Mrs Patricia Cross
Chair of the Board
Reappointed 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2020
- Chair of the Board
- Member of the Board Governance Committee
- Member of the Remuneration and HR Committee
Mrs Cross is a non-executive director of Macquarie Group Limited (since 2013), Macquarie Bank Limited (since 2013), Aviva plc (since 2013), and a senior independent director of Aviva Investors Holdings Limited (since January 2017). Having begun her career in public service with Congressman John Rousselot (1979–1981), Mrs Cross went on to gain extensive international financial services experience with Chase Manhattan Bank and Chase Investment Bank (1981–1987), Banque Nationale de Paris (1987–1988) and National Australia Bank (1988–1996).
Since 1996 she has served as a public company director for Suncorp-Metway Limited (1996-2000), AMP Limited (2000–2003), Wesfarmers Ltd (2003–2010), Qantas Airways Limited (2004–2013) and National Australia Bank (2005–2013). She was also Chairman of Qantas Superannuation Limited (2002–2005), Deputy Chairman of the Transport Accident Commission of Victoria (1997–2001) and a founding director of the Grattan Institute (2008-2015).
Mrs Cross has held a number of honorary government positions, including with the Financial Sector Advisory Council, Companies and Securities Advisory Committee, Panel of Experts to Australia as a Financial Centre Forum and Sydney APEC Business Advisory Council.
She is an Australian Indigenous Education Foundation Ambassador (since 2008), and has previously served on a wide range of not for profit boards, including the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (2002–2011) and was the Co-Chair of WomenCorporateDirectors in Australia (2014–2017). She is the Chair of the 30% Club in Australia (since 2015). In 2001, Mrs Cross received the Australian Centenary Medal for service to Australian society through the finance industry. Mrs Cross has a BSc (Hons) from Georgetown University.
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