The Qantas Foundation Board of Directors
Board of Directors
The Foundation is overseen by an independent Board. The Foundation Chair is Mr John Field, Partner, Ashurst. The following directors join him on the Board:
- Hon. Bruce Baird, Chairman of the Tourism & Transport Forum;
- Mrs Anne Skipper AM, Corporate Governance Consultant and Company Director;
- Ms Elizabeth Ann Macgregor, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art;
- Mrs Lesley Grant, Qantas Executive Manager Customer and Marketing;
- Ms Olivia Wirth, Qantas Group Executive Government & Corporate Affairs; and
- Mr Jon Scriven, Qantas Group Executive People.
The company secretary is Janine Rolfe, the National Manager of Company Matters Pty Limited. Janine has over 10 years experience as a corporate lawyer and company secretary.
The auditor of the Foundation is Ernst & Young.
The directors and auditor act in an honorary capacity.
John Field is a partner at global law firm Ashurst in Melbourne. He heads the firm's asset finance practice in Australia, and is consistently ranked as a leading lawyer by global legal directories. John has held various governance roles at the firm including as a long-standing member of the firm's national board. He is also a member and former chairman of the Financial Services Committee of the Law Council of Australia, and is deputy chair of the council at Melbourne's St Catherine's School.
Hon. Bruce Baird
Bruce Baird has had a long career in public life, as former NSW State Member for Northcott from 1984-95, Minister for Transport from 1988-95, Minister for the Sydney Olympic Bid from 1990-93 and Minister for Tourism and Roads from 1993-95. He was also Deputy Leader of the NSW Liberal Party from 1994-95 and Federal MP for Cook from 1998-2007.
Anne Skipper AM
Anne Skipper has more than 20 years experience as a board director and chair of government, not-for-profit and private sector boards in the areas of health, education, tourism, planning, development disability, social services and financial services. Anne is currently a lecturer with the Australian Institute of Company Directors Chair of Plan International Australia and the Royal District Nursing Service SA and a director of Savings and Loans Credit Union, SA Tourism Commission, Aboriginal Foundation SA and the Credit Union Foundation of Australia.
Elizabeth Ann Macgregor
Elizabeth Ann Macgregor began her career in the arts world as curator - and driver - for the Scottish Arts Council's travelling gallery. Elizabeth Ann moved to the Arts Council of Great Britain in 1985, and in 1989 she was appointed director of one of the UK's leading contemporary art galleries, the Ikon Gallery. In 1999, Elizabeth Ann took up the Directorship of Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art. One of her key objectives was to develop broader and new audiences for contemporary art. Attendances have increased five-fold since free entry to the Museum was introduced. In 2008 she was awarded the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award and the Australia Business Arts Foundation Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Arts Business Leadership Award.