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Executive leadership 


Megan Motto FGIA
Chief Executive

Prior to her appointment as Chief Executive at Governance Institute, Megan was the CEO of Consult Australia, the association for professional services firms within the built and natural environment. Megan is also currently a Director of Standards Australia and a National Director for the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA).

Megan has a BA/BEd, an MA in Communications Management and is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia. She is also a member of Chief Executive Women.

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David O'Kane FGIA FCG
Chief Operations Officer

David joined Governance Institute of Australia in February 2022, with considerable commercial experience and over 15 years in senior roles in the for-purpose sector, including as COO at the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) and with Medecins Sans Frontieres Australia (MSF). David's responsibilities include finance, IT, people and culture, risk management, legal and compliance, and property.

David holds a BA in Economics & Public Policy, is a qualified accountant with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and completed the Governance Institute's Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance in 2007.


Leon Cox
General Manager, Membership & Engagement

Prior to joining Governance Institute, Leon was Advisor to the CEO at the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia. His previous roles have been with CPA Australia and the RACV Club.

Leon holds a Bachelor of Business, Human Resources and Hospitality Management from Victoria University. Leon also holds a Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment from the University of Melbourne, Training Services Department.



Catherine Maxwell FGIA FCG
General Manager, Policy & Advocacy

Catherine’s team is responsible for policy, advocacy and advising on media and government relations. Her background includes roles as a senior manager at APRA and as secretariat for the revision of the ASX Corporate Governance Council’s Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations, 2e. She also held policy and governance roles at the AICD and the Financial Services Council.

Catherine holds degrees in Arts and Law from the University of Sydney and worked as a lawyer in Sydney and Hong Kong for ten years. Catherine was previously company secretary at The Cancer Council NSW.

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Mark Wilbourn
General Manager, Education

Mark joined Governance Institute following a career in health education in universities in the United Kingdom and Australia. The education team supports Governance Institute’s objective of being the leading provider of accredited postgraduate education in governance practice. Governance Institute offers graduate certificates/ diplomas in governance and risk management.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) (Biology) from the University of Portsmouth, a Certificate in Education: Post 16 from Sheffield Hallam University, and a Master of Science (Interprofessional Health and Social Care) from Canterbury Christ Church University. Mark is also undertaking a PhD at Western Sydney University.

Geoffrey Stirton FGIA FCG

Geoffrey Stirton FGIA FCG
Company Secretary

Geoffrey has over 35 years’ experience in finance, company secretarial and line management roles including senior company secretarial roles for a variety of organisations including MLC, Investa, The Trust Company, Magellan Financial Group and Westpac. He has also had a long-standing involvement in the not-for-profit sector through the Australian Scholarships Foundation.

Geoffrey holds a B Comm from the University of New South Wales, is a Chartered Accountant, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Chartered Secretary.

 State managers


Susan Bradbrook GIA(Affiliated)

State Manager, SA, NT & TAS

Susan is Fellow of the National Institute of Accountants. She has previously held positions of accountant, state administration manager and in customer relations/ marketing.

Susan is on the board of CARA (Community Accommodation and Respite Agency) which is one of South Australia’s largest charities working in partnership with people living with a disability, their families and the community to create a better life. 


Andrew Parker
State Manager, NSW & ACT

Andrew is a highly motivated sales professional with over 20 years’ experience in business development, strategic alliances, stakeholder engagement and market sector development.

Has held senior and executive positions in commercial lending, healthcare, corporate services and has worked for a number of leading industry and professional membership organisations such as CPA Australia and NSW Business Chamber.


Belinda Ramshaw GIA(Affiliated)
State Manager, WA

Belinda has 10 years’ experience in the event management, including 5 years at Governance Institute. After joining the Institute in 2018, as Events Specialist, Belinda's passion for delivering an effective membership and professional development experience through multiple events and focused stakeholder engagement, saw her rise to the role of National Events Lead, before being appointed as the WA State Manager.

Belinda is deeply committed to the vision and purpose of Governance Institute, working with the governance and risk management community to deliver practice excellence.

She is currently completing her Masters of Business Administration at Edith Cowan University. 


David Schenk GIA(Affiliated)
State Manager, QLD

David comes from a marketing, sponsorship, and event management background of more than 20 years that included running festivals, corporate events, and large-scale music festivals. Having overseen the evacuation of more than ten thousand people during a weather-related emergency event, Dave is passionate about the importance of good risk management. Dave also spent several years as Business Manager and Company Secretary for three not-for-profit and charitable organisations and on the board of a private school. Having also founded and built a successful event management business, he understands the need for effective governance.

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