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.

ARPC Board Charter

ARPC Audit Compliance Committee Charter

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 2023

Mr Ian Carson was reappointed Chair of the Board on 23 April 2020.

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

Ian 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. Ian 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 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

Mr John Peberdy, 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 Maria Fernandez, Member


Term: 23 April 2020 - 22 April 2023

Maria Fernandez has a distinguished career in the public sector. From 2015 to 2019, she was Deputy Secretary, Intelligence and Capability with the Department of Home Affairs. Before that, Maria was Director (CEO) of the Australian Geospatial Intelligence Organisation. Maria’s experience also includes the cyber threat environment through an earlier role as Deputy Director Intelligence at the Australian Signals Directorate, and Maria was the first female head of an Australian intelligence agency.

Maria was awarded a Public Service Medal for outstanding public service in advancing Australia’s interests. Maria is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.

Ms Robin Low, Member


Term: 5 October 2016 - 4 October 2019; 23 April 2020 - 22 April 2023

Ms Robin Low was reappointed a Member of the Board on 23 April 2020. 

Robin is a non-executive director. She is on the boards of four ASX listed companies: Appen Limited, AUB Group Limited, IPH Limited and Marley Spoon AG. She is also on the boards of three not-for-profit companies: Guide Dogs NSW/ACT, Primary Ethics and Public Education Foundation. She is a past deputy chairman of the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board. 

Ms Janet Torney, Member


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.