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John McGee
B.Ec., LlB

Mr John McGee has extensive and wide ranging experience as a non-executive director in Australia. His executive career spanned 30 years in the financial markets culminating as Managing Director of BNY Mellon Australia Pty Ltd for nine years, heading up the Bank of New York's corporate trust operation in Australia. He is also a qualified solicitor having practised for a few years in Sydney and London.

He is a current director of the federal government’s Climate Change Authority and recently served on the board of Airservices Australia for four years. John has also served on other boards as a non-executive director. He was Deputy Chair and Chair of the Audit and Compliance Committee of the Private Health Insurance Administrative Council (PHIAC), the regulator of all private health insurers. He served on that board for nine years. Other non-executive board roles have included Westpac Funds Management (where he was Chair of the Audit and Compliance Committee), Delhi Petroleum, and companies in the mortgage and pharmaceutical industries.

In his executive roles, John has also been a director of many subsidiaries and held responsible manager status on various ASIC and APRA licences. He was also Head of Funds Management, and later Chief Financial Officer, of a listed life insurer.