Chancellor (1 October 2020 - present)
Appointed by Council
Term expires 30 September 2024
Christine McLoughlin AM is one of Australia’s most respected business leaders, whose passion for bringing people together through education, sport, health, and technology is well recognised.
An experienced company Director, Ms McLoughlin has served on a number of ASX-listed company boards in diverse sectors including financial services, resources, health insurance and infrastructure over the past 14 years. She currently serves as Chairman of Suncorp Group Limited, a leading Australian financial services business and is a Director of Cochlear Limited. Ms McLoughlin is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Previous board roles have included Chairman Venues NSW, Chairman of Destination NSW, nib Holdings Limited, Spark Infrastructure and the Victorian Transport Accident Commission. Ms McLoughlin was also the Australian private sector representative to the G20 EMPOWER Council during 2020-2021, which focused on the empowerment and progression of women’s economic representation across the globe.
Prior to her Board career, Ms McLoughlin’s distinguished executive career included legal, strategy and human resources leadership roles in financial services and telecommunications companies operating in Australia, the UK, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia.
Ms McLoughlin is also highly engaged with the not-for-profit sector where she is an advocate for community inclusion. She is Chairman and Co-Founder of the Minerva Network which is a not-for-profit organisation focused on supporting the professional careers of elite women athletes and connecting communities through sports participation. This work is carried out on a pro bono basis.
Ms McLoughlin has demonstrated success in strategy development, market disruption, business integration, complex stakeholder engagement, organisational succession planning and talent development. She is committed to the highest standards of governance and performance. Her focus on stakeholder engagement has seen her build strong relationships throughout her career.
In June 2021, Ms McLoughlin was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for her services to business, the not-for-profit sector, and women.
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