Success Stories

Let us know of your boardroom success.

On Board

Women on Boards has achieved considerable success in placing women onto boards. Close to 100 per cent of the positions advertised are filled by someone within the WOB network.

We are always keen to hear from our members who have achieved a board position - and in particular if it was obtained from the Women on Boards positions. Please contact us with your success.

 

On Board in 2018

Deborah Spring has been appointed to the board of the Donric Group, a privately held Australian Company, that provides a diverse range of bus and coach transport services to regional Victoria and Queensland.

Jennifer Douglas has been appointed to the Board of Essential Energy as a Non Executive Director and Member of the Regulatory Committee and Safety, Human Resources and Environment Committee.

Nancy Peat has been appointed to her first non-Executive Director Board position with Distinctive Options, a disability service provider.

Dr Michelle Humphries has been appointed a ministerial board position on the Murray Local Land Services board.

Monique Beedles has been elected to the board of the Asset Management Council. She is the first women to be elected.

Megan Lavender has been appointed as director of Road Sense Australia.Vacancy posted with WOB and is her 16th appointment through WOB.

Christine Weston has joined the board of Regional Development Australia - Central West Board. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Evonne Collier has been appointed to the board of Think Childcare (ASX:TNK). Vacancy posted with WOB.

Kim Davis has been appointed to the newly constituted Board of MBRIT - Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Mary Sue Rogers has been appointed as a non-executive director for Save the Children Australia and Chairperson of the HR Committee.

Professor Hilary Winchester has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Australian Institute of Business (AIB) and as Chair of their Academic Board.

Nicoletta Muner has been appointed to the Board of the Australian Melanoma Research Foundation as a Non-Executive Director. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Jennifer Sanders has been appointed to the Board of LGIAsuper.

Tania Ewing has been appointed to the Fit to Drive Board. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Kathy Campbell has been appointed to the Board of Uniting AgeWell and the Brisbane North Primary Health Network Board in 2017.

Coretta Bessi has been appointed to the Board of St John Ambulance (NSW), as well as Chair of the Audit, Risk and Investment Committee.

Paula Davies has been appointed to the Board of Raising Literacy Australia Inc. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Mary Latham has been appointed to the Board of the Australian Psychological Society. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Sylvia Bell has been appointed has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Australasian Reporting Awards. 

Amber Daines has been appointed to the International Football School board. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Jenni Harding has been appointed to the Dolphin Research Institute as a non-executive director.

Lynne Rule has joined the Board of Beaucare Community Care. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Cheryl Hayman has been appointed NED to the board of Chartered Accountants Aust/NZ.

Suzanne Little has been appointed to the NSW Independent Hearing & Assessment Panel. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Leanne Heywood has been appointed to the Board of AMPC (Australian Meat Processors Council). Vacancy posted with WOB.

Robynne Berg has been appointed to the Board and Chair of the Marketing & Fundraising Committee of St Martins Youth Arts Centre.

Helen Liossis (Next Gen graduate and now Head of Corporate Strategy at Sydney Water) has been appointed to the Board of the Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE).

Julie Cotter has joined the Audit and Risk Committee of the Department of Education and Training Qld. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Jacqui McGill has obtained her first non BHP board role as a director of the SA Art Gallery.

Alice Rolls has been appointed Company Secretary of Welcome to Australia Ltd.

Julia Davenport has been appointed as a non-executive director on the the Lindsay Dynan Consulting Engineers Board. Vacancy posted with WOB. 

Anjali Ilsley has been appointed to the Uniting Church Synod of Victoria and Tasmania Audit Committee. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Annette Ruhotas Morgan has been appointed to the Board of Playgroup Australia Limited as a director. Vacancy posted with WOB.

On Board in 2017

Laura Jeffery was appointed a Non-Executive Director on Playgroup Australia national board. Vacancy posted with WOB.

"I am absolutely certain that I got to this point as a direct result of the coaching and board CV workshopping provided by WOB. That initial workshop in Darwin, which I attended more or less on a whim has ended up being a pivotal moment in my life/career. I will be in touch soon to discuss what mentoring and other WOB resources you’d recommend I access to set me up for success in this role but in the meantime THANK YOU!

Sarah Richardson has been appointed to Pharmaceutical Society of Australia Finance/Audit/Risk Committee. This is her 14th board appointment in the last decade, all but one through Women on Boards.

Janelle Cuthbert has been appointed to the board of ADRA Australia.

Julie Elliot has been appointed to the Board of Australian Invoice Finance Limited and also as Chair of their Audit and Risk Committee and to the Remuneration Committee. She has been appointed to the NSW Department of Industry Risk and Audit Committee. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Sandi Orleow has been appointed to the ACT Treasury Investment Advisory Board. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Kylie Gilbey has been appointed to the board and audit committee of Ocean Gardens Inc an independant living retirement village.

Sophie Ray has been appointed to the Board of Settlement Services International. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Nicki Bowman has joined the boards of Dress for Success South Coast and Football South Coast.

Sally Kirkright has been appointed to the Board of Golf NSW. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Katja Forbes has been appointed to the Global Board of Directors of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA).

Susan Gould has been appointed over the past year to the Nominations and Remuneration Committee of the Australian Physiotherapy Association as an independent director, the Medical Radiation Board of Australia and the Victorian Medical Board of Australia. Vacancies posted with WOB.

Evelyn Horton has been appointed to the two Friendly Society Boards of Centuria Ltd and the SMART Advisory Council at the University of Wollongong. Both vacancies posted with WOB.

Jenny Semple was appointed onto WorkWays Australia Board. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Jen Ulichny has been appointed to the Board for the Nundah Activity Centre. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Lucie Ingram has been appointed on her first NFP board as Secretary to WA Fairhaven Rebuilding Centre Inc. 

Kathy Campbell has been appointed to the Brisbane North Primary Health Network Board. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Jen Dalitz has been appointed to the board of Surfing NSW.

Megan Lavender has been appointed as Chairman of the University of Sydney Union Finance Committee. This vacancy was posted with Women on Boards and is her fifteenth appointment from WOB.

Elisabet Wreme has been appointed to the Board of BreastScreen Victoria. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Karen Dado has ben appointed to the boards Aftercare Disability Services and the Agricultural Business Research Institute. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Sue Lauer has been appointed as a non-member Director on the Board of the Australian and New Zealand College of Paramedics. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Annette Ruhotas has been appointed to the Board of Playgroup NSW.

Amanda Heyworth was successful in the People's Choice Credit Union board election. WOB assisted with a 'vote for .." email.  

Frances Grigoriou has been appointed to the Committee of the Cardinia Environment Coalition (CEC).

Jo Brodie has been appointed to the Board of Squash Australia as an Independent Director. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Justine Jarvinen has been appointed as Chair of Wattwatchers, an Australian technology company transforming the electricity sector.

Trisha Mok been appointed to the Board of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society, as their first appointed independent director.

Dalene Wray has been appointed to Federal Government Council of Australian Arab Relations.

Bridie O'Donnell, medico and champion cyclist, has been appointed the inaugural Head of the Office of Women in Sport, in the Victorian Government's Department of Health and Human Services.

Suzanne Jones has been appointed the Deputy Chair of ACT’s new Suburban Land Agency. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Joanne Pearson has been appointed to the Board of Westernport Water. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Leah Fricke has joined the boards of One Path Funds Management Limited and Litigation Lenders Limited.

Jane Russo has been appointed to the board of Sport SA. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Jospehine Too has ben appointed to the board of Ambercite (tech company in patent searching partially owned by Griffith Hack Law - now Xenith). 

Ruth Faulkner has been appointed independent chair of Mareeba Shire Council audit committee.

Isabelle Higgins, Secretary of The Water Well Project, has been appointed to the board of Western Water. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Christine Giles has been appointed to the Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority in Victoria. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Fiona Rowland has been appointed to the board of Melbourne Water. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Keri Pratt has been appointed as an independent member of the Crescent Wealth Investment Committee.

Bronwyn Baker has been appointed to the Board of Leadership WA.

Dr Sandra Brizga has been appointed as a Trustee of the Trust for Nature, Victoria. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Megan Lavender has been appointed as a non-executive director of Rural Lifestyle Options Australia Limited. Vacancy posted with WOB and is her fourteenth appointment from WOB.

Jingmin Qian has been appointed to the board of the Abacus Property Group.

Brigid King of NAB has been appointed to a NAB subsidiary board and to a NFP board.

Jennifer Beveridge has been appointed to the Board of Carrington Health. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Amanda Heyworth has joined the board of the centennial park cemetery Trust. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Megan Lavender has been appointed as a board member of Australian and New Zealand Third Sector Research.

Arabella Douglas has been appointed to the boards of Common Ground QLD (WOB posted vacancy) and Waardi Limited Broome. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Justine Jarvinen has been appointed to the board of Milton Corporation Ltd (ASX:MLT), a listed investment company. She also serves on the board's Investment Committee.

Cate Grindlay has been joined her first board Darebin Community Health. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Hannah Smith has been appointed as a board member and company secretary at POPAI. 

Pippa Marando has been appointed as a board member of Indigo Junction. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Karen Roberts has been appointed as a board member of Indigo Junction. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Nikki Rollason has been appointed as a board member of Indigo Junction. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Keri Pratt has been appointed to the Investment Committee of Crescent Wealth as an independent member. Crescent Wealth run an Islamic principled superannuation fund.

Catherine Walsh has been appointed to the Department of Defence/Department of Veterans' Affairs Human Research Ethics Committee as a contemporary veteran member, for a term of three years. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Lesley Anderson has been appointed to the inaugural board of the National Injury Insurance Agency Queensland. She was appointed to the Queensland Building and Construction Board in December 2016.

Abigail Goldberg has been appointed to ACT entity Icon Water. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Hannah Bodilly FCIPS has joined her first board; Pathways to Resilience (Queensland). Vacancy posted with WOB.

Joanne Olsen has joined the board of SHINE Community Services WA. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Amanda Ritchie has been successful in securing one of the Community Member positions with the new Queensland Parole Board. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Rebecca Edwards has been appointed as a Director of the newly created Victorian Fisheries Authority Board. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Jae Redden has been appointed to the board of Australia & New Zealand College of Paramedicine. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Michelle Redfern has been appointed to the board of Good Shepherd Microfinance.

Sandra Deane has been appointed independent non executive director and Chairman of Sanctuary Cove Community Services Limited, which supplies body corporate management, security and infrastructure maintenance services to the iconic Sanctuary Cove development.

Jan Pool has been appointed Secretary of the Townsville Chamber of Commerce (Sept 2016), a Member of the Townsville City Council - Community Safety Advisory Committee (Dec 2016), a Director of the Shalom Christian College and a Member of the Audit & Finance Committee (Apr 2017) and to the Governing Council of The Good Shepherd Home (May 2017). All since WOBs visit to Townsville in 2016.

Ruth Faulkner has been appointed to the Audit & Risk Committee of the Australian Physiotherapy Association. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Bronwyn Dallow has been appointed to the Board of YHA Australia. As a previous Women on Boards Next Generation Corporate Leaders Program attendee my sincere thanks to the WOB team.

Olwen Horton has been appointed to the Board of Mater Christi Inc. as Deputy Chair. Vacancy posted on WOB in February.

Elisa Holmes has been appointed to the board of Sport NSW. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Dr Anthea McGuigan has been appointed to the board of Richmond Wellbeing. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Cindy Flower has been appointed toi the Squash SA Board. Vacancy posted with WOB. 

Megan Lavender has been elected Treasurer of the Royal Automobile Club of Australia – becoming the first woman in the Club’s 114-year history to serve as an office bearer. She has served on the board of the RACA since 2012.

Arabella Douglas has been appointed to the Common Ground board. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Prof Julie Cotter has joined the Darling Downs Hospital and Health Board. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Lisa Morisset has joined the board of Mountain Bike Australia (MTBA). Vacancy posted with WOB.

Fiona Payne has been appointed as Chair of Therapy Focus, which provides therapy services to children with disability in WA.

Michelle Redfern have been selected to join the Williamstown Football Club as a Director.

Ruth Faulkner has been appointed to the Board of Neami National and as a member of their Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee.

Elisabet Wreme has been appointed to the board of YMCA Victoria. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Lee Brentzell, Next Gen participant, has joined the board of Mountain Bike Australia (MTBA). Vacancy posted with WOB.

Kelly Lovely has been appointed to the National Riding for the Disabled Board. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Megan Lavender has been appointed to the board of the Australian Clinical Dosimetry Service. Vacancy posted with WOB and is her thirteenth appointment from WOB.

Jayne Arlett has been appointed director of RACQ Limited.

Gyanam Sadananda is joining PWC Canberra after 2 children and a successful career at Qantas.

Andrea Staines has been appointed to the board of the NDIA (National Disability Insurance Agency).

Tracy Mitchell has been engaged as the Company Secretary with P&C Qld. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Linda Spurr has joined the board of NORTEC.  Vacancy posted with WOB.

Kerry Comerford has been appointed to the Destination NSW Regional Network Board - Sydney Surrounds North and also to the board of Circa, Contemporary Circus. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Lesley Anderson has been appointed as a member of the newly created Queensland Building and Construction Commission. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Nadia Moffat has been appointed to the MBS Review: General Practice and Primary Care Clinical Committee.

Dr Suzy Goldsmith has been appointed to the board of Brain Injury Australia Limited.

Melanie Woodward has been appointed as a Non Executive Director of Little Athletics Australia. Vacancy posted with WOB.

On Board in 2016

Rechelle Leahy, (2016 Next Gen graduate) was appointed to the National Rural Women's Coalition as a Non-Executive Director.

A/Prof Linda Leung, academic and ICT specialist, has been appointed the Academic Chair for Sydney City Institute. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Johanna Turner was recently appointed to the Board of the Financial Ombudsman Service in the position of Industry Director. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Megan Lavender, Chief Executive Officer of the Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemists, has joined the board of Pathology Awareness Australia Limited. Megan has also been appointed to the board of Mainly Music International. Vacancy Posted with WoB and is her twelfth appointment from WOB. She was recently also elected as Deputy Chairman of the Gosford Crown Lands Trust. Her original appointment to the Trust by the NSW Minister for Lands and Water had been posted with WOB.

Linda Hadfield has been appointed to the Board of Gymnastics WA. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Jodie Leonard has joined the board of ASX listed Flexigroup (FXL).

Swati Davi has joined the board of the Asia Society Australia.

Keri Pratt has been appointed to the Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA) Australia Board.

Liz Savage has been appointed as a NED at ASX200 listed Mantra Group.

Sarah Richardson has been appointed to the board of the Whiddon Group. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Julie Elliot, principal consultant at Nous Group, has been appointed to the Board of P & N Bank and the Chair of the Investment Advisory Committee of NSW Trustee and Guardian Hope.

Kerry Lovely has been appointed to the Board of ICLA (Independent Community Living Australia). Vacancy posted with WOB.

Vicki Taylor has been appointed the Chair of Richmond Wellbeing, a leading recovery focussed, mental health accommodation and service provider within in Western Australia.

Julie Cotter has been appointment to the Australian Agricultural Company (AACo) Scientific Advisory Board.

Meg Anklesaria was elected to the board of the Perth NRM for 3 years at their AGM. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Swati Dave has joined the board of State Super Financial Services (now StatePlus).

Andrea Staines is now a board member at Tourism Australia and Uniting Care Queensland.

Professor Caroline Finch has been appointed as the Chair of Cycling Australia's new Advocacy Committee. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Dr Helen Freeborn has been appointed the inaugural chair for Cycling Australia's Women's Commission. Vacancy posted with WOB

Alison Kimber has been appointed as a member of the SA/NT Divisional Council for the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Kim Lawrence has been appointed as Vice Commodore of Wynnum Manly Yacht Club.

Nadia Moffat has been appointed to the board of the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN).

Sharon Turner, finance professional,  has been elected as a member of the Bluescope Super Fund Committee.

Justine Jarvinen been appointed as Non-Executive Director at Pollinate Energy Vacancy posted with WOB.

Jennifer Lang, Director Strategic Treasury and Procurement Consulting at Transaction Banking Solutions at Commonwealth Bank of Australia has been elected to the CPA board. Vacancy posted on WOB (and other places).

Leanne Heywood has been appointed to the board of Gunawirra (where Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal professionals and specialists work with Aboriginal young women, men and their children from the ages of 0 to 5), the NSW Council for Women’s Economic Opportunity - Vacancy posted with WOB and mining company Orocobre Limited (ORE:ASX ORL:TSX).

Rebecca Zeus, Next Gen alumni and BOC executive has been appointed as a Director of BizCubed Pty Ltd, a small IT firm that specialises in open-source business intelligence services.

Susan Wheeldon-Steele, Google executive, has been appointed to the board of Centuria Capital (CNI). Vacancy posted as WOB Standard option.

Georgia Siabanis has joined the board of the Australian Dispute Resolution Association.

Linda Addison has been appointed to the ACT Public Cemeteries Authority. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Nadia Moffatt has been appointed to the South Australia Health Practitioners Tribunal. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Katrina Onishi has joined diversified financials company Scottish Pacific Group Limited (SCO); her second ASX listed company.

Trish Mok, NED has been appointed to the board of the Sydney Improvised Music Association (SIMA), a leading contemporary jazz organisation. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Sarah Richardson,  NED and consultant has joined the boards of On the Line Australia Limited, Judo Federation of Australia, ACT Public Cemeteries Authority, Australian Institute of Architects, Community Options Australia, Australian University of Sport. Nine of Sarah’s 11 current/past boards were posted with WOB.

Alison Kimber has been appointed to the boards of Uniting Care Wesley Bowden, a community services organisation and Fleurieu Regional Aquatic Centre Authority, a subsidiary under the Local Government Act.

Suzanne Jones, NED has been appointed to the UrbanGrowth NSW, a State Owned Corporation.

Coralie Kenny has been appointed as a representative of the Law Society NSW to the board of LegalSuper.

Catherine West has been appointed to the Board of Nine Entertainment Company (ASX 200) bringing the board composition to 50% women.

Lynne Rule has been appointed to the State Advisory Committee for the Duke of Edinburgh INternational Award. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Ngaire Elwood has been appointed to the External Director, Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association (AOPA) Ltd. This vacancy was posted with WOB.

Aarti Chopra of BOC has been appointed to the Australian Overseas Foundation.

Jennifer Dean of AON has been re-elected to the board of Basketball NSW.

Sarah Richardson has been appointed to the Boards of Australian University Sport (and Finance Committee) and indigenous health entity Filling The Gap.

Maria Duta has been appointed to the board of Early Child Management Services (ECMS).

Shirley Randell AO has been appointed to the Indigo Foundation with responsibility for Development; as well as Ambassador to the Women’s International Cricket League. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Cheryl Hayman, NED and long term WOB member has been appointed to the board of Australian Institute of Food, Science and Technology.

Megan Lavender has been appointed to the boards of Special Olympics Australia and Anywhere Theatre Festival. Both vacancies posted with Women on Boards. These are Megan’s tenth and eleventh appointments from WOB.

Megan Black has joined the board of Stepping Out Housing Program. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Gyanam Sadananda, aeronautical engineering manager, has joined the board of the Parramatta Chamber of Commerce.

Nicola Warwick-Mayo CA has been appointed to the Audit & Compliance and Risk Committees of Local Government Super. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Michelle Adair, CEO Cystic Fibrosis ACT & NSW, has ben appointed to the Member Services Committee of Local Government Super. Vacancy  posted with WOB.

Melanie Woodward Director Operations at Tactical Global Management has been appointed to the board of National Sporting Organisation Pony Club Australia. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Nadia Moffatt has been appointed to the consumer council of the National Stroke Foundation.  Vacancy posted with WOB   In the same week she was also appointed to the Australian Communications Media Authority Consumer Consultative forum.

Jennifer Anderson is now a Member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board for NSW.

Sophie Ray of Silos Estate Winery has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Big Fat Smile Group. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Joanne Martin has been appointed to the board of The Central Coast Community College. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Judith Field, Development manager at Lend Lease, has been elected to the Board of NSW Business Chamber.

Philippa Ellis of FIRST Advisers has been appointed to the Board of Exercise & Sports Science Australia. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Allison Golsby CEO of ConsultMine has been appointed chair of Taekwondo Queensland. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Eva Lin, partner at Jackson McDonald Perth has joined the Council of Governors of YMCA WA Inc.

Anthea Williams is a director of Fit2Drive Foundation Inc. - a not for profit community partnership that is dedicated to reducing youth road trauma. 

Joan Fitzpatrick has been appointed Chair of the Emergency Services and State Superannuation Board.

Andrea Staines NED has joined boards of Adelaide-based SeaLink and Canberra-based Australian Rural Leadership Foundation.

Cas Bennetto CEO Kimberley Foundation Australia has been appointed to the board of Trust for Nature. Vacancy posted with WOB.

On Board in 2015

Antoinette Colbran was appointed to the Board of The McDonald College. 

Ariane Barker appointed as Executive Director of IDP Education (IEL), which floated on the ASX in 2015.

Susan Bailey appointed to the board of Argyle Community Housing. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Saranne Cook FCPA appointed to the board of Racing NSW. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Julie-Anne Schaffer appointed President of the National Competition Council.

Gail Creighton appointed Chair of the governance board of Mamre, an NFP in the disability sector. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Sarah Richardson appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Parkinson’s Australia. Vacancy posted with WOB. This is Sarah's fifth appointment from WOB.

Yvonne Korn appointed to her first board; the Sir David Martin Foundation which is a public benevolent institution. Vacancy posted with WOB.

Ruth Faulkner CA appointed to the Northern Queensland Primary Healthcare Network board and is Chair of the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee.

Elizabeth Carr appointed to the board of the $30 billion NSW Government Insurance and Care NSW (icare).

Susan Forrester appointed to the board at Over the Wire, a telecommunications and IT services company.

Suzanne Jones appointed to the board at Disabled WinterSport Australia and also elected as the national chair of Dial Before You Dig. Vacancies posted with WOB.

Sharyn Cowley, Senior Legal Counsel at Telstra Super Pty Ltd was appointed to the Board of Pinewood Community Financial Services Limited.
Vacancy posted with WOB.

Megan Lavender appointed by the NSW Minister for Lands and Water as a Trustee of the Gosford Showground Trust for a five year term.
Vacancy posted with WOB. This is Megan’s ninth appointment from WOB.

Christine Hawkins, MD Cinnabar International, appointed as a Non-Executive Director of The Fred Hollows Foundation and also the Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre.

Janet Torney and Dominique Hogan-Doran appointed to the board of Club Plus Superannuation. This is an industry super fund that draws its members from the Clubs sector.

Michelle Adair appointed to the board of Golf NSW. Vacancy posted with Women on Boards.

Deanna Varga of the Australian National Maritime Museum appointed to the board of Business Events Sydney.

Alexandra Meldrum has been busy. Following a successful member ballot, Engineers Australia has adopted governance reforms and Alexandra has become a National Director on the Board of Engineers Australia. She has joined a NSW government board (Education) which is the reference group to provide feedback to the Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards NSW about Cross Curricular STEM Project. She has also been appointed to the International Board of the International Institute of Chemical Engineers Energy Centre.

Lucia Cade appointed to Chair South East Water in Victoria. She was also recently appointed to the Cooperative Research Centre for Energy Pipelines as an independent director. Vacancy posted with Women on Boards.

Cicely Sylow appointed to the board of Women's Alcohol and Drug Advisory Centre. Vacancy posted with Women on Boards.

Megan Lavender appointed to the boards of Swimming NSW Aquatic Management and the Australian Womensport and Recreation Association.
Both vacancies posted with Women on Boards. These are Megan's seventh and eight appointments from WOB.

Congratulations to the Women on Boards members appointed to the boards of Queensland Government Owned Corporations and Statutory Authorities in September - 42% of new appointments were female as the new Government seeks to meet its mandate for 50% women on government boards. A great start.

  • Joanna Brand, 2012 Next Gen graduate appointed to the Queensland Electricity Transmission Corporation (Powerlink)
  • Dr Lorraine Stephenson, has been appointed to Ergon Energy Corporation.
  • Julie-Anne Schafer, appointed to CS Energy.
  • Karen Smith-Pomeroy, appointed to Stanwell Corporation.
  • Andrea Staines, appointed to the Queensland Investment Corporation.
  • Leith Bouilly, appointed to chair SunWater, just one of two female chairs of the Qld GOCs and Statutory Authorities.

Jodie Leonard appointed to the board of Racing Victoria.

Dr Katherine Woodthorpe appointed to the board of ASX listed Sirtex, their first female board member.

Kath Elliot appointed a Director of Australian Womensport and Recreation Association. Vacancy posted with Women on Boards. "My membership of WOB has given me the confidence and focus I needed to pursue board opportunities.

Katrina Onishi appointed to her first ASX board - Vitaco Holdings Ltd - which listed on the ASX in September 2015. She is Chairing the Audit Committee.

Jodie Leonard appointed to the Board of Kinetic Superannuation.

Jan Fitzgerald appointed to the board of Netball Victoria. Vacancy posted with Women on Boards.

Elizabeth Seddon appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Squash Australia. Vacancy posted with Women on Boards.

Judy MacGraw appointed to the Board of Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre (Victoria).

Jenny Wilkins appointed as a Director, Riding for the Disabled Association of Australia, an independent member of the Deakin University Animal Ethics Committee and a community member of the Veterinary Practitioners Registration Board of Victoria. Vacancies all posted with Women on Boards.

Jackie Hiddlestone appointed to the Board of the Shellharbour Business Advisory Board, which is part of Shellharbour Council.

Kath Elliot appointed to the Board of Huntlee Academy, a not for profit company designed to co-ordinate the training and employment of local people in the Hunter Valley.

Emma Bull appointed a director of the Endota Group of Companies (the largest day spa network in Australia and founded by Australian women).

Megan Bonny appointed to the board of the Education Centre of Australia.

Vera Waldby elected to the Board of Management (known as the General Committee) of Royal Perth Yacht Club.

Tania Lawrence, Senior Manager Business Development & Growth, Woodside Energy is the President and Chair of Motorcycling Australia as of July 2015. Vacancy posted with Women on Boards.

Jane O'Connell joins her first board with the Children's Book Council of Australia. Vacancy posted with Women on Boards.

Megan Lavender appointed to the board of Boots for All, the charity promoting social inclusion through sport participation. Vacancy posted with Women on Boards. This is Megan's sixth appointment from WOB.

Sonj Hall re-appointed for a three-year term to the West Moreton Health and Hospital Board (plus Audit & Risk, Safety and Quality and Nominations Committees). Her first term was for one year.

Claire Alexander appointed as Board Member for the South West Hospital and Health Service in Queensland.

Julie-Anne Schafer appointed to the board of AvSuper. Vacancy posted with Women on Boards.

Collette Burke, engineer and risk specialist, appointed to the board of VicTrack. Vacancy posted with Women on Boards.

Abigail Goldberg, NED and planning professional, appointed to the board of the Crown Lands Holiday Parks Trust. Vacancy posted with Women on Boards.

Jacqueline Pascarl appointed as National Vice Chair of the Australian Defence (Force) Reserves Support Council. She was appointed by the Minister for Defence and is the first female appointee. Vacancy posted with Women on Boards.

Janet Torney appointed to the Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation, a Federal Treasury board.

Dr Sue Craig Managing Director Transformance Group, appointed to the board of Community Care Northern Beaches.

Kim Jones appointed Chair of the Hear For You Board, a not-for-profit that supports deaf and hearing-impared teenagers in Australia and New Zealand. Kim is also a Community Board Member on the Dentral Board of Australia. Vacancy posted with Women on Boards.

Sandra Deane appointed to the board of Stadiums Queensland. She is one of six new appointees (4 women). Vacancy posted with Women on Boards.

Dr Anna Cicognani becomes the CEO of NZ listed company GeoOp (GEO).

Louise McCoach, appointed to the board of Sports Taekwondo Australia.

Louise Sullivan appointed to the board of Netball NSW.

Megan Lavender appointed to the board of the Children's Book Council of Australia as the director representing NSW. Vacancy posted with Women on Boards. This is Megan's fifth appointment from WOB.

Dr Monique Beedles appointed to the Board of ACT headquartered Connexxion Technology for Business. Vacancy posted with Women on Boards.

Jenni Mack joins the board of the Red Cross Blood Service and has been appointed to the Sunsuper board as their first independent director.

Imelda Lynch from South Australia has been appointed to the board of the Macular Disease Foundation. Vacancy posted with Women on Boards.

Jo Brodie has joined the Coffs Harbour, Bellingen, Nambucca Community Transport Board. Vacancy posted with Women on Boards.

Jennifer Leslie CA appointed to the board of the Newcastle Permanent Building Society.

Sevda Mentes appointed to the board of the Centre for Sustainability Leadership and the Planning Institute of Australia Board and Audit and Risk committee.

Sarah Richardson, NED and marketer, appointed to the board of ProPortion Foods Pty Ltd Advisory Board. Vacancy posted with Women on Boards.

Dr Lyndal Thorburn Managing Director of Viria Pty Ltd, appointed to the board of Enabled Employment Pty Ltd.

Trina Hockley, Chair Electro Group has been appointed to the board of Sport Gold Coast.

Carey Jack MD of ProConSol in Hong Kong has been appointed to the board of Melbourne based Progressclaim.com a software as a service company. Vacancy posted with Women on Boards.

Tanya Cox has joined the board and Audit Committee of Brisbane based ASX listed OtherLevels Holdings (OLV).

Susan Smith appointed to her first board, Aspergers Victoria.

Megan Lavender appointed to the board of Australian Ice Racing as Director of Policies and Records. Vacancy posted with Women on Boards. This is Megan's fourth appointment from WOB.

Dianne Ball Fifth Wave Consulting, appointed to the Northern Sydney Local Health District.

Monica Bradley appointed to the Brisbane Marketing Board, responsible for marketing Brisbane.

Wendy Stops, formerly Senior MD - Technology Asia Pacific at Accenture, appointed to the board of the Commonwealth Bank.

Emma Braun, senior commercial lawyer, appointed to the board of Mary Ward International Australia Limited, a registered charity established by the Loreto sisters to address the needs of the most disadvantaged in Australia and developing countries.

Monique Farmer, National Entertainment Editor at Fairfax Media, appointed to the board of Australian Theatre for Young People.

Nicole Grainger, Vice President Digital Commerce, Accor Hotels  has been appointed to the board of Quaypay. Vacancy posted with Women on Boards.

Ruth Faulkner, chair Australian Chocolate Company, has been appointed to the Townsville City Council Audit Committee

Kim Boettcher has been appointed a Director of the Hornsby Ku-ring-Gai Women's Shelter Inc, which is under the umbrella of Women's Community Shelters.

Cheryl Hayman, director Basketball Australia, has been appointed as a member of the Nominations Committee for Gymnastics Australia.

Anita Taylor, chartered accountant & primary producer, has been appointed to the Board of Caneoing Australia.

Jingmin Qiam, chair Golden Cross Resources has joined the board of Macquarie University Council.

Kathy Gramp from South Australia was appointed to the board of  Southern Cross Media Group Ltd in 2014.

Clare Moynihan has joined the board of Ishar Multicultural Women's Health Centre. Vacancy posted with Women on Boards. She writes "this organisation is a great fit for me in terms of both my values and my experience/skills."

Jo Jericho was co-opted onto the BMX Victoria board in August 2014. In January 2015, as a result of the synergies with cycling and demonstrated commercial skillset she was also co-opted to Cycling Victoria's board. Vacancies posted with Women on Boards.

Lisa Roberton appointed to the board of the Cat Protection Society in Melbourne.

Marisa Mastroianni and Fiona Simson appointed to the NRMA Ltd Board. This will bring the total women on the Board to 5 out of 8 - 60%.

Libby Nankivell appointed to the Pathways to Resilience Trust (NFP) Board in Brisbane. Vacancy posted with Women on Boards.

Belinda Taneski appointed in October 2014 as Secretary of the Committee of Management of Thornbury Women's Neighbourhood House in Victoria.
Vacancy posted with Women on Boards.

Sara Bowen joins the Board of Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium of Music.

Gail Whitford appointed to the Board of Mid North Coast Health by the NSW Minister of Health.

Shannon Durrant appointed to the board of the Pony Club Association of Australia. Vacancy posted with Women on Boards.

Heidi Krebs, Director of Business Development at Cablex Pty Ltd, appointed to the board as SME ambassador for the Advanced Manufacturers Council.

Joy Reynolds appointed to the board of Cairns Business Women's Club.

Chris Franks has added two boards to her portfolio of directorships - Family Planning NSW and Acting Chair of Results International.

Kay Matthias, appointed to the Premiers Council for Women in South Australia.

Sally Mlikota, Director, CBC Staff Selection & Aussie Locums, is President for the Cairns Business Women's Club for 2015.

Jan Pool, Director of Finance at Mater Health Services NQ Ltd, has been appointed to the Aboriginal Development Benefit Trust. The purpose of the board is to manage funds from mining compensation and reinvest them into indigenous communities, business and infrastructure.
Vacancy posted with Women on Boards.

Mary Verschuer joins the board of Nuplex (NPX). Congratulations on her first ASX board.

Michelle Redfern joins the board of the Gippsland League - a mixed Australian Rules and Netball league. Vacancy posted with Women on Boards.

Stephanie Reeves has been appointed to the MCG Trust in Victoria.

Bev Durston, appointed to the investment committee of the Local Government Super Scheme.