Diana Eilert is a professional Non-Executive Director who is highly regarded for her leadership of substantial, profitable growth businesses. She combines this practical expertise with deep strategic insight and a track record of implementation. Diana has succeeded in managing change in diverse sectors - media,utilities,professional services, funds management, banking and insurance, with recent focus on businesses facing digital and disruptive change.
As a Non-Executive Director, Diana has brought this breadth and depth of experience to Veda (ASX 200), REA (realestate.com.au)(ASX 200), Queensland Urban Utilities (Queensland's largest water distributor/retailer), AMP Life and digital businesses including OurDeal and "OntheHouse".
With an executive career of more than 25 years, Diana has breadth and depth of senior experience. This includes Head of Strategy and Corporate Development for News Limited as a member of the Executive Forum and, earlier, Group Executive General Insurance ($2.6bn revenue and $681m NPBT) and Group Executive People, Technology, Marketing and Joint Ventures for Suncorp.
From 1998 to 2003, Diana built her strength in strategic consulting as a Principal of AT Kearney and, subsequently, as a Partner of IBM Consulting. These positions were preceded by her role as Head of Zurich Direct (funds mgt & insurance) and,from 1986 to 1996, various senior positions with Citibank as a member of the Executive Leadership Team and Vice President (VP) of Citibank Direct, head of Lending Operations, head of retail bank credit and profit centre roles as head of Mortgages, and also head of the retail funds business -Citifunds.
Diana holds a Master of Commerce (UNSW) in Finance & Marketing, Bachelor of Science (Syd) in Pure Maths and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She has lectured at post-graduate level for the Master of Business at University of Technology, Sydney and Macquarie University.