Meet the faces behind the Centre for Enterprise Governance – our Centre Directors, Dr Stephen van der Mye and Gary Brady – and learn more about the Advisory Committee that supports and upholds our operations.
Dr Stephen van der Mye, Chair of Advisory Board and Centre Director
Honorary Adjunct Professor Dr Stephen van der Mye has a wealth of experience as an executive director, managing director and non-executive director in a variety of organisations. He has worked across sectors including agribusiness, banking and financial services, biotechnology and life sciences, electrical technology, health administration, mining, infrastructure and utility services, retail, and university and vocational education.
His experience spans listed and unlisted public companies, government, large and small proprietary companies, not-for-profits, and other onshore and offshore business associations.
Stephen’s interests lie in the areas of corporate and enterprise governance, from both a compliance and performance perspective. His skills encapsulate strategic thinking, financial management, operational planning, organisational structure, performance monitoring, risk identification and mitigation, and prudential supervision.
Stephen holds a Bachelor of Commerce (First Class Honours); Master of Business Law (Distinction) and a Doctor of Philosophy all from the University of NSW. Stephen is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, CPA Australia, The Governance Institute of Australia, and a member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand.
Mr Gary Brady, Centre Director
Centre Director Gary Brady has been a company director since 1998. His board and committee experience includes appointments in aged and community care, professional services, manufacturing, and the tertiary education sector. Gary has extensive executive experience, including for ASX20 companies like BHP and James Hardie. He is currently the Business Director of Bond University’s Faculty of Law.
Gary has specialist interest areas in strategy development, financial management, audit and risk, marketing and communications, contract law, research funding, community engagement, government liaison, and philanthropic giving. He has broad industry exposure and networks across government, industry, community and not-for-profit.
Gary’s other roles include Chair and Non-Executive Director of Anglicare Southern Queensland, chair of its Audit and Risk Committee, and Editor of the Enterprise Governance eJournal.
Gary has a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Queensland and a Master of Business in Marketing from the University of Technology Sydney and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors course.
Centre Advisory Committee
Susan Campbell is currently appointed as the Company Secretary/Legal Counsel at Queensland Sugar Limited, where she commenced in 2013. Susan’s experience prior to joining QLS included roles at Ergon Energy and North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation.
Susan started her legal career in tier 1 private practice, specialising in commercial and corporate law. She is broadly experienced in these areas, as well as corporate governance, and possesses company secretarial skills spanning a number of industries including infrastructure and agribusiness. This experience encapsulates the design and implementation of corporate governance frameworks, and the effective management of the Company Secretariat Office for Directors. Susan has a particular interest in ESG (environmental, social and governance) issues.
Kathryn Dickson has 27 years of experience in the education sector, where she has led financial and operational teams in the delivery of governance, risk management, employment relations, information and communication technology, facilities and infrastructure. She has also led change management and service delivery programs in the not-for-profit sector.
Kathryn’s skill set includes accounting, strategic management, leadership, risk management, corporate governance and continuous operational and financial improvement. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), a Master of Labour Law and Relations, and a Master of Laws in Enterprise Governance. She is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors course and the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees and is a fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia.
George Hrivnak is the Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching and an Associate Professor of Management in the Bond Business School. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, a Master of Arts in Adult Learning and Instruction Design, and a PhD in Management and Organisational Psychology. Prior to joining academia, George spent more than 12 years working in industry. During this time, he gained extensive experience in leading a variety of organisational change projects, which fostered his practical interest in improving individual and collective capacities to learn and develop.
Vanessa Jolly is an accomplished executive HR leader with over 20 years of experience across the government, not-for-profit and private sectors. She has a proven track record in understanding and driving business performance outcomes within complex environments. Vanessa has expertise in a broad range of HR/IR disciplines, with a special interest in developing and maintaining relationships, selection and recruitment, long-term strategy development, project management, performance management frameworks, workplace diversity, organisational design, and restructures.
She is passionate about building relationships and getting the best out of people. With a focus on collaboration, Vanessa has led and successfully delivered many complex HR projects both nationally and internationally. Vanessa holds a Bachelor of Business majoring in Human Resource Management from the Queensland University of Technology, and is a trained mediator and negotiator. Vanessa is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD) and a certified practitioner with the Australian Human Resources Institute (CAHRI).
Professor Brenda Marshall is currently Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Law and Chair of Academic Senate at Bond University. She holds undergraduate degrees in law and commerce, and postgraduate qualifications in law, and her research expertise is in the area of competition and consumer law. Her published work, which focuses on topics such as misuse of market power, cartel behaviour, misleading or deceptive conduct and unconscionable dealings, has appeared in a range of general and specialist journals in Australia and overseas. She also has extensive experience in the application of academic governance in higher education.
Melanie Mayne-Wilson has over 20 years of experience in senior executive roles providing strategic communications counsel to boards and executive teams, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors course. Melanie has particular expertise in assisting organisations with enhancing and protecting their corporate reputations and social license to operate, with particular experience in the health, tourism, governance, fundraising, and not-for-profit sectors.
Melanie is currently the General Manager, Marketing, Fundraising, Digital and Tourism for the iconic Royal Flying Doctor Service. She was previously the QLD State Manager for the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the largest governance institute in the world. In 2016, Melanie joined the board of PACT, funded by the Queensland Department of Justice, to support vulnerable witnesses through the Queensland courts.
Ginette Muller has 25 years of experience in commercial advisory, including as a chartered accountant and registered liquidator. She has been involved in all aspects of corporate administration, and now focuses on financial distress and disruption, advising stakeholders embroiled in difficult commercial circumstances.
In her current role as a partner in a major insolvency and turnaround practice, Ginette advises clients regarding the ever-changing regulatory environment whilst being aware of the social and cultural drivers present in our business entities.