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Selection Committee

The Selection Committee, chaired by Joanne Gray, Editor of AFR BOSS, will select winners from a range of different categories and sectors to showcase examples of best practice, and provide inspiration for other companies in the region and further afield to adopt shared value principles.


Selection Committee Members

  • Joanne Gray, Editor, AFR BOSS & Leadership, Australian Financial Review (Chair)
  • Romilly Madew, Chief Executive Officer, Green Building Council of Australia
  • Peter Shergold AC, Chancellor, University of Western Sydney
  • Ann Sherry AO, Executive Chairman, Carnival Australia
  • Peter Yates AM, Chair, Shared Value Project


About the Selection Committee


Romilly Madew, Chief Executive Officer, Green Building Council of Australia

Romilly Madew is passionate about creating sustainable buildings, communities and cities. Since 2006, Romilly has led the Green Building Council of Australia has built a global reputation as an influential advocate and change agent.

Romilly’s collaborative style has led to many board and committee appointments. She is a member of the federal government’s Cities Reference Group, Deputy President of the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council, Independent Chair of the Currawong State Park Advisory Board, a member of the Sydney Olympic Park Authority board and a member of the Nestlé Creating Shared Value Roundtable.

Romilly is also a current and past member of numerous federal and state government ministerial panels.

A vocal advocate of diversity and flexibility in the workplace, Romilly sits on the board of Chief Executive Women.

Romilly was awarded the 2015 International Leadership Award by the US Green Building Council in Washington and was made an Honorary Fellow by the Planning Institute of Australia the same year. She has previously been named one of the ‘100 Women of Influence’ by the Australian Financial Review and Westpac, and a National and NSW winner of the Telstra Business Women’s Awards.

Named Pittwater’s Citizen of the Year in 2016, Romilly is President and Nippers age manager of Bilgola Beach Surf Life Saving Club.


Joanne Gray, Editor, AFR BOSS & Leadership, Australian Financial Review (Chair)

Joanne Gray is Editor of BOSS and Leadership at the Australian Financial Review, focusing on leadership, governance and the future of work. She’s worked as an editor and senior writer in Sydney, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Washington and Zurich and is a director of the Shared Value Project and the Sydney Salon, as well as co-chair of the AFR 100 Women of Influence Awards and founder of Stretch Ride.


Peter Yates AM, Chair, Shared Value Project

Peter Yates AMPeter Yates is Deputy Chairman of The Myer Family Investments Ltd and a Director of AIA Australia Limited.  He is Chairman of the Royal Institution of Australia, the Australian Science Media Centre, the Faculty of Business and Economics at Melbourne University, the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Shared Value Project and Deputy Chairman of Asialink. Peter is a Director of the Royal Children’s Hospital, the Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology at UNSW, the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the NHMRC Centre for Personalised Immunology at ANU.

From 2004-2007 Peter was Managing Director of Oceania Capital Partners and held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Publishing and Broadcasting Limited from 2001-2004.  Until 2001 he worked in the Investment Banking industry including 15 years with Macquarie Bank.  He holds a Doctorate of the University from Murdoch University, a Masters degree from Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a Commerce degree from Melbourne. He speaks Japanese, having studied at Keio University in Tokyo.

Peter has been a director of Publishing and Broadcasting, Crown Ltd, Foxtel Ltd, The Nine Network, Ninemsn, ticketek, Veda Ltd, Oceania Capital Partners Ltd, the National Portrait Gallery, The Melbourne International Arts Festival, Centre for Independent Studies, and the Australia-Japan Foundation. In the June 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours, Peter was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for service to education, to the financial services industry and to a range of arts, science and charitable organisations.


Peter Shergold AC, Chancellor, Western Sydney University

Peter is an extremely accomplished Australian academic, company director, and former public servant. Peter has been the Chancellor of the University of Western Sydney since 2011.

Peter serves as Coordinator General of Refugee Resettlement in NSW. He has been a non-executive director on the Boards of AMP Ltd and its subsidiaries, AMP Life and AMP Bank and Corrs Chambers Westgarth. He chairs Opal Aged Care and is also a director of a capital start-up in quantum security, QuintessenceLabs.

Peter is a member of the State Library Council of NSW. He also Chairs the National Centre for Vocational Education Research, the Forum on Western Sydney Airport and The Higher Education Standards Panel.

Between February 2003 and February 2008, he was the Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and as such was the most senior official in the Australian Public Service.

Peter was made a Member in the Order of Australia (AM) for public service on Australia Day 1996 and was presented with the Centenary Medal in 2003. In 2007, he received Australia’s highest award, the Companion in the Order of Australia (AC) for service to the community. The honour acknowledged Peter as a significant leader of change and innovation in the public sector.


Ann Sherry AO, Executive Chairman, Carnival Australia

Ann is Executive Chairman of Carnival Australia, the largest cruise ship operator in Australasia and a division of Carnival Corporation & Plc.

After joining as CEO in 2007, she has transformed the industry and growth has been in double digits each year since.

Prior to this, Ann was with Westpac for 12 years as CEO Westpac New Zealand, CEO Bank of Melbourne and Group Executive, People and Performance.

In addition to her executive role, Ann holds a number of non-executive roles including Sydney Airport, ING Direct (Australia), ING Group, The Palladium Group, Australian Rugby Union, Cape York Partnerships, Infrastructure Victoria and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.

In 2001, Ann was awarded the Centenary Medal by the Australian Government and in 2004 was awarded an Order of Australia for her contribution to the Australian community.  In 2015, Ann was named as the overall winner of the Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Award.