Audit, Risk and Finance Committee
“The Audit, Risk and Finance Committee provides oversight of the financial, risk and governance processes.”
Appointed to the Board 2016Read More
David is an audit partner with EY Australia, and has 25 years’ experience as a Chartered Accountant. His audit experience includes acting as the lead auditor on a number of Australian listed companies. David has also had significant experience in the audit of the Australian and multi-national companies in the technology, financial services, manufacturing and the not-for-profit sectors. He is currently the Professional Practice Director for EY’s Sydney office with responsibility for quality oversight of technical audit matters and is a member of EY Australia’s Accounting and Auditing Policy Committee.
Until recently, David led EY’s “Capital Markets” desk in Australia with responsibility for overseeing and reviewing all cross border fundraising.
David was a member of the Australian Auditing and Assurance Standards Board from 2006 to 2013. The AUASB is the statutory agency of the Australian Government that is responsible for developing, issuing and maintaining auditing and assurance standards.
BComm (Hons) MAppFin MFinanc MAICD
Appointed to the Board 2015Read More
Tanya Branwhite joined NSW Treasury Corporation (TCorp) in December 2018 in a senior investment leadership role as the Head of Portfolio Construction. Tanya joined TCorp from the Future Fund, Australia’s sovereign wealth fund, where she had been a Director in the Listed Equities team, and most recently was Director Market Insights and Portfolio implications.
Tanya’s career experience has centred on a number roles in financial markets and asset management including senior team leading roles at Macquarie Group, Credit Suisse Asset Management, Deutsche Bank and Citigroup Global Asset management. Tanya served on the Macquarie Group Foundation Board, the philanthropic arm of the Macquarie Group and a main funder of MS Research Australia, where she was actively involved in advising and supporting in the NFP sector.
She holds a BCom (Hons) from UNSW, a Masters of Finance from UTS, and a Masters in Finance and Management from the international business school INSEAD (France). She is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Appointed to the Board 2015Read More
Mike Hemingway holds BSc & MBA degrees and his career has spanned two very different callings: As a molecular biologist with Biotechnology Australia and as a senior banker specialising in global financial markets. Mike worked mainly with Westpac Banking Corporation, NatWest Markets Australia and National Australia Bank in Sydney, New York & London. His work revolved primarily around global interest rate and foreign exchange derivatives, working in leadership positions in sales, trading, financial engineering and product development. Mike retired in 2013 as a result of his MS.
Mike was diagnosed with MS in 2003 and has been involved with MS Research Australia since 2005. He was an early volunteer with Foundation 5 Million (F5M), of which he chaired for 5 years. During this time, F5M raised over $6 million for MS research. Mike was also the initial Chair of the reformed MS Advisory Council in NSW and has been a representative of PwMS at the annual Research Management Council meetings.
Mike and his wife Katrina, have together enjoyed fundraising for MS research resulting in over $400,000 to MS Research Australia. In 2014 they were jointly awarded the John Studdy Award for services to people with MS.
LLB (ANU), BEc (ANU)
Appointed to the Board 2019Read More
Ron has had a career in the Commonwealth public service, as a government lawyer, an economist and as a deputy CEO and CEO. He ran the National Film and Sound Archive for ten years, went on to be the Deputy Commonwealth Ombudsman and finished his full-time career as the Commonwealth Ombudsman. In semi-retirement, he was Australia’s first Aircraft Noise Ombudsman, and the first Chair of the Australian Research Integrity Committee, a role he still occupies. He now also works as a consultant in the fields of complaints, investigations, public engagement, and general management, as well as a number of voluntary and Board roles. Ron is currently a non-executive Director on both the MS Limited and MS Australia Boards.
In 2006 Ron’s wife was diagnosed with MS and since then his voluntary work has increasingly focussed on organisations working in the MS field.