We are honoured to have the leadership of some of Australia’s finest talent from health, corporate, media and non-profit arenas.
Our board members are:
Duncan Makeig, Chair (appointed October 2007)
Duncan Makeig is Chief Executive Officer of China Road Pty Limited and Chairman of Heineken Lion Australia. Mr Makeig was previously Managing Director of Lion Pty Limited’s Asia Dairy business, General Counsel of Kirin’s International Advisory Board, Lion’s Group General Counsel and Sustainability Director, General Counsel for Pepsi Co Australasia / Africa and Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Tricon Restaurants International based in Dallas, Texas with responsibility for all of Tricon’s legal and governance obligations across its operations in 160 countries.
Simon Hickey, Deputy Chair (appointed October 2009)
Simon Hickey is Group CEO and Managing Director of Campus Living Villages (CLV), the largest global provider of accommodation for tertiary students. CLV develops, builds, owns and operates student accommodation facilities on and off campus in Australia, New Zealand, the USA and the United Kingdom. Prior to joining CLV Mr Hickey was CEO of Qantas International and Freight, responsible for turning around the international business. Mr Hickey joined Qantas in September 2004 as Group General Manager Strategy and Fleet and between 2007 and 2012 he was appointed CEO of Qantas Frequent Flyer, responsible for establishing the Loyalty business. Mr Hickey began his career with Arthur Andersen as a business consultant working in Sydney, Melbourne and London. Between 2001 and 2004 he was CFO for Bovis Lend Lease Americas. Prior to this, he held various roles with Lend Lease including Bovis Lend Lease CFO Asia Pacific.
Gina Cass-Gottlieb (appointed August 2012)
Gina Cass-Gottlieb is a senior partner in Gilbert + Tobin’s Competition and Regulation practice. She specialises in competition law and economic regulation advice working with corporate clients, industry associations and government agencies. She is a Board member of the Payment Systems Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia and a member of the Advisory Board Graduate Program in Competition Law, Melbourne Law School.
Dr. Michael Brydon OAM (appointed August 2015) Dr Michael Brydon is Chief Executive of the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network and has worked at Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick for 32 years after completing his undergraduate Medical Degree at UNSW and his Fellowship of Paediatrics in the Randwick program. His other postgraduate qualifications include a Masters of Paediatrics and a Masters of Health Administration from UNSW. Over the past two decades, Michael has advocated for children, highlighting the differences in their needs and the importance of quality care in all that is delivered to these families.
Ron Malek (appointed August 2012)
Ron Malek has extensive investment banking experience having advised local and international companies on mergers, acquisitions and capital markets strategy for over 25 years. Ron is a Co-Founder and Executive Co-Chairman of Luminis partners, a leading independent corporate advisory firm. Ron was previously a Co-Founder of the firm Caliburn in 1999, which merged in 2010 with New York Stock Exchange listed Greenhill and was previously Co-Chief Executive of Caliburn and Greenhill Caliburn. Ron is also a director of the National Institute of Dramatic Art, a member of the Australian Takeovers Panel, a member of the UNSW Council’s Investment Committee.
Dr. Matthew O’Meara (appointed October 2010)
Dr. Matthew O’Meara is a paediatric emergency physician and the Director of Emergency at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. He trained in paediatrics at the Hospital and has been a staff specialist in Emergency for 20 years. Through roles in the Hospital, in NSW and nationally, he has been an advocate for improving the emergency care of children.
Barbara Ward AM (appointed November 2012)
Barbara Ward is a non-executive director of Qantas Airways Limited, Caltex Australia Limited and various Brookfield Multiplex Group Companies. She is an experienced company director, having served on the boards of a number of public companies including the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Lion Nathan Limited, Multiplex Limited, Allco Finance Group Limited and Data Advantage limited. She has also been a director of a range of public sector entities including as Chairman of Country Energy.
James Brindley (appointed May 2016)
James Brindley joined Lion in 1994, spending eight years with Lion in China from 1997 and returning to Australia in 2005. James was appointed Managing Director of Lion Australia in 2009. He is a Director of Drinkwise Australia, former Chair of Brewers Association of Australia and New Zealand and a member of Alcohol Beverages Australia.
Glenn Barnes (appointed May 2016)
Glenn Barnes has more than twenty years of governance experience in banking & financial services, business information and consumer goods. His experience spans packaged goods, banking and financial services sectors, as an executive, business leader and director in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, United States of America, Republic of Ireland, Japan and China. Mr Barnes has broad experience in other governance roles as: non-executive director, chairman, committee member and committee chairman. He has served on and chaired audit, finance and risk; leadership, nomination and remuneration; strategy and investment committees.
Peter Wiggs (appointed May 2016)
Peter Wiggs was a founding Partner of Archer at its establishment in 1997. He is Chairman of their Investment Committee and oversees the fundraising program. He is also Chairman of Aerocare, V8 Supercars and Brownes Diary, a Director of Allity Aged Care. Prior to Archer, Peter was a member of the private equity team at Rothschild Australia. Peter's achievements in private equity were recognised at the Asian Private Equity and Venture Capital Awards when he was selected as Private Equity professional of the Year. Before Rothschild he spent 5 years at Booz Allen specialising in strategic and operational assignments for Australian and New Zealand companies in the healthcare, banking, insurance and FMCG industries. Peter holds a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from the University of Sydney.