The Honourable Nicola Roxon is a non-executive director and chairman on several listed, unlisted and not-for-profit boards. The breadth of these roles covers health, professional services and property.
Prior to this, Ms Roxon was Health Minister in the Labor government from 2007-2011, after which she became Australia’s first female Attorney-General.
As a reforming Health Minister, she managed an annual budget of $64 billion and negotiated major reforms to Australia’s public hospital, primary care and preventative health systems.
As Attorney-General, Ms Roxon oversaw the courts, Australia’s intelligence agency, the Human Rights Commission and diverse laws stretching from cyber crime to family law.
In both roles she led Australia’s battle against tobacco – introducing the world first plain packaging regime and successfully defending legal challenge from the tobacco industry in the High Court.
Ms Roxon’s success as a leader, creative policy maker and outstanding achiever has earned her numerous awards, both nationally and internationally, including from the World Health Organization. Ms Roxon was inducted to Victoria’s Honour Roll of Women in 2014 and named one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence in 2015.
She is a regular speaker and presenter in law, health, tobacco control, government, leadership and women including internationally with the WHO and Bloomberg Foundation.
Her current roles are:
- Non-executive director: Bupa, Dexus, Lifestyle Communities
- Chairman: Cancer Council Australia, Accounting Professional and Ethical Standards Board
- Chair and Adjunct Professor, Sir Zelman Cowen Centre at Victoria University