Panel members

Panel members are appointed by the Governor-General, on the nomination of the Federal Minister, under section 172 of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 (Cth) (ASIC Act).  They are nominated based on their knowledge or experience in one or more of the following fields:

  • business
  • administration of companies
  • financial markets
  • financial products and financial services
  • law
  • economics and
  • accounting.

The Minister of a State or the Northern Territory may submit nominations for the Panel to the Federal Minister.  It is intended that the Panel will have an appropriate mix of professions, business expertise, geographical representation and gender representation.

All members are appointed on a part-time basis, usually for three years. They may be re-appointed.

The Governor-General may also appoint one member to be the President of the Panel under section 173 of the ASIC Act (the “substantive President”).  Various provisions in the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Corporations Act) and the ASIC Act refer to the President and his or her functions.  For example, section 657E of the Corporations Act gives the President the power to make interim orders and section 184(2) of the ASIC Act gives the President the power to determine the constitution of a sitting Panel.  When members of the Panel sit to consider proceedings (a “sitting Panel”), the substantive President of the Panel may be the sitting President of that Panel, or he or she may appoint another member to be the sitting President of that Panel.

Our current Panel members

The Panel currently comprises the following members.  For further information about the Panel’s current members, please refer to the Panel’s latest Annual Report.

  Name Organisation Location
1 Mr Alex Cartel (President) Citigroup Melbourne
2 Ms Yasmin Allen Company Director Sydney
3 Mr Kelvin Barry UBS AG Melbourne
4 Mr Robin Bishop BGH Capital Melbourne
5 Mr Carl Blanchard New Zealand Takeovers Panel New Zealand
6 Mr Michael Borsky KC Barrister Melbourne
7 Mr Constantine Boulougouris MinterEllison Sydney
8 Mr James Burchnall Kain Lawyers Adelaide
9 Ms Stephanie Charles BGH Capital Melbourne
10 Mr Alberto Colla MinterEllison Melbourne
11 Mr Bruce Cowley Company Director Brisbane
12 Ms Chelsey Drake Allens Brisbane
13 Ms Paula Dwyer Company Director Melbourne
14 Ms Teresa Dyson Company Director Brisbane
15 Ms Karen Evans-Cullen Gilbert + Tobin Sydney
16 Ms Marissa Freund Goldman Sachs Sydney
17 Ms Elizabeth Hallett Company Director Sydney
18 Ms Tracey Horton AO Company Director Perth
19 Mr Richard Hunt E&P Sydney
20 Ms Michelle Jablko Transurban Melbourne
21 Mr Ian Jackman SC Barrister Sydney
22 Mr Anthony Jarvis Opportuna Legal Perth
23 Mr Christian Johnston Goldman Sachs Melbourne
24 Ms Kristen Jung Macquarie Capital Sydney
25 Ms Marina Kelman Goldman Sachs Melbourne
26 Mr Bill Koeck Company Director Sydney
27 Mr Jeremy Leibler Arnold Bloch Leibler Melbourne
28 Mr Michael Lishman Hamilton Locke Melbourne
29 Mr Timothy Longstaff Company Director Sydney
30 Ms Sandy Mak Corrs Chambers Westgarth Sydney
31 Mr Ron Malek Luminis Partners Sydney
32 Ms Rebecca Maslen-Stannage Herbert Smith Freehills Sydney
33 Ms Denise McComish Company Director Perth
34 Mr John McGlue Company Director Perth
35 Mr Robert McKenzie McKenzie Moncrieff Perth
36 Mr Bruce McLennan Gresham Advisory Partners Sydney
37 Mr Rory Moriarty Clayton Utz Sydney
38 Ms Kerry Morrow Laity Morrow Adelaide
39 Ms Diana Nicholson King & Wood Mallesons Melbourne
40 Mr Tony Osmond Citigroup Melbourne
41 Mr John O'Sullivan Company Director Sydney
42 Mrs Deborah Page AM Company Director Sydney
43 Ms Tara Page Royal Automobile Association of South Australia Inc (RAA) Adelaide
44 Mr Neil Pathak Gilbert + Tobin Melbourne
45 Ms Karen Phin Company Director Sydney
46 Ms Sarah Rennie Jarden Australia Sydney
47 Mr John Sheahan KC Barrister Sydney
48 Mr James Stewart DLA Piper Sydney
49 Ms Philippa Stone Herbert Smith Freehills Sydney
50 Ms Nicola Wakefield Evans Company Director Sydney
51 Ms Sharon Warburton Company Director Perth
52 Mr David Williamson Flagstaff Partners Melbourne

Panel member alumni

Please refer to the Panel member alumni page for further information.