Annual Report 2006-07: Appendix 1
Audit and Risk Committee
In 2006–07, the Audit and Risk Committee held six meetings, all in Canberra, on the following dates:
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.
Rod Alfredson, Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)
Member, Audit and Risk Committee, November 2006 to present
Rod Alfredson has an extensive background in the Commonwealth public sector in the evaluation and auditing field; budget policy and financial management; and major technology implementation and change management.
In his last senior management position in the Australian Public Service, Mr Alfredson headed the Office of Evaluation and Audit (Indigenous Affairs) in the Department of Finance and Administration (previously in the Indigenous Portfolio). The position was a statutory appointment reporting directly to the Portfolio Minister on the work of the office.
Previously, Mr Alfredson held senior positions in the Indigenous Portfolio including Chief Finance Officer, reporting to the Minister, the Chief Executive Officer and the board on budgetary matters, financial management and risk management.
Mr Alfredson held several senior positions in the Australian National Audit Office, including ‘signing officer’ for financial statements, reporting to the Boards of Agencies, the responsible Minister and parliament on the results of audits.
Mr Alfredson serves as an independent member on a number of audit committees in the Commonwealth public sector and ACT Government.
He is a member of two professional accounting bodies—the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants—and until recently was a member of the Australian Evaluation Society.
Shane Carmody, BA, MBA
Member, Audit and Risk Committee, April 2007 to present
Shane Carmody is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Strategy and Support and Acting Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Operations at CASA.
Mr Carmody joined CASA in October 2006.
From 1995 to 2006 Mr Carmody held senior executive positions in the Department of Defence, including as Deputy Secretary Intelligence and Security and Deputy Secretary Strategy. Earlier, he worked for a year in the Department of Finance and Administration managing an overseas project. Mr Carmody has had an extensive career in the public service. After serving in the Australian Army for 14 years, specialising in intelligence operations, he moved to the civilian side of the defence portfolio in 1989.
Mr Carmody was a member of the Defence Committee (managing the operations of the Department of Defence) from 2001 to 2006 and was also a member of numerous other senior defence and whole-of-government committees.
Member, Audit and Risk Committee, April 2004 to April 2007
Bruce Gemmell joined CASA in April 2001 as Deputy Chief Executive Officer, and left in April 2007 as Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Operations.
Mr Gemmell was a director with the Department of Aviation in 1985, and a First Assistant Secretary in the Department of Transport and Regional Services 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 was one of the Civil Aviation Authority’s inaugural staff members and was the project manager for the Australian Advanced Air Traffic System.