Advisory board

Cameron McIntyreCameron McIntyre

Chief Operating Officer
Carsales.com.au Limited

Mr. Cameron McIntyre has been the Chief Operating Officer at carsales.com Limited (ASX:CAR) since October 2014, prior to which he was the Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary for more than seven years which included the IPO of the company in 2009. 

Prior to Carsales, Cameron held the role of Finance Director at Sensis and has over 20 years of finance and operational experience. He has been a Non-Executive Director at iCarAsia Limited (ASX:ICQ) since April 2013. Cameron holds Degree in Economics from La Trobe University, Melbourne, is a graduate of the General Management Program at Harvard Business School and is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA).

 


Craig ScroggieCraig Scroggie

Executive Director and CEO
NEXTDC

Craig Scroggie is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of NEXTDC. He has substantial senior leadership experience within the IT and telecommunications industries. Prior to joining NEXTDC, Mr Scroggie held the position of Vice President & Managing Director of Symantec in the Pacific region. During his time at Symantec, Mr Scroggie previously held the position of senior director of business development for Asia Pacific and Japan. 

Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer, Mr Scroggie served as a Non-Executive Director of NEXTDC for 18 months, including as Chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committee. Mr Scroggie has previously held senior leadership positions with Veritas Software, Computer Associates, EMC Corporation and Fujitsu. 

Mr Scroggie has twice served as a judge in the Office of the Federal Privacy Commissioners 2008 and 2009 Australian Privacy Awards and twice given evidence as an expert witness in the Australian Government Standing Committee on Communications Inquiry into Cyber Crime, and the Federal Parliament Joint Select Committee on Cyber Safety. Mr Scroggie is also the Deputy Chairman of the Foundation for IT Sustainability (FFITS) Board. Mr Scroggie has also recently held a number of industry leadership positions including serving as Chairman of the Storage Networking Industry Association Board, been a member of the international CEO Forum, a Governor of the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia, and a trustee for the Committee for Economic Development of Australia. 

Mr Scroggie is a Graduate and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, a Fellow of the Australian Sales & Marketing Institute and serves on their National Advisory Committee.


Dr Leeora BlackDr Leeora Black

Managing Director
Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ACCSR)

Leeora Black is founder and managing director of the Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility. Leeora is a globally recognized CSR and sustainability expert and has more than 30 years' experience in helping organizations adapt to their changing environments. 

Leeora is known for her pioneering work on stakeholder engagement, as much as her ability to analyse and solve complex CSR and management issues. Leeora is highly sought-after as a speaker and facilitator of workshops and seminars on CSR and a widely-published author of books, articles and blogs. Leeora is responsible for all aspects of ACCSR's direction, strategy and services. 

Leeora undertook her doctorate in corporate social responsibility through the Department of Management at Monash University before establishing ACCSR in 2003. Her doctoral research pioneered new methods of CSR measurement, and established her reputation for application of rigorous social sciences research methods to the traditionally 'soft' areas of organization-stakeholder relationship management. Her experience spans the mining, oil and gas industries, banking, insurance and superannuation, FMCG, agribusiness, retail and consumer brands, utilities, telecommunications, renewable energy, property, automotive, transport, and government sectors. 

Leeora is a Board Member of the Karma Currency Foundation and a member of the Advisory Council on Corporate Responsibility at National Australia Bank.


Dr Heather Schnagl AMDr Heather Schnagl AM

Principal
Ivanhoe Girls Grammar School

Dr Heather Schnagl is the Principal of Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School, a position she has held for 17 years. Initially a research scientist in both universities and industry, Heather then discovered her passion for teaching and helping young people learn. She is a current Member of Board of Trustees at The Invergowrie Foundation. 

Heather was one of the inaugural council members at the Victorian Institute of Teaching in 2003. She has been a member of various educational councils and associations, and has also served as a board member, and subsequently as the Chair of the Ethics Committee at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute. 

Heather was recently awarded the prestigious Member of the Order of Australia for her services to education as a school principal, and through roles with professional organizations. Heather holds Fellowships from both the Australian College of Educators and Australian Council for Education Administration. She also received the Hedley Beare Educator of the Year in 2010, and was awarded the James Laing Professional Development Award from the Principals Australia Institute in 2012. She was recently awarded an honorary Doctorate by La Trobe University in recognition of her contribution in the field of education.


Professor Ian HarperProfessor Ian Harper B.Econ. (Hons) (Qld) M.Ec. Ph.D. (ANU) FASSA FAICD

Partner
Deloitte Access Economics

Ian Harper is one of Australia's best known economists. He has worked closely with governments, banks, corporates and leading professional services firms at the highest level. He recently chaired the Abbott Government's Competition Policy Review, a "root and branch" review of Australia's competition policy, laws and regulators, and is often asked to comment on economic and financial issues in the media. 

In March 2011 Ian joined Deloitte Access Economics as a Partner, following a 25-year academic career including 16 years in various roles at the Melbourne Business School. Ian was elected Emeritus Professor of the University of Melbourne on his departure. From December 2005 to July 2009, Ian Harper served as inaugural Chairman of the Australian Fair Pay Commission, an independent statutory body whose role was to set and adjust minimum wages in Australia.

From January 2011 to February 2012, he was one of three panellists chosen to review Victoria's state finances. Ian is currently a member of the Australian Advisory Board of Bank of America Merrill Lynch.  He was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia in 2000 and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors in 2009.


James FazzinoJames Fazzino

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director
Incitec Pivot Limited

Mr. James E. Fazzino has been the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director for Incitec Pivot Limited of Incitec Ltd. since July 2009. Prior to this, he served as the Chief Financial Officer, Acting Chief Executive Officer, and Finance Director at Incitec Pivot Limited. 

Immediately before joining Incitec Pivot, he served as Investor Relations Manager of Orica Chemicals group. James has many years of experience with Orica Limited in several business financial roles, including Project Leader of Orica's group restructure and Chief Financial Officer for Orica Chemicals group.


Jane HamiltonJane Hamilton

Associate Head
La Trobe Business School

Jane Hamilton is a Professor of Accounting/Auditing at the Bendigo campus of La Trobe University. Jane has over 25 years' experience teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and currently teaches in the MBA program at La Trobe University. She has also held positions at the University of Technology, Sydney. 

Her areas of research interest are auditor quality and auditor choice, and financial and sustainability reporting. Jane has published the results of her research in international journals, including the A* ranked The Accounting Review and Contemporary Accounting Research. She is the author of two textbooks, and a member of the Bendigo branch of CPA Australia.


Janet RussellJanet Russell

Director
Evocoplus

Professor of Practice - Management
La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University

Janet is a senior executive with a career background in leadership and management development, including 15 years' experience working with law firms as well as providing professional development services to in-house counsel predominantly in the banking, finance and government sectors. 

Janet is senior executive with a career spent in a range of education and corporate settings, including consulting and law firms, community colleges, universities and international business schools. Her industry and sector experience spans banking, finance, legal, education, corporate, private firms, government and NFPs. 

In her current role as Director of Evoco+, Janet assists organisations with change and transformation programs, strategic planning, leadership coaching and team development, talent management, and HR strategies and projects. Janet is also a Professor of Practice in Management in the La Trobe University Business School. Prior to this, Janet held the position of General Manager, People & Marketing at Rural Finance. 

Janet's previous positions include CEO of Continuing Education Bendigo, Managing Director of IKD (Melbourne), General Manager of Executive Programs at Mt Eliza Business School, and management roles with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), the University of Ballarat, and the Workers' Educational Association of South Australia (Adelaide). 

Janet's career has included international management experience gained in China, South-East Asia, the USA and the UK. Janet's interest in education is demonstrated by her current appointments as a director of Girton Grammar School Bendigo and as member of the Regional Advisory Board for the La Trobe University Bendigo campus.


Kate AutyKate Auty

Vice Chancellor's Fellow
The University of Melbourne

Kate Auty's public career spans Indigenous justice issues, native title, community consultation, curriculum development, natural resource management and environmental policy. Kate was appointed as a Vice Chancellor's Fellow at The University of Melbourne (2014-2017). 

She was previously the Commissioner of Environmental Sustainability in Victoria having been appointed in June 2009. Prior to this, Kate was the Chair of the Victorian Ministerial Reference Council on Climate Change Adaptation, and a member of the Premier's Reference Committee on Climate Change. Kate was a senior lawyer for the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Victoria, Tasmania and Western Australia where she worked to incorporate an understanding of the underlying issues across a very broad spectrum of sectors. 

She has also held appointments as the senior regional magistrate for the Magistrates' Courts in north east Victoria and in the Western Desert in Western Australia. She has worked as a Mining Warden in the Western Australian goldfields. 

Kate chairs the Advisory Board of the University of Melbourne's Sustainable Society Institute and the Advisory Council of the National Electronic Collaborative Tools and Research (NeCTAR). She is a member of the Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN), the Murray Darling Basin Authority Advisory Committee on Social, Economic and Environmental Sciences and the Community and Industry Advisory Board to the Office of Environmental Programs at the University of Melbourne. Kate is also member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 


Mark J. LaurieMark J. Laurie

Partner
PwC

Mark is a senior partner at PwC Australia and has over 30 years' experience. He has a background in both corporate and advisory roles, across a broad range of industries, sectors and geographies, including Australia, China, South East Asia, India and New Zealand. 

In his role as a client lead partner, Mark has worked across all levels of Government and the Private Sector. He is the trusted counsel to a number of Executives and Directors of foreign and ASX listed corporations. His many assignments include financial & management reporting, project oversight, mergers and acquisitions, market entry strategies, the development of operating models, capital raisings, corporate restructures, risk management, tax and litigation support. 

Mark is also the Lead Partner for developing the next generation of partners (Client Lead Partner Business School) and is the sponsor for Ascent - a development program for executives from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Mark was a Lieutenant in the Australian Army Reserve (Infantry) and has the Australian Defence Medal. His interests include spending time with family, gardening, Rugby Union, wine and educational pursuits - particularly on how learning can change organisations. Mark also presents an annual paper on "Aspects of the American Civil War".


Matthew FinnisMatthew Finnis

CEO
Saint Kilda Football Club

Matt was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Saint Kilda Football Club in March 2014. Prior to this, Matt was the Chief Executive Officer of the AFL Players' Association after previously holding the positions of General Manager, Operations and Manager, Player Relations. He has represented player interests in a range of issues, including commercial rights and individual grievances, and chaired the AFLPA Agent Accreditation Board. 

Matt is currently chairman of Ladder, an AFL Players charitable initiative to tackle youth homelessness and a director of AFL SportsReady, the AFL industry's group training company. He is also a director of Surfing Australia, the peak governing body for the sport of surfing, and has been a director and company secretary of Surf Life Saving Victoria since 2002. 

Matt was also a founding director of HeartKids Australia, a charity supporting children born with congenital heart disease. Prior to joining the Players' Association, Matt worked as a commercial lawyer advising numerous sporting organisations, businesses, athletes and government.


Omar ChaudhryOmar Chaudhry

Senior Advisor
Ernst and Young (Hong Kong)

Omar is a Senior Advisor at Ernst and Young (Hong Kong). Prior to this, he was a Senior Consultant in the Strategy & Operations service line in Management Consulting at KPMG, providing operational improvement services to clients within Australia's financial services industry. He is accustomed to working in challenging organisations and complex operational environments; and has proven experience in the strategic planning, governance design, delivery and review of large scale projects. Omar also serves as an advisor to the Crescent Institute's Melbourne Committee in helping the not for profit organisation achieve their target of becoming Australia's pre-eminent accessible networking and thought leadership group. In this role, Omar provides strategic advice to the Directorship and Management of the Crescent Institute.

Prior to joining KPMG as a Graduate, Omar successfully completed programs at numerous organisations both locally, and internationally. These included positions within Commercial Banking at RBS, Equities Research at Halifax Investment Services, and Strategy and Operations at the Abu Dhabi Group. An Alumnus of La Trobe, Omar championed various student initiatives while at university, most notably as Chairman of the Business Students' Association, and eventually Student Ambassador and Student Mentor for the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law. During this time, he also founded and pioneered various social enterprises aimed at enriching the student experience, whilst also being financially sustainable and self-funding. Omar has a Bachelor of Finance and a Bachelor of Accounting, and is currently completing a Masters of Applied Finance.


Professor Paul MatherProfessor Paul Mather

Head
La Trobe Business School

Paul Mather is Head of La Trobe Business School and a Professor of Accounting at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. Prior to joining the school, he was Associate Dean (Research Degrees) in the Faculty of Business and Economics and an Associate Professor in Accounting at Monash University, Melbourne. 

Paul has also held visiting appointments at the London School of Economics and the University of Liverpool Management School. Prior to becoming an academic, he was a senior manager with the Melbourne and London offices of PricewaterhouseCoopers and has considerable experience in financial investigations, auditing as well as corporate finance advisory services including valuations and due diligence reviews for the purpose of mergers and acquisitions. 

Paul's research interests are in financial reporting and policy choice, corporate governance, debt contracting processes. Paul is currently a member of CPA Australia's Divisional Council and was previously Deputy Chair of CPA Australia's Victorian Corporate Committee, a member of its 2012 CPA Congress Task Force and has been a member of many other professional working parties. He is also a member of an expert panel advising the Institute of Certified Management Accountants in Sri Lanka.


Tim MarjoribanksTim Marjoribanks

Associate Head
La Trobe Business School

Tim Marjoribanks joined the Graduate School of Management in January 2011 as Professor of Management. Tim graduated with a PhD in Sociology from Harvard University in 1997 (and an MA in Sociology from Harvard in 1994), after completing Honours degrees in Law and Arts (majoring in Politics) at The University of Adelaide. He subsequently had an academic appointment in Sociology in the Faculty of Arts at The University of Melbourne, from 1997 to 2010. 

His research and teaching engage with debates around new institutional theory, economic sociology, organisational theory, and a range of research approaches and methods, including comparative and qualitative analysis. Tim has had have wide-ranging teaching and subject development experience at both postgraduate and undergraduate levels, and also supervises PhD and research students.


Tim North SCTim North SC

President
Victorian Rugby Union

Tim North is the President of the Victorian Rugby Union Inc, a position which he was appointed to in March 2010. Prior to this date, Tim was a director of the VRU from 2006. Tim has held various positions representing Victorian rugby including Director and Secretary of Australian Juniors Rugby Union Ltd from 2007 to 2010 and within the Victorian Schools Community. 

Tim is a director of the Melbourne Rebels appointed as President of the VRU to represent the interests of the Victorian Rugby Community on the Board. Tim is a member of Senior Counsel. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Judicial Administration and the International Bar Association, and has practiced as a barrister specializing in commercial litigation for more than 30 years. He is also admitted to practice in NSW, Queensland, Tasmania, Western Australia, New Zealand and Vanuatu. 

He has been a Nationally Accredited Mediator since 2008. He appears regularly as an International Mediator and Arbitrator in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.


Toby HallToby Hall

Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Saint Vincent's Health Australia

Toby was appointed CEO of St Vincent's Health Australia, Australia's second largest health care provider in April 2014. Prior to this, he was the CEO of Mission Australia, COO of World Vision Australia and CEO of South Taranaki District Council. He is a qualified accountant with an MBA, Toby is passionate about helping people "be the best they can be". 

Toby has also held directorships of ASX listed Sterihealth, Working Links a U.K private company which at the time his joining the board was the largest welfare to work provider to the U.K government. He has also been a director of Goodstart, Australia's largest provider of early learning services to over 60,000 children and various Christian community organisations. 

Toby's experience covers banking, branded products and licensed images, documentary production, health and local government. His specialist knowledge areas are strategic management, information technology and organizational development.