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.
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 February 2023:
Chairperson and Secretariat
|Mr Tom Dickson||Senior Executive Officer
Chair, AusNCP Board
|Ms Ayesha Nawaz||Assistant Secretary
Integrity and Criminal Law Branch
|Mr Adam McKissack||General Manager
Policy and Portfolio Strategy Branch
|Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water*|
|Mr Peter Scott||Acting Assistant Secretary
Competitiveness and Business Engagement Branch
|Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade*|
|Ms Kate Prior||Head of Legal, Export Finance Australia||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 Chris Barnes||Director
Trade Policy and International Relations
|Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry*|
|Proxy: Mr Pero Stojanovski||Deputy Chief Economist||Business Council of Australia*|
Non‑government – civil society and trade unions
|Ms Clare Middlemas||International Officer||Australian Council of Trade Unions*|
|Proxy: vacant||Construction Forestry Maritime Mining Energy Union*|
|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|
|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
21 April 2022 [PDF 658KB] | [DOCX 34KB]
2 December 2021 [PDF 655KB] | [DOCX 67KB]
21 April 2021 [PDF 226KB] | [DOCX 69KB]
25 November 2020 [PDF 188KB] | [DOCX 62KB]
28 July 2020 [PDF 176KB] | [DOCX 64KB]
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Terms of Reference
Terms of Reference – January 2021 to July 2022 [PDF 275KB]
Terms of Reference – September 2020 to January 2021 [PDF 1.1MB]
Terms of Reference – October 2019 to September 2020 [PDF 179KB]
Terms of Reference – April 2019 to October 2019 [PDF 504KB]