Helen Thornton BEc, ACA, GAICD

Deputy Chair

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

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

Ms Thornton has extensive experience in governance, audit and risk management and she has held senior leadership roles at Deloittes, 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 currently holds the following appointments:

  • Director, Yarra Valley Water
  • Director, Legal Practitioners Liability Committee
  • Director, ISPT Pty Ltd
  • Director, Austin Health
  • Director, ANSVAR Insurance Pty Ltd
  • Independent Member of Risk and Audit Committee, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
  • Independent Member of Risk and Audit Committee, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Independent Member of Risk and Audit Committee, Department of Education and Training.