matt Lynch GAICD


Western NSW Regional Forum

  • Andrew Boog FAICD
  • Matthew Irvine FAICD
  • Ron Maxwell GAICD
  • Cheryl Pope GAICD

 

Gippsland VIC Regional Forum

  • Joanne Butterworth-Gray GAICD (Chair)
  • Joshua Chikuse GAICD (Co-chair)
  • Alex Aeschlimann GAICD
  • Michelle Blackburn GAICD
  • John Mitchell MAICD
  • Faith Page GAICD


Grampians VIC Regional Forum

  • Cora Trevarthen GAICD (Chair)
  • Professor Duncan Bentley GAICD
  • Julia Hausler GAICD
  • Avril Hogan MAICD
  • Nancy Panter GAICD
  • David Reeves GAICD
  • Dana Ronan MAICD
  • Robert Tommasini GAICD
  • Damien Varnis GAICD


Hume VIC Regional Forum

  • Dr Rowan O'Hagan FAICD (Chair)
  • Tammy Atkins FAICD
  • Greg Bourke GAICD
  • Leanne Mulcahy GAICD
  • Linda Nieuwenhuizen GAICD
  • Nigel Stone MAICD
  • Helen Tobin-King MAICD
  • Allison Winters GAICD


Loddon Mallee VIC Regional Forum

  • Vicki Pearce MAICD (Chair)
  • Steven Abbott GAICD
  • Abhishek Awasthi GAICD
  • Jan Boynton FAICD
  • Joe Ciancio GAICD
  • Matthew Driscoll GAICD
  • Kate Mannix MAICD
  • Carolyn Stanford MAICD
  • Annette Toohey GAICD


Barwon South West VIC Regional Forum

  • Allison Batten GAICD (Chair)
  • Lisa Dwyer GAICD (Co-chair)
  • Scott Brown GAICD
  • Mark Edmonds FAICD
  • Alex Gillan FAICD
  • Dan Simmonds MAICD
  • Roger Wilkinson MAICD
  • Maree Herath GAICD

Central QLD Regional Forum

  • Marni McGrath GAICD (Chair)
  • Katrina Dent GAICD
  • John Fordyce FAICD
  • Steve Nicholls GAICD
  • Brendan Ryan GAICD
  • Adrienne Ward MAICD
  • Melissa Westcott MAICD
  • Andrew Wheaton GAICD


Darling Downs QLD Regional Forum

  • Amanda Tolson GAICD (Chair)
  • John Minz FAICD


Far North QLD Regional Forum

  • Professor Paul Gadek FAICD (Chair)
  • Pete Faulkner GAICD
  • Rob Giason MAICD
  • John Hayward GAICD
  • Stephen Olle GAICD
  • Dave Williams GAICD


Gold Coast QLD Regional Forum

  • Liam Crawley FAICD (Chair)
  • Professor Keitha Dunstan GAICD
  • Jeff Frazer MAICD
  • Chris Hogan MAICD
  • Christine Lohman FAICD


North QLD Regional Forum

  • Associate Professor Kevin Arlett FAICD (Chair)
  • Miranda Mears GAICD
  • Jane Nant GAICD
  • Karen Read GAICD


Sunshine Coast QLD Regional Forum

  • Wayne Jenvey GAICD (Chair)
  • Debbie Blumel GAICD
  • Geoffrey De Lacy FAICD
  • Professor Birgit Lohmann GAICD
  • Amanda Yeates MAICD

 

  • Trevor Hunt FAICD (Chair)
  • Duncan Anderson GAICD
  • Anne Banks-McAllister FAICD
  • Andrew Brien GAICD
  • Becci Davidson GAICD
  • Nils Hay GAICD
  • Kelly Hick FAICD
  • Terry Hill AM FAICD
  • Tim Wither GAICD

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