Heather Ridout AO, BEc (Hons) — Independent Non-Executive Director
Mrs Ridout was appointed as a director in September 2011. She is Chairperson of the Remuneration Committee, and is a member of the Safety, Health, Environment, Community & Sustainability Committee, the Risk Committee and the Nomination/Governance Committee. Mrs Ridout is Chair of AustralianSuper – the largest pension fund in Australia; and a director of Australian Securities Exchange Limited (since August 2012). She also serves on the board of the Australian Chamber Orchestra and is a member of ASIC’s External Advisory Panel. Mrs Ridout was formerly the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Industry Group from 2004 until her retirement in April 2012. Her previous appointments include being a Board member of the Reserve Bank of Australia between 2011 and 2017, a member of the Henry Tax Review panel, board member of Infrastructure Australia and the Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency, and a member of the Climate Change Authority and the Prime Minister’s Taskforce on Manufacturing. She has an economics degree, with honours, from the University of Sydney and in 2013 was awarded the rank of Officer of the Order of Australia (AO).