Ms O’Dwyer was the Liberal Party member for the Federal seat of Higgins in the Australian Parliament for nine years, and a former Cabinet Minister. Prior to entering Parliament, Ms O’Dwyer worked in law, government and finance. She is currently a non-executive director of ASX listed Home Consortium and a member of the School Council of Caulfield Grammar School.
“Kelly’s track record in leadership and senior roles at the highest level of government is well recorded,” said Chair Carol Schwartz AO.
“She brings a combination of deep understanding of government and policy, with a focus on economic and tax policy, Australia’s financial regulatory framework, corporate governance, risk and compliance,
and significant leadership experience. Her experience in reforming the superannuation system and financial services, and her work in the areas of entrepreneurship and innovation will bring new perspectives and ideas to the Equity Trustees board room,” said Ms Schwartz.
“Ms O’Dwyer brings an exceptional combination of talent and expertise. I welcome her on behalf of the Board of Australia’s leading trustee company and look forward to working with her,” Ms Schwartz said.
The company also announced that Mr Jim Minto is stepping down from the Board today: “We thank Jim for his significant and valuable contribution to Equity Trustees during his four years of service, including his work as Chair of the Board Risk Committee,” Ms Schwartz concluded.
Ms Catherine Robson has been appointed as Chair of the Board Risk Committee and as a member of the Board Audit Committee. Ms O’Dwyer has also been appointed as a member of the Board Risk Committee.
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