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Council members

The Professional Standards Councils’ members come from a wide range of industries and specialities, including law, accounting, insurance, property management and company directorship.

This diversity and depth of experience makes it possible for us to work with all kinds of associations to protect consumers and strengthen professional standards across Australia.


Terry Evans


Chair: Governance and Policy Advisory Group
Member: Grants Committee | Law Review Working Group | Association Development Advisory Group | Governance and Policy Advisory Group

Terry is a Special Counsel with Minter Ellison in Adelaide. He was the Deputy Chief Executive of the South Australian Justice Department and Attorney General’s Department between 2004 and 2006, and the Chief Commercial Counsel for the Crown Solicitor’s Office from 1996 to 2004. Terry holds a number of board positions in the corporate, government, education and not-for-profit sectors.

Will Hamilton

MBA, BBus (Accy), GradDipAppFin, FAICD
Member: Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee

Will Hamilton is the Managing Partner of Hamilton Wealth Management. Prior to this Will was the General Manager Wealth Services at NAB. Will previously held the position of Head of Private Wealth Management at Goldman Sachs JBWere, and prior to this was the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Securities Asia in Hong Kong. In addition to his qualifications, Will is a fellow of the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute.

Andrew Lumsden

Governance and Policy Advisory Group

Andrew is a Senior Partner and member of the Board at Corrs Chambers Westgarth. He specialises in corporate and securities law and mergers and acquisitions. Andrew is the Chair of the National Public Securities Practice Group and Co-chair of the China Practice Group.  Andrew is Corrs’ National Legal Excellence Partner, with responsibilities for the professional development of our lawyers. From 1998 until 2001 Andrew was Chief of Staff to the then Minister for Financial Services & Regulation, the Hon Joe Hockey, MP. Prior to 1998 Andrew was a partner of Corrs Chambers Westgarth. Andrew is an Adjunct Faculty Member of The University of Sydney Faculty of Law and a Member of the Subject Advisory Committee for the Governance Institute of Australia Ltd Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance. Andrew was a member of the Takeovers Panel Member (2014 - 2017) and (2001-2011) From 2001-2010 he was a member of the Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation.

Pam Montgomery

BA(Hons), PhD
Member: Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee

Pam Montgomery has many years' experience in professional standards in the health sector, including ten years as Deputy CEO and Director of Fellowship and Professional Standards at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. She trained initially as a clinical forensic psychologist and worked in private and public professional practice and at Monash University. She currently holds a number of Board positions with government and not-for-profit organisations, including being a member of the Medical Board of Australia (Victoria) and of two Human Research Ethics Committees. She also provides consultancy services in medical education and standards development.

Jo Metcalfe

BLArch (Hons), MBA
Member: Governance and Policy Advisory Group

Jo Metcalfe has worked in the professional services industry for 20 years and for GHD for over ten years where she manages one of Canberra region’s largest consultancy firms of engineers, scientists, architects and project managers. She has been a member of the Professional Standards Councils for over ten years and currently also serves on the Finance, Audit and Risk Management (FARMC) and Operations Committees. She has been involved in professional peak industry bodies for over 20 years including the Property Council of Australia, Australian Institute of Architects, APESMA and hold current directorships of Consult Australia and the University of Canberra.

Iain Summers

B Comm, LLB (Hons), Grad Dip Management Psychology, FCA, FCPA, FAICD, FAIM
Chair: Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee

Iain has been a Council member since 2006 and chairs the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee. He provides governance and management advice, assistance and training predominately to community services and public sector entities. He is an accredited facilitator for Australian Institute of Company Directors programs. From 1995 to 2002 he was the Northern Territory Auditor-General. This followed a career as a chartered accountant in Darwin, commencing in 1980. He is a board member of Traditional Credit Union Limited, Health Network Northern Territory Limited, and Kormilda College Limited. He chairs a number of audit and risk committees for community services and public sector entities.

John Vines OAM

MBA, B.Ec, Dip Civil Engineering, FIEAust, FAICD

Member: Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee | Governance and Policy Advisory Group

John Vines is the Victorian representative to the Professional Standards Councils. John brings a wealth of experience in governance. He chairs the Innovation and Business Industry Skills Council (IBSA) and the Austbrokers Countrywide Financial Services Group. He's a Director of Carroll and Richardson and Premium Plantations Project, and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

From 1984-2008 he was Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers, Australia (APESMA). He has been a member of a number of Government boards and inquiries.

John was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 2001 and in 2003 he was also awarded a Centenary of Federation Medal.

Rachel Webber

LLB, BJuris
Member: Law Review Working Group | Governance and Policy Advisory Group

Rachel Webber’s primary areas of expertise include corporate and commercial law, with an emphasis on ASX and Corporations Act compliance, financial services regulation, managed investments and credit regulation.

Rachel is an Executive Member of the Business Law Section (BLS) of the Law Council of Australia, a peak industry body which advises governments, courts and federal agencies on the ways in which the law and the justice system can be improved for the benefit of the community. In addition to her role on the BLS Executive, Rachel serves as a member of the BLS Corporations Committee. She also chairs the Commercial Law Committee of the Law Society of Western Australia. Rachel is a Special Counsel in Jackson McDonald’s Corporate Transactions division and lectures at the College of Law.

Elizabeth Shearer


Elizabeth Shearer

Elizabeth was admitted as a solicitor in 1986. She operates Affording Justice, a new model of law firm dealing with the everyday legal problems of individuals and small business, particularly those who might not otherwise be able to access legal help.</>

Elizabeth is an active member of the Queensland Law Society (QLS) and a QLS Senior Counsellor providing support to lawyers facing difficult practice issues. She is also Chair of the QLS Access to Justice/Pro Bono Committee, Member of the QLS Professional Conduct Committee, QLS Ethics Committee and QLS Practice Management Course Committee, Member Supreme Court Library Committee, and Member Access to Justice Committee of the Law Council of Australia.

Elizabeth was formerly Director of Client Information and Advice Services and Civil Justice Services with Legal Aid Queensland. Elizabeth was awarded a Churchill Fellowship (2003), to undertake study of the provision of telephone legal advice in the US and UK.