WOBSX Diane Grady AO Syndicate Graduates
Experienced Chair, Non-Executive-Director and mentor, Mark Richardson, led the seventh WOBSX syndicate to successful graduation in Sydney in February 2021. The syndicate was named after one of Australia most successful Non-Executive directors and Chairs, Diane Grady AO.
Congratulations to our graduates:
Kirsten Armstrong Zorana Bull
Michelle Burke Tailoi Chan-Ling
Cate Daniels Kym Hausman
Carmel Macmillan Lisa May
Julie Orr Melinda Roderick
Liz Rowell Robyn Storer
L-R (Back) Melinda Roderick, Kym Hausman, Zorana Bull, Liz Rowell,Jayne Whitney, Robyn Storer, Julie Orr, Tailoi Chan-Ling
(front) Lisa May, Diane Grady AO, Mark Richardson, Michelle Burke
(Virtual) Cate Daniels, Carmel Macmillan
A short biography of Diane Grady AO
Diane Grady AO is a full-time Non-Executive Director with 20+ years' experience on major public company and not-for-profit Boards. She is currently a Director of Macquarie Bank, Grant Thornton, and Tennis Australia. Diane is also Chair of The Hunger Project Australia. Previously, Diane was a Director of Woolworths, BlueScope Steel, Goodman Group, Lend Lease, MLC, Wattyl, Spotless, and Australian Stationery Industries. She was also on the Senior Advisory Board of McKinsey & Co, Chair of Ascham School, a Trustee of the Sydney Opera House, a member of the ASIC Business Consultative Panel and the NSW Innovation and Productivity Council and President of Chief Executive women.
As a Director, Diane has taken particular interest in assisting organisations to align their culture and people strategy with their business strategy, and to that end has chaired or been a member of the remuneration and people committees of all the Boards on which she has served.
Before becoming a full-time director, Diane spent 15 years with McKinsey & Co where she was a leading partner in the firm’s global Organisation, Culture and Change Management Practice. In Australia, she was head of the Consumer Goods, Retailing and Marketing Practice where her focus was on advising clients on growth, innovation and customer service strategies.
Diane has an MBA from Harvard, an MA (Chinese Studies) from University of Hawaii and a BA (Honours) from Mills College. She received her AO (Officer of the Order of Australia) for services to business and promoting opportunities for women leaders. Diane is married and has two daughters.
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