Board of Directors
Bryan G. J. Nye
Chairman - Appointed Chairman May 2006.Appointed Director July 2002. President AIM ACT Advisory Council May 2002
B.Appl. Sc, Grad Dip Admin, Grad Dip Appl Fin, Grad Dip Strat Studies, FASAE, FAIM, FCILT
Appointed Director July 2002. Appointed Chairman May 2006. Mr Nye is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australasian Railway Association chartered with bringing a National approach to rail. He is Chairman of the Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board (RISSB) and Chairman of the Rail Skills and Careers Council (RSCC). He was previously the Executive Director of the Australian Institute of Petroleum and prior to that the CEO of the Australian Property Institute. His early career was spent in the Royal Australian Navy, which included the command of three Naval Ships and a wide range of sea going and staff appointments. He is also on the Board of a number of community organisations.
Ms Ann Messenger
Appointed Director September 2011.
CA, BBus, MCom
Ann is a Chartered Accountant who studied marketing and operations management before specialising in accounting and finance. She began her career in banking and has had a range of commercial experience both in Australia and overseas, including 6 years in Latin America where, as an equities analyst, she covered emerging markets during the mid-1990’s. In Australia, she worked in corporate finance and middle market advisory roles with accounting firms KPMG and HLB Mann Judd in the early 2000’s before moving into CFO and COO roles with organisations including the Sydney Chamber of Commerce. In recent years she has developed a strong interest in the not-for-profit and education sectors. She worked as General Manager of St John’s College (within the University of Sydney) in 2009-10 with responsibility for the financial and commercial management of the College. Since the beginning of 2011, she has taken a sabbatical from full-time work to enable her to travel with her husband and to spend more time with her two children.
In 2011, Ann was appointed to the Mosman Council's Development Assessment Panel.
Roger Collins AM
Appointed Director March 2010.
BSc ( Hons) PhD
Dr Collins is a Professor Emeritus at the University of NSW and Chairman of the Board of Grant Thornton Australia Ltd. He is currently a visiting professor at the University of Cambridge. His academic career is complemented by earlier experience in the private sector, the armed services, the public sector and in tertiary education. He is a member of the American Academy of Management and is the inaugural Chairman of the judging panels for both Australia's and Asia’s Best Employers’ awards.In January 2004 Dr Collins was appointed as a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia for his services to teaching.
Appointed Director September 2011.
Kirrily has spent the least 10 years building a thriving business consultancy from a blank sheet of paper. She is the Founder and Development Director of Eyes Wide Open Pty Ltd, currently employing 10 people and has serviced over 72 industries throughout Australia. Eyes Wide Open provide marketing, management and strategy consultancy services to established, privately owned companies and not-for-profits. They count a number of BRW Fast 100 companies among their client base. Kirrily understands what it takes to achieve growth and success in organisations from all angles including marketing, technology, finance, operations, stakeholder engagement and continuous improvement.
Appointed Director July 2009.
LLB, FAPI, FAIM
Lisa is a partner of law firm Maddocks. Her areas of expertise include sales and acquisitions of industrial and commercial real estate, commercial leasing, real estate development and the real estate aspects of infrastructure projects. Lisa has over 25 years' experience in a wide range of commercial property transactions acting for major government and corporate clients. Prior to joining Maddocks in 2011, Lisa was a partner of Blake Dawson, where she held a number of senior management roles, including Sydney Managing Partner and Executive Partner with responsibility for Property Projects and Government and people development strategies. She was an elected member of the Blake Dawson board for 4 years. In 2004, Lisa completed the Advanced Management Program at INSEAD in France and, in 2006, the Australian Institute of Company Directors course. Lisa has acted extensively for a number of pro bono clients, including Habitat for Humanity and Aboriginal Housing Company. She currently also serves on the board of The Benevolent Society.
Jeremy G. Davis AM
Appointed Director March 2002.
BEc (Hons), MBA, MA (Stanford), FAICD, FAIM
Prof Davis is a non-executive director of several companies including Transurban, SP AusNet and Singapore Power. He is a Professor Emeritus of the University of New South Wales, having retired from the Australian Graduate School of Management. Before joining the AGSM, he was a Vice-President of The Boston Consulting Group and Managing Partner of its Paris office. He has been a director of a range of organisations including the Australian Stock Exchange and the Australian Industry Development Corporation.
Michael F. Deegan
Appointed Director July 2009.
Mr Deegan was appointed Australia’s first national Infrastructure Coordinator in July 2008. Prior to that appointment he was the Chairman of the National Transport Commission. He has extensive public and private sector background in road, rail, ports and construction.
Arthur Sinodinos AO
Appointed Director March 2009.
BCom, MAICD, FAIM
Mr Sinodinos is the Regional General Manager, Business and Private Banking with the National Australia Bank. He was the Chief of Staff to the Office of Prime Minister (John Howard) for 10 years and held numerous positions in the Department of Finance and International Finance prior to that. He currently holds positions on a number of Boards including University of Wollongong Vice Chancellor’s Advisory Board, the Indo Pacific Forum (INDOPAC), Australia Water Holdings Pty Ltd, CSN Technology Pty Ltd, Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES) Pty Ltd, the Australian and New Zealand School of Government, The Global Foundation, Global Access Partners Pty Ltd and the Menzies Research Centre Ltd. Arthur was awarded the Order of Australia in 2008.
Appointed Director July 2010.
LLB(Hons) Bristol, FCA, FAIM, FAICD
Mr Westworth was a senior audit partner with Ernst & Young until June 2010 with responsibilities for clients and risk management in the audit division. As a senior audit partner with over 30 years of experience, his work with Ernst & Young’s clients in the UK, Europe and Australia covered a wide range of industries including the property industry, financial services, media and healthcare. He is also a director of the Kolling Foundation and Viscopy Ltd.
Appointed Director 17 November 2011.
David Wakeley has been CEO of the Australian Institute of Management NSW & ACT (AIM) since May 2009 which has been a period of significant transformation and growth for the organisation. David is a senior executive with over 20 years experience in organisational transformation, business development and sales and marketing with organisations that have strong consumer brands. David’s most recent corporate role, prior to joining AIM was CEO of Virgin Money Australia where he successfully led the team in a period of significant difficulty due to the advent of the global financial crisis and negotiated effectively between the two partners – Virgin group and Macquarie Bank. David’s key focus throughout his career journey from Chartered Accountant through Sales and Marketing roles to Chief Executive roles has been on the creation of significant and sustainable change in the performance of organisations and, most importantly, in the people that form part of these organisations.