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Ms Joan Fitzpatrick, Chair

BA (Hons) LLB, ANZIIF (Fellow), CIP, FAICD

Joan is an experienced company director and leader of business success. Her executive and director experience covers the corporate, government and not‑for‑profit sectors and she has a strong track record of working collaboratively across different stakeholders.  Joan has an extensive record of achieving successful business outcomes in complex change environments. Originally qualified as a barrister, she was attracted to a management career which began at 20th Century Fox’s fast-moving consumer goods enterprise in London.  She went on to hold senior management roles in heavy manufacturing industries, large start-up projects in Europe, and international insurance operations in Asia. For over 16 years she worked as CEO and Director of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF).

Joan currently works within a diverse portfolio of non-executive director roles, consulting and pro bono charity work.  Joan is the President of ESS Superannuation Board, the Chair of Transaction Capital Risk Services Australia Holdings and the Sacré Coeur Glen Iris school and her concurrent non-executive directorships include, CCI, Defence Bank and Maurice Blackburn Lawyers.

Joan is also a Member of the World Vision, Greenfleet and Foundation for Young Australian’ s Business Advisory Councils.

She also consults across a wide range of organisations in the areas of strategic planning, leadership, governance and risk.