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Councils' 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.

Rebecca Fogerty

BA (Psych), LLB, Grad Dip (Legal Practice)

Rebecca Fogerty is a leading Queensland criminal defence lawyer and Partner at Jasper Fogerty Lawyers with expertise in fraud and white collar crime, employment-related misconduct and offences against the person. She is the Chair of the Queensland Law Society Criminal Law Committee and sits on the QLS Specialist Accreditation Advisory Committee (Criminal Law). She was named as a leading Queensland Criminal Lawyer in the Doyles’ Guide of Leading Lawyers in 2018, 2019 and 2020, and also as a “Recommended” lawyer in the Doyle’s National List. She is a Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law.

Andrew Lumsden

BA LLB, MAICD, SA Fin, FCI

Deputy Chair

Chair: Governance and Policy Advisory Group Committee

Andrew specialises in M&A, securities transactions and corporate governance. Andrew has expertise in foreign investment laws, real estate, infrastructure, energy and resources and media. Andrew is listed as a leading lawyer by legal directories and publications including Chambers and Partners and Best Lawyers for his work in corporate governance, equity capital markets and M&A.

He is a former member of the Takeovers Panel (12 years). From 1998 to 2001 Andrew was the Chief of Staff for the Hon. Joe Hockey MP, then the Minister for Financial Services & Regulation. He was a founding member of the Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation (2001-2010).  Andrew is a Member of the Corporate Committee of the Law Council of Australia and fellow and member of the Subject Advisory Committee for the Governance Institute of Australia.  He is also an Adjunct Faculty Member for the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney. 

Caroline Lamb

BA (Econ), LLB, MBeth, GAICD 

Member: Governance and Policy Advisory Group Committee

Caroline commenced her professional career as a solicitor at a major commercial law firm. Attracted to commerce, she joined a steel manufacturer as general counsel. An interest in organisational development and corporate operations led naturally towards general management, including several challenging executive positions in both the public and private sector.

Caroline established, and for several years operated, a successful consulting business, becoming recognised for expertise in risk management and organisational change programs.

Timothy Mellor

LLB 

Tim Mellor is a lawyer with over 40 years’ experience, specialising in litigation – particularly in planning, development and environmental law, wills and estates, and general commercial matters. He is a partner at a leading law firm, where he has developed an extensive practice with a focus on rural issues, including acting for pastoralists, fishers and local government in relation to native title matters.

In 2018 he was the President of the Law Society of South Australia, having served for 15 years on its Council and in various roles on the Executive. He is also past state and national president of the National Environmental Law Association. In 2019, he was awarded Lawyer of the Year for Planning and Environment in Adelaide by Best Lawyers Australia. He is a serving officer in the Australian Army Legal Corps in which he holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Pam Montgomery

BA (Hons), PhD

Member: Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee

Member: Governance and Policy Advisory Group Committee

Pam Montgomery has many years’ experience in developing and improving professional standards in the health sector.

She currently holds several Board positions with government, statutory and not‑for‑profit organisations. These include the Medical Board of Australia, the Australian Pharmacy Council, the Victorian Department of Justice and Consumer Safety and local community groups. Pam also provides consultancy services in medical education and standards development.

Prior to retirement from full‑time employment, Pam was Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Director of Fellowship & Standards at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. She trained initially as a forensic psychologist and worked in private and public clinical practice, and at Monash University.

Tiina-Liisa Sexton

BCom, FCA, FtIA, FAICD

Member: Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee

Tiina‑Liisa Sexton is a chartered accountant with a background in risk and financial management, governance and ethics. She has worked in the private, public, academic and not‑for‑profit sectors, and was the national Professional Standards Adviser in ethics and corporate governance at CPA Australia for 14 years until 2011.

Tiina‑Liisa is Director of St Giles Society and a Community Member on the Paramedicine Board of Australia. She is a former director of Housing Choices Australia, Aurora Energy Pty Ltd, Hobart Water and Connect Credit Union.

Richard Shields

BA, MBA

Richard Shields has many years’ experience in politics and public affairs, working in senior government, private sector and party-related positions.

Richard is the Head of Government and Stakeholder Relations at the Insurance Council of Australia, where he manages the Council’s advocacy program and strategic lobbying across all levels of government. He has previously held several executive roles across an ASX-listed company and government, as well as working as an adviser to federal ministers.

Iain Summers

BCom, LLB (Hons), Grad Dip Mgt Psych, FCA FCPA FAICD FIML

Chair: Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee

Iain Summers has been a Council member since 2006 and chairs the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee. He is a chartered accountant and governance consultant, providing advice and assistance to community services and public sector entities. He is a member of the Northern Territory Fellowship selection committee for the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.

Iain is a board member, and Chair of the Audit Committees, of Traditional Credit Union Limited and Health Network Northern Territory Limited. He also chairs a number of audit and risk committees for community services and public sector entities.

John Vines OAM

MBA, BEc, Dip Civil Engineering, FIEAust, FAICD

Chair

John Vines is a Victorian representative to the Professional Standards Councils. John brings a wealth of experience in governance. He is the Chair of Coassemble Pty Ltd and is a Director of Carroll and Richardson Pty Ltd and Premium Plantations Project Pty Ltd. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Engineers Australia.

From 1984–2008, he was Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers, Australia. 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 awarded a Centenary of Federation Medal.

Rachel Webber

BJuris, LLB

Member: Governance and Policy Advisory Group Committee

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. She holds the role of Senior Legal Counsel with a major financial institution.

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. She also serves as a member of the BLS Corporations Committee and of the Commercial Law Committee of the Law Society of Western Australia.

Catherine (Cate) Wood AM

BSocSc, Fellow AIST

Member: Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee

Cate Wood is an experienced Executive, Director and Chair who has served on numerous not-for-profit and government Boards. She has been active in the development of governance protocols, training and practice in the profit-to-member superannuation sector.

Cate is currently a director of SunSuper and was a director of ISPT Pty Ltd (Property Trust), Women in Super (Chair) and the Mother’s Day Classic Foundation, and a member of the Victorian Legal Services Board where she was Chair of the Finance and Investment Committee. Cate was the Chair of CareSuper and a director of the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (past President) and Industry Super Australia.  

Cate held executive positions as CEO of AGEST Super and The Trade Union Training Authority and was Assistant Secretary of the Australian Services Union Victorian Branch.