Martin Wallace – Chair
Mr Martin Wallace was appointed as Chair of the Council’s Audit Committee in December 2017 for a period of three years.
See ‘Box 3-1 Councillors’ profiles’ for Mr Wallace’s full biography.
Philip Mason – committee member
Mr Philip Mason was appointed to the Council Audit Committee in June 2015.
Mr Mason is an Assistant Secretary in the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications. Mr Mason has over 30 years’ experience in public administration at the Commonwealth level, with a particular focus on telecommunications policy, including competition, universal service, consumer protection, technical regulation and international matters. His experience includes the development and administration of legislation, regulations, programs and grants as well as policy.
Mr Mason holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and Diploma in Education from the University of Newcastle.
Chris Ramsden – committee member
Mr Chris Ramsden was appointed to the Council Audit Committee in August 2015. Following his resignation from the Public Service in February 2019, Mr Ramsden has been re-appointed as an independent, non-APS member of the Council Audit Committee, on a yearly (contractual) basis.
Mr Ramsden serves as a member of Audit and Risk Committees for several Commonwealth agencies. Chris is a former Senior Executive in the Australian Public Service, has been the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of several government agencies and has held leadership roles in finance, human resources, ICT, project management, governance, internal audit and risk management.
Mr Ramsden is a Fellow of CPA Australia (FCPA), a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), a Certified Executive Coach and holds a Bachelor Degree in Business (Accounting/Finance).