Lorraine was appointed Chair of the AIDF by Bishop-in-Council in April 2020. Lorraine has had extensive experience in financial sector regulation and regulatory policy, both in Australia and overseas. She has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne, majoring in Economics and Political Science and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the University of Canberra. (MAICD)
(Appointed October 2011)
Mark was first appointed as an AIDF Director in 2011 and was appointed as Deputy Chair in 2016. Up to March 2011 Mark was Director and Country Treasurer responsible for the funding and liquidity risk of the combined Bank of America Merrill Lynch Australian- group of entities. Mark is a qualified geologist with BSc (Hons) in Mining Geology from Leicester University and also has a Financial Diploma from the Australian Financial Markets Association. (MAICD)
(Appointed June 2015)
Mark stepped down as AIDF Chair in April 2020 and remains a member of the board. Mark has held senior roles within the private and public sectors and within political circles. Currently a partner of strategic advisory firm Endeavour Consulting, Mark was previously Westpac’s Group Head of Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs and served as a Senior Adviser to then Prime Minister John Howard. He spent 15 years with Advance Bank, culminating in his appointment as Chief Executive – ACT Region. He also served as Secretary of the Department of Business, Arts, Sport and Tourism (ACT Govt) and was President of the ACT Chamber of Commerce.
(Appointed April 1999)
Tim retired in 2012 after working in the private and public sectors in the ACT for nearly 40 years, including time as an Associate Director in the Economic Studies and Strategies Unit, Corporate Finance and Recovery, for PwC, and as a Senior Policy Advisor to the ACT Legislative Assembly. Tim is a member of Bishop-in-Council as Chair of the Diocesan Finance Committee. Tim is an Associate of CPA Australia; he completed his Bachelor of Economics, majoring in macro-economics and accounting, at the University of Tasmania. (MAICD)
(Appointed October 2015)
Nick was one of Canberra’s leading property lawyers with 38 years’ experience in the Canberra region prior to his retirement in 2014. He was awarded Solicitor of the Year by the Real Estate Institute of the ACT in 1999, 2001, 2004 and 2005 together with the President’s Award in 2003 . Nick also specialised in commercial and business law. During his career as a lawyer, Nick was active in educational training with CIT, the Law Society of the ACT, the Legal Workshop (ANU) and the Real Estate Institute of the ACT
(Appointed April 2017)
Liz trained as a Chartered Accountant which has led to a varied career spanning three continents and a range of specialisms. With over 30 years of senior management roles, Liz has experience covering audit and corporate recovery in London, risk and quality assurance in New York, and advocacy and governance in Australia. She is currently General Manager for Australian Regions at Chartered Accountants ANZ. Liz is an independent non-executive director and Audit Committee Chair. (GAICD)
(Appointed August 2017)
Eugene is a partner with PwC responsible for leading the Canberra Private Client practice. He has more than 20 years experience providing professional services to High Wealth Families, private family businesses operating in the property industry and Emerging companies. He holds a Masters degree in Taxation, Bachelor of Commerce and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Eugene also Chairs Canberra Grammar School Foundation Board and is a Board member and Audit Chair of the Cultural Facilities Corporation (Canberra Museum and Art Gallery).
(Appointed April 2018)
Meg is the Deputy Director-General, Organisational Integrity, ACT Education and Training Directorate. Meg Brighton has an extensive background in Government, business and organisational improvement, strategy development, budget management and stakeholder consultation in both Canada and Australia. Meg has led a number of cross-government initiatives and business improvement strategies in regard to funding, ICT and workers’ compensation. Prior to returning to Canberra in 2009, Meg held senior positions at Work Cover NSW and WorkSafeBC in Canada, and was a part-time lecturer at the British Columbia Institute of Technology.