From 2008 Rosemary Sainty
and her team, established the National Responsible Business Practice Project funded by the Australian Federal Government (through Treasury), based at St James Ethics Centre, building a world first ‘HUB’ of international initiatives and local resources. These included the Australian focal points for the UN Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate citizenship initiative, and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the most widely used sustainability reporting framework. The Project received endorsement from the Federal Treasurer, Business Council of Australia and HRH the Prince of Wales. As the elected Secretariat, Rosemary then grew the UN Global Compact Australian Network to become the strongest corporate citizenship movement in Australia, incorporating leading Australian businesses across banking and finance, extractives, retail and professional services. Rosemary has recently completed a PhD at UTS Business School. Her doctoral research examined corporate sustainability and responsibility leadership at board level. She is co-currently teaching on the UTS Business School MBA program. Rosemary has published research articles and resources and spoken widely on corporate responsibility and business ethics, both locally and internationally. Simon McKeon
practised law in Sydney with Blake Dawson Waldron before taking up a post with the Macquarie Bank, where he became the Executive Chairman (Melbourne Office). He was Founding President of the statutory dispute resolution body for Australian public company takeovers, the Australian Takeovers Panel.
He was also the Chairman of MYOB LTD 2006–2009. Simon was chairman of CSIRO from 2010 until 2015, Simon was appointed to the AMP Limited Board in 2014. Simon was Australian of the year in 2011 and is Chancellor of Monash University. Simon is also Chair of The Banking and Financial Services Oath Review Panel. Ming Long
is the Chair of AMP Capital Funds Management. Previously, she was Group Executive, Fund Manager of the Investa Office Fund from 2014 to 2016 and was responsible for actively driving the long-term strategy and performance of the listed Fund. With over 20 years’ experience in the finance industry, Ming has held senior executive positions including Joint Managing Director and Finance Director of Investa Property Group. Ming was also previously a Director on Investa’s funds management boards including Responsible Entity Boards of Investa Office Fund and Investa Commercial Property Fund.
Ming is also currently a non-executive director on the board of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand and is Deputy Chair of Diversity Council of Australia. She was previously a member of the Finance & Audit Committee of the University of Sydney and on the board of Property Council of Australia. Pauline Vamos
was the chief executive officer (CEO) of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) between 2007 and 2016 and has over 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry.
In the three years prior to joining ASFA, Pauline consulted to the financial services industry and was on a number of Boards. Pauline was also a senior executive with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) for seven years and in that role, managed the implementation of the Managed Investment Act and the Financial Services Reform Act.
She has also been a corporate counsel, head of compliance, and strategic risk consultant, as well as a director on various financial services boards.
Pauline is a qualified lawyer and has the unique experience of being on all sides of the financial services fence, with deep experience in superannuation, funds management, financial advice and insurance.
Pauline has also recently consulted to the UK Pensions Regulator and implemented a governance project for Professional Trustees.
Pauline is a Director of, The Banking and Financial Services Oath (BFO) group, Interaction Disability services and most recently Decimal Software Limited. Charles Macek
has had an extensive career in corporate governance and is currently a member of both the AICD Corporate Governance Committee and the Shareholder Responsibilities Committee of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN).
As Chairman of the Australian Investment Managers’ Association AIMA), Charles played a significant role in the launch of the so-called Blue Book, the first set of governance guidelines for investors, launched in 1996. In the previous year AIMA were one of the sponsors for the establishment of the ICGN, whose members now manage around $1 trillion. Charles was also non-executive Chair of the Sustainable Investment Research Institute (Siris) from 2002-15.
In his non-executive career, Charles have been involved with both large (Telstra, Wesfarmers, Vicinity) and small companies, including start ups. He has retained an on-going involvement in the investment space through membership of the Investment Committee of Unisuper since 2003.