Gail enjoyed a successful international executive career before transitioning in 2008 to become a Non-Executive Director and independent consultant.
, was educated in Australia with post graduate studies in Australia, the US and Switzerland.
She worked primarily in the finance industry, initially in information technology, rising from the CIO role to COO and then CEO roles.
Immediately before returning to Australia to pursue a Non Executive Director career, Gail held the post of Chief Operating Officer UK at BNP Paribas Securities Services, following on from her role as CEO and Managing Director, BNP Paribas Securities Services, Australia and New Zealand.
Gail joined BNP Paribas after a highly successful 20 year career at Macquarie Bank, where she held the role of Group CIO for twelve years, at a time of unprecedented change and expansion, and subsequently as COO of the Financial Services Group in her last three years.
Gail's current Board roles include Director UXC, Director Baycorp, Director SIRCA, Director of the recently listed Onthehouse.com and Chairman of OneVue.
also provides independent consulting services to the NSW Government Department of Premier
and Cabinet on their Corporate and Shared Services reform program and also acts as Chair of the program's Risk and Assurance sub-committee.
Gail previously served on the Board of Alleron Funds Management, Air Services Australia, the Sydney Opera House Trust and Harvey World Travel.
has highly developed skills in technology and operations management, risk management and strategy development.
is particularly experienced in complex change management, business process rationalization and outsourcing.
has also driven the operational and technology aspects of numerous mergers and acquisitions driving out costs and achieving synergies.
also has extensive experience in the tools and techniques of strategic human resource management including remuneration and reward systems, performance measurement and management, organisation culture and staff engagement assessment.
These skills have been recognized in a number of advisory appointments including Member of the Advisory Board of the Department of Information Systems at Melbourne University
, and Member of the Federal Government's Information, Technology
and Telecommunications Advisory Board (ITTPAC), She
was recognised by the Federal Government
with the award of a Centenary Medal in 2002 for outstanding services to Australian business.
Gail is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors where she is an accredited facilitator for both the Risk and Strategy Modules of the Company Directors Course.