Ms Maile Carnegie (Chair)
Maile Carnegie is the Group Executive Digital Banking at ANZ and the former Managing Director of Google (Australia and New Zealand). Carnegie was previously Managing Director for Proctor & Gamble Australia, having joined the company in 1992 after completing a BBus Marketing from UTS. The dual Australian and US citizen has spent half of her career working in Australia, and half overseas, including in Cincinnati and Singapore.
In March 2016, Carnegie was appointed as a board member of Science and Innovation Australia, advising on placing science and innovation at the centre of government policy making. Carnegie retains a close association with UTS and has joined the Vice-Chancellor's Advisory Board as Chair.
Mr Luca Belgiorno-Nettis AM
Luca is the Founder and Director of the newDemocracy Foundation, as well as a former joint Managing Director of Transfield Holdings. Luca has held senior management positions within Transfield Pty Ltd, including Associate Managing Director from 1999 to 2007, Regional Director Asia from 1992 to 1999 and Development Director at Sabemo from 1988 to 1989. He has a special interest in urban infrastructure and the politics related thereto.
He is a non-executive director of Perisher Blue Pty Limited and a former non-executive director of Transfield Services Limited. Luca chaired the Biennale of Sydney from 2000 to 2014. He is also the former Chairman of the Art Committees at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), a Director of the Transfield Foundation and a member of the Australian International Cultural Committee.
Luca was made a member of the Order of Australia in 2009 for service to the arts and to the community through a range of philanthropic endeavours and executive roles.
In 2007, Luca was awarded the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence at UTS for his contribution to Sydney’s culture. In 2004, he founded The newDemocracy Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation focused on political reform.
Luca holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of New South Wales, a Graduate Diploma in Urban Estate Management from the University of Technology, Sydney and a Honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of Western Sydney.
Ms Joanne Crewes
Joanne has 27 years experience successfully running Global, Asian and Australian multi-billion dollar business operations at the international marketing/consumer goods powerhouse, Procter & Gamble. For the past 20 years, Joanne has worked in Japan, Singapore, Thailand and Switzerland.
In her most recent role, Joanne was President of the $4Bn Global Prestige business unit leading a large portfolio of skin, fragrance and cosmetics brands. In addition, Joanne was a member of the Global Procter & Gamble Executive Leadership Council determining the Vision, Strategies & Policies for the Company.
Joanne’s previous roles at Procter & Gamble include; restructuring and driving significant profit growth in her capacity as Vice President of ASEAN/Emerging Markets, doubling sales and profit of Female Beauty in Asia as Vice President of the Female Beauty Division and, successfully leading the integration of acquisitions and mergers on her business.
With her recent return to Australia, Joanne is on the Board of Advance Australia and the Vice Chancellor’s Industry Advisory Board – University of Technology, Sydney. Prior to this Joanne was an Advisory Board Member for Gucci Chime for Change promoting health, education and justice for women and lead the SK-II Children’s Safe Drinking Water program.
Joanne is passionate about developing talent and is a coach/mentor to Managing Directors and senior executives. Joanne graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney with a Bachelor of Business degree.
Ms Elaine Henry OAM
Elaine Henry has concentrated on her non-executive portfolio since stepping down from the position of CEO of The Smith Family in 2011. Prior to that appointment she was Executive Director of the Cancer Council (NSW), these two executive roles spanning a period of more than 25 years. Currently, Elaine chairs the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) and chairs the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF); she was a founding member of both organisations as well as Social Ventures Australia, the Australian Social Innovation Exchange and inaugural chair of NonProfit Australia.
She has served on a wealth of committees and boards during her career at the state, national and international levels across all sectors. Today she is a member of the Australian Government’s Financial Literacy Board and a Director of Financial Literacy Australia; is a Governor of the Committee for the Economic Development of Australia (CEDA); a Member of the Early Start Advisory Committee of the University of Wollongong; a Member of the Advisory Boards of the Global Foundation, the Australian School of Business (UNSW) and the Centre for Social Impact (UNSW) among others.
Elaine was awarded a BSc (Hons1) from Oxford Brookes University in the UK before returning to Australia. In 1994 she was awarded a Medal in the Order of Australia for her work in cancer control and was also recognised with an honorary Doctorate of Letters from UNSW in 2006. Her leadership skills have been recognised by many awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award from Research Australia in 2008.
She is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Chief Executive Women.
Mr John Lydon
John Lydon is Managing Partner of McKinsey & Company for Australia and New Zealand. He has been with McKinsey since 1996 and has also worked in Europe, North America, Asia and Africa.
Primarily, John is a client counsellor, working with Australia and New Zealand’s leading companies and institutions across strategic, operational and organisational issues, and in the evaluation of investment opportunities and value enhancement.
In 2009, John launched McKinsey Implementation – a team of experienced line leaders who work on site with clients to drive implementation and coach client managers, generating rapid results and building lasting capabilities. This capability has since expanded from Australia to 20 worldwide locations. In addition to his client service and role leading McKinsey in Australia and New Zealand, John is also co-chair of the global committee that evaluates McKinsey partners.
Earlier in his career, John led several large scale operational improvement programs across multiple industries including banking, telecom, industrial and resources. Prior to joining McKinsey, John was a Resident Vice President at Citibank in the UK.
Ms Pip Marlow
Pip Marlow was appointed Chief Executive Officer Strategic Innovation at Suncorp in December 2016. She is responsible for Suncorp’s strategic role in market disruption, and identifying, establishing and cultivating new external marketplace partners to meet the needs of customers.
Pip is a highly-recognised leader in her field. She brings a wealth of international experience and has a strong track record of delivery, most recently through her 6 year tenure as Managing Director of Microsoft Australia. Pip has more than 20 years’ experience in the IT industry. One of her first roles was at Samsung Information Systems, where she was responsible for building the company’s Semi-Conductor distribution business. Before joining Microsoft in 1995, she was part of the founding team at Agate Technology, which became one of Australia’s largest storage distributors.
Pip is a non-executive Director of the Australian Rugby Union (ARU), sits on the Vice-Chancellor's Advisory Board at UTS and is a member of Chief Executive Women (CEW), an organisation committed to supporting and growing women in executive positions.
Pip enjoys working in a vibrant, collaborative environment, and is an advocate for flexible workplaces that empower people through trust and accountability. Born, raised and educated in Palmerston North, New Zealand, Pip lives in Sydney with her Scottish husband and two daughters, Sophie and Lucy.
Ms Kim McKay AO
Kim McKay AO, was appointed Director & CEO of the Australian Museum in April 2014, the first woman to hold the role in the history of Australia’s first museum. Immediately prior to this she served for two years as a Trustee of the Australian Museum. Kim’s international career in social innovation, marketing, communications and management spans over 30 years. She is an environmentalist, the co-author of five books and has created and developed many large international projects and citizen science initiatives.
Kim previously ran her own social and sustainability consulting business, Momentum2 in Sydney working for clients including Qantas, CEFC, WWF and Harpo Productions. In the early 2000’s she was senior vice-president Global Marketing and Communications at National Geographic Channels International (USA) and also worked as a consultant to the National Geographic Society in Washington DC where she co-created the Genographic Project, the world’s largest population genetics study. To date, almost one million people have participated in the Genographic Project. Prior to that she co-founded and was deputy chair of Clean Up Australia and Clean Up the World (1989-2009).
Kim was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2008 for distinguished service to the environment and the community. In 2013 she received Australian Geographic’s Lifetime Achievement in Conservation award and was named one of the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence. In 2011, Kim was included in the book “The Power of 100…One hundred women who have shaped Australia”, marking the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. In 2010 she received the UTS Chancellor’s Award for Excellence and was named a Luminary at the University of Technology, Sydney. She graduated from UTS with a BA (Communications) in 1980.
She currently serves on the boards of Sydney Institute of Marine Science Foundation; Fair Trade Australia & NZ; Macquarie Graduate School of Management Advisory Board; UTS Business Advisory Board; UNSW Science Advisory Panel and the Australian Museum Foundation.
Pandora Shelley is CEO of Fishburners, Australia’s most established startup community. A passionate champion of high-growth, tech startups, Pandora was Fishburners’ first employee when the space opened in 2011, and held the roles of Community Manager, Marketing Manager and Chief Operations Officer, before becoming CEO in 2018.
Fishburners hosts Australia's largest startup community – with 383 startups and 728 entrepreneurs across the Sydney, Brisbane and Shanghai hubs. One of Australia’s first startup spaces, more than 1,550 startup entities have been part of the non-profit operations since it opened, including high-profile alumni such as Koala, GoCatch, graphic design marketplace DesignCrowd, Code Camp, Tinybeans, Madpaws, Jayride and Hyper Anna.
Pandora is a member of the NSW State Government Sydney Technology and Innovation Precinct Taskforce.
Craig Ritchie is an Aboriginal man of the Dhunghutti and Biripi nations and is the Chief Executive Officer at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS). Craig joined AIATSIS as Deputy CEO in April 2016, and formally appointed CEO in May 2017. Craig has worked in other senior roles within the APS, most recently in the Department of Education and Training 2011-2016, as well as in the ACT Government. Craig has experience in the community sector, including as CEO of the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) - the peak advocacy body for Aboriginal community controlled health services.
Craig is one of growing cohort of senior Indigenous public servants who provide significant leadership in the broader whole-of-government Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs, particularly as a member of the APS Indigenous SES Network. Craig studied at the University of Newcastle and has a post-graduate qualification in management and is currently completing his PhD in Public Policy.
As one of Australia’s most prominent entrepreneurs, Naomi Simson is known as the founder of online experience retailer RedBalloon and the co-founder of the Big Red Group, which houses a number of brands with the purpose to shift the way people experience life. Naomi is a passionate supporter of Australian businesses, a prolific blogger and business commentator, best-selling author and much sought-after keynote speaker
A true business influencer and leader with more than 2.6 million LinkedIn followers, Naomi is Australia’s most followed person on the business networking platform. She has authored two best-selling books Live What You Love, and Ready to Soar, and is an engaging and passionate speaker. Naomi is relatable across a broad variety of audiences and topics, often drawing on her own personal experiences to provide thoughtful and honest insight into topics, including Influence, purpose, leadership, entrepreneurship, personal motivation, customer obsession and digital marketing transformation.
Before founding RedBalloon, Naomi worked for big businesses including IBM, Apple, KPMG and Ansett Airlines – all of which influenced her passionate views on workplaces.
Naomi has received a number of high profile awards including the National Telstra Business Women Awards for Innovation (2008), Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Industry category winner (2011) and the Lifetime Achievement Silver Stevie Award (2013). In early February 2017, Naomi commenced her role as a member of the University of Melbourne's Faculty's Business and Economics Board.
Mr Guy Templeton
Guy was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer, Asia, Australia-Pacific and Southern Africa operating company of WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff in January 2012.
WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff is a global consulting, engineering and program/construction management organisation. Guy overseas approximately 5,000 employees who work on hundreds of transportation, power, mining, water/wastewater and community development projects.
He has consulted to organisations in over 20 countries on performance improvement, strategy, marketing, international expansion, regulation and technology.
Prior to consulting, Guy held a variety of management, marketing and engineering roles in the transport, telecommunications and electricity industries.
Mr Steven Worrall
As Managing Director, Steven Worrall is responsible for Microsoft’s overall business in Australia. He ensures the company meets the needs of its customers and the more than 11,000 partners and independent software vendors that sell or build on the Microsoft platform.
Steven joined Microsoft in March 2014 as Director, Enterprise and Partner Group, responsible for driving business growth and building strong customer and partner relationships in the Australian Commercial and Public Sector markets. In this role, Steven worked with organisations to drive innovation and business improvement through the application of technology in many areas, including productivity solutions, mobility and cloud services.
Previously Steven worked for IBM for 22 years and held a number of marketing, sales and general management roles in the services, software and financing segments of the organisation. Most recently, he led IBM’s software business in Asia Pacific region where he built organisational capability in diverse markets across the region and drove the business towards more cloud delivered services.
Steven holds an Honours degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and lives in Sydney with his wife and three children.