A future where every journey is a safe one

Board of Management

John Walter

John Walter (Chairman)
LLB (Hons), MBA

John joined the Board in October 2013 and was appointed Chair in March 2014.  He is a member of the Audit Committee, the Risk Committee, the Board Workshop Advisory Committee and is the Chair of the Remuneration Committee.

John is also a Director of WorkSafe Victoria and Chair of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Ministerial Advisory Council.

A partner at Corrs Chambers Westgarth, John has had a variety of roles on major projects and governance structures including Melbourne City Link, East Link and the Gold Coast Rapid Transit Project.

John is a member of the APEC Business Advisory Council Committee which provides expert advice to governments across the Asia Pacific region.

Dr Tien Kieu 

Dr Tien Kieu
BSc (Hons), PhD, FAIP

Dr Tien Kieu was appointed to the TAC Board in September 2015 and is a member of the Audit Committee and the Board Workshop Advisory Committee.

Tien is experienced in the corporate sector and brings qualitative and mathematical skills to the Board, being both a researcher and practitioner in Data Science.  He has a distinguished academic background and is currently an Adjunct Professor at Swinburne University.  Tien is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Physics.  He also has long standing involvements in ethnic media.

Paul Kirk 

Paul Kirk
B. Ec, Economics and Accounting

Paul joined the Board in October 2014.  He is the Chair of both the Audit Committee and the Risk Committee and a member of the Board Workshop Advisory Committee.  Paul is also a Director of WorkSafe Victoria, the St Kilda Football Club and Australian Unity Limited.

Paul formed Collins Pitt Associates, a boutique corporate advisory, strategy and restructuring practice, in 2011 after a long and distinguished career at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Paul has extensive experience in the areas of corporate advice, turnaround and restructuring, distressed mergers and acquisitions, strategic advice, distressed debt and implementation of asset management vehicles, forensic accounting and insolvency management.

Paul is an author, editor and educator on a wide range of topics and holds a Bachelor of Economics (Accountancy) from Monash University.

Rob Nethercote

Dr Robert Nethercote
BCom, BEd, MEd, DEd, MACE, ADAPEF

Rob joined the Board in October 2013.  He is a member of the Remuneration Committee and the Board Workshop Advisory Committee.

Rob has worked extensively in the education sector in Australia, the UK and New Zealand, including as Headmaster of the Trinity Schools in New Zealand and Vice-Master of Queen’s College at the University of Melbourne.  Rob was Chief Executive Officer of the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) (2002-2006) and inaugural General Manager of the Australian Institute for Motor Sport Safety (AIMSS) (2007-2008).  He has consulted to the Lighthouse Foundation, the Centre for Adolescent Health, Ardoch, Global Student Connect Pty Ltd, Queen’s College, the Australian Gynaecological Cancer Foundation and Arthritis and Osteoporosis Victoria.

Rob is a Fellow and life member of the Australian College of Educators and a Fellow of the Association of Development and Alumni Professionals in Education (now Educate Plus).  He is a member of the Rotary Club of Melbourne and a Trustee of the Baker Foundation and was previously a member of the Australian Gynaecological Cancer Foundation.

Sue O'Connor 

Sue O'Connor
B App Sci, Grad Dip Bus Mgt, FAICD

Sue joined the Board in October 2014.  She is a member of the Audit Committee, the Risk Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Board Workshop Advisory Committee.

Sue has been a Non Executive Director/Chairman for nine years.  Currently she is Deputy Chairman of Goulburn Valley Water, Director of State Trustees Victoria, Director and immediate past Chair of YMCA Victoria.  Sue is a long term facilitator of the AICD Company Director's Course. Sue has worked for and consulted to ASX Top 200 companies as well as major state and federal Government organisations.

Sue is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Colin Radford

Colin Radford

Colin joined the Board in September 2015 and is a member of the Risk Committee and the Board Workshop Advisory Committee.

Colin is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Victorian Managed Insurance Authority.

A public sector specialist, Colin has more than 25 years’ experience working in and with the Victorian Government.  He has held senior executive positions across both the public and private sectors including an executive of the TAC, a Partner at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu where he led the Public Sector practice and most recently a Partner and the Head of Consulting at ShineWing Australia.

Colin has also served on a number of boards and advisory bodies in the government and not for profit sectors.  A Fellow of the Williamson Community Leadership Program, Colin’s current directorships include Chair of the Defence Reserves Support Council (Victoria) and Deputy Chair of Kids Under Cover.

Julia Manson

Julia Mason

BA, BComm, MBA, MAICD, F Fin

Julia joined the Board in August 2016. She is a member of the Board Workshop Advisory Committee and the Remuneration Committee.

Julia is the Executive Officer at the National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia. She has a background in strategy, finance, and operations within the energy, advertising, finance, transport, and biotechnology industries.

Julia has a more than 20 year career focused on creating growth and value, in the private and not for profit sectors in both Australia and Asia. Having held senior commerce and finance positions at Sensis and BP, Julia has deep business knowledge developed through a career in key business functions:finance, corporate strategy, corporate advisory, and marketing.

Julia was previously Chair of the Victorian State Emergency Services (VICSES) and One in Five, and a Non-Executive Director with VicUrban. Julia lectured in Corporate Financial Management in the Masters program with FinSia, the former Securities Institute of Australia and was a Director with Same Business Different Outcome (SBDO), a Melbourne-based private equity business sourcing operational expertise and capital to back growth businesses.

Louisa Hudson

Louisa Hudson

BA, LLB

Louisa joined the Board in August 2016. She is a member of the Board Workshop Advisory Committee and the Remuneration Committee.

Louisajoined the NAB in 2013 as Head of Health, Safety and Wellbeing. Her team is responsible for health and safety, injury management and workers’ compensation for the approximately 30,000 employees across Australia. The wellbeing and mental health agenda is one of Louisa’s key areas of focus and she is leading her team in the development of best practice systems and processes for the protection and care of NAB employees.

Louisa has a legal background in dispute resolution, practising in the area of insurance and risk. She also spent seven years as a Senior Legal Counsel with WorkSafe Victoria, where she was involved in the regulation of the compensation scheme as well as management of litigation at a scheme level.

Louisa is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.