Governance Institute’s brand ambassadors

We’re thrilled to announce that Diane Smith-Gander AO FGIA FCG and Simon Pordage FGIA FCG are our brand ambassadors.

Diane and Simon are valued members of Governance Institute and champions of our values

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About Diane

Diane Smith-Gander AO FGIA FCIS
Chair, Committee for the Economic Development of Australia 

Diane Smith-Gander AO is a professional non-executive direction maintaining a diverse portfolio over varying types of entities, industries and geographies. She is past president of Chief Executive Women, and an advocate for gender equity. Diane is Chair for the Committee for the Economic Development of Australia and Safe Work Australia. She is non-executive director of AGL Energy Limited, North Queensland Airports, Keystart Loans group and Wesfarmers Limited where she will shortly retire after serving for more than a decade. Diane holds an MBA from the University of Sydney and a BEc from UWA.

About Simon

Simon Pordage FGIA FCG
Company Secretary, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ)

Simon joined ANZ in May 2016. He is a Chartered Secretary with extensive company secretarial and corporate governance experience. From 2009 to 2016 he was Company Secretary for Australian Foundation Investment Company Limited and a number of other listed investment companies. Other former roles include being Deputy Company Secretary for ANZ and Head of Board Support for Barclays PLC in the United Kingdom. Simon is committed to the promotion of good corporate governance. He is a former National President and Chairman of Governance Institute of Australia and is a member and former Chairman of its National Legislation Review Committee, and regularly presents on governance issues.

Updates from our brand ambassadors

Diane Simon

Boardroom Q&A (National Conference interview)

Career Q&A – company secretary

National Conference testimonial

Quickfire career Q&A — What is a company secretary?

Mini video: What is a director

Director training

Mini video: Top 3 director skills

Member and training testimonial

Managing during a pandemic

 Managing during a pandemic