Expert Advisory Committee members provide the Institute’s Executive with feedback on communications, publications and strategy through online and workshop forums. Nominations to the Expert Advisory Committee are now open.

This is the start of engaging the many brilliant thought-leaders, across many different disciplines who I have worked with over many years – and the others I am yet to meet. Inspiring people who have so much to contribute to an intelligent and successful future for Australia. People who believe KNOW that better practices lead to better outcomes; that better outcomes are possible; and are willing PASSIONATE to contribute to creating better futures. Danny Davis, 2018

Expert Advisory Committee

Alicia Aitken PhD, BBus, Dip Dr Alicia Aitken is currently leading ANZ’s Investment Management Transformation. Current Chairperson for the International Centre for Complex Project Management. Prior to her role at ANZ Alicia held the position of Chief Project Officer for Telstra. Alicia holds a PhD in project management and psychology a Bachelor of Business and a Diploma of Corporate Directorship. Member of PMI. Project Management, Investment Management, Strategy, Transformation

Neil Bechervaise BEd (Calgary), MEd PhD (Monash) Neil Béchervaise BEd, MEd, PhD. Change Management Consultant, Instructional Designer, Adjunct Professor (research dev’t) in PNG. Former Principal Advisor – workplace education and literacy development for Retail Training Institute and Industry Training Federation in New Zealand. Currently workplace assessor – Statistics New Zealand. Research interests: entrepreneurship, change, sustainable dev’t. Entrepreneurship, Change.

Slawka Bell MBA FAICD Slawka is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, MBA qualified, experienced leader in the area of commercially oriented, Associations & NFP organisations within Australia and Oceania with over 15 years in CEO and Management roles & in Branding and Communications Consultancies. Experienced Board Chair and member of Economics Society Aust-Qld. Industry Strategy & Reform, Marketing Analysis & Advocacy, Merger, Start-Ups

Yvonne Butler BA, MBA, GAICD, FGIA, FAIPM, FAIM Committed to jobs growth and capability building, Yvonne Butler is passionate about making a contribution to individuals and organisations through effective corporate governance. Currently Managing Director of The Information Source, a company she founded almost 25 years ago. Immediate past Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Institute of Project Management. Strategy Execution, Corporate Governance, Risk Management, Program Mgt.

Viviane Buzzi PhD, BSc (Hons), PostgradDipMgmt Director, Gnaritas Consulting Pty Ltd, Author. Formerly, Head of Strategic Initiatives ANZ, Manager Customer Intelligence AXA, and Leader CRM team at NAB. Research Scientist AMCOR. Physicist. Data Science, Business & Customer Intelligence, Performance Metrics

John Coulson B.Ec., MBA, CPA, AICD John has assisted more than 100 companies to undertake strategic direction setting, business planning, market entry strategy planning and accessing government grants. He has had significant experience on boards and committees, including Chair and Audit & Risk Committee appointments. In these roles, John’s focus has been on strengthening governance and management arrangements. Organisation Governance, Strategic Planning, Risk Management.

Roland Crachi BSc Technology leader with extensive experience in financial services and other sectors. Speciality disciplines in IT Operations, Project Management, Security, Risk Management, Strategy, Architecture, Solution Design, Resilience and Business Continuity. IT Operations, Risk Management, IT and Cyber Security.

Julian (Jolly) Day BSc, FACTA, MACS, Snr CP Visionary Pioneer and Author. 35 years technology experience delivering more than 200 technology projects. Previous Journalist & Editor. Founder of Consensus Awards conducting >1,000 evaluations of innovation and innovative companies in Australia and NZ. Founder Waterline Challenge. Recognised as one of Australia’s 50 Unsung Business Heroes. Innovation

Jean Jacques du Plessis BProc, LLB, LLM, LLD and GAICD Professor (Corporate Law), Deakin Law School. Head of the Deakin Law School (2000-2002) and President of the Corporate Law Teachers Association (CLTA) (2007 and 2008). Deakin University Council (2012-2016). Research: Comparative corporate law and comparative corporate governance. Recipient of the Anneliese Maier Research Award from the German Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2013-2017). Comparative corporate law and corporate governance.

Daniel Fischl PhD Respected industry leader and international agricultural science consultant to the wine industry. Lead scientist of innovation into climate change, alternative farming systems, efficiency, technology adoption; wine science business adjuvant, technical specialist and sought-after international keynote presenter on vineyard science, ecology, sustainability and Organics. Agricultural Science, wine industry, technical viticulture, ecology, climate change.

Bar Galon MSc, MBA General Manager – Global Products: Managed Cloud at Telstra. 15 Years of experience in various leadership positions in the tech industry in Australia and Israel – including strategy, commercial & product-management roles. Taking numerous products & platforms from idea-phase to launch and in-market-management. Technology, innovation, product-management.

Nicolas Georges BSc, MSc (Food Science), Exec MBA (IMD Lausanne) Innovator and system thinker, connecting dots, people and capabilities for unexpected results and possibilities. Uniquely experienced across MD, manufacturing to sales, marketing, strategy and R&D in FMCG and Retail. R&D Director Kraft (now Mondelez), COO NQR, Nestle, Godfreys and GM at Vitasoy. Cofounder of the Food Innovation Centre (FIC), and Industry Professor at Monash University. Innovation.

John Grant Msc, BEng MD of Imap Systems, Developer of next generation Governance and Portfolio Management Software systems. Global management experience in Mining, Explosives, Agriculture and Technology Portfolio Management. Extensive experience in Innovation Excellence, Strategic Risk and Governance.

Peter Grant BBus MIT FACS (past) MAICD Chief Information Officer (Queensland); Chief Information Officer for QLD Health; VP Consulting for Gartner; Director Microsoft; founder and chairman of OZONE Systems. Executive coach and industry mentor at the Sunshine Coast Innovation Centre. Adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and the University of the Sunshine Coast. Governance, Business Coaching, Leadership, Trust Building, Competitive Advantage.

Julie Green FCA, FAICD, WLCP Currently Company Director of 5 entities, including RACV. Senior Executive/change manager for 23 years in public & private sectors, across diverse industries – professional services, healthcare, transport & infrastructure. Business advisor for 10 years with Chartered firms in UK & Australia, including EY. Qualifications Fellow Chartered Accountant in UK, AICD and Leadership Victoria. Commercial, Strategic Measurement, Innovation, Connecting to Community.

Tim Herring BSc (Hons), MSc, MBA, MACS “Over 30 years experience, including managing Telstra MobileNet and launching GSM in Australia, at the time Telstra’s largest project. Telecommunications consultant to Transurban, SmartTrans, NetComm and Link Telecommunications.Executive Director of TelSoc (Telecommunications Association) & Marketing Director of OAK Telecom.
An expert in the commercial use of disruptive technology.” Marketing of Technology, Technology Disruption, Strategic Planning.

Nicholas Jackson Nicholas Jackson was equity partner of a global management consulting firm before setting up his own consultancy in 2012 specializing in strategy implementation. He holds a B.A. /M.A. (Prelim) from the University of Melbourne and an MBA from Monash University. He is also the director of an aged care provider and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Organisational Development and Human Resources.

Max Kennedy BE (Civil), MBA (Executive), GAICD Max is a successful CIO with an inspirational, collaborative and mentoring style applying best practice for IT governance, delivery and service performance. His experience spans private and public sector, energy, water/waste water, NGO and higher education. Max has held executive roles in Australia, USA, South Africa and Indonesia. Published: A Global IT Governance Model. Coaching, IT Governance and Performance.

Robert Lamb MA, M.Mgt Independent consultant since 1995 working primarily in process management and process improvement with a special interest in organisational systems thinking. Prior experience in IT (technical and business) and management consulting. MA in Psychology from Cambridge, M.Mgt in Organisational Systems from Monash University. Industry experience including logistics, postal, resources, higher education. Process management, process improvement, organisational systems thinking.

Rob Loader BBus, MPM, PMP, CPPE, FAIPM, FFin Director Capital Planning, Telstra, leading enterprise management & capability of $5bn pa investment. Rob is Fellow of FINSIA & AIPM, a Certified Practicing Portfolio Executive & Project Management Professional. Rob has lead operational, consulting, project/portfolio & commercial roles globally across industry for 30+ yrs, focusing last 15yrs on enterprise project delivery & capability uplift. Strategy. Project, Program & Portfolio Management. Financial Services. Telecoms.

David Masters BSc, Master App Econ, Grad Dip Statistics, PMP, MAICD David has over 30 years of experience initially in econometrics before moving into professional services at IBM, Accenture and Siemens. He has held senior executive roles including MD for ICF International and COO and Exec Director, Finance & Strategy at OUA. He has worked across a diverse range of industries including aviation, energy, education, finance and government in Aust, Europe and Asia. Strategy, IT and Program Management.

David Moody BA, LLB State Manager – Victoria, National Disability Services. Formerly Acting Director, Strategic Planning and Evidence, DHHS. Having worked in the private, public and profit for purpose sectors in leadership roles, I am passionate about social justice and working with and on behalf of vulnerable people to improve their social and economic position in our society. Further information at: Policy development and implementation; government; disability services.

Irene Opper BA, MSWAP, Cert IV TAE Principal Consultant, Oppertunity Consulting. National Project Manager, Street by Street Project. Guide – Asset Based Community Development, Learning Sites, Bank of Ideas. Organisational Development, NFPs, Capacity Building, Community Building, Advocacy, Change Management, Facilitation, Collaboration.

John Perry BEcP John’s experience as a co-founder and CEO is inclusive of raising capital, engaging university & technology partners, distributing products in Australian, Asian, USA & UK markets. He co-created the ‘Activation Framework,’ working with people on their strengths and contribution of creative value. The human aspects of venture creation.

Tarek Rana PhD, MBA, FCPA, CA, ACMA, CGMA, MAICD Dr Tarek Rana is Acting Director for the Centre for Public Sector Governance, Accountability and Performance, and a Lecturer in Accounting at La Trobe University. Dr Rana is a Fellow of CPA Australia and member of Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), and Chartered Global Management Accountants (CGMA). Governance, Performance, Risk Management, Accountability.

Paul Resnik Paul has founded and run businesses across all parts of the financial services supply chain including recruitment, consulting, financial planning, platform, risk profiling, life insurance, asset management and conferences. He is CEO FinaMetrica, of one of Australia’s earliest online Fintech success stories, and a global expert in Long-term Investment Risk Modelling, Client Risk Profiling and Robo Advice. Financial services, marketing, practical ethics, start ups, wind downs.

Colin Sharp PhD, MAICD, FAES, FGIA/FICSA Associate Professor of Management across several MBA/Management masters programs since 1988. Managing Director and principal evaluation consultant for one of the oldest research & evaluation consultancy businesses in Australasia (30+yrs). Non-Executive Board Director and Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia (5+yrs). Governance; Strategic evaluation; Risk Management.

Dani Sirotic BA, Commmerce, MA (Communications) Dani is a seasoned consultant, collaborator and facilitator in areas of change, transformation, learning and engagement. She designs and delivers plans and programs that are practical and outcomes-focused, across public and private sector, and for a diverse range of industries, stakeholders. Her academic qualifications include: BCommerce, BArts (Monash University) MArts (RMIT University). Change, communication, facilitation, systems thinking

Clive Smallman PhD FBCS CITP GAICD Clive mentors and coaches people and organisations to be the best that they can through synthesising and applying business best practice, theory and research. His experience spans public and private higher education, financial services, the energy sector, management consulting and defence electronics. He is a widely-experienced change agent, management educator and researcher. Risk Management, Leadership, Resilience, Business Intelligence

Ernest Stabek FCA FCPA MAICD MACS Snr CP B Bus (Accounting) Ernest is the Principal and Founding Director of SIP Management Consultants. An experienced business leader and project manager, he is a management consultant with specialist financial (FCA,FCPA,MAICD), ICT (MACS Snr CP) and people management wisdom, skilled accredited IMS Logic Mapping facilitator, accredited SFIA consultant and a Strategic business case developer. A maximiser and generalist. Strategy Influence People (SIP)

Mary Tate PhD Mary Tate had an 18 year career in IT before doing a PhD and joining Victoria University of Wellington. Since then, she has published more than 90 peer-reviewed articles, acted as a consultant for major public and private organizations, and been awarded more than 1 million dollars in research funding. She is currently a Research Fellow at Queensland University of Technology. Digital services: innovation, delivery, management, quality and value.

Mark Toomey FFDLI, FACS CP Founder of the Digital Leadership Institute. International expert in governance of IT (ISO 38500). Past chair, Standards Australia IT-30 and Project Editor for ISO 38500. Author of Waltzing with the Elephant. IT Professional of the Year 2012. Fellow of the Australian Computer Society. Conference speaker & educator on 6 continents. Advising boards on business value of IT since 1992. Digital Leadership, Governance of Technology Investment; Digital Era Innovation.

Simon Torok PhD, BsC (Hons), Grad Dip Sci Comm Dr Simon Torok is Co-Founder and Director of Scientell, a science communication and marketing consultancy specialising in environmental and science communication. Simon has a Graduate Diploma in Science Communication from ANU, and a PhD in climate change science from Melbourne University. Simon has managed climate communication for CSIRO in Australia and for the Tyndall Centre in England. Science communication.

Jeroen Veldman PhD Jeroen Veldman is Senior Research Fellow at Cass Business School, City University, London and Section Editor at Journal of Business Ethics. He runs an ongoing research project on corporate governance and has published widely: Corporate Governance.

Athena Vongalis-Macrow MEd, PhD Author/expert leadership gender specialist, Harvard Business Review author, HBR advisory council member, sociologist, expert presenter, STEM women leadership, project manager, Monash University teaching/learning/quality specialist. Leadership, gender in organisations, STEM leadership, leadership development.

David White B Ec, Dip Acc, Company Directors Dip, MBA, PhD, GAICD, FGIA PhD in the governance of high performing organisations. Over thirty years experience in public, not for profit and private sectors with roles including in corporate services, executive development, governance advisory, MBA course delivery, internal audit manager/committee member. Included responsibility for the executive leadership capability of the South Australian public sector. High Performance Governance Specialist.

Gavin Yeates BSc (Hons), Grad Dip Bus, MAICD, FAusIMM, CP(Geo) Gavin is an established mining industry executive, a leader in strategy, technology, mining and geoscience. 35-year career with BHP including variously as Vice President Business, Resource and Mine Optimisation. He is currently an independent Director of CRC Ore Ltd., and AusIMM, and is active as a strategic advisor, thought leader to Australian and Global mining companies, suppliers and governments through his consulting practice. Mining, Technology, Innovation and Strategy.

Michael Young BSc, MBA, CPPE, FGIA, FAIPM, FAPM, FACS, FIML, MAICD I am a strategy implementation advisor, entrepreneur and company Director with a passion for sustainable change and business transformation. I work with senior executives of transformation, modernisation and organisational change programs and help C-level executives plan for and deliver strategy. Strategy Implementation, Project Governance, Professional Services.

Steve Zanon BSc Consultancy on cutting-edge solutions in health, education, psychology, human capital & workplace productivity. Identifying commercial opportunities to build new business models that drive market disruption. Much of my work involves identifying industries with impending disruptive change, developing new industry specific market structures, operational processes and methodologies. Market Analysis, Innovation, Organisational/Process Redesign, Quality, Proj Mgt

Miri Zevin I have worked across a wide spectrum of Finance and Risk roles in Banking locally and internationally. Currently Head of Strategic Risk and Enablement – Australia Risk at ANZ. I bring to the role my strong interpersonal skills and diverse experience from previous roles such as CFO of Global Loans in the Institutional Division. Finance, Reporting, Forecasting, Budgeting, Risk Management.

Suzanne Zyngier PhD, MIMS (Hons), Grad. Dip Info Mgt., BA. Dr. Suzanne Zyngier PhD is an independent consultant of 20 years’ experience, with focus on governance of corporate knowledge, and internationalization across all sectors, and tertiary education in particular. Suzanne developed the Knowledge Management Governance framework that has been taken up globally including by the Reserve Bank of Canada, where it was implemented with on-site advice. Knowledge Governance, Internationalisation, Business Information Systems.