Directorships have included the Port of Melbourne Corporation, Melbourne University Council and its subsidiary MUSUL, the Graduate Union of the University of Melbourne, V/Line Passenger Pty Ltd, the Victorian Channels Authority, Fintona Girls’ School and the Driver Education Centre of Australia. She is currently on the Council of Federation University Australia, and the board of Federation Training.
Her consulting work focuses on governance and executive team effectiveness (board reviews, potential assessment, executive coaching). She is a facilitator of the Company Directors Course for the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a moderator with the Cranlana Programme on Ethics and the Good Society.
Meredith’s career spans 10 years in education and research, three years overseas, and 15 years as a corporate executive in manufacturing (Ford Australia), mining (Rio Tinto) and banking (ANZ) followed by 10 years or so in consulting.
Her education followed the classical liberal tradition, with studies in pure mathematics, linguistics and classical civilisation. She served on the Federal Government’s Higher Education Council for four years, and has been a member of numerous university advisory committees.
Apart from her professional career, Meredith has been a long-time community activist, lobbying on topics ranging from tax and industry development to social equity and corporate governance.
In 2004, she completed a PhD on “The Nature of Organisational Sustainability”, focusing on corporate responsibility and ‘triple bottom line’ accountability.
For over 40 years she has been a passionate motorcyclist, advising the Federal Government on motorcycle safety and becoming the first Chief Motorcycle Instructor in Australia. She still rides a BMW 650GS and has completed five overseas motorcycle trips.
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