Judith Downes, BA (Hons), DipEd, GradDipBus (Acct), FAICD, FCPA, FCA
Judith Downes was appointed to the Board in April 2017, chaired the Audit and Risk Management Committee through August 2022 and serves on the Nomination Committee. Judith brings over 25 years of accounting and senior management expertise to the Board with a strong focus on financial management and audit and risk management, with large ASX listed companies. During her executive career, she held the roles of CFO at Alumina Limited (ASX: AWC) and as CFO/COO of Institutional Division, ANZ Banking Group Limited (ASX: ANZ). Judith currently serves as Board Chair of Bank Australia Limited, is a Non-Executive Director of the Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership. Judith is a Fellow of the CPA, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and Australian Institute of Company Directors. Judith is also a past member of the University of Melbourne’s finance committee. Judith has significant experience in corporate governance, debt and equity raisings, financial reporting and Australian listing rules.