James MacKenzie is an experienced Australian company director. He currently serves as Chairman of Victorian Funds Management Corporation, Slater & Gordon Lawyers and is a member of the MCG Trust.James was previously President of the Victorian Arts Centre Trust and Chairman of property developer Mirvac Group, Pacific Brands, the Transport Accident Commission (TAC), Worksafe Victoria and was co-Vice Chair of Yancoal Australia. He was also Managing Director of Funds Management and Insurance at the ANZ Banking Group, Chief Executive Officer of Norwich Union Australia, and TAC Chief Executive Officer. He has been a member of the COAG Business Advisory Forum and a previous director of VFMC.James has a Bachelor of Business from Swinburne University, and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.In 2001, he was awarded the Centenary Medal for services to Public Administration.
Graeme is a highly experienced property and development adviser with over 40 years’ experience and has worked in high-rise commercial projects, major precinctual developments, publicly listed companies and development/property trust management organisations in Australia. Having retired from his position as Partner and Director at Charter Keck Cramer, he now owns Aequitas Advisory Pty Ltd, a strategic property consultancy. Graeme has provided advice to local, state and federal governments, major corporations and superannuation funds, and private family businesses on property investment and development. He is currently Chairperson of RMIT’s School of Property, Construction and Project Management Advisory Board, independent Chairperson of Kinetica (formerly David Lock Associates), a Council Member of the 53rd Anglican Diocese of Melbourne (the governing body), Advisor to the Archbishop and a member of the Anglican Diocesan Corporation, and formally an independent director of both not-for-profit and for-profit organisations. Graeme is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
With core competencies centred around cyber risk, governance, technology and operational processes developed over 30+ years both in Australia and internationally Megan brings a unique perspective to Development Victoria. Megan is a also member of the Audit and Risk Committee of Note Printing Australia, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Reserve Bank of Australia, RMIT Council Member, Chair Audit & Risk Committee, Non-Executive Director handdii and University of Melbourne Advisory Board Member - Academic Centre of Cyber Security Excellence. Formerly a PwC Cyber Security & Forensic Services Partner at PwC Megan has worked with organisations across international borders and various industries including pharmaceutical, gaming, retail, manufacturing, government, media, financial services and communications.
Ms Natalie MacDonald is Vice-President (Strategy & Development) at La Trobe University. In this role, Ms MacDonald is focused on forward strategy of the University and the transformation of its campuses to create economic growth, community value and high quality research, teaching and student life environments. Ms MacDonald has extensive experience in public administration, governance and the delivery of services including government services, information services, building and design, accommodation, maintenance, facilities management and procurement services and the delivery of services across wide geographical areas. She has served and is serving on a number of Commonwealth and State bodies and not-for-profit, superannuation and research Boards.
Lou is a senior partner of the national law firm Holding Redlich. Lou was, until recently, Holding Redlich’s Victoria managing partner for over 20 years. Lou has been practicing as a property lawyer for over 40 years. In his practice Lou has acted on behalf of a number of Australia’s biggest property owners and developers as well as Councils, Governments and individuals. He has dealt with all facets of property law, from structuring, acquisitions, planning, sustainability, environmental, taxes and duties, leasing, disposal and succession. Over the years Lou has acted for several of Melbourne’s major property developer’s in well over 100 major apartment and property projects. Lou headed up Holding Redlich’s China/Asia initiative for several years, which has provided Lou with valuable experience and an understanding of Chinese and Asian business attitudes and culture.
Jacqui is an independent consultant and Director. She has held senior roles with advisory firms in Australia and internationally. She has advised local, state and federal government clients on improving major capital project performance and infrastructure outcomes. Jacqui is Chair of CleanCo Queensland Ltd, a non-executive Director and Chair of the Risk and Audit Committee of Slater & Gordon Ltd, and Chair of the Citytrain Response Unit (Qld). She recently resigned as Chair of the Risk and Audit Committee of Building Queensland. Jacqui is also a Partner of Era Innovation, an advisory firm enabling long-term resilience in Australian organisations by creating systematic, disciplined innovation capability.
James has substantial private sector and government executive leadership and governance experience. He is a director of the Transport Accident Commission and Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal. James spent 10 years in the public service, including as Chief Executive of Regional Development Victoria facilitating civic infrastructure and precinct development. Before joining the public service James spent 20 years working in the private sector, including as Managing Director, Business Banking at ANZ Bank and as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. He has a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Laws, an MBA from the Wharton School, and is a Graduate of the AICD.