Australia

The 30% Club Australia launched in May 2015 with the primary objective of campaigning for 30% women on ASX 200 boards by the end 2018. Patricia Cross is the Country Lead and is working closely with the Steering Committee, our Ambassador Chairs and a number of Working Groups and valued supporters from around the country in promoting the benefits of diversity at all levels of business. Please click here to download a copy of the Australian 30% Club Information Booklet. 

@30pctAustralia


Members


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    Michael Chaney AO

    Woodside Petroleum Limited & Wesfarmers Ltd & Past Chair of National Australia Bank Limited

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    David Kirk

    Kathmandu Holdings Limited & Trade Me Group Limited

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    John Mulcahy

    Mirvac Limited

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    Raphael Geminder

    Pact Group Holdings (Australia) Pty Limited

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    Jerry Maycock

    AGL Energy Limited & Arrium Limited

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    Trevor Gerber

    Sydney Airport Holdings Limited

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    Paul Brasher

    Incitec Pivot Limited

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    John Prescott AC

    Past Chair of Aurizon Holdings Limited

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    Craig Farrow

    Past Chair of M2 Group Limited

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    Neil Chatfield

    SEEK Limited & Costa Group Holdings Limited

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    Neil Hamilton

    Past Chair of OZ Minerals Limited

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    Dr Helen Nugent AO

    Past Chair of Veda Group Limited

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    Dr Ziggy Switkowski AO

    Suncorp Group Limited

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    Brian Schwartz AM

    Scentre Group & Past Chair of Insurance Australia Group Limited

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    David Gonski AC

    ANZ Banking Group Ltd & Past Chair of Coca-Cola Amatil Limited

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    David Turner

    Past Chair of Commonwealth Bank of Australia

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    Kevin McCann AM

    Past Chair of Macquarie Group Limited

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    Gordon Cairns

    Origin Energy Ltd & Woolworths Limited

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    Graeme Liebelt

    Amcor Limited

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    Jacques Nasser AO

    BHP Billiton Limited

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    John Shine

    CSL Limited

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    Lindsay Maxsted

    Westpac Banking Corporation & Transurban Limited

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    Peter Hay

    Newcrest Mining Ltd & Vicinity Centres RE Limited

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    Leigh Clifford AO

    QANTAS Airways Limited

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    Rick Lee AM

    Oil Search Limited

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    Simon McKeon AO

    Past Chair of AMP Limited

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    Catherine Livingstone AO

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia & Past Chair of Telstra Corporation Limited

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    Diane Smith-Gander

    Past Chair of Broadspectrum Limited

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    Margaret Jackson AC

    Past Chair of Spotless Group Holdings Limited

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    Paula Dwyer

    Healthscope Ltd & Tabcorp Holdings Limited

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    David Crawford AO

    Lend Lease Group & South32 Limited

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    Graham Kraehe AO

    Past Chair of Bluescope Steel Limited

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    Dr Bob Every AO

    Past Chair of Boral Ltd & Wesfarmers Limited

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    Philip Clark AM

    SCA Property Group Ltd

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    Douglas Halley

    Past Chair of Duet Group

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    Kate Spargo

    UGL Limited

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    Leslie Hosking

    Adelaide Brighton Limited

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    Andrew Forrest

    Fortescue Metals Group Limited

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    Harvey Collins

    Past Chair of Navitas Limited

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    David Blight

    Chair of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee Japara Healthcare Limited

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    Geoffrey Brunsdon

    Sims Metal Management Limited

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    Peter Scott

    Past Chair of Perpetual Limited

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    Rick Holliday-Smith

    ASX Limited

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    John O'Neill AO

    The Star Entertainment Group Limited

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    Jim McKerlie

    Drillsearch Energy Limited

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    Jeremy Sutcliffe

    CSR Limited

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    Richard Fisher AM

    InvoCare Limited

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    Jack Cowin

    Domino's Pizza Enterprises Limited

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    Robert Wright

    Super Retail Group Limited

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    Dr Roger Sexton AM

    Past Chair of IOOF Holdings Limited

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    Richard Sheppard

    DEXUS Property Group

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    Stephen Johns

    Brambles Limited

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    Allan McCallum

    Tassal Group Limited

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    Greg Martin

    Iluka Resources Limited

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    Graham Bradley AM

    GrainCorp Limited & Past Chair of Stockland Corporation Ltd

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    Robert Johanson

    Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited

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    David Haslingden

    Past Chair of Nine Entertainment Co. Holdings Limited

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    Christopher Roberts

    Orora Limited

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    Robert Mactier

    STW Communications Group Limited

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    Bruce Brook

    Programmed Maintenance Services Limited

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    Mark Johnson

    G8 Education

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    Peter Robinson

    Australian Pharmaceuticals Industries (api) Limited

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    Peter Bush

    Mantra Group Limited, Pacific Brands Limited & Southern Cross Media Group Limited

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    Dr Kenneth Henry AC

    National Australia Bank Limited

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    Geoff Tomlinson

    Growthpoint Properties Australia Limited

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    Sir Ralph Norris

    Fletcher Building Limited

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    David Clarke

    Charter Hall Group

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    Sam Weiss

    Altium Limited

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    Louis Carroll

    Cover-More Group Limited

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    David Gordon

    Ten Network Holdings Limited

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    Stuart James

    Greencross Limited

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    Simon Jones

    Computershare Limited

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    Peter Warne

    Macquarie Group Ltd & Past Chair of OzForex Ltd

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    Donald Taylor

    Past Chair of GrainCorp Limited

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    Catherine Brenner

    AMP Limited

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    Justin Milne

    MYOB Group Limited

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    Greig Gailey

    Caltex Australia Limited

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    Derek La Ferla

    Sandfire Resources NL

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    Rob Ferguson

    The GPT Group

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    Ian MacDonald

    Genworth Mortgage Insurance Australia Limited

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    Dr Doug McTaggart

    Spark Infrastructure Trust

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    Glenn Davis

    Beach Energy Limited

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    Glenn Barnes

    Ansell Limited

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    Rebecca McGrath

    Oz Minerals Limited

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    Tracey Horton AO

    Navitas Limited

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    Ilana Atlas

    Coca-Cola Amatil Limited

Steering Committee

The 30% Club is run by a Steering Committee that is made up of senior men and women who volunteer their time and skills.

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    Patricia Cross

    Chair 30% Club Australia

    Macquarie Group Limited

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    Jillian Segal AM

    The Observerships Program

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    Elizabeth Proust

    Australian Institute of Company Directors

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    Margaret Jackson

    Spotless

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    Cathy Walter AM

    Australian Foundation Investment Company Limited

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    Nicola Wakefield Evans

    Lend Lease

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    Jane Harvey

    DUET Finance Ltd

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    Susan Oliver

    Simonds Homes Ltd

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    Carmel Mortell

    KPMG

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    Elizabeth Shaw

    President, UN Women Australia National Committee

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    Meredith Hellicar

    Merryck & Co

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    Katie Lahey

    Korn Ferry

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    Rhian Richardson

    Executive 30% Club Australia

    AICD

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    Susan Roberts

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    Jill Storey

    ReadyFundGo

Working groups

  • Executive Search

    Main aims

    The executive search group is focused on how executive search consultants (ESCs) can promote emerging and current female directors and develop the systems, practices and processes that enable women to be appointed to boards. Individual members ensure diverse candidates are included on the long and shortlists provided to the chairs of the board and remuneration and nominations committees. The group is also committed to working with chairs and boards on succession planning and developing their network of female board aspirants. 

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    Group leader

    Katie Lahey

  • Investors

    Main aims

    The purpose of the Investors Group is to help coordinate the investment community’s approach to gender diversity. In particular, to explain the investment case for more diverse boards; to encourage all investors to engage on the issue of board diversity with chairs and management teams and to consider diversity when voting on the Report & Accounts and the appointment and re-election of board members.

    Whilst we are strongly supportive of voluntary targets over quotas, we believe that it is important that investors actively oversee companies’ actions. We encourage investors to engage directly with companies in the first instance. However, we believe that, over time, this should extend to AGM voting in the event of inadequate board leadership. 

    We are calling for the investment community to follow the principles of the statement of intent and to use to investor toolkit in their conversations with Boards and CEOs.

    1. Statement of Intent for Investors: which outlines the beliefs and objectives that the members of the 30% Club Investors Working Group have agreed to. We invite other fund managers and asset owners to pledge support to the principles in this Statement;

    2. Investor toolkit for engaging board on diversity: this toolkit has been provided to help investors, and those representing them, more effectively engage with boards of directors on this important issue.

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    susan.roberts1970@icloud.com

    Group leader

    Susan Roberts

  • Education

    Main aims

    The aim of the education working group is to influence and support ASX 200 chairs and non-executive directors through:

    • the provision of resources that present the business case for board diversity, 
    • highlighting board practices that promote and misguided thinking that acts as a barrier to increasing the number of women on boards, and 
    • recommending ways of improving the rate of appointment of female directors. 

    Please read our latest publication: Leading by Example: Insights on board diversity from ASX 200 chairs that have 30 per cent women on their boards.

    Please read our 2016 publication: Barriers to Progression: The reasons Chairs and Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) use as to why they can't or won't appoint female directors to their boards

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    meredith.hellicar@merryck.com

    Group leader

    Meredith Hellicar

  • Chair's Liaison

    Main aims

    Members of the Chair’s liaison group actively engage with ASX 200 chairs to increase the number of women on their boards. They seek to positively influence the chairs by promoting the benefits of board diversity and the actions and ownership chairs’ need to take to ensure the successful appointment of female directors. 

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    Group leader

    Margaret Jackson

  • Professional Services

    Main aims

    The Professional Services Working Group is focused on how the leading professional service firms in Australia can best support the 30% Club Australia’s objective of 30% women on ASX 200 boards by the end of 2018.

    The group is working on a number of initiatives including providing education forums for women working in professional services firms to help them better understand the experiences they should plan to obtain for a potential future board career, undertaking research of the composition of the ASX 200 Audit & Risk Committees and considering whether a statement on diversity can be included in year end reporting.

    Please read our latest publication called the ASX 200 Director Snapshot, detailing the backgrounds, skills and experiences of ASX 200 directors. 

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    storey001@hotmail.com

    Group leader

    Jill Storey

Events


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  • PwC, Sydney

    There’s a diversity and inclusion revolution going on across the globe, and men have an important role to play in this - as leaders, husbands, partners, and fathers. We know that for many men, including senior leaders within Australia, the driver for gender equality and greater inclusion is still uncomfortable for them, and we want to make the transition easier.

    At our breakfast event you will hear from Dr Michael Kimmel, one of the world’s leading researchers and authors on gender equality, men and masculinity. 

    The breakfast is being held at PwC, One International Towers, Barangaroo, Sydney from 8am - 9.30am.

    If you are interested in attending this event please email Rhian Richardson at rrichardson@aicd.com.au 

  • Bloomberg, Sydney

    Panellists at the event will discuss non-financial targets; executive remuneration; and the interplay of proxy advisors, investors and chairs of the board and remuneration committees. Non-financial targets and the structures adopted by some ASX 200 companies were openly debated during the 2016 AGM season. The event will provide an opportunity to hear differing viewpoints around non-financial targets and how CEOs should be rewarded for their focus on culture, diversity, customer engagement and employee satisfaction. 

  • KPMG, Melbourne

    The Australian chapter of the 30% Club is celebrating its 2 year anniversary in May. Although the 30 per cent target is yet to be reached, progress has been made and we have much to celebrate.

    Panellists at the event will discuss how governments and government entities can work with the private sector to drive an increase in the representation of women on boards. Significant progress has been made in countries that have introduced quotas, but can change be achieved voluntarily or encouraged without regulation? 


FAQs



Contact


The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) is coordinating the Working Groups of the 30% Club and answering enquiries. Please contact the Board Diversity Manager, Rhian Richardson at: RRichardson@aicd.com.au