Executive profiles

Meet the executive team of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

MANAGING DIRECTOR AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Angus Armour FAICD

BEcon (Hons), MBA

Angus joined the AICD as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer in 2017. His previous roles included Principal Advisor on innovation and research at the Business Council of Australia from 2015 to 2017; Deputy Secretary in the NSW Government from 2013 to 2015 responsible for trade, innovation and industry and the arts; and CEO at Export Finance & Insurance Corporation from 2003 to 2013.

Angus served in the past as President of the Berne Union, an association of over 50 public and private sector companies from 40 countries supporting $1.5 trillion of global trade and investment annually, and as Chair of the Berne Union’s Risk and Compliance Committee, and the Asia Regional Cooperation Council. He has also served as Chair of the Asian Eximbank Association, and on the boards of the Committee for the Economic Development of Australia, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Innovation Fund of the UAE, and the Historic Houses Trust of NSW.

In addition to the AICD Board, Angus serves on the board of the European Australian Business Council.

Angus Armour

ACTING GENERAL MANAGER EDUCATION 

Nicole Meehan GAICD

BA (Hons)

Nicole joined AICD in early 2020 with over twenty-five years of experience in the design, development and delivery of high-quality and engaging educational programs and digital products.

As a senior leader, Nicole has led global teams across a wide range of education sectors and commercial markets at local, regional and international levels. A key aspect of Nicole’s professional focus is the intersection of people, technology and innovation to improve educator and learner outcomes. 

Nicole Meehan

GENERAL MANAGER GOVERNANCE AND POLICY LEADERSHIP

Louise Petschler GAICD

BA(Hons)

Louise joined the AICD in July 2015 with responsibility for the AICD’s Advocacy functions, including public policy and government relations, media, economic insights, NFP sector focus and board diversity. Louise was previously the CEO of the Customer Owned Banking Association, the peak body for Australia’s mutual banking sector. She has also held senior roles in consumer advocacy, government and financial services, and board positions in financial services and the community sector. Louise is currently a director of HADIA, a charity providing mobile library and prosthetic limb services in Afghanistan.

Louise Petschler

ACTING GENERAL MANAGER MEMBERS AND CLIENTS

Kathryn Marshall GAICD

MBA

Kathryn joined the AICD in 2014, and is responsible for the Member, Directors and Clients products and services portfolio.

Kathryn has over twenty years’ experience as a senior executive and national manager within the education, retail, and wholesale sectors.

Industry experience covering education, pharmaceutical, fashion and cosmetics with a focus on generating results through leadership, transformational change management and process improvement.

Kathryn has a Master’s in Business Administration and has served on the board of not-for-profit organisation dLux Media Arts.

Kathryn Marshall

GENERAL MANAGER MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

Ben Ryan MAICD

BComm (Acc)

Ben joined AICD in 2011 and has responsibility for marketing and member communications, including our flagship Company Director magazine. Ben has more than a decade of experience in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors where he has lead digital and communication strategies for education and membership organisations in Australia and the United Kingdom.

Ben Ryan

CHIEF DIGITAL AND INFORMATION OFFICER

Vince Di Chiara

BComm (Acc)

Vince joined the AICD in May 2020 with over 20 years’ experience across the technology and financial services landscapes, including with media and software companies. He brings a growth mindset and a focus on technology’s capacity to help an organisation achieve its purpose.

Most recently he was CIO and Executive Director, Business Technology Services at the Revenue NSW (NSW Department of Customer Service). Prior to that, he held various roles at CBA, including General Manager & CIO of Global Markets.

In these roles, Vince’s commitment to the development and execution of technology and digital strategy has underpinned business transformations, along with the introduction of Agile and Lean practices.

Vince Di Chiara

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND COMPANY SECRETARY

Helen Wild FAICD

BCom, GradDipACG, FCPA, FGIA, CIA

Helen has over 25 years’ strategic commercial experience encompassing private, government and not-for-profit organisations, holding senior management and executive positions across industries including education, insurance, aviation, manufacturing, rail, construction and local government. The breadth of Helen's experience includes financial management, corporate governance, risk management, legal compliance, human resources, information technology and media relations.

Helen's qualifications include a Bachelor of Commerce and Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance. Helen is currently a non-executive director for The Y NSW.

Helen Wild

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