Geoffrey N Brunsdon AM B Comm — Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr Brunsdon was appointed as a director in November 2009, appointed deputy chairperson in September 2011 and appointed chairperson of the Company on 1 March 2012. He is chairperson of the nomination/governance committee, and is a member of the Risk Committee, the Audit Committee and the People & Culture Committee. Until June 2009, Mr Brunsdon was managing director and head of investment banking of Merrill Lynch International (Australia) Limited. He is chairman of MetLife Insurance Limited (since April 2011) and PayPal Australia Pty Limited (June 2021). He was a member of the listing committee of the Australian Securities Exchange between 1993 and 1997, a member of the Takeovers Panel between 2007 and 2016 and was a director of Sims Group Limited between 1999 and 2007. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia and a Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors. Mr Brunsdon is also a director of the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists and Purves Environmental Custodians and, in 2019, was awarded the rank of Member of the Order of Australia (AM).