The Hon. Helen Coonan
The Hon. Helen Coonan was appointed to the board of HGL on 29 July 2019, assuming the role of non‐executive Chair. Helen is a former Senator in the Australian Parliament, a Cabinet Minister and Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate. Her current appointments include inaugural Chair of Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA), Independent Chair of the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA), and non-executive directorships of Crown Resorts Limited and Snowy Hydro Limited. She is the Chair of Place Management NSW and is Co-Chair of GRACosway Pty Limited. She also Chairs boutique fund manager, Supervised Investments Australia Limited and is a member of the Advisory Council of JP Morgan. Her not-for-profit appointments include Chair of the Crown Foundation and as a non-executive director of the Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF) and Obesity Australia Ltd. She is an ambassador for Menzies School of Health Research, The GUT Foundation and is on the Advisory Council for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Ms Coonan has highly developed legal, finance, governance and corporate experience to contribute to leading HGL.