Meet our Board members
Steven Skala AO
Mr Skala has a distinguished career on the boards of public, private, not-for-profit and government organisations, with more than 40 years’ experience in law, business and banking. He is Vice Chairman, Australia of Deutsche Bank AG, a Member of the Foreign Investment Review Board and the Technology Investment Advisory Council, and an Alternate Director of Hexima Limited. Mr Skala served as a partner focusing on commercial, corporate and corporate financing law in two leading Australian law firms for more than 20 years. A former Chairman of Film Australia Ltd, Island Food Company Ltd and Wilson Group Ltd, Mr Skala is also a former Acting Chairman and Director of the ABC, a Director of the Channel Ten Group and Max Capital Group Ltd, and a founding panel member of Adara Partners (Australia) Pty Ltd. Mr Skala currently Chairs the Heide Museum of Modern Art, is Deputy Chair of the General Sir John Monash Foundation, a Director of The Centre for Independent Studies and a Member of the International Council of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Mr Skala holds BA and LLB (Hons) degrees from the University of Queensland and a BCL from the University of Oxford. Mr Skala was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2010 in recognition of his service to the arts, business and commerce and to the community.
Ms Bond is one of Australia’s leading engineers, with more than 30 years’ experience in executive and professional company director roles. Ms Bond is Chair of Mining3 and serves on the boards of Snowy Hydro, Aurecon Group, Synertec Corporation and QADO Services. Ms Bond is an advisory board member for the University of Queensland Master of Sustainable Energy and the Australian National University Battery and Grid Integration Program. Ms Bond has also served on the boards of public, private and government entities and was named Australian Professional Engineer of the Year in 2007. She is a Chartered Professional Engineer, an Honorary Fellow of Engineers Australia, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of Chief Executive Women.
Mr Coffey has extensive experience across the financial services sector, with a distinguished career in senior roles in banking, including funds management, balance sheet management and risk management. Mr Coffey is a non‑executive Director of Macquarie Group Limited and Macquarie Bank Limited, Lendlease Corporation and Goodstart Early Learning. He is a former Director of Hastings Management. Mr Coffey began his career at the Reserve Bank of Australia and held a number of executive positions at Westpac, including Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Westpac Banking Corporation and Group Executive, Westpac Institutional Bank. Mr Coffey is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.
Retired 13 May 2022.
Mr Howell has more than 37 years’ experience in metals, manufacturing and recycling, including base and precious metals smelting, capital intensive operations and energy intensive manufacturing. Mr Howell was previously Chief Executive Officer of Tomago Aluminium, having led its transformation into the largest and most efficient aluminium smelter in the Asia Pacific region. He has also been a Director of the board of the Australian Aluminium Council. Mr Howell has held senior and diverse roles in the resources sector in Australia, the United States and Europe. This includes a range of management roles at Nyrstar (now Trafigura), a global multi-metals business with a market leading position in zinc and lead. Mr Howell is a former President of Zinifex Clarksville Inc., the former General Manager of Australian Refined Alloys Pty Ltd and General Manager at Nyrstar Port Pirie Smelters. Mr Howell has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from the University of Tasmania.
David Jones AM
Mr Jones has more than 30 years’ experience in investment markets and has been a board member on numerous private and public boards. He is a Director of Regal Partners Limited, Chair of DTS Capital Partners and an advisor to Aviron Investment Management. He is also a non-executive member of the Investment Committee of EMR Capital and Chair of the Derwent Search Advisory Board. Previously Mr Jones was a Managing Director at CHAMP Private Equity, Executive Director and Country Head of UBS Capital and an Executive with both Macquarie Bank private equity and McKinsey & Company. Mr Jones was formerly Chair of the National Museum of Australia, and the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association. He also served on the board of Cape York Partnership. In 2021 Mr Jones was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to the museums and galleries sector, and to the community. Mr Jones has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (First Class Honours) from the University of Melbourne and a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.
Ms Reed has more than 20 years’ experience in the energy infrastructure sector. Ms Reed is Chair of Epic Energy and the Spark Infrastructure Group. She is also a member of the boards of Spark Infrastructure Group assets, including Victoria Power Networks, Powercor Australia, SA Power Networks Partnership, Enerven Energy Infrastructure and Enerven Energy Solutions. Ms Reed is a Director of Canadian Utilities, QS Maps Group, ATCO Australia Pty Ltd and ATCO Gas Australia GP Pty Ltd. She is a former Director of Ausgrid. Ms Reed spent nine years at Envestra Limited (now Australian Gas Networks) in a number of senior financial roles, including Chief Financial Officer. Ms Reed holds an MBA from Deakin University and a Bachelor of Business (Accounting). She is a fellow of Certified Practising Accountants Australia.
Retired 24 March 2022.
Mrs Slattery is a recognised leader in Australia’s financial services, environment and infrastructure sectors. She led the transformational growth of the Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF) sector as founder and former Managing Director/CEO of the SMSF Association. An experienced non-executive Director, Mrs Slattery has served on boards and advisory committees in public, private and government sectors. Mrs Slattery is a non-executive Director of AMP Limited and AMP Bank and Chairs their respective Audit Committees. She is also Deputy Chair of the Woomera (Prohibited) Area Advisory Board and a member of the AMP Foundation. Mrs Slattery was previously on the boards of Argo Global Listed Infrastructure, Centrepoint Alliance, AMP Life, National Mutual Life and the South Australian Cricket Association. Mrs Slattery has a Bachelor of Accounting, a Masters of Commerce, is a fellow of Certified Practising Accountants Australia, a fellow of CAANZ, a fellow SMSF Specialist Advisor, a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Global Competent Boards ESG Designation. She was named Australian Woman of the Year in the Australian Women in Financial Services Awards in 2014.
Ms Tough is Chair of Horizon Power and the National Energy Selection Panel. Ms Tough is a Director of Fluence Corporation Ltd, Rumin8 Pty Ltd and Mineral Carbonation International Pty Ltd. She is also Pro Vice-Chancellor of Industry Engagement, University of Western Australia. Ms Tough previously Chaired the Retail Energy Market Company, Structerre, Molopo Energy Ltd, Aerison and Southern Cross Goldfields Ltd. Other previous directorships include Director of Synergy, Saracen Mineral Holdings Ltd, Cape LLC, Strike Resources Ltd, Murchison Metals Ltd and Ox Mountain. Ms Tough held executive roles at Woodside Energy, Hardman Resources, Commonwealth Bank and Pilbara Power Project. She has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Jurisprudence from the University of Western Australia and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Nicola Wakefield Evans
Ms Wakefield Evans is a non‑executive Director of Macquarie Group Limited and Macquarie Bank Limited, Lendlease Corporation, Metlife Insurance, Viva Group Energy and the national board of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is a member of the Takeovers Panel, on the board of the University of NSW Foundation and a Director of the Goodes O’Loughlin Foundation. She was previously non-executive Director of Chief Executive Women, BUPA, Asialink and Asialink Business. As a partner of King & Wood Mallesons, Ms Wakefield Evans held a variety of management positions, including responsibility for the development and growth of the international practice and the Hong Kong, China and London offices. Ms Wakefield Evans’ key areas of industry expertise include resources and energy, infrastructure, airports, financial services, technology and media and communications.