Sheena Wilson elected first female Chair of Herron Todd White


Women on Boards Chair Sheena Wilson has been elected as the first female Chair of Herron Todd White - one of Australia's largest independent property valuation firms. 


Sheena joined the HTW board as an Independent Non Executive Director in 2014. She was Deputy Chair from 2015 until September 2023, when she was elected as Chair. Sheena also chaired the Board's People, Performance, Nominations and Governance Committee from 2014 until September 2023.

“I am thrilled to have been elected Chair of this great Australian company, and very proud to have served on the board as an independent NED since 2014 and as Deputy Chair for the past 8 years,” said Sheena.

“The property sector and valuations space in particular has remained stubbornly male dominated historically (we’re all working on it!). Which is curious, as residential property alone in Australia is currently valued at more than $10 trillion, and women are estimated to either fully own or be a part owner of around 70% of that residential property*. So property valuation matters, regardless of gender.”

Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of Women on Boards Australia, Sheena is also Director & Co-Founder of Parents on Leave Pty Ltd; an Executive Leadership Consultant and Coach nationally and internationally, and a graduate of both the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and the UK Institute of Directors (CertIoD).

Sheena was appointed Chair in September, after former Chair Jeff Forbes stepped down at the 2023 AGM after nine years as an Independent NED and eight years as Chair.

“Very excited to have Sheena Wilson stepping into the Herron Todd White Chair role, looking forward to working with Andrew Wellington, a very positive future ahead for HTW. Thank you to Jeff Forbes for your excellent guidance and leadership,” HTW wrote on LinkedIn.

Sheena is highly respected across the group and brings a strong multi-disciplinary commercial acumen, deep client, people and culture expertise, and a valued governance mindset.”

*CoreLogic Women in Property Report 2023

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