Panel Members The Takeovers Panel

Panel Members

Panel members are appointed by the Governor-General, on the nomination of the Minister, under s172 of the ASIC Act. There must be a minimum of five members. They are nominated based on their knowledge or experience in one or more of the following fields:

  • business
  • the administration of companies
  • the financial markets
  • law
  • economics
  • accounting.

The Minister of a State or the Northern Territory may submit nominations for the Panel to the Federal Minister. It is intended that the Panel will have an appropriate mix of professions, business expertise, geographical representation and gender representation.

All members are appointed on a part-time basis, usually for three years. They may be re-appointed.

The Governor-General may also appoint one member to be the President of the Panel under s173 of the ASIC Act (the "substantive President"). Various provisions in the Corporations Act and the ASIC Act refer to the President and his or her functions (for example s657E of the Corporations Act gives the President the power to make interim orders and s184(2) of the ASIC Act gives the President power to determine the constitution of a sitting Panel). When members of the Panel sit to consider proceedings (a "sitting Panel"), the substantive President may be the sitting President of that Panel, or he or she may appoint another member to be the sitting President of that Panel.

Current Members

The following are currently members of the Panel.

  Name Organisation Location
1 Mr Alex Cartel (President) Citigroup Melbourne
2 Ms Yasmin Allen Company Director Sydney
3 Ms Amy Alston Ridley Corporation Limited Melbourne
4 Mr Kelvin Barry UBS AG Melbourne
5 Mr Robin Bishop BGH Capital Melbourne
6 Mr Michael Borsky QC Barrister Melbourne
7 Ms Stephanie Charles BGH Capital Melbourne
8 Mr Richard Andrew "Andy" Coupe New Zealand Takeovers Panel New Zealand
9 Mr Bruce Cowley Company Director Brisbane
10 Ms Chelsey Drake Allens Brisbane
11 Ms Paula Dwyer Company Director Melbourne
12 Ms Teresa Dyson Company Director Brisbane
13 Ms Karen Evans-Cullen Gilbert + Tobin Sydney
14 Ms Marissa Freund Goldman Sachs Sydney
15 Ms Elizabeth Hallett Company Director Sydney
16 Ms Tracey Horton AO Company Director Perth
17 Mr Richard Hunt E&P Sydney
18 Ms Shirley In't Veld Company Director Perth
19 Ms Michelle Jablko Transurban Melbourne
20 Mr Ian Jackman SC Barrister Sydney
21 Mr Anthony Jarvis Opportuna Legal Perth
22 Mr Christian Johnston Goldman Sachs Melbourne
23 Ms Kristen Jung Macquarie Capital Sydney
24 Ms Marina Kelman Goldman Sachs Melbourne
25 Mr Bill Koeck Company Director Sydney
26 Mr Jeremy Leibler Arnold Bloch Leibler Melbourne
27 Mr Michael Lishman Jones Day Melbourne
28 Ms Sandy Mak Corrs Chambers Westgarth Sydney
29 Mr Ron Malek Luminis Partners Sydney
30 Ms Rebecca Maslen-Stannage Herbert Smith Freehills Sydney
31 Ms Denise McComish Company Director Perth
32 Mr John McGlue Company Director Perth
33 Mr Robert McKenzie McKenzie Moncrieff Perth
34 Mr Bruce McLennan Gresham Advisory Partners Sydney
35 Mr Rory Moriarty Clayton Utz Sydney
36 Ms Kerry Morrow Laity Morrow Adelaide
37 Ms Diana Nicholson King & Wood Mallesons Melbourne
38 Mr Tony Osmond Citigroup Melbourne
39 Mr John O'Sullivan Company Director Sydney
40 Ms Tara Page Royal Automobile Association of South Australia Inc (RAA) Adelaide
41 Mr Neil Pathak Gilbert + Tobin Melbourne
42 Ms Karen Phin Company Director Sydney
43 Ms Sarah Rennie Jarden Australia Sydney
44 Mr John Sheahan QC Barrister Sydney
45 Mr James Stewart DLA Piper Sydney
46 Ms Philippa Stone Herbert Smith Freehills Sydney
47 Ms Nicola Wakefield Evans Company Director Sydney
48 Ms Sharon Warburton Company Director Perth
49 Mr David Williamson Flagstaff Partners Melbourne