Leadership

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) - Leonie McGregor

Leonie McGregor was appointed as Interim CEO of IPEA on the 23rd March 2017.

Leonie currently oversees  IPEA's organisational structure and she has been a First Assistant Secretary in the Department of Finance since 2015, leading the Ministerial and Parliamentary Services Division.

Leonie joined Finance from the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. She has held a number of senior positions working on policy and programs, primarily in the area of social policy.

      •  Organisation Structure Chart [PDF 116.75 KB]

 

Members of the Authority

IPEA is also guided by independent Members of the Authority who were appointed by the Governor-General. Each Member has a range of relevant skills and experience and they are responsible for the statutory functions of IPEA.

Ms Jillian Segal AM has been appointed Chair of this Authority. Joining Ms Segal as Members of the Authority are Mr John Conde AO – the President of the Remuneration Tribunal, the Hon. Gary Gray AO, Dr Julianne Jaques and the Hon. Jeffrey Spender QC.

Chair - Ms Jillian Segal AM

Ms Segal has a broad range of experience both in the public and private sectors particularly in the fields of governance, remuneration and audit. She is currently a Non-Executive Director of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Deputy Chancellor of UNSW Australia, Chair of the General Sir John Monash Foundation, a Trustee of the Sydney Opera House and Chair of AICC (NSW).

Ms Segal has a BA LL.B from the University of New South Wales and an LL.M from Harvard Law School. She started her legal career as Associate to The Right Honourable Sir Anthony Mason, then a Justice at the High Court of Australia.

Ms Segal went on to become a Commissioner and later Deputy Chair of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), after which she became a review member of the Dawson Review into the Trade Practices Act. In 2003 she set out to pursue a non-executive career. Since that time, she has held a range of corporate and government advisory board positions.

Ms Segal was awarded a Centenary Medal in 2003 for services to society through business leadership, and appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2005 for services to business law.

Member - Mr John Conde AO

As President of the Remuneration Tribunal, Mr Conde automatically became a Member of IPEA when it became a statutory authority on 1 July 2017.

Mr Conde was appointed as a member of the Remuneration Tribunal in 1998. He is Chairman of several boards, including Bupa Australia Health Pty Ltd, the McGrath Foundation and Cooper Energy. He is Deputy Chairman of Whitehaven Coal Limited and a Director of Dexus Property Group.

In 2015-16, Mr Conde was Co-Chair of the Review Committee that prepared the review: An Independent Parliamentary Entitlements System, the findings of which formed the basis for the establishment of IPEA.

Member - Dr Julianne Jaques

Dr Jaques is a commercial barrister and chartered accountant with extensive experience in public administration, corporate governance and audit.  Dr Jaques served as a senior taxation adviser to the Assistant Treasurer from 1999-2001. In recent years she has been briefed by the Commissioner for Taxation on a number of significant matters relating to Project Wickenby.

Dr Jaques is a current member of the Tax Institute Victorian State Council and Professional Development Committee, the Tax Bar Association Committee, the Tax Practitioners Board and the Board of Taxation. She holds Bachelor of Economics and Laws degrees from Monash University, and a Doctorate in Juridical Science from the University of Melbourne.

Member - The Hon Jeffrey Spender QC

Mr Spender is a former Judge of the Federal Court of Australia, having served from 1984-2010. He practised at the Queensland Bar from 1967-1984, and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1983.

Mr Spender served as a presidential member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, and as an additional judge of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory.

 

Acting Member - The Hon. Nick Minchin

Mr Minchin was a Senator for South Australia from 1993-2011, and held several positions including in the Ministry and Shadow Ministry. Notably Mr Minchin served as Special Minister of State from 1997-1998 and the Minister of Finance and Administration from 2001-07.

Mr Minchin has been the member of several not-for-profit boards. He recently returned from New York where he was the Australian Consul-General from 2014-2017.

 

 

 

Member - The Hon. Gary Gray AO (leave of absence)

Mr Gray was National Secretary of the Australian Labor Party from 1993-2000. He served as a Federal Parliamentarian from 2007-2016 and as Special Minister of State and Minister for the Public Service and Integrity from 2010 until 2013, and Minister for Resources and Energy, Minister for Tourism and Minister for Small Business in 2013.

Mr Gray's business background includes Executive Director at the WA Institute of Medical Research, Senior Executive of Australia's largest oil and gas company, Woodside Energy, which he represented before governments and customers on four continents, and his current role as Senior Executive at Mineral Resources Ltd in Perth. He was awarded the Centenary Medal in 2001 and he became an Officer in the Order of Australia in 2003. He is a director on the boards of the ASC Pty Ltd and Hillman Primary School in Rockingham WA.