THE BOARD 2014
Ian Curry - Chairman
FCPA, FCIS, Dip Fin Planning
Ian worked in the financial services industry for nearly 40 years with the Colonial Group, holding a diverse range of positions, including CEO of Jardine CMG Asia (based in Hong Kong), General Manager, Colonial Mutual Life Australia CMLA and General Manager for (CMLA) New Zealand and Fiji. He was also Deputy Chairman and a Director of Lifeworks Relationship Counselling and Education Services for nine years and a Director of Peninsula Healthcare Network.
Ian joined the ASA in 2000. He currently chairs the Victorian Company Monitoring Committee (CMC) and is chairman of the Nominations Committee and a member of the Audit & Risk, Policy, Conference and Strategy Committees.
BMan, MBA, MMktg
Max has extensive experience in strategic and operational marketing including working internationally. He has wide-ranging experience covering FMCG and telecommunications with roles in brand development and brand building. Currently Associate Director Brand Development at Sydney company, Added Value, Max works with major multi-national clients like Nestle, Pepsi, Samsung and American Express, and well-known Australian brands Optus and Westpac.
Max has worked for Kimberley-Clark in France and UK and at Samsung Electronics in UK and Australia, including more than three years as Head of Marketing. Max joined the ASA as a non-executive director in January 2014.
Betty was an Australian Certified Investment Planner (ACIP) with Godfrey Westin Limited and also enjoyed a long career in local government, latterly as Assistant Shire Secretary/Rate Collector.
Betty joined the ASA in 1994. She is a member of the Victorian State Committee and the Conference Committee. Betty is also the convenor of the Ballarat Regional Group and a regular ASA contributor to local radio programs.
BCom, MCom, FCA
With more than 25 years’ experience at KPMG, including nine years as Executive Director Corporate Finance, Diana has extensive experience and broad knowledge in the provision of commercially-focussed valuation advice, particularly related to mergers, divestments, restructures, takeovers and acquisitions.
Appointed to the Board of Australian Design Centre in 2006, Diana served as Chair of the Finance and Risk Committee and Chair of Nominations Committee. She is also an advisrory board member of NSW Family and Community Services (Ageing, Disability & Home Care)
In 2013 Diana was appointed to the Advisory Board of Ageing Disability & Home Care, to advise on strategy and policy; provide input for reform and policy; and launch the National Disability Insurance Scheme in NSW.
Diana joined the ASA as a non-executive director in January 2014.
B Ec, MBA, AFMA, AICD, SDIA
Clare has more than 15 years’ experience in the financial services industry. Head of Business Development and M&A Strategy at AMP Private Wealth, Clare has also worked as Private Wealth Manager at Macquarie Group and RBS Morgans, JB Were and Merrill Lynch.
Currently an executive consultant at Litmus Group, Clare has also consulted at SFG Australia on strategic projects. Clare has been a committee member of the Securities and Derivatives Industry Association; non-executive director of the Australian Medical Association of Qld; business and financial consultant for the Australian Aphasia Association and board adviser to the Agricultural Management Company.
Clare joined the ASA as a non-executive director in January 2014.
Barry was employed by the Shell Group in Australia and overseas for 36 years. Prior to his retirement he was a board member of Shell Australia and Executive Director of Human Resources and Public Affairs.
He began private management consultancy work in 1991, with special interest in business planning, change management, and organisation development. He also worked for KPMG Management Consulting, the Australian National Training Authority and chaired the 2001 Australian Defence Force Remuneration Review.
He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (Military Division) in 1989 and was awarded a Centenary Medal in 2003. Barry joined the ASA in 2009. He chairs the WA Branch Committee and is also chair of the Strategy Committee.
BCom, AAUQ, ANZIF, SAFin, FCPA
Denis was the Chief Financial Officer of The Royal Automobile Club of Queensland (RACQ) for more than twenty years. He was also director of several RACQ wholly owned subsidiary companies with responsibility for the management of the organisation’s investment portfolio.
Denis joined the ASA in 2008. He chairs the Queensland Company Monitoring Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee.
FCA, F Fin, FAICD
was a senior partner with RSM Bird Cameron, a national chartered accounting firm until 1995. Since then he has enjoyed a portfolio of work, including company directorships, training and development, and accounting services.