Board

ARPC has a non-executive Chair and six other non-executive Members, who are all appointed by the Minister under the Terrorism Insurance Act 2003.

Below are the current Members of the Board and a snapshot of their experience.

 

Mr Ian Carson AM, Chair

BEc, PGDip Professional Accounting, FAICD

Term: 1 July 2017 – 30 June 2020

Mr Ian Carson was appointed Chair of the Board on 1 July 2017.

Ian is Chairman of Markets at PwC. Previously he was Chair of PPB Advisory, a professional advisory firm, of which he was a founding partner.

He is co-founder of SecondBite, a for purpose organisation which rescues nutritious food that would otherwise go to landfill. SecondBite transformed Australia by creating scale in fresh food rescue. In 2019, SecondBite will rescue enough food to create 40 million meals. He is President of The Victorian Arts Centre Trust and Trustee of The Melbourne Cricket Ground. In 2017, Ian was awarded an Order of Australia for his work in Food Rescue and Business. In 2018, together with his wife Simone, he was appointed ‘Melbournian of the Year’.

Ms Elaine Collins, Member

BSc (Hons), MEc, FIAA, GAICD

Term: 1 July 2015–30 June 2021

Ms Elaine Collins was appointed a Member of the Board on 1 July 2015 and is a member of the Audit and Compliance Committee.

Elaine is a non-executive director and actuary, with a career spanning 25 years in the insurance industry in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore and Papua New Guinea.

She is a non-executive Director of Zurich Insurance Australia Ltd (ZAIL) and Chair of its Risk, Compliance and Audit Committee. Elaine recently completed her term as non-executive Director of the Motor Accident Insurance Board (MAIB) and Chair of its Audit Committee.

Elaine is a Fellow of the Actuaries Institute and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is a member of the Actuaries Institute’s Professional Standards Committee and a Professor of Practice at the University of New South Wales.

She served in senior roles with KPMG and as a Partner with Deloitte, carrying out Appointed Actuary roles for more than ten years, with key expertise in strategic risk management, policy formulation and capital efficiency

Ms Karen Payne, Member

BCom, MCom, LLB, CA, CTA, GAICD

Term: 5 October 2017 – 4 October 2020

Ms Karen Payne was appointed a Member of the Board on 5 October 2017 and is a member of the Audit and Compliance Committee.

Ms Payne was appointed as the Inspector-General of Taxation and Taxation Ombudsman on 6 May 2019 for a term of five years. She was previously a part-time Member of the Board of Taxation and CEO of the Board of Taxation and prior to this, a partner with Minter Ellison Lawyers. Karen has more than 20 years’ experience as a specialist taxation advisor, specialising in the financial services sector. Ms Payne is a solicitor admitted in NSW and the High Court of Australia, chartered accountant and chartered tax adviser. Ms Payne is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Tax Institute and Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand.

Mr John Peberdy, Member

GAICD, ANZIIF (Sen Assoc) CIP

Position: Part-time Member

Term: 1 July 2015–30 June 2021

Mr John Peberdy was appointed a Member of the Board on 1 July 2015.

John has a proven track record as a strategic senior executive, having delivered improved business outcomes, in Australia and New Zealand, within Ansvar Insurance, a market leader in the care, community, faith and education insurance sector. John has extensive experience delivering on business growth and profitability, initiating and driving change and optimising daily operations through effective leadership of a strong executive team. His expertise includes strategy and planning, business management, leadership and people management, risk management and general insurance.

Among his current directorship roles, John is the Chair, EA Insurance Services Pty Ltd and Deputy Chair, Christian Super.

Ms Janet Torney, Member

BEc (Hons), FAICD, FASFA

Term: 1 July 2015–30 June 2021

Ms Janet Torney was appointed a Member of the Board on 1 July 2015 and is Chair of the Audit & Compliance Committee.

Janet is a non-executive director with strong expertise in strategy, governance, risk and change management and investments. She is Chair of Whitehelm Capital and Chair of Club Plus Super. In the not-for-profit sector, Janet is Chair of Girl Guides Australia and a Director of the Australian Cricketers’ Association.

Janet’s career spans more than 30 years in the financial services sector – superannuation, investments, infrastructure, banking and insurance, in the engineering sector – manufacturing and consulting, and in the member-focussed sector – notably sport and female related. Janet is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia.