Deputy Chair

First appointed 1 July 2017. Current appointment expires 30 June 2023.

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

Ms Thornton is Chair of the Audit Committee.

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.

Ms Thornton has over 16 years' experience as a non-executive director and holds the following appointments:

  • Director, McPhersons
  • Director, Yarra Valley Water
  • Director, Legal Practitioners Liability Committee
  • Director, ISPT Pty Ltd
  • Director, ANSVAR Insurance Pty Ltd
  • Director, Arena REIT
  • Independent Member of Risk and Audit Committee, Department of Education and Training.