Governance

To consider and make recommendations to the Board on the composition of the Board, appropriate criteria for Board membership and performance, the tenure of Directors generally and where required, the suitability of nominations for the position of Director.

Claudia Bels Independent Director
Director

Ms Bels is a professional non-executive Director with extensive legal, governance, risk management and financial expertise. Ms Bels has over 25 years’ experience across the government, member services and international banking and finance sectors having previously held the role of General Counsel & Board Secretary for the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation and General Counsel (and Chief Risk Officer) for the Law Society of NSW. She is currently a Non-Executive Director of Australia & New Zealand Recycling Platform Limited (Techcollect), CBHS Corporate Health Pty Ltd and Australian Physiotherapy Council Ltd. She also chairs a number of Committees for these companies as well as Audit & Risk Committees for a couple of public sector entities. Ms Bels is the Chair of the company’s Risk and Contracts & Pricing Committees and is a member of the company’s Audit and Governance Committees.

Garry Dinnie Independent Director
Director

Mr Dinnie is a Director of CareFlight Limited, Integrated Research Limited and a director of a number of private companies. He is also Chair of the Audit Committees of these companies and Chair or member of several other Audit & Risk Committees of the NSW public sector and private sector entities. He was previously a partner with Ernst & Young for 25 years specialising in audit, risk, advisory and IT services. Mr Dinnie is the Chair of the company’s Audit Committee and is a member of the company’s Risk, Contracts & Pricing, IT and HR & Remuneration Committees.

Rob Ryan IMB Limited (Committee Chair)
Director

Mr Ryan is the Chief Executive Officer of IMB Limited. Mr Ryan joined IMB Limited in 1999. Mr Ryan is a director of IMB Financial Planning Limited and The Flagstaff Group. Mr Ryan was appointed to the University of Wollongong Council by the NSW Minister for Education and Training in January 2010 and is on the Board of the University of Wollongong in Dubai. Prior to joining IMB, Mr Ryan held the positions of Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary at Australian Resources Limited. Mr Ryan has extensive experience in finance and management at senior executive and Board level, has been involved in the formulation and implementation of strategic business plans and financial restructuring, staff management and development, as well as evaluation of acquisitions and divestments. Mr Ryan is the chair of the company’s Governance Committee.