Vanessa joined the Board in July 2010. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of New South Wales and a Master of Business Administration from the IMD Switzerland.
Vanessa retired as a Senior Partner and Executive Chairman of Strategy& Japan in July 2015. Over her almost 30 year career as a strategy management consultant, she held a number of leadership and governance roles, including leader of Booz & Company’s financial services practice in Global Markets, member of Booz & Company’s global Board and director of Booz & Company entities in Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and Indonesia (with varied tenure through to February 2013). She was also actively involved in the firm’s customer, channels and markets activities which focused on areas such as customer experience, offer design and channels to market across a number of industries. Vanessa has hands on experience in mergers and acquisitions and post-merger integration.
Vanessa is a director of SEEK Limited (appointed March 2017), former Chairman of AMP Capital Holdings Limited (resigned June 2018) and a former director of AMP Limited (resigned May 2018). She has also established her own advisory company MF Advisory that provides executive coaching and advisory services to executives in Asia and Australia. She is a member of the Chairman’s Council of the Australian Chamber Orchestra Pty Ltd, an independent member of NSW Treasury Asset and Liability Committee and is a member of the AICD.
Wesfarmers Committee Memberships:
Member of the Remuneration and Nomination committees.