Ms Peggy O'Neal

Member of the Board Governance and Remuneration and HR Committees, and Chair of the APS Reconsideration Advisory Commitee

Reappointed 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2020

  • Director since 1 July 2011
  • Member of the Board Governance Committee
  • Member of the Remuneration and HR Committee
  • Chair of the APS Reconsideration Advisory Committee
  • Director of ARIA Co Pty Ltd

Ms O'Neal is a former partner of law firm Herbert Smith Freehills (1995–2009) and then a consultant (2009–2011), specialising in superannuation and financial services law. She continues to act as a consultant to Lander & Rogers, Melbourne (since 2011). Ms O'Neal also serves as a director, Infrastructure Specialist Asset Management Limited (since 2018).

She is a member of the Victorian Ministerial Council on Women’s Equality (since August 2017), an independent member of the External Compliance Committee for Vanguard Investments Australia (since 2009), the President of the Richmond Football Club (since 2013, having been a director from 2005),a director of Womens' Housing Limited (since 2013) and a director of VicHealth (since 2020).  Ms O'Neal was previously Chair of the Victorian Government Taskforce on Women in Sport and Recreation (2014-2016) and an independent member of the Audit and Compliance Committee of UniSuper Ltd (2009-18). Ms O’Neal also served as a Director of NAB superannuation fund trustee subsidiary NULIS Nominees from 2011 to 2020.

Ms O'Neal is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an emeritus member of the Law Council of Australia Superannuation Committee. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and a Juris Doctor, University of Virginia, having requalified to practice law in Australia at the University of Melbourne. She has also completed the ASFA Diploma in Superannuation Management.

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