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Appendix 1 Details of Accountable Authority & Audit Committee

Period as the accountable authority or member within the reporting period


Qualifications of the Accountable Authority

Experience of the Accountable Authority

Position Title / Position held
Executive / Non-Executive

Date of Commencement

Date of cessation

Number of meetings of accountable authority attended

Karen Smith- Pomeroy

Karen holds an Associate Diploma (Accounting) and is a Graduate of the Advanced Risk Management Course Wharton College, University of Pennsylvania, USA.

She is also a Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants, Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Karen is an experienced non-executive director, with involvement in several market sectors including agribusiness, energy, property and financial services. She has experience as a senior executive in the financial services sector. Karen has specific expertise in risk and governance, including credit risk.

Karen is currently a non-executive director of Kina Securities Limited, Stanwell Corporation Limited, Infocus Wealth Management Limited and Queensland Treasury Corporation (Capital Markets Board). She is also the Chair of National Affordable Housing Consortium.

Board Chair (current)

25 March 2020

24 March 2023

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Lucia Cade

Lucia holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours), a Bachelor of Economics, a Master of Engineering Science and a Master of Business Administration. She is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Lucia has experience in engineering and commercial leadership, with a focus on water infrastructure, utilities and professional services. She has been Chair of South East Water, a government-owned water utility, since October 2015 and holds other non-executive appointments in engineering, infrastructure and technology.

Since 2004 she has managed a portfolio of advisory and consulting clients and recently was a member of the technical advisory panel for the National Water Infrastructure Development Fund.

Board member

29 March 2018

28 March 2021

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Mark Lewis

Mark holds a Master of Applied Science, an Advanced Diploma in Management and a Graduate Certificate in Management. His undergraduate studies were in the Animal Health field.

Mark is a former WA Minister for Agriculture and Food and was a member for the Mining and Pastoral Region in the WA Legislative Council from 2013 to 2017. He is currently also a Director on the Climate Change Authority and a number of public (limited) and private companies.

Board member

29 March 2018

28 March 2021

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Prue Bondfield

Prue holds a Bachelor of Laws, a Diploma in Project Management and a Graduate Diploma of Business, Marketing & Management, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

Prue has agribusiness and farming expertise from her role as General Manager and a director of Palgrove Management Pty Ltd—a corporate livestock business with properties in Qld and NSW.

She has strong agriculture industry networks from various roles in state entities and on advisory committees. She was Chair of the Beef Industry Sustainability Framework Steering Committee, which was formed by the Red Meat Advisory Council. She was also a director of the State Management Council of Livestock Health and Pest Authorities of New South Wales and a director of the Beef Improvement Association.

Board member

20 April 2018

19 April 2021

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Sharon Starick

Sharon holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Science Honours in Plant Science

Sharon runs a combined grains and pork business in the Murraylands in SA. She brings not only practical on-farm knowledge but also 20 years’ experience with industry bodies, natural resource management groups, government boards and other private and public organisations.

She is the current Chair of the Board of Rural Business Support, which provides rural financial counselling services for SA and NT. She is also on the board of the Grains Research and Development Corporation, Royal Automobile Association of SA, Nature Foundation and Chair of Animal Health Australia.

Board member

4 April 2019

3 April 2022

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David Foster

Mr Foster holds a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Master of Business Administration. He is a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

David is an experienced chair and non-executive director with roles in a diverse range of industries, including financial services, retail, local government, education and professional services.

Before his board roles, he had an extensive banking career spanning over 25 years. This included five years as Chief Executive Officer of Suncorp Bank and over 14 years with Westpac.

Board Chair (former until 3 October 2019)

29 March 2018

3 October 2019

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Audit Committee

Member name

Qualifications, knowledge, skills or experience (include formal and informal as relevant)

Number of meetings attended / total number of meetings

Total annual remuneration

Tim Youngberry

Tim has experience in the successful implementation of public financial management reforms. He has held senior executive roles in the Australian Government with responsibilities covering whole-of-government financial reporting, accounting policies, budget framework and appropriations management. He also works as an expert on public finances with the International Monetary Fund and the OECD in a number of countries.

From 2010 to 2015, Tim was a member of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board. He has also completed the Executive Fellows Program at the Australia and New Zealand School of Government and is a Fellow of both CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

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Emily Canning

.After five years in private practice, Emily joined the Australian Public Service in 2001, as a management accountant. Since this time, Emily has had the opportunity to work for a number of government departments in financial management roles, including Chief Financial Officer for the Department of Human Services and the Department of Agriculture. Earlier this year, Emily made the move out of corporate finance roles, and is currently the First Assistant Secretary for the Biosecurity.

Operations Division for the Department of Agriculture. She is responsible for 2000 operational staff located at all of our airports and ports across Australia, who deliver biosecurity screening services for incoming passengers, mail and cargo, and export certification activities for the food exports that Australia sends overseas. Emily holds a Bachelor of Commence from the Australian National University, and is a Fellow of CPA Australia and the Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand. Emily is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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Mark Lewis

(see Accountable Authority table above)

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See executive remuneration tableSee executive remuneration table

Lucia Cade

(see Accountable Authority table above)

3 of 3

See executive remuneration table