SEEK Board

Andrew Bassat
Andrew Bassat
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Director since September 1997. 

Andrew is the CEO of SEEK Limited and an Executive Director. He co-founded the company in 1997 and has been involved in all stages of the development of the business since then. In particular, Andrew has driven the strategy of the SEEK Group since its inception, and led the creation and development of the international and education businesses.

Prior to co-founding SEEK, Andrew was a management consultant with Booz Allen & Hamilton and, prior to that, he worked as a solicitor at Corrs Chamber Westgarth. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) from the University of Melbourne, a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from Monash University and a Master of Business Administration from Melbourne Business School.

In December 2018 Andrew became President of St Kilda Football Club.

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Graham Goldsmith AO
Graham Goldsmith AO
Chairman and Non-Executive Director

Director since October 2012 and Chairman since 1 January 2019.

Graham retired in 2012 as Vice-Chairman and a Managing Director of Goldman Sachs Australia after 25 years with the firm (and its predecessors in Australia). Graham held a number of senior roles during his career with Goldman Sachs, predominantly advising listed company management teams and boards, and governments, on capital market and financing conditions and transactions. He also held a number of governance related roles, specifically focused on risk management and reputational issues. Graham was also Chair of the Goldman Sachs Australia Foundation, the not for profit entity through which the firm conducts charitable works in Australia.

Graham is Deputy Chairman of Djerriwarrh Investments Ltd. He was Chancellor of Swinburne University of Technology, until his retirement on 31 January 2019. Graham is a Panel Member of Adara Partners, a director of Stars Foundation Inc and Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Gandel Philanthropy.

On Australia Day 2020 Graham was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for his distinguished service to the community through philanthropic foundations, to education and to the banking and employment sectors.

Graham was educated at Swinburne Institute of Technology and graduated with a Bachelor of Business (Accounting). He completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University in Boston in 2007. He is a Fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants (FCPA) and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD).

Board Committee memberships:

Chairman of Remuneration Committee
Chairman of Nomination Committee
Member of Audit and Risk Management Committee
 

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Julie Fahey
Julie Fahey
Non-Executive Director

Director since July 2014.

Julie has over 30 years of experience in technology, including in major organisations such as Western Mining, Exxon, Roy Morgan, General Motors and SAP, covering consulting, software vendor and Chief Information Officer roles. 

In addition to her industry experience, Julie spent 10 years at KPMG as a partner with the firm, during which time she held roles as National Lead Partner Telecommunications, Media and Technology, and National Managing Partner - Markets. Julie was also a member of the KPMG National Executive Committee.

Julie is a Non-Executive Director of IRESS Limited, Vocus Group Limited, Datacom Group Limited, CenITex and a member of the Australian Red Cross Blood Service Board and the La Trobe University Council.

Julie has a Bachelor's degree in Applied Science.

Board Committee memberships:

Member of Audit and Risk Management Committee
Member of Nomination Committee

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Vanessa Wallace
Vanessa Wallace
Non-Executive Director

Director since March 2017.

Vanessa Wallace has close to 30 years' experience as a management consultant with Booz & Company (now known as Strategy&). Her roles at Booz & Company included Executive Chairman of Booz & Company (Japan) Inc, Senior Partner and global board member, lead of the financial services practice in Global Markets and lead for the strategy practice in ANZSEA.

Vanessa is a non-executive director of ASX-listed Wesfarmers Limited. She is a former Chairman of AMP Capital Holdings Limited and a former director of AMP Limited.  Vanessa is also Managing Director of her own advisory business MF Advisory that provides coaching and advisory services to senior executives in Asia and Australia.

She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from The University of New South Wales and a Master of Business Administration from the IMD, Switzerland.

Board Committee memberships:

Member of Audit and Risk Management Committee
Member of Remuneration Committee
Member of Nomination Committee

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Michael Wachtel
Michael Wachtel
Non-Executive Director

Director since September 2018.

Michael Wachtel has considerable global business experience gained from advising multinational companies and involvement in numerous complex international transactions during his 35 year career in the professional services industry.

He has extensive experience in organisational leadership, finance, risk management and governance, including as the former Chairman (Asia Pacific & Oceania) of Ernst & Young (EY) and member of the EY Global Governance Council and Global Risk Executive Committee. Through his Future Fund Board role, he also has experience in global markets, geopolitical and monetary policy trends.

Michael is currently a Board member of the Future Fund and St Vincent’s Medical Research Institute and Pact Group Holdings Ltd.

He holds a Bachelors of Laws and Commerce from the University of Cape Town and a Master of Laws from the London School of Economics. Michael completed the Harvard Business School Executive Program in 2011. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD).

Board Committee memberships:

Chairman of Audit and Risk Management Committee
Member of Nomination Committee

 

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Leigh Jasper
Leigh Jasper
Non-Executive Director

Director since April 2019.

Leigh co-founded and was the CEO of Aconex, the world’s most widely used internet collaboration platform for construction, infrastructure, and resources projects. Founded in 2000, Aconex listed on the ASX in 2014 and was subsequently acquired by Oracle in March 2018. As CEO, Leigh led Aconex’s global growth, expanding the business into Asia, the Americas, the Middle East and Europe. Prior to founding Aconex, Leigh worked at McKinsey & Company where he consulted for clients in the financial services, media and information technology sectors.

Leigh is a director of the Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health Ltd, Salta Properties Pty Ltd and Buildxact Ltd, and Chair of LaunchVic.

He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree with First Class Honours, a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and a Diploma of Modern Languages in French from the University of Melbourne.

Board Committee memberships:

Member of Remuneration Committee
Member of Nomination Committee

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Linda Kristjanson AO
Linda Kristjanson AO
Non-Executive Director

Director since October 2020.

Linda Kristjanson is a leading figure in the education sector with an academic career spanning four decades across Australia, Canada and the United States.

Linda was Vice-Chancellor and President of Swinburne University of Technology from May 2011 until her retirement in August 2020. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering.  Linda is Chairperson of the Board of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre and a Non-Executive Director of Education Australia Limited.

In 2002, Linda was named the Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year in recognition of her entrepreneurial work in health and science and, in 2017, was awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia in honour of her distinguished service to tertiary education through leadership and governance roles, strategic and innovative university reforms, contributions to cancer research and palliative care, and to women.

Linda holds a PhD from the University of Arizona, and a Bachelor of Nursing and a Masters of Nursing from the University of Manitoba.

Board Committee memberships:

Member of Remuneration Committee
Member of Nomination Committee

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