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Madelyn Antoncic PhD

Chief Executive Officer, the SASB Foundation USA

Prior to joining SASB, Ms Antoncic served as executive director and a member of the Operating Committee of Principal Global Investors, a global asset management company. From 2011–15 Ms Antoncic served as vice president and treasurer of the World Bank where she was responsible for overseeing every aspect of managing $145 billion in assets including the WBG’s pension plans, as well as its derivatives portfolio, annual funding program and technical assistance programs engaging with member countries, among other things. While at the World Bank, Ms Antoncic was widely credited with fostering financial innovations to address member countries’ vulnerabilities and financing needs created by climate-related catastrophic risk events and other non-market risk events.

Ms Antoncic also has held a variety of leadership roles with major global private sector financial institutions, including Goldman Sachs, Barclays Capital and Lehman Brothers. Ms Antoncic began her career as an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Ms Antoncic is a recipient of numerous awards including the Fulbright Scholars Award for International Cooperation; the National Partnership for Women and Families Award; the Risk Manager of the Year Award from Risk; and was named among the 100 Most Influential People in Finance by Treasury and Risk Management.

Ms Antoncic is a member of the board of directors of S&P Global Ratings and Fin Tech Acquisition Corp III and serves on the board of overseers of Weill Cornell Medicine.

Sir Winfried Bischoff

Chairman, JP Morgan Securities plc and Chairman, Financial Reporting Council UK

Sir Win Bischoff is Chairman of the Financial Reporting Council in the United Kingdom and Chairman of JP Morgan Securities plc. He is a member of the International Advisory Board of Akbank TAS, Turkey. Since 1983 he has served on the boards of 10 major public companies (five in the UK, three in the US, two in Europe).

He was previously chairman of Lloyds Banking Group plc (2009–2014). Sir Win has substantial experience of leading international committees and boards. His background spans a range of sectors, including banking and capital markets, finance and government regulation and public policy. He was CEO and then chairman of Schroders plc (1984–2000), chairman of Citigroup Europe (2000–2009) and interim CEO and then chairman of Citigroup Inc (2007–2009).

Sir Win was awarded a knighthood in the New Year Honours List in 2000 for services to the banking industry, and an honorary doctorate in science by City University, London in the same year. In 2016 he was awarded a Non-Executive Director Lifetime Achievement Award.

Anna Bligh AC

Chief Executive Officer, Australian Banking Association

Anna Bligh is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Banking Association. Her priorities include strengthening the culture in banking and delivering the right outcomes for customers. Anna has had a long and distinguished career in politics, and was the Premier of Queensland for almost five years until March 2012. She was also Deputy Premier and Treasurer of Queensland and held ministerial responsibilities in Education, Social Welfare, Arts, Economic and State Development and Infrastructure. Anna’s leadership came to national and international attention as she led the response and recovery effort to devastating floods in Queensland in January 2011.

Prior to joining the ABA, Anna was the CEO of YWCA NSW, a not-for-profit organisation striving to build a safer world for women and children with programs and services dedicated to ending domestic violence. In recognition of her eminent service to the Parliament of Queensland, and as an advocate for education, the role of women in public life and services to the not-for-profit sector, Anna received a Companion in the General Division of the Order of Australia award in the 2017 Australia Day Honours list.

Anna holds Honorary Doctorates from the University of Queensland and Griffith University.
Anna Bligh is a non-executive director of Medibank Private and Bangarra Dance Company.

Paul Bloxham

Chief Economist (Australia, New Zealand and Global Commodities), HSBC Bank Australia

Paul Bloxham is HSBC’s chief economist for Australia, New Zealand and Global Commodities and is a managing director. He is chief spokesperson for HSBC on forecasts and trends for the Australian and New Zealand economies and their interaction with global financial markets and international economies. Paul is also a key spokesperson on HSBC’s unique view on global commodity markets and works closely with HSBC’s global equities team in this regard. Paul has published a number of papers, including on housing and household finances, asset prices and monetary policy and global commodity market trends. Paul is a regular commentator on local and international business television and a frequent contributor of opinion editorials to the Australian newspapers. In 2017, Paul’s team won two Focus Economics awards: for best overall forecaster for each of Australia and New Zealand. Paul is also a member of the Australian National University's Shadow Reserve Bank Board and is an Adjunct Professor at Curtin University. Prior to joining HSBC in 2010, Paul Bloxham spent 12 years as an economist within the Reserve Bank of Australia's Economic Analysis Department where he headed up the overseas economies and financial conditions sections, as well as working on domestic forecasting and prices. He holds a Masters degree in public financial policy from the London School of Economics.

Andrew Buay

Vice President, Group Sustainability, Singtel

Andrew is vice president for the Singtel Group Sustainability and a talent coach to over 100 of the Optus Future and Emerging Leaders in the past three years. Prior to this, Andrew held various senior positions across the Singtel Group in Singapore, Australia and the Philippines. Between 2007 and 2013, he was the Optus chief information officer, managing director for Optus Technology and Products Division, managing director for Optus Products and Delivery Division, and managing director of Optus Wholesale and Satellite Division. Andrew was the chief operating advisor at Globe Telecom from 2003–2007, Singlel Group’s mobile associate in the Philippines. He has also held various other senior management positions in the Singtel Group including vice president Consumer Marketing, CEO SINGNET, CEO Multimedia Group, director Corporate Development, director Business Marketing and director Corporate Account Management. Andrew also started up and ran Singtel Ventures from 2007–2000, a S$150m technology investment fund investing in emerging technologies in the ICT sector to drive innovation and develop new businesses spin- offs for the company.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Arts (First Class) Honours from the National University of Singapore and Masters in Management from Stanford University, USA (Sloan Program). He is a certified Level 2 coach with the Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership and an LSI Accredited practitioner with Human Synergistics.

Jane Halton AO PSM

Non-executive Director, ANZ Banking Group & Clayton Utz

Jane Halton AO PSM FAICD FIPPA is a member of the board of the ANZ, Clayton Utz, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, and the US Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation. She is chairman of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, COTA and Vault Systems. Her 33 year career within the Australian public service, included nearly 15 years as Secretary of the Deparments of Finance and Health (and Ageing). Previously she was Executive Co-ordinator (Deputy Secretary) of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. She has extensive experience in the delivery of the Australian Government budget and the mangement and performance of Australian Government agencies. Jane has held a number of significant roles in Global Health Governance including as Chair of the board of the WHO and at the OECD.

Lyn Nicholson FGIA

General Counsel, Corporate Group, Holding Redlich

Lyn Nicholson is General Counsel in the Corporate Group of Holding Redlich. Lyn advises on privacy and data issues, including in relation to the regulation of credit information. She also advises on directors’ duties and practical governance issues for both listed and unlisted companies. Her transactional work focuses on the information services industry where she deals with various forms of technology, intellectual property and a range of issues that are legally ambiguous and often at the cutting edge of technology.

She holds a Bachelor of Economics/Law from Macquarie University and Master of Laws from the University of Sydney. Lyn is a board member of iappANZ and a fellow of both the Governance Institute of Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

Deidre Willmott

Non-executive Director, Australia Post

Deidre Willmott was appointed to the Australia Post board in June 2017.

Ms Willmott was CEO of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia from 2014 until 2018. She is a former lawyer and has held senior roles with Fortescue Metals Group Ltd and as Chief of Staff to the Premier of Western Australia.

Ms Willmott is also Chair of St Hilda's Anglican School for Girls and a director of Kimberley Foundation of Australia and the Perth USAsia Centre.

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