Rabobank Australia Ltd
Jillian is a professional company director with a legal and regulatory background and private and public sector experience.
Currently, she is a director of Rabobank Australia Limited, Rabobank New Zealand Limited and Rabo Australia Limited. She is Chair of the General Sir John Monash Foundation, Chair of the Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce (NSW), Chair of the Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority (IPEA). Jillian is on the board of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and Deputy Chancellor of UNSW. She is a director of the Grattan Institute and a Trustee of the Sydney Opera House Trust.
Previously she was a director of ASX Ltd and National Australia Bank Ltd and a member of the federal government's Remuneration Tribunal.
Jillian was a Commissioner and later Deputy Chair at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) from 1997 to 2002. At ASIC, Jillian chaired both the Regulatory Policy Group, which developed new policy on current business issues, and the Corporate Governance Roundtable, the precursor to the ASX Corporate Governance Council.
Jillian has a keen interest in corporate governance and has published in the field. She was a member of the Dawson Committee which reviewed the Trade Practices Act in 2002, and was a member of the federal government's Business Regulatory Advisory Group from 2005 to 2008. She has also served on a number of other government and private sector boards, including being Chair of the Banking & Financial Services Ombudsman Board, a member of the Australia Council's Major Performing Arts Board and President of the Administrative Review Council.
Prior to her time at ASIC, Jillian practised as a corporate and environmental partner at Allen Allen & Hemsley (now Allens Arthur Robinson) and also worked for Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York. She has also lectured in law at the University of NSW and at the University of Wollongong.
Jillian graduated BA. LL.B with the University Medal for law from the University of NSW and has an LL.M from Harvard University. Jillian was awarded a Centenary Medal in 2003 for services to society through business leadership, and appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2005 for services to business law, particularly in the areas of financial services reform and market regulation. In 2005 she received a UNSW Alumni Achievement Award. Jillian is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.