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Judith Downes - Chair

Judith Downes - Chair

Judith Downes
BA (Hons), DipEd, GradDipBus (Acct), FAICD, FCPA, FCA

Judith joined our board as an independent non-executive director in March 2012 and was appointed chair in March 2014.

As well as sitting on our board, she also holds the following positions on the committees of the board:

  • member of the Nominations Committee; and
  • ex officio member of the Audit, Governance & Remuneration and Risk Committees.

Judith has worked in senior executive and non-executive roles in banking, finance, accounting, funds management, life insurance and property, and has over 25 years’ experience as a company director.

Previously, she worked in senior executive and non-executive roles at ANZ for 12 years, including Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer Institutional Division and Group General Manager Finance. Other past positions include Director, ING Australia, Director, Australian Mathematical Science Institute and member, Financial Reporting Council.  Prior to working as an accountant, Judith taught secondary mathematics.

Judith is the immediate past Chair of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values Governing Board Forum, and currently a Director for ImpediMed. Judith is a a former director of Clean TeQ Holdings Limited and and The Spinal Research Institute.

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