Jane Diplock AO is an experienced international company director and is considered an expert and thought leader on governance, strategy, regulation, reporting and digitisation. She has chaired and served on boards of public and private companies and not for profit organisations. Her executive career included senior positions in government, heading up several government departments, in investment banking with Westpac’s merchant and institutional banking arms and in regulation. She Chaired the governing board of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) for seven years and the New Zealand Securities Commission for nine. She has had wide experience in global and local standard setting and the implementation and enforcement of global standards.
Since her retirement from executive life in 2011 she has chosen to chair and serve on the boards and committees of a number of global bodies and companies, including Singapore Exchange Limited, Abu Dhabi Global Market Regulatory Committee, the Public Interest Oversight Board, International Integrated Reporting Council Board and Australian Financial Services Group as well as on international advisory Boards to the Chinese and Indian regulators.
The global post COVID recovery will present challenges and opportunities. There is the opportunity to build a healthier, safer, more equal, more environmentally responsible world. Business has a vital role to play, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals provide the pathway this recovery.
Her current focus is on sustainability, the UN SDGs, technology, digitisation and non financial reporting standards. Her current governance positions include directorships on international listed, private, not for profit and government boards. She also currently chairs the Steering Committee of the Non Financial Digitisation Taskforce facilitated by IMP.
In 2003 she was awarded the Honour of Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for “service to business and commerce, to public administration, particularly in the areas of education and training, and to the community through a range of social justice, health, educational and cultural organisations”.