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Annual Report 2005 06: Appendix 1 Committee members

Appendix 1 — Committee members

Members of the Audit and Risk Committee

Barbara Yeoh, BSc (Hons), Fellow AICD

Chair, Audit and Risk Committee, April 2004 to present

Barbara Yeoh is the principal of Barbara Yeoh & Associates Pty Ltd. Before establishing her own financial consultancy, Ms Yeoh held the position of Director, Corporate Advisory with Oxley Corporate Finance Ltd between 1992 and 2000. This followed six years as General Manager of the Treasury Corporation of Victoria, and two years with the Victorian Ministry of Transport as Assistant Director General, Financial Management, including a period as Acting Deputy Director General. Ms Yeoh’s early career was spent with Telecom Australia and the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Ms Yeoh is a member of the boards of Southern & Eastern Integrated Transport Authority and Eastern Health. She chairs the Finance and Audit Committee and the Finance Committee, respectively, of those organisations.

She is also a director and member of the Governance Committee of the Victorian State Emergency Services Authority and a director and member of the Finance Committee of the Melba Memorial Conservatorium of Music.

In addition, she chairs the Compensation Assessment Panel (Fisheries Act Victoria), and the ACT Government Finance and Investment Advisory Board, and is a member of the Commonwealth Statutory Fishing Rights Allocation Review Panel.

Ms Yeoh has held numerous previous appointments on a wide range of boards, councils and committees.

She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Michael Lewis, BA (Hons) Economics

Member, Audit and Risk Committee, April 2004 to present

Michael Lewis was an Executive Director with the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) from 1993 to 2003.

He headed the branch responsible for conducting performance audits within four portfolios, including the Transport and Regional Services portfolio, and in the area of human resource management. As an Audit Manager between 1990 and 1993, he led the performance audits on such matters as the Diesel Fuel Rebate Scheme and energy efficiency in Commonwealth buildings.

Mr Lewis joined the ANAO from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, where he assisted in a series of efficiency reviews and the introduction of program budgeting. Between 1982 and 1987, he worked with the Commonwealth Department of Finance, examining budget bids from agencies in the Transport and Communications portfolio. His early career was in the insurance industry as a broker and underwriter.

Mr Lewis is an Associate of the Insurance Institute of Canada and of the Australian Insurance Institute.

Bruce Gemmell

Member, Audit and Risk Committee, April 2004 to present

Bruce Gemmell’s public sector aviation experience has been extensive, spanning more than 15 years. He was one of the Civil Aviation Authority’s inaugural staff members and was the project manager for the Australian Advanced Air Traffic System.

Mr Gemmell was a director with the Department of Aviation in 1985, and a First Assistant Secretary in DOTARS with responsibility for aviation from November 1998 to April 2001. In that position, he led the department’s handling of the (Mobil) Avgas fuel contamination crisis in 2000 and the successful negotiation of Australia’s ‘open skies’ air services agreement with New Zealand. He joined CASA in April 2001.

Martin Dolan

Member, Audit and Risk Committee, April 2004 to October 2005

Martin Dolan resigned as a member of the Audit and Risk Committee in October 2005. At that time, he was interim Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Energy Markets Commission, and had previously been the Executive Director, Aviation and Airports at the Department of Transport and Regional Services (DOTARS).

Mr Dolan joined the Australian Public Service in 1980 to work with the government’s overseas aid program. After 11 years in that field, he moved to the Department of Primary Industries and Energy (later to become the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry). He worked there for 10 years, principally in corporate management roles including planning and evaluation, ministerial support, communications and legal services, financial management and corporate services. His final roles were those of Chief Financial Officer and then Head of Corporate Management.

In 2001, Mr Dolan transferred to DOTARS. After completing a review of the department’s roads programs, he took over management of the Airports Division. He was then responsible for the department’s role in selling Sydney Airport, the enhancement of aviation security, post-Ansett aviation policy and aviation safety reform.