Chantal Gargour (Chair)
Chantal has experience across business, strategy and operations. She has run her own businesses and performed senior leadership roles in sectors such as financial services, telecommunications, retail, consumer goods and energy.
Chantal has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and Master of Music from the ANU School of Music. Chantal has lived in the UK since finishing her studies.
Russell has over 20 years of industry experience, having started his investment career in 2000 at UBS Wealth Management. He then transferred as an Investment Analyst within the UBS group to Global Asset Management Ltd in London.
Russell has undergraduate degrees in Economics and Asian Studies from the Australian National University, and was awarded the CFA charter in 2004.
Cathryn co-founded Seismic Foundry, which provides a greater opportunity for new FinTech companies to flourish and succeed; and Seed Money Australia, a not-for-profit connecting early stage start-ups with advisors, mentors and aligned investors.
Cathryn is an ANU alumna (Bachelor of Arts – Political Science/ English Literature ‘87), and is passionate about diversity and inclusion in financial services. She has used industry speaking slots at conferences to publicly advocate for these issues.
Professor Robert McCorquodale
Robert works in the field of international law, especially on the accountability of corporations for human rights and environmental impacts. He has published widely, advised and supported companies, civil society, governments and international organisations around the world. Robert has been an advocate before national and international courts.
He is a Professor, a barrister and the founder of Inclusive Law, a consultancy on business and human rights. Robert was the Head of the ANU College of Law at the end of the 1990s.
Professor Brian Schmidt, Vice-Chancellor (ex-officio)
Professor Schmidt is one of Australia's most eminent scientists. Winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics, alongside many other academic awards and distinctions, Professor Schmidt spent most of his academic career as an astrophysicist at the ANU Mount Stromlo Observatory and Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics before becoming Vice-Chancellor.
Professor Schmidt makes a significant contribution to public debate through the media, and via his membership of bodies including the Prime Minister's National Science and Technology Council.
Barbara Miles, Vice-President (Advancement) (ex-officio)
Barbara was appointed Vice-President (Advancement) at ANU in February May 2018. Before coming to Australia, Barbara served as the Vice-President, Development and Alumni Engagement for ten years at the University of British Columbia (UBC), where she led what was at the time the most ambitious fundraising and alumni engagement campaign in Canadian history (2008-2015).
Barbara has worked in fundraising and advancement at institutions such as the University of Florida, Florida Philharmonic, New World Symphony (Miami), and the Florida Grand Opera.