William (Bill) Whitford
Managing Director

First appointed 28 July 2003. Current appointment expires 27 July 2020.

Mr Whitford is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the Corporation according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors and the Treasurer of Victoria. He has more than 30 years’ experience in market risk and government and infrastructure financing. Mr Whitford has held financial markets roles at Banque National de Paris and the State Bank of South Australia, and government financing roles with the South Australian and Victorian Governments.

Cassandra Kelly
Chair

First appointed 11 August 2015. Current appointment expires 10 August 2021.

Ms Kelly has extensive experience in advising on finance, risk, strategy and policy. In 2003, she co-founded Pottinger, a corporate advisory company, where she remains as an advisor. Ms Kelly is an Expert Advisor to the G20/B20 on matters of digitalisation and health (and previously infrastructure, finance and growth). She is a member of the European Union’s Global Tech Panel.

Helen Thornton
Deputy Chair

First appointed 1 July 2017. Current appointment expires 30 June 2020.

Ms Thornton is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years’ experience spanning a wide range of industries including financial services.

Ms Thornton has extensive experience in governance, audit and risk management and has held senior leadership roles at Deloitte, KPMG, BHP Ltd and Bluescope Steel Ltd, where she was responsible for the global risk management function.

David Martine

First appointed 13 May 2014. Current appointment expires 12 May 2020.

Mr Martine is Secretary of the Victorian Department of Treasury & Finance. He leads the Department providing economic, policy and service delivery advice to the Victorian Government.

Mr Martine previously worked as a senior executive in the Commonwealth public sector providing strategic advice to governments on a range of complex economic and other policy issues. He has extensive budget, finance, policy and organisational leadership experience, and has contributed to wide ranging strategic policy reform. Mr Martine holds an honours degree in economics from Monash University, and completed his Master of Business Administration in 2005.

John Pearce

First appointed 14 April 2015. Current appointment expires 13 April 2021.

Mr Pearce has over 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry both in Australia and Asia. He is Chief Investment Officer of UniSuper, having joined in July 2009.

From 2000 to 2006, Mr Pearce was General Manager, Investments of Australia's largest asset management company, Colonial First State. From 2006 to 2008, Mr Pearce was the Head of Global Asset Management for Ping An, China's second largest insurance company. He has also held several other senior positions including Chief Executive Officer.

Pamela Hauser

First appointed 21 February 2017. Current appointment expires 20 February 2020.

Ms Hauser is a non-executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee.

Ms Hauser has a background as a regulatory lawyer, and has more than 30 years' experience in the financial services industry. She has held roles in legal, risk and compliance.

Sue O'Connor

First appointed: 10 April 2018. Current appointment expires: 9 April 2021.

Ms O'Connor has extensive experience as a Chair, Director and senior business leader with ASX Top 10 companies, global unlisted companies and high-profile statutory authorities. She has deep expertise in digital, transformation, cyber resilience, audit, risk, utilities and financial services. Ms O’Connor has more than 25 years’ executive leadership experience in the technology sector, including 13 years as a senior executive at Telstra Corporation.

Debra Hazelton

First appointed 18 August 2018. Current appointment expires 17 August 2021.

Ms Hazelton has 30 years’ experience in global financial services, with particular focus on Australia and Japan. She has expertise across fixed interest, treasury, institutional banking, risk management and global financial markets as well as organisational culture.

Ms Hazelton’s most recent executive role was leading corporate culture globalisation for Mizuho Financial Group, based in Tokyo. She has held national CEO positions in both Australia and Japan, namely Mizuho Bank and Commonwealth Bank of Australia respectively.