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Helen Conway

Helen Conway

Director, Westpac Life
Non Executive Director, ReachOut.com
Director, Per Capita Australia
Director, Westpac General Insurance
Director, Endeavour Energy
Director, Westpac Lenders Mortgage Insurance
Director, St George Life
Director, Catholic Schools NSW

Current Positions

Director, Westpac Life
Non Executive Director, ReachOut.com
Director, Per Capita Australia
Director, Westpac General Insurance
Director, Endeavour Energy
Director, Westpac Lenders Mortgage Insurance
Director, St George Life
Director, Catholic Schools NSW

Previous Positions

Deputy Chair, Aon Superannuation
Director, Workplace Gender Equality Agency
General Manager - Corporate Advisory Division, Company Secretary and General Counsel, NRMA Group
General Manager - Office of the CEO, Company Secretary and General Counsel, Caltex Group

Helen Conway is a director of Westpac Life, St George Life, Westpac General Insurance, Westpac Lenders Mortgage Insurance, Endeavour Energy, Catholic Schools NSW and ReachOut Australia and the Chair of a progressive think tank, Per Capita Australia. She is also an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Institute for Business and Economics at the University of Queensland and a mentor with Kilfinan Australia.

Helen Conway was the Director of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency for four years. The Agency is an Australian Government statutory authority and key to the government's efforts to improve gender equality in the workplace.

Prior to joining the Agency, Helen spent about 30 years in the private sector. Following 10 years in private practice as a lawyer, including seven years as a partner, Helen joined the corporate sector where she held various executive positions in companies covering the insurance, transport, downstream oil, retailing and construction industries. In addition she has held various directorships in the health, transport and superannuation sectors.

In 1992 Helen was the recipient of the first scholarship awarded by Chief Executive Women which enabled her to undertake studies at the Macquarie Graduate School of Management and in 2005 was awarded the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association Corporate Lawyer of the Year.

Helen has an established track record in the equal opportunity sphere focussing in particular on initiatives in support of women. She spent ten years on the NSW Equal Opportunity Tribunal including three years as its Senior Judicial Member.

Areas of Expertise

Business Women in Business
Government Education, Employment and Training, Government Regulation

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