Board of Directors

Nicholas Johnson: Chair

Nicholas Johnson has extensive experience in the financial services industry where he has led many financial advisory assignments with major Corporate and Governmental organisations across many industries. Past roles have included senior positions with Credit Suisse First Boston in London, New York and Sydney, and with Morgan Stanley, Hong Kong and Sydney He was subsequently CEO of Barclays Capital Australia, with wide ranging line management responsibilities for the overall business operations and for the profitability of the firm in Australia.

Currently he serves as Chairman of NSW State Trustee Corporation, Chairman of The Sydney Institute, and Chair of the National Art School. Previously he has been Chair of Sydney University's Research Institute for Asia Pacific, Chairman of Pillar Administration and an Advisory Board Member of the North West Rail Link.


David Grayce

David is a Managing Director at Pacific Equity Partners and brings expertise in strategic planning, operating improvement, corporate governance and finance across many sectors. He has twenty years’ experience in strategy consulting and private equity investing and corporate governance in Australia, the United States and Europe. David joined Pacific Equity Partners originally in 1998 and then returned in 2007 after spending approximately a decade in the USA. Prior to Pacific Equity, David worked with Bain Capital based in the USA and focused on control investing in sectors including communications, financial services, FMCG, food, health, manufacturing, media, retail and technology. Prior to Bain Capital David worked with Bain & Company in the United States, South Africa, the United Kingdom and Australia. David currently serves as a non-executive director of companies including Hoyts Cinema Group, Val Morgan Advertising and ASX listed Energy Developments.


Jennifer Green

Jenny Green has been a practicing sculptor for 15 years. In 2003, she left her corporate career to undertake a BFA (sculpture) at the National Art School and since then has been sculpting and exhibiting from her studio in Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

Jenny’s prior business career was in IT consulting where she focused on strategic planning for IT, project management, process review and redesign and systems implementation. Over 20 plus years, she worked with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, Westpac Banking Corporation, Coopers & Lybrand’s Management Consulting Division, Management Science America and Esso Australia.


Glenda McLoughlin

Glenda McLoughlin brings expertise in financial management, commercial strategy and corporate governance. She has over twenty five years’ experience in financial analysis and strategy in senior management positions with major international and Australian listed companies. Ms McLoughlin has completed over $8 billion in advisory assignments and financings in Australia and internationally.

She was previously Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of ASX listed Metgasco, Non-Executive Director of ASX listed Elk Petroleum, Director of Barclays Capital Australia and Vice President of Morgan Stanley based in Melbourne and Singapore.


Mark Tedeschi AM QC

Expertise in the law, management of professionals, tertiary education, and art practice (photography). Senior Crown Prosecutor for New South Wales (1997-present); Crown Prosecutor (1983-present); President of the Australian Association of Crown Prosecutors (1999-present); Visiting Professorial Fellow, University of Wollongong (2005-present); Lecturer in Law (1974-1977). A successful photographer for 30 years with many exhibitions and with photographs held in public galleries and museums as well as private collections; his photographs have also been published in numerous books and articles. Member of the Executive of the Friends of the National Art School (2005-2009). Awarded the honour of "Cavaliere" (Order of Merit of the Italian Republic) in 2009 for services to photography and the law. Appointed as a member of the Order of Australia in 2013 for services to the law and photography.


Dr John Vallance

Dr John Vallance was until recently Headmaster of Sydney Grammar School. Before that he lectured in Latin, Greek and ancient philosophy at the University of Cambridge as a Fellow and Tutor of Gonville and Caius College and has published widely in the history of classical thought. Since his return home to Australia, he has held visiting fellowships at the University of New England and the University of New South Wales, and has served as a Member of the Library Council of New South Wales, a Director of the State Library of New South Wales Foundation and a Trustee of the State Library of New South Wales Foundation. He has also worked as a musician, and works privately as a sculptor. Dr Vallance is also an Honorary Professor at the University of New South Wales.