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 AM 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 Con 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 Mr Kierin Deeming JP Morgan Sydney
13 Ms Chelsey Drake Allens Brisbane
14 Ms Teresa Dyson Company Director Brisbane
15 Ms Katrina Efthim Citigroup Melbourne
16 Ms Sylvia Falzon Company Director Melbourne
17 Mr Joseph Fayyad Bank of America Sydney
18 Ms Marissa Freund Goldman Sachs Sydney
19 Mr Jonathon Gidney Company Director Sydney
20 Ms Elizabeth Hallett Company Director Sydney
21 Ms Louise Higgins Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Limited Sydney
22 Dr Ruth Higgins SC Barrister Sydney
23 Ms Michelle Jablko Transurban Melbourne
24 Mr Christian Johnston Goldman Sachs Melbourne
25 Ms Kristen Jung Macquarie Capital Sydney
26 Ms Marina Kelman Telstra Melbourne
27 Mr Jeremy Leibler Arnold Bloch Leibler Melbourne
28 Mr Michael Lishman Lawyer Melbourne
29 Mr Timothy Longstaff Company Director Sydney
30 Ms Sandy Mak Corrs Chambers Westgarth Sydney
31 Ms Rebecca Maslen-Stannage Herbert Smith Freehills Sydney
32 Ms Denise McComish Company Director Perth
33 Mr John McGlue Company Director Perth
34 Mr Bruce McLennan Gresham Advisory Partners Sydney
35 Mr Rory Moriarty Clayton Utz Sydney
36 Ms Kerry Morrow Laity Morrow Adelaide
37 Ms Emma-Jane Newton Deutsche Bank Sydney
38 Ms Diana Nicholson King & Wood Mallesons Melbourne
39 Mrs Deborah Page AM Company Director Sydney
40 Ms Reeny Paraskeva Jarden Australia Sydney
41 Mr Neil Pathak Ashurst Melbourne
42 Mr Richard Phillips Greenhill Melbourne
43 Ms Karen Phin Company Director Sydney
44 Ms Sarah Rennie Jarden Australia Sydney
45 Mr John Sheahan KC Barrister Sydney
46 Mr Christopher Stavrianou Poynton Stavrianou Perth
47 Mr James Stewart DLA Piper Sydney
48 Ms Philippa Stone Herbert Smith Freehills Sydney
49 Ms Erin Tinker Barrenjoey Sydney
50 Ms Kate Towey Allens Sydney
51 Ms Georgina Varley Adamantem Capital Sydney
52 Ms Nicola Wakefield Evans Company Director Sydney

Panel member alumni

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