The AusNCP Governance and Advisory Board provides independent advice and assistance to the AusNCP and the independent examiners. It focuses on complaints handling and promoting responsible business conduct standards under the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises on Responsible Business Conduct (OECD Guidelines).
The Board helps to ensure that the AusNCP is visible, accessible, transparent and accountable, in accordance with Australia’s obligations under the OECD Guidelines.
The Board meets biannually.
Board members provide independent and impartial advice drawing on expertise, organisations and networks.
AusNCP Board members use their own networks, events and publications to promote responsible business conduct standards under the OECD Guidelines and the AusNCP’s services.
Members may conduct procedural reviews of AusNCP complaints and operational and administrative matters as needed.
The Board includes representatives from:
- the Australian Government (8 members)
- business, civil society, and trade unions (8 members).
Membership as at November 2023:
Chairperson and Secretariat
|Mr Tom Dickson||Senior Executive Officer
Chair, AusNCP Board
|Ms Petra Gartmann||Assistant Secretary
Human Rights Branch
|Ms Miranda Lello||General Manager
Policy and Portfolio Strategy Branch
|Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water*|
|Mr Richard Emerson||Assistant Secretary, Free Trade Agreement Goods Branch||Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade*|
|Ms Katherine Stevens||Deputy General Counsel
Enterprise & Board Secretary
|Export Finance Australia*|
|Mr David Tonkin||Chief Counsel of Legal
Procurement and Fraud
|Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)*|
|Commissioner Lorraine Finlay||Human Rights Commissioner||Australian Human Rights Commission*|
|Ms Alison Drury||General Manager
Trade and International Branch
|Department of Industry, Innovation and Science*|
Non‑government – business
|Ms Vanessa Zimmerman||Chief Executive Officer||Pillar Two*|
|Mr Peter Grist||Director of Economics
Industry and Sustainability
|Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry*|
|Proxy: Mr Pero Stojanovski||Deputy Chief Economist||Business Council of Australia*|
|Proxy: Ms Fiona Reynolds||Chair||UN Global Compact Network Australia|
Non‑government – civil society and trade unions
|Ms Clare Middlemas||International Officer||Australian Council of Trade Unions*|
|Ms Keren Adams||Director of Advocacy||Human Rights Law Centre|
|Member||Australian Corporate Accountability Network*|
|Proxy: Ms Serena Lillywhite||Independent Member||Independent civil society expert|
|Proxy: Ms Larissa Harrison||Deputy Director
|United Workers Union|
|Mr John Southalan||AusNCP Independent Examiner||AusNCP*|
|Ms Shanta Martin||AusNCP Independent Examiner||AusNCP*|
|Ms Shiv Martin||AusNCP Independent Examiner||AusNCP*|
* Organisation with permanent representation on the Board