Sarah Woodhouse B.Sc (Hons), FCA, GAICD
Ms Woodhouse has over 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry, having worked as an external audit partner, served as a board member and held number of leadership roles.
Ms Woodhouse has led engagements for some of the largest financial services firms on areas such as regulation, financial advice, superannuation and asset management, having also led engagements to design conduct frameworks to enhance governance and compliance practices and built superannuation risk and regulatory frameworks.
In the superannuation field, Ms Woodhouse acted as External Audit partner for two of Australia’s largest industry super funds and led Deloitte’s wealth management industry group for 10 years and hosted a series of events with the Financial Services Council which helped influence the strategic direction of the wealth management industry. Ms Woodhouse’s notable achievement was her appointment as the first female partner at Deloitte, New South Wales.
Fiona Rowland LLB (Hons), BA, Melb. GAICD
Ms Rowland has over 25 years’ experience in financial and trustee services, professional services/law, infrastructure/utilities, the public sector and in medical research.
Ms Rowland has broad experience in the areas of wealth, asset management, banking, superannuation and trustee services, well developed skills in key corporate functions such as customer engagement, strategy, product and platforms, investment governance, risk, compliance and technology.
Ms Rowland currently holds directorships with Melbourne Water Corporation, Infrastructure Specialist Asset Management Limited, Macquarie Life Limited, St. Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research and in May 2021 was appointed director of Macquarie Investment Services Limited. Past directorships include Commonwealth Financial Planning Limited and Commonwealth Private Limited. Ms Rowland also held a past membership on the panel of the ASIC Financial Services & Credit Panel.
Prior to her non-executive career, Ms Rowland was the past CEO and Managing Director of Bennelong Wealth Partners and the Bennelong Foundation, part of The Bennelong Group. Ms Rowland has held executive roles with National Australia Bank and JBWere Limited leading the product and platform solution for the business’ technology and platform transformation in 2012/13. As Executive Director at UBS AG, UBS Wealth Management Australia Ms Rowland headed Business Management and Strategy, Wealth Planning and Philanthropy and Not for Profit Services divisions.
At the ANZ Banking Group, after her role as Head of Product Development, ANZ Funds Management, Ms Rowland was appointed the Head of ANZ Bank’s Charitable Foundations Business, ANZ Trustees.
Ms Rowland began her legal career as an Articled Clerk & Solicitor at Holding Redlich moving to Minter Ellison as a Senior Solicitor practising in financial services and funds management.
Ms Rowland holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Beth McConnell B Com, LLB (Hons), Dip SM, MCommrclLaw (Ceased 9 November 2020)
Ms McConnell has 25 years’ experience in the financial services sector as a solicitor and consultant specialising in superannuation law and corporate governance. Ms McConnell started her career with Freehills as a solicitor, before moving into in-house counsel roles at AXA and Mercer, then returning to Freehills and later moving to Lander & Rogers.
She currently holds directorships on the Boards of CatholicCare Melbourne and NULIS Nominees (Australia) Pty Ltd. At CatholicCare Melbourne, Ms McConnell is a Member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee. A former director at Xavier College where Ms McConnell also chaired the Risk and Compliance Committee.
Ms McConnell is also a Part-Time Member on the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal, responsible for the formal review of complaints, drafting and issuing binding determinations, and a Panel Member (Industry Representative) on the Australian Financial Complaints Authority.
Ms McConnell holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours), a Diploma in Superannuation Management and a Master of Commercial Law.