Fiona Harris

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Fiona Harris
CEW Member

Barrington Consulting Group Pty Ltd
Chairman

Currently a non-executive director on an ASX 50 board (Oil Search), an ASX 100 board (Aurora Oil & Gas), ASX 200 board (BWP Trust) and two former ASX 200 boards (Infigen Energy Group and Sundance Resources).  Through various boards has gained exposure to operations in Australia, USA, Papua New Guinea, Finland, Cameroon and Congo.

Has more than 85 'board equivalent years' of external board experience, yet being only 53 years of age, still has the capacity to introduce a younger demographic to some boards.

Fiona's previous experience with larger ASX listed companies includes almost 9 years on the Alinta board (ASX 50), as well as roles with Alinta Infrastructure Holdings, Burswood and Portman (ASX 200), and her term as Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Toro Energy Ltd in 2015.

Fiona's deep financial expertise has been valued as Chair of various Audit related Committees on many boards, however her broader contribution has also been recognised as State President for AICD in WA. Most recently, she was asked to remain on the AICD National Board as a National Director on completion of her term as WA State President.

14 years audit experience and 19 years board experience have provided Fiona with exposure to many industries. From her background in professional services and her specialisation in financial services, she has since gained significant experience in superannuation, financial planning, health and general insurance, utilities, resources, wine, property and gaming.

Whilst Fiona is now based in Perth, she has experience as a board member on East Coast based companies, (specifically Oil Search, Rothschild, Infigen and AICD), and she is happy to undertake the required travel for such boards.

On her various boards Fiona has:

• acted as Chairman of a major government business enterprise and Deputy Chairman of an ASX 200 listed company, including chairing an AGM and EGM;

• played a strong role in strategy development, governance, and improving company and board performance;

• chaired or been a member of numerous Audit Committees;

• been a member or chairman of many Remuneration & Nomination Committees;

• chaired Corporate Governance Committees, CEO Performance Committees and Treasury Policy Committees;

• been involved in Due Diligence Committees for several IPOs and multiple major acquisitions;

• been a member of an Independent Directors Committee for a proposed MBO; and

• been involved in multiple takeover bids/schemes or mergers.

Formerly a partner in the Sydney office of KPMG, Fiona has worked in Perth, San Francisco and Sydney specialising in financial services and superannuation. Also experienced in capital raisings, due diligence, flotations, capital structuring of transactions and litigation support.

Fiona also spent 5 years as executive director of Barrington Consulting Group, providing consulting services in the areas of strategic and business planning. She is currently non-executive Chairman of that company.

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