James M. Millar appointed Chair of The Smith Family
The Board of The Smith Family (TSF) announced today that Dick Warburton has decided to step down as Chair of TSF, due to personal reasons.
Dick Warburton has been a much valued and long-time supporter of TSF, including being a TSF Governor for more than ten years. Dick has always been a champion for The Smith Family's work and will have a continuing association with the organisation as a Governor. The Board thanks Dick for his ongoing support.
The Board has appointed a new Chair, who will take up the role from 25 March, 2011. James Millar is an experienced corporate executive and director of a number of Australian companies and organisations. He has more than 35 years experience as both a corporate insolvency executive with expertise across a number of industries and as Chief Executive Officer of Ernst & Young. Currently James is a Non Executive Director of Mirvac Limited and Mirvac Funds Limited, Jetset Travelworld Limited and Wynstay Pastoral Group. James is also Trustee, Australian Cancer Research Foundation; Director, Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation; and Member, UNSW Australian School of Business Advisory Council.
At a recent Board meeting Christine McLoughlin was appointed as Deputy Chair of TSF. Christine has worked in business in Australia, the UK and Asia for over 20 years and her executive roles in public companies have encompassed accountabilities spanning strategy, communications and reputation management, general counsel, government affairs, human resources and operations. Christine has been on the TSF Board for 15 months and she is also a Non Executive Director of ANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation), the Victorian TAC (Transport Accident Commission), Westpac's Life and General Insurance, NIB Insurance and the St James Ethics Centre. She is also on the Council of Chief Executive Women Inc and previously was a director of the AMP Foundation.
The Board welcomes James as The Smith Family's new Chair and Christine as our new Deputy Chair.