Professional Information
Director Governance, Audit and Risk
NSW Government - Office of Sport
Government Administration
Education, Honors & Awards
University of New South Wales
Executive MBA-Australian Graduate School of Management at the University of New South Wales (2006) (2006)
Lecturer for the Governance Institute of Australia in Sydney on "Compliance Framework" & "Reputation Risk" three times per year in Sydney, most recently, September 2014, Author of academic course work materials for the Governance Institute of Australia
NSW Course Director - Risk & Compliance (Governance Institute of Australia)
Personal Information
New South Wales
AGSM Alumni, Australian Institute of Company Directors, Member of the Finance and Treasury Association, industry member of Financial Services Council & Property Council of Australia, including working groups for regulatory advocacy and consultation.
Favorite sport is Ice Hockey, what I do most often is mountain climbing (and a member of Collingwood FC, AFL). I am also a big fan of Air Crash Investigation, now into my 12th year of watching it.
We are a blend of New Zealand, Australia, Canada and Scotland in the family, and live all over the world.
I have a wide and varied skill-set, and am looking for engaging and challenging work every day. I have a passion for professional development, and believe people make the difference to any organisation. I like to balance work with volunteer activity, through delivering education programs. I am adaptable, flexible, passionate about what I do and have a keen strategic focus whilst capable of working in the details. I believe in mentoring and upskilling both myself and others to achieve continuous improvement and hig-performance.
11-15 Years
Governance, with a focus on financial services and risk management. Also extensive background in debt capital markets and derivatives. Well developed knowledge and skills in ESG, RI and RPI programs, including for DJSI, FTSE4Good, CDP and GRESB.
Joanne MacDonald is Head of Risk and Compliance at Colonial First State Global Asset Management. With extensive experience in the financial services industry, Joanne is adroit in the area of risk and compliance management for property and infrastructure assets throughout Australia and New Zealand and offers services in educating executive board members in matters regarding risk assessment, mitigation and management. She is a formidable negotiator and an active listener who utilizes her emotional intelligence to navigate through her immediate environment to accrue positive results. Joanne received her Executive MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management at the University of New South Wales in 2006 and is an active AGSM Alumnus. She is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Financial Services Council and Property Council of Australia, and an industry member and lobbyist for the Finance and Treasury Association. A public speaker, Joanne has been an invited lecturer for the Governance Institute of Australia in Sydney on "Compliance Framework" and "Reputation Risk.” She has authored academic course work materials for the Governance Institute of Australia. Her professional success is a direct result of perseverance, resiliency, preparedness and diplomacy.
The Economist, Harvard Business Review
Risk & compliance management for treasury management, and sector specific risk management in property and infrastructure assets for Australia, New Zealand and UK/Europe. Specific expertise with productivty and process excellence. Also worked in both government and corporate sectors.
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