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. Nicola Wakefield-Evans 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.
Michael Chaney AO
Wesfarmers Ltd & Past Chair of National Australia Bank Limited & Woodside Petroleum Limited
Kathmandu Holdings Limited & Trade Me Group Limited
Pact Group Holdings (Australia) Pty Limited
Past Chair of AGL Energy Limited & Arrium Limited
Sydney Airport Holdings Limited
Incitec Pivot Limited
John Prescott AC
Past Chair of Aurizon Holdings Limited
Past Chair of M2 Group Limited
SEEK Limited & Costa Group Holdings Limited
Past Chair of OZ Minerals Limited
Dr Helen Nugent AO
Past Chair of Veda Group Limited
Dr Ziggy Switkowski AO
Suncorp Group Limited
Brian Schwartz AM
Scentre Group & Past Chair of Insurance Australia Group Limited
David Gonski AC
ANZ Banking Group Ltd & Past Chair of Coca-Cola Amatil Limited
Past Chair of Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Kevin McCann AM
Past Chair of Macquarie Group Limited
Origin Energy Ltd & Woolworths Limited
Jac Nasser AO
Past Chair of BHP Billiton Limited
Westpac Banking Corporation & Transurban Limited
Newcrest Mining Ltd & Vicinity Centres RE Limited
Leigh Clifford AO
QANTAS Airways Limited
Rick Lee AM
Oil Search Limited
Simon McKeon AO
Past Chair of AMP Limited
Catherine Livingstone AO
Commonwealth Bank of Australia & Past Chair of Telstra Corporation Limited
Past Chair of Broadspectrum Limited
Margaret Jackson AC
Past Chair of Spotless Group Holdings Limited
Healthscope Ltd & Tabcorp Holdings Limited
David Crawford AO
Lend Lease Group & South32 Limited
Graham Kraehe AO
Past Chair of Bluescope Steel Limited
Dr Bob Every AO
Past Chair of Boral Ltd & Wesfarmers Limited
Philip Clark AM
SCA Property Group Ltd
Past Chair of Duet Group
Past Chair of Adelaide Brighton Limited
Fortescue Metals Group Limited
Past Chair of Navitas Limited
Chair of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee Japara Healthcare Limited
Sims Metal Management Limited
Past Chair of Perpetual Limited
ASX Limited & Cochlear Limited
John O'Neill AO
The Star Entertainment Group Limited
Drillsearch Energy Limited
Past Chair of CSR Limited
Richard Fisher AM
Domino's Pizza Enterprises Limited
Super Retail Group Limited
Dr Roger Sexton AM
Past Chair of IOOF Holdings Limited
DEXUS Property Group
Tassal Group Limited
Iluka Resources Limited
Graham Bradley AM
GrainCorp Limited & Past Chair of Stockland Corporation Ltd
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited
Past Chair of Nine Entertainment Co. Holdings Limited
STW Communications Group Limited
Programmed Maintenance Services Limited
Past Chair of Australian Pharmaceuticals Industries (api) Limited
Mantra Group Limited, Pacific Brands Limited & Southern Cross Media Group Limited
Dr Kenneth Henry AC
National Australia Bank Limited
Growthpoint Properties Australia Limited
Sir Ralph Norris
Fletcher Building Limited
Charter Hall Group
Cover-More Group Limited
Accent Group Limited & Past Chair of Ten Network Holdings Limited
Macquarie Group Ltd & Past Chair of OzForex Ltd
Past Chair of GrainCorp Limited
Past Chair of AMP Limited
MYOB Group Limited
Past Chair of Caltex Australia Limited
Derek La Ferla
Sandfire Resources NL
The GPT Group
Genworth Mortgage Insurance Australia Limited
Dr Doug McTaggart
Spark Infrastructure Trust
Beach Energy Limited
Oz Minerals Limited
Tracey Horton AO
Coca-Cola Amatil Limited
Telstra Corporation Limited
Past Chair of Infigen Energy Limited
Abacus Property Group
BHP Billiton Limited
IOOF Holdings Limited
AGL Energy Limited
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The 30% Club is run by a Steering Committee that is made up of senior men and women who volunteer their time and skills.
Nicola Wakefield Evans
Chair 30% Club Australia
Macquarie Group Limited
Jillian Segal AM
The Observerships Program
Australian Institute of Company Directors
Cathy Walter AM
Australian Foundation Investment Company Limited
DUET Finance Ltd
Simonds Homes Ltd
President, UN Women Australia National Committee
Non Executive Director
Executive 30% Club Australia
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.
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.
The aim of the education working group is to influence and support ASX 200 chairs and non-executive directors through:
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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?
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