Our Board of Directors
Ann Sherry (Chair)
Ms Ann Sherry AO is one of Australia's leading business executives with a career that spans Government, Banking and Cruise Tourism. She is currently Chairman of Carnival Australia, the largest cruise ship operator in Australasia and a division of Carnival Corporation & Plc. After joining as Chief Executive Officer in 2007, she has transformed the industry and growth has been in double digits each year since. Ann currently holds non-executive roles with National Australia Bank, Sydney Airport, Palladium Group, Australian Rugby Union, Cape York Partnerships, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Infrastructure Victoria and Committee for Sydney and philanthropy Australia. The Australian Government awarded Ann the Centenary Medal in 2001 and in 2004 she was awarded an Order of Australia. In 2015, Ann was named as the overall winner of the Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence Award. Ann devotes considerable energy to her passion for women’s rights, currently convening the MCC STEM group, opportunity for Indigenous communities, philanthropy and to the arts.
Deeta Colvin (McGeoch), BA
Ms Deeta Colvin (McGeoch) BA, an independent non-executive Director since 25 May 2009. Deeta has had a successful career in media and marketing. She started her own marketing and public relations company, Colvin Communications, in 1985 specialising in consumer marketing of prestige clients, mostly all international brands. Ms Colvin sold her company 12 years later and was then appointed Director of Corporate Relations for PBL Media to set up a below the line division of public relations and events as well as interfacing with major clients of the group in ACP Magazines and Channel 9. In 2001, Ms Colvin was awarded an Ordre du Merite by the French Government for services to business and the arts. Ms Colvin was non-executive Director for Michael Hill International Pty Ltd from 2011 to April 2013. Since 2007 she has consulted to Consolidated Press Holdings (CPH) to liaise with key clients and set up some of the VIP events and relationship opportunities and she is also currently Chairman of communications agency, Stellar* Concepts Australia.
Mr Matt Comyn is Group Executive, Retail Banking Services for the Commonwealth Bank. The Retail Banking division is dedicated to providing exceptional service to its valued customer base of over 10 million Australians by offering superior products and services, supported by world-leading systems and processes. Matt joined the Commonwealth Bank in 1999 and has previously held a variety of senior leadership roles in business and institutional banking including Managing Director of CommSec.
Matt is a non-executive Director and shareholder representative of Aussie Home Loans. He is also a member of Mastercard’s Global Advisory Board.
Ms Nadika Garber has enjoyed a very successful career in publishing and is currently Managing Director and part owner of Hinkler Pty Ltd – a Melbourne based publishing house with offices in UK and USA. They currently sell their publications in 72 countries in 38 different languages, through many major retailers around the world. Ms Garber is the main contributor to the Sugatha Scholarship foundation in Sri Lanka, established to help children of all ages realise their educational goals which included the building of a school and library.
Megan Quinn, GAICD
Ms Megan Quinn GAICD, an independent non-executive Director since March 2013. Ms Quinn has built a career that has spanned retailing, marketing, publishing, advertising, banking, and branding across several industries. She has held a variety of leadership, senior executive, consulting, executive and non-executive board roles, utilising her strong commercial capabilities and deep expertise in brand and service offer development. One of Ms Quinn's notable achievements was co-founding Net-A-Porter in 1999. Today, Megan is the Managing Director of Q&CO Consultancy, speaks internationally, and is a non-executive Director of Specialty Fashion Group (SFH). She stepped down from the Fitted For Work board in 2014.
Colin Storrie, FCPA, GAICD
Mr Colin Storrie has over 20 years’ experience in senior finance roles in listed companies, investment banking and government. This includes Group Treasurer, Deputy Chief Financial Officer and Chief Financial Officer roles within Qantas Airways Ltd and AMP Ltd. He has also held a number of director roles in both listed and non-listed companies. Currently, Colin is an independent non-executive Director of AIG Australia Ltd and is Chair of both its Board Audit and Risk Committees. He is also an independent non-executive director of North Queensland Airports and Toronto City Airport Terminal Operations. He holds a bachelor of commerce, a graduate diploma in management, is a fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants (FCPA) and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).
Ms Olivia Wirth is Group Executive Brand, Marketing and Corporate Affairs. Olivia is responsible for the Qantas Group’s external and internal communications including managing the Qantas Brand, marketing, PR and corporate affairs. This portfolio also includes management of the company’s digital, social and entertainment strategies as well as partnerships with sporting codes, community organisations and arts organisations. She is a member of the Executive Committee.
Olivia joined Qantas in 2009 and has held several positions, including the Group Executive for Government Relations and Corporate Affairs. She has over 15 years of experience in public affairs, marketing and government relations. Olivia joined Qantas from the Tourism & Transport Forum, Australia’s peak tourism industry group where, as Executive Director, she led its public advocacy and engagement with federal and state governments. She has worked in a range of public and corporate affairs roles, including for the UK based, Business in the Community (part of the Prince's Trust) and the Australian Tourist Commission (now Tourism Australia).
Suzanne has been the Executive General Manager, residential communities at Australian Unity since 2016 and has over 15 years’ experience in health care, social and community support services. Over her extensive career she has held distinguished roles including CEO of Vivir Healthcare, CEO of Save the Children Australia and CEO of Marie Stopes International. Suzanne spent much of her earlier career overseas, with roles at the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia and Thailand and with Telstra in Cambodia and Vietnam. In 2005, Suzanne was recognised for her outstanding career achievements when she was awarded the Hudson Community and Government Award as part of the National Telstra Business Women’s Awards.
Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE
Elizabeth Ann Macgregor began her career as curator/driver of the Scottish Arts Council's Travelling Gallery. Taking exhibitions on board a converted bus to remote areas and inner city estates ignited her commitment to engaging new audiences with the work of living artists. In 1989 she was appointed director of Ikon Gallery, Birmingham and in 1999 she took up the directorship of Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art when it was facing significant challenges. To secure its future, she negotiated a new funding model with government, sponsors and philanthropists. Committed to supporting artists and expanding the audience for art, she has initiated a unique program of partnerships in Western Sydney through the C3West project and with regional and interstate galleries through touring projects. She successfully negotiated a $53m building redevelopment completed in 2012 which includes a National Centre for Creative Learning, connecting artists with audiences across Australia and around the world. Last year, the Museum attracted over 1m visitors. Macgregor ’s innovation and contribution to the arts has been recognised with a Centenary Medal in 2003, the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award in 2008 and the Australia Business Arts Foundation Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Arts Business Leadership Award in 2008. In 2011 she received an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List and the Australia Council Visual Arts Medal. In 2016 she was named NSW Creative Laureate and one of Australia’s True Leaders by the AFR Magazine.
Toby was appointed CEO of St Vincent’s Health Australia, Australia’s second largest healthcare provider in April 2014. Prior to this, he was the CEO of Mission Australia, COO of World Vision Australia and CEO of South Taranaki District Council. He is a qualified accountant with an MBA, Toby is passionate about helping people “be the best they can be”. Toby is a director of UNICEF Australia, he chaired ASX listed Sterihealth prior to delisting and was a director of Working Links the largest welfare to work provider to the U.K government. He has also been a director of Goodstart, Australia’s largest provider of early learning services to over 60,000 children and various Christian community organisations.He has been a member of a range of government committees and advisory panels.