Our Board of Directors
Ian Hutchinson LLB, FAICD, Chair
Ian Hutchinson has been a professional non-executive Company Director for over 20 years. Before that he was Chairman and Senior Partner of one of Australia’s largest law firms, Freehills (now Herbert Smith Freehills).
Ian was the Representative of Lloyds of London Underwriters, appointed under the Australian Insurance Act, and Counsel for Lloyds Australia.
He has been the Chairman or a Director of companies, both listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and non-listed companies, across a broad range of industries and services, including investment banking, financial services, life and general insurance, mining and energy, property, transport, hotels, infrastructure and health. Ian is Chairman and President of the Global Sustainability Foundation in New York.
Ian has actively involved in the Australian Institute of Company Directors and gives presentations to Company Directors and assists in training and mentoring Directors. He was on the International Committee of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Ian has had wide experience in Asia and has given presentations to both State and privately owned enterprises about the operation of Australian company Boards of Directors.
He has served on Government Committees; been a member of the Dean’s Advisory Committee, Faculty of Economics, University of Sydney; Advisory Member to the Australian Graduate School of Management, University of New South Wales; and conducted a corporate governance review for a Commonwealth Government statutory authority and is a Member of the Council of the Australian Youth Orchestra.
Paul Sweeney, Secretary
Paul is a Chartered Accountant with more than twenty years’ professional experience spanning executive management and advisory roles. He is currently a Partner and Chief Operating Officer of McGrathNicol, a leading advisory and restructuring firm, where he is responsible for oversight of the firm’s financial performance, corporate governance, operational risk management, talent development, technology and marketing function.
Through his professional career Paul has had extensive experience leading transactions, business reviews and strategic change projects, working across a broad range of industries, including finance and investment, retail, mining, manufacturing, automotive, tourism, childcare and technology.
Jaycen Fletcher, Treasurer
Jaycen is an Australian-born seasoned executive with over 25 years diversified general management and specialist human resources experience in a variety of organisations. Spanning ASX100 financial services, construction, design and retail, his experience is varied and unusual in the Australian context. Few executives have studied, managed and operated at strategic and operational levels in both financial and human resources roles. His latest experience has been in small-to-medium enterprises and the not-for-profit sector.
Currently managing a portfolio of design-centric businesses, Jaycen leads high specialised operations in residential, luxury hotel and commercial interior design. His key skill, developed over a long career in Finance, Human Resources and General Management, is the ability to see the "big picture" and still be able to translate this into financial, operational, human resources and continuous improvement goals and task which can be implemented for the benefit of the organisation.
Peter Hidden AM, Director
Peter is a retired judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, who still sits occasionally as an acting judge. He is also a Deputy President of the Mental Health Review Tribunal. Prior to his appointment to the Court in 1995, Peter’s legal practice was mainly in criminal law, for the most part representing legally aided clients. He was appointed a Public Defender in 1979, Queen’s Counsel in 1985, and as Senior Public Defender in 1987.
In 1993, he received an award as Member of the Order of Australia for service to the community in the provision of legal aid.
Peter’s life long interest in music includes a particular focus on choral music. Throughout the 1980’s he was a member of the Sydney Philharmonia choirs, and he is the founder and director of the NSW Bar choir, a lawyers’ group.
Nancy Milne OAM, Director
Nancy Milne is an experienced company director who is passionate about opera and education. Formerly a lawyer she retired as a partner from Clayton Utz over a decade ago and has pursued a career as a non- executive director since then.
She practiced in the area of insurance and risk. Her current board roles include ALE Property Group, NSW State Insurance Regulatory Authority, the Securities Exchanges Guarantee Corporation and Accountants Professional and Ethics Stands Board.
Susan Doyle, Director
Susan has had an extensive executive career in funds management, working with Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation, Suncorp Insurance and Finance and Insurance Australia Group. Susan served as Chairman of Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation for six years and was a founding member of the Future Fund Board of Guardians, on which she served for nine years.
She is currently a Director of Lawcover Insurance Pty Ltd and Lawcover Pty Ltd, Director of Security Exchanges Guarantee Corporation, Deputy Chair of Taronga Conservation Society, a Member of NSW Treasury Corporation Board Investment Committee and a Member of Anindilyakwa Mining Council Trust.
Dr Stephen Mould, Director
Sydney-born Stephen Mould studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the Royal
Academy of Music, London. During the 1990’s he worked extensively in opera houses and
festivals in Europe and Germany, including Opera Frankfurt (1993-6). In 1996 he joined the
staff of Opera Australia, where he regularly appeared as a conductor and was appointed
Head of Music in 2004.
Dr Mould has conducted for most of the leading performing organisations in Australia, New
Zealand, Asia and made his American conducting debut with the Baltimore Opera (2008).
He has been Senior Lecturer in Operatic Studies, Repetiteurship and Conducting at the
Sydney Conservatorium of Music, The University of Sydney since 2009, and a revised
version of his PhD thesis, Curating Opera, was published by Routledge, UK (2021). Most
recently he has co-authored a publication on the marked scores of iconic conductors, The
Marks of a Maestro (Cambridge University Press), (2021).