Dr Switkowski was first appointed Executive Chairman of nbn effective 3 October 2013, and reverted to the role of Non-Executive Chairman from 2 April 2014 following the appointment of Mr Bill Morrow as Chief Executive Officer. His current term will expire on 2 October 2019.
Dr Switkowski is a former Chairman of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation and Opera Australia. He has previously held positions as Chief Executive Officer of Telstra Corporation Limited and Optus Communications Ltd.
He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences, the Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Dr Switkowski has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) and PhD (Nuclear Physics).
Dr Switkowski is Chairman of the Suncorp Group and a Director of listed companies Healthscope Ltd and Tabcorp Holdings Limited.
Dr Switkowski is Chancellor of RMIT University.
Chair of the Nominations Committee
Dr Switkowski attends Audit and Risk Committee and People and Remuneration Committee meetings ex officio.
Mr Clarke was appointed as a Director effective 22 August 2017. His Current term will expire on 21 August 2020.
Mr Clarke has extensive public policy experience, having served in a range of senior government positions. These include Secretary of the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism from 2010 to 2013, Secretary of the Department of Communications from 2013 to 2015, and Chief of Staff in the Office of the Prime Minister from 2015 to 2017. His earlier public sector career included leadership roles in energy policy and in mapping, science and innovation agencies.
Mr Clarke was awarded the Order of Australia in 2016 for distinguished service to public administration and the Public Service Medal in 2009 for his energy policy work.
Mr Clarke is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. He has a Master of Science from Ohio State University, a Bachelor of Applied Science (Surveying) from RMIT, and a Diploma from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr Clarke is Chairman of the Australian Energy Market Operator and a Non-Executive Director of the CSIRO.
People and Remuneration Committee
Mr Flannigan was first appointed as a Director effective 11 November 2013. His current term will expire on 10 November 2019.
Mr Flannigan brings more than 25 years’ experience in infrastructure.
Mr Flannigan established Integrated Maintenance Services in 2000 and was the founding Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Service Stream Ltd for six years from 2003. He then joined nbn as Head of Construction from 2009 to early 2011. In 2011, Mr Flannigan founded Utility Services Group and served as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director until 30 June 2015 when the company was acquired by an ASX listed company. Until late July 2016 Mr Flannigan held a Board position at the Australian Grand Prix Corporation.
Mr Flannigan has a business degree from Victoria University, is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr Flannigan is Managing Director of Urban Maintenance Systems Pty Ltd, effective 1 August 2016.
Mr Flannigan was appointed as a member of the Melbourne and Olympic Parks Trust effective 13 December 2016.
Audit and Risk Committee
People and Remuneration Committee
Ms In’t Veld was appointed as a Director effective 2 December 2015. Her current term will expire on 1 December 2018.
Ms In’t Veld has extensive experience as a senior executive including as Managing Director of Verve Energy, Vice President of Primary Business Development for Alcoa Australia and Managing Director of Alcoa Australia Rolled Products. In 2014, she was Chairman of the Queensland Government Expert Electricity Panel and a member of the Renewable Energy Target Review Panel for the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and was until recently a Council member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (WA) and an Advisory Board member of the SMART Infrastructure Facility (University of Wollongong).
Ms In’t Veld has a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne.
Ms In’t Veld is a Non-Executive Director of Northern Star Resources Limited and Deputy Chairperson of the CSIRO.
Ms In’t Veld is a member of the Australian Government Takeovers Panel.
Audit and Risk Committee
Mr Malone was appointed as a Director effective 20 April 2016. His current term will expire on 19 April 2019.
Mr Malone founded iiNet Limited, an ASX listed telecommunications company in 1993 and continued as CEO until his retirement in 2014. Mr Malone’s former directorships include Autism West (as founder and Vice Chairman) and .au Domain Administration (as a founder and Chairman). Mr Malone has received a number of prestigious industry recognitions including 2012 Australian Entrepreneur of the Year, Communications Alliance Ambassador and is a holder of the Telecommunications Society Charles Todd Medal. He is also a past Advisory Council Member of the Australian Institute of Management (WA) and a past member of the Commonwealth Consumer Affairs Advisory Council and the WA State Training Board. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Australian Institute of Management and the Australian Computer Society. Mr Malone has a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) and a post graduate Diploma in Education both from the University of Western Australia.
Mr Malone is Chair of the Board of ASX listed Superloop Ltd and a Director of Seven West Media Ltd, Speedcast International and Dreamscape Networks Limited. He is also the founder and Chairman of Diamond Cyber Pty Ltd.
Audit and Risk Committee
Mr Milne was first appointed as a Director effective 11 November 2013. His current term will expire on 10 November 2019.
Mr Milne’s career combines experience in telecommunications, marketing and media. As Chief Executive Officer of three of Australia’s largest internet service providers, OzEmail, MSN and BigPond, he built significant media businesses in the online and mobile phone worlds. He has been responsible for many successful marketing campaigns and has been honoured with a number of awards. Mr Milne has a Bachelor of Arts from Flinders University.
Mr Milne is Chairman of Australian Broadcasting Corporation, MYOB Group Ltd and NetComm Wireless Ltd. He is a Non-Executive Director of Tabcorp Holdings Limited, Members Equity Bank Ltd and SMS Management & Technology Ltd.
Chair of the People and Remuneration Committee
Mr Morrow was appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and a Director of nbn effective 2 April 2014. Mr Morrow’s current term as a Director will expire on 1 April 2020.
Mr Morrow joined nbn with a remit to ensure all homes, businesses and communities across Australia can access fast broadband as soon as possible, at affordable prices and at least cost.
Mr Morrow is known for his global expertise in leading complex turnarounds and capital intensive start-ups. His industry experience spans fixed line broadband services, fixed wireless, mobile wireless, and gas and electric utilities.
Prior to his present role Mr Morrow served as CEO of Vodafone Hutchison Australia in Sydney, CEO of Clearwire Corporation in Seattle, CEO of Pacific Gas & Electric Co., CEO of Vodafone Europe, and CEO of Japan Telecom. He is a former Non-Executive Board member of Broadcom and Openwave.
Mr Morrow has an Associate of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Condie College and a BA in Business Administration from the National University in San Diego, California.
Mr Morrow attends Nominations Committee and People and Remuneration Committee meetings ex officio.
Dr Schott was first appointed as a Director effective 28 September 2012. Dr Schott’s current term will expire on 5 October 2018.
Dr Schott has worked in numerous senior executive roles including as Managing Director and CEO of Sydney Water, CEO of the NSW Government Commission of Audit, Managing Director of Deutsche Bank and Executive Vice President of Bankers Trust Australia. Prior to becoming an investment banker, Dr Schott was a public servant and an academic.
Dr Schott holds a Doctor of Philosophy from Oxford University, a Masters of Arts from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) from the University of New England, and Honorary Doctorates from the University of Sydney and the University of Western Sydney.
Dr Schott is Chairman of the Moorebank Intermodal Company Ltd and the Energy Security Board and, a Director of TCorp NSW.
Dr Schott is on the advisory boards of Sydney Metro, HealthShare NSW and Sydney Light Rail.
Chair of Audit and Risk Committee