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.
David Anderson was appointed as the ABC’s Managing Director in May 2019 for a five year term.
Prior to his appointment, David served as Director Entertainment & Specialist from February 2018, expanding his previous role as Director Television to be responsible for all ABC radio music networks (triple j, Double j, Classic FM, Country and Jazz) podcasts and specialist radio content (Radio National) as well as broadcast television networks (ABCTV, ABC Kids, ABC Comedy, ABC ME). This also includes all on-demand products and services (iview, ABC Listen, ABC Kids Listen, ABC Kids), and the relevant network web and apps.
David has enjoyed a successful career in the broadcast television and media industry for nearly 30 years, with a long history as television executive and a strong track record in television production and commissioning successful programs across all genres.
Prior to his tenure as Director Television, David was the Director of the ABC’s Digital Network and Strategy & Planning divisions. in his capacity as Director of Strategy & Planning, David worked to refocus expenditure in the organisation towards audience-focused content, products and services; and as Director of Digital Network, David was afforded the opportunity to lead the organisation’s digital transformation by looking at ways to engage new audiences online and creating a personalised and connected online network.
David also maintains positions on both Screenrights and Freeview Boards.
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 Borislav (Bob) Kotic
Bob Kotic is a senior executive leader with experience as CEO, COO and CFO across numerous sectors, including financial services, higher education and manufacturing.
Bob has been an executive member of several leading Australian organisations at critical moments in their respective strategic transformations. His CEO experience was with Lumley Life Ltd and AMPAC Ltd, a challenging joint venture between AMP and Westpac initiated post the 1987 equity market crash.
Most recently Bob served as CEO of Community Alliance Credit Union, now the Illawarra Credit Union.
Bob has diverse experience as a CFO in three industries, highlighted by serving as CFO of ING Australia Group Ltd and Group Financial Controller of AMP in the lead up to AMP’s demutualisation.
He then transitioned to higher education as CFO of the University of Sydney. He was the first non-academic to become part of the Senior Leadership Group of the University and was subsequently promoted to Deputy Vice-Chancellor and COO.
Bob also served as Vice President, Administration at the National University of Singapore.
Bob’s community engagements include directorships at KU Children Services and The Salvation Army’s Illawarra Advisory Board, as well as serving as Interim CEO of NSW’s Livestock Health and Pest Authority (LHPA). Bob was recently Interim Director of Operations at the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP).
Bob is a UTS alumnus, graduating with a Bachelor of Business Studies Degree (Accounting). He also has a Master of Economics Degree (Finance) from Macquarie University.
Ms Sarah Liu
Sarah Liu, founder of The Dream Collective, is an international thought leader, speaker, trainer and facilitator on next generation leadership, diversity and inclusion, and the future of work.
Having represented Australia in the G20 YEA since 2017, Sarah also served as an APAC advisor to the Japanese Prime Minister’s Cabinet and sits on the judging panel for Forbes Awards. Sarah is invited to train leaders around the world across private and public sectors on leadership transformation and is an appointed regional partner for Google, lead trainer for National Women in Construction, Engineering, Media and Technology across AUNZ.
Whilst she manages a diverse portfolio of career and businesses, there is only one common thread across them all and that is to see more women in leadership and to transform the way we work.
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 is Chief Executive Officer, Salesforce Australia and New Zealand. In this role, Pip is responsible for ensuring Salesforce delivers on its values of trust, customer success, innovation and equality for both our customers and our community across Australia and New Zealand.
Prior to Salesforce, Pip was Chief Executive Officer Customer Marketplace at Suncorp, where she was responsible for driving customer focus into all aspects of Suncorp’s business including strategy, customer care, partnerships and innovative solutions that add value for customers. Prior to joining Suncorp in 2016, Pip was at Microsoft for 21 years where she held a number of roles for them in Australia and the USA. This culminated in her role as the Managing Director of Microsoft Australia for 6 years.
Pip is also a non-executive director of the Rugby Australia (ARU), sits on the Vice-Chancellor's Advisory Board at UTS, is a member of Chief Executive Women (CEW), and is an Executive Ally for Pride Diversity. She is a passionate advocate for flexible and diverse workplaces that empower people. Born and raised in New Zealand, Pip lives in Sydney with her Scottish husband and her two American born 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.
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.