Kara Nicholls was appointed Group Company Secretary of the Bank on 8 January 2019. Kara has extensive listed company expertise with over 20 years’ of global equity markets, commercial and corporate governance experience. She was previously Company Secretary of Caltex Australia Limited and prior to that was Company Secretary of Woolworths Limited, Arrium Limited and Global Head of Company Secretariat for Macquarie Capital Funds. Prior to those roles Kara spent almost six years at the ASX. Kara is the Chair of Gidget Foundation Australia. She is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia (GIA), and a member of the Australia Institute of Company Directors and the GIA Legislative Review Committee.