Independent panel

The independent panel will receive all the resources it needs to do its work and will be able to appoint expert consultants as necessary. It will operate independently of the Board and the executive, but will receive their full cooperation.

Ian McPhee AO PSM (Chair) is a company director, audit committee member, honorary professor at the Australian National University, and has also undertaken governance reviews in the public and private sectors. He was the Auditor-General for Australia during the period 2005-15, and prior to that role was a Deputy Secretary in the Department of Finance. He is a Fellow and Life Member of CPA Australia. Su McCluskey (Member) is a Director of Australian Unity and the Foundation for Young Australians, Chairman of Energy Renaissance and a member of the Ministerial Advisory Council on Skilled Migration. Su is a member of the independent review of the NSW Regulatory Policy Framework and was a member of the Harper Review of Competition Policy and the Regional Telecommunications Independent Review Committee. She was previously the CEO of the Regional Australia Institute, Executive Director of the Australian Government Office of Best Practice Regulation, and has held senior roles with the Business Council of Australia, the National Farmers’ Federation and the Australian Taxation Office. She is a Fellow of CPA Australia. Maryjane Crabtree (Member) is a director of the Law Institute of Victoria and chair of its Corporate Governance Committee. She has extensive experience on boards and Ethics Committees in the government and not for profit sectors. Maryjane is Deputy President of Epworth Healthcare. Professor Bob Baxt (Expert Advisor) is chairman of the Law Committee of the AICD, a member of the Executive of the Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia, a professorial Fellow of the University of Melbourne, and a former Chairman of the Trade Practices Commission. A consultant (and former partner) at Herbert Smith Freehills lawyers, he is an expert practitioner and academic in trade practices, corporate law and taxation law.  

Ian McPhee AO PSM (Chair) is a company director, audit committee member, honorary professor at the Australian National University, and has also undertaken governance reviews in the public and private sectors. He was the Auditor-General for Australia during the period 2005-15, and prior to that role was a Deputy Secretary in the Department of Finance. He is a Fellow and Life Member of CPA Australia.

Su McCluskey (Member) is a Director of Australian Unity and the Foundation for Young Australians, Chairman of Energy Renaissance and a member of the Ministerial Advisory Council on Skilled Migration. Su is a member of the independent review of the NSW Regulatory Policy Framework and was a member of the Harper Review of Competition Policy and the Regional Telecommunications Independent Review Committee. She was previously the CEO of the Regional Australia Institute, Executive Director of the Australian Government Office of Best Practice Regulation, and has held senior roles with the Business Council of Australia, the National Farmers’ Federation and the Australian Taxation Office. She is a Fellow of CPA Australia.

Maryjane Crabtree (Member) is a director of the Law Institute of Victoria and chair of its Corporate Governance Committee. She has extensive experience on boards and Ethics Committees in the government and not for profit sectors. Maryjane is Deputy President of Epworth Healthcare.

Professor Bob Baxt (Expert Advisor) is chairman of the Law Committee of the AICD, a member of the Executive of the Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia, a professorial Fellow of the University of Melbourne, and a former Chairman of the Trade Practices Commission. A consultant (and former partner) at Herbert Smith Freehills lawyers, he is an expert practitioner and academic in trade practices, corporate law and taxation law.