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Other committee members

Paul Binsted – Audit Committee
Terms: 1 August 2015–31 December 2018
Mr Binsted was a Member of Council from March 2012 until March 2015 and also served as a Member and later Chair of the FRACWAS Committee (subsequently Audit Committee) during that time. At Council’s request, Mr Binsted continued to chair the Audit Committee from March 2015 until 31 December 2018.

Mr Binsted has degrees in Economics and Law. He worked as a Corporate Financial and Mergers and Acquisitions Adviser in global investment banks for his executive career.

Mr Binsted has chaired the boards of both the State Rail Authority of NSW and Sydney Ports Corporation. He has also served as Chairman of the Financial Services Advisory Council and of the Federal Government’s Shipping Reform Task Force and was a Member of the Expert Panel of the Australian Financial Centre Forum.

Hon Peter Collins AM QC – Maritime Heritage Precinct Committee
Term: 12 December 2017–30 June 2020
The Hon Peter Collins is the current Chairman of the Maritime Heritage Precinct Committee and the American Friends of the Australian National Maritime Museum. He is Deputy Chairman of Industry Super Australia, a Director of Super Fund HOSTPLUS and Chairman of Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District. Mr Collins has chaired several public authorities and founded Barton Deakin Government Relations. Mr Collins has extensive experience in politics, governance and military and naval service. He served as a reserve officer in both the army and navy; was the first reserve officer to act as Fleet Legal Officer; saw active service in Iraq in 2007; and transferred to the retired list as a Captain in 2012. Mr Collins served 22 years in the New South Wales Parliament, including seven years in various senior Ministries and then as Leader of the Opposition. He was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2003.

Dillon Kombumerri – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Committee
Term: 12 February 2019 to 13 June 2020

Dillon Kombumerri is employed by the NSW Government Architects Office as a Principal Government Architect. He is a registered architect with 20 years’ experience and has designed several award-winning projects. During this time his work has focused heavily on projects addressing the well-documented disadvantages faced by Indigenous communities. Mr Kombumerri has extensive experience in tutoring and lecturing on a national and international level. He was a taskforce member for the ‘Which Way’ National Indigenous Housing Conference and is currently a sitting member on the Victorian Chapter’s Reconciliation Committee. He has been Adjunct Professor at the University of Sydney since 2012, and has featured on national radio and television and written articles for several highly regarded professional journals.