Home' Financial Ombudsman Service Annual Review : 2012-2013 Annual Review New Contents Corporate governance (continued)
Jennifer Mack – BA, MALP
Jennifer Mack was appointed
a transition director on
incorporation of the company,
for a term expiring on 31 May
2009, and when the new
Board was formed on 1 June
2009 she was appointed a Consumers’ Director.
Jenni was re-appointed for a further term of two
years on 11 May 2012.
Jenni is Chair of the independent consumer
organisation Choice and of ASIC’s Consumer
Advisory Panel. She is also a member of ASIC’s
External Advisory Committee and is leading the
effort to establish a new consumer organisation for
superannuation consumers. She is an experienced
director and sits on the boards of the Food
Standards Authority and the Travel Compensation
Fund. She is the Deputy Chair of the Advisory
Board to the Office of the Migration Agents
Registration Authority. In addition, she has been
part of the leadership group working with the
Commonwealth and States to develop a new
front of pack food label to help consumers
make healthier food choices.
Jenni is a former executive director of the
Consumers’ Federation of Australia, the peak
consumer body. In the mid 1990s she was the NSW
Deputy Legal Services Commissioner, responsible
for handling complaints about lawyers, and she has
represented the community on the NSW Judicial
Commission (which, among other things, deals
with complaints about judicial officers).
Russell McKimm – Dip FP,
FSIA, MSDIA, FAICD, ADA1
& 2 (ASX)
Russell McKimm was
appointed a transition director
on incorporation of the
company, for a term expiring
on 31 May 2009, and when
the new Board was formed on 1 June 2009
he was appointed an Industry Director. Russell
was re-appointed for a further term of two years
on 11 May 2012.
Russell is currently an Adviser with Patersons
Securities Ltd, a current panel member for the
ASX Disciplinary Tribunal and the ASIC Markets
Disciplinary Panel, and a non-executive director
of the G.W . Vowell Foundation Ltd.
His previous positions include Director with Shaw
Stockbroking Ltd from 2005 to 2007, Director
with Tolhurst Noall Ltd from 2001 to 2005 and
Managing Director of Ord Minnett Ltd from 1988 to
1991. He holds a Diploma of Financial Planning from
Deakin University and has studied at the Securities
Institute of Australia, where he was also a regular
lecturer in their Certificate and Graduate Diploma
courses before leaving Sydney. Russell is a past
President of the Financial Planning Association
(FPA) and a former board member of the FPA
Complaints Resolution Scheme.
Christopher McRae – BA,
Chris McRae was appointed
an Industry director on
8 June 2012.
Chris is a director of McRae
Services Pty Limited, an
incorporated legal practice specialising in financial
services law, corporate governance and regulatory
compliance, life insurance contracts review, drafting
and settlement, stamp duty, superannuation and
trustee services, consumer credit law, and financial
services dispute resolution.
He is also a consultant to several of the Financial
Services Council’s (FSC’s) larger members. Before
establishing his legal consultancy in 2009, Chris
held senior legal roles at AMP for over 25 years. He
was Specialist Counsel for AMP Financial Services
from 1998 to 2008 and Chief Legal Officer for AMP
Society Australia from 1988 to 1998. He managed
in-house legal teams in his time at AMP and
represented AMP on FSC committees and in
dealings with APRA and ASIC.
Denis Nelthorpe – B Juris,
Denis Nelthorpe was appointed
a Consumers’ Director on
1 June 2009 and re-appointed
for a further term of two years
on 11 May 2012.
He is the Manager of Footscray and Wyndham
Legal Service and is Director of Legal Services
with the Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre.
He was appointed Adjunct Professor of Law at
Victoria University in July 2012 and is the Chair
of the Code Compliance Committee for the
Australian Liquid Petroleum Gas Association.
He is a past President of the Consumers’ Federation
of Australia and a past Chief Executive Officer of the
Consumer Credit Legal Service from 1986 to 1991
and the Consumer Law Centre Victoria from 1993
to 1998. He was also the Director of the State
Insurance Office Consumer Appeals Office from
1991 to 1992.
Denis was made a Member of the Order of Australia
in the June 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
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