Inductees 2017 - Diane Smith-Gander

Diane Smith-Gander

Diane Smith-Gander is Non-Executive Director AGL Energy, Wesfarmers Limited, Chair of Safe Work Australia, Asbestos Safety & Eradication Council, and Board Member of Keystart Loans, Henry Davis York, CEDA and Immediate Past President of Chief Executive Women.

Diane has held a wide range of non-executive roles in the past including Chairman of Broadspectrum Limited, Deputy Chairperson of NBNCo, Non-Executive Director of the CBH Group, Commissioner of Tourism WA and Board Member of the Committee for Perth.

Diane'??s last executive role was Group Executive at Westpac; a member of the leadership team of the corporation, responsible for all information technology, back office operations, global vendor management and property. Diane was a General Manager at Westpac for 10 years in the 1990s responsible for back office functions, retail networks and support functions.

Prior to re-joining Westpac Diane was a partner at McKinsey & Company in Washington and New Jersey serving clients in diverse industries globally. Diane became a senior advisor to McKinsey in Australia in 2016.

Diane has been active in sports administration and is a past Chairman of both Basketball Australia Limited, the sport's peak body, and the Australian Sports Drug Agency, the government agency responsible for deterring the use of performance enhancing drugs.

Diane holds an MBA from the University of Sydney and a BEc from the University of Western Australia (UWA). In 2015 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Economics from UWA. She is a Fellow of the AICD and Governance Institute of Australia and an adjunct professor of corporate governance at UWA where she serves on the advisory board of the Business School. She is also a Council Member of Perth'??s Methodist Ladies College.

Article Index
Inductees 2017
Dr Betsy Buchanan BA LLB
Professor Arlene Chan
Jan Cooper
Jenny Davis OAM
The Hon Cheryl Edwardes OAM
Her Honour Valerie French
Anne Leach OAM, FNM
Julie Shuttleworth
Diane Smith-Gander
Tammy Solonec
Paula Wagg
POSTHUMOUS INDUCTEES - Frederica Georgina Cooke
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