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Councils' members

The Professional Standards Councils’ members come from a wide range of industries and specialities, including law, accounting, insurance, property management and company directorship.

This diversity and depth of experience makes it possible for us to work with all kinds of associations to protect consumers and strengthen professional standards across Australia.

Terry Evans AM


Member: Governance and Policy Advisory Group Committee

Until recently Terry Evans was engaged as Special Counsel with Minter Ellison in Adelaide. Prior to that he was the Deputy Chief Executive of the South Australian Justice Department and Attorney-General’s Department from 2004–2006. Terry was the Chief Commercial Counsel for the Crown Solicitor’s Office from 1996–2004 and, before that, he was a partner with Minter Ellison. Terry holds a number of board positions in the corporate, government, education and not-for-profit sectors.

Will Hamilton

BBus, Grad Dip Applied Finance, MBA (Melb), SF FIN, FAICD, FHKSI

Member: Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee

Member: Governance and Policy Advisory Group Committee

Will Hamilton is the Managing Partner of Hamilton Wealth Partners. Prior to this, he was the General Manager Wealth Services at the National Australia Bank. Will previously held the position of Head of Private Wealth Management at Goldman Sachs JBWere, and prior to this he was the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Securities Asia in Hong Kong.

Will is a fellow of the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute, a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a Senior Fellow of Financial Services Institute of Australasia.

Andrew Lumsden


Deputy Chair

Chair: Governance and Policy Advisory Group Committee

Andrew specialises in M&A, securities transactions and corporate governance. Andrew has expertise in foreign investment laws, real estate, infrastructure, energy and resources and media. Andrew is listed as a leading lawyer by legal directories and publications including Chambers and Partners and Best Lawyers or his work in corporate governance, equity capital markets and M&A.

He is a former member of the Takeovers Panel (12 years). From 1998 to 2001 Andrew was the Chief of Staff for the Hon. Joe Hockey MP, then the Minister for Financial Services & Regulation. He was a founding member of the Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation (2001-2010).  Andrew is a Member of the Corporate Committee of the Law Council of Australia and fellow and member of the Subject Advisory Committee for the Governance Institute of Australia.  He is also an Adjunct Faculty Member for the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney. 

Caroline Lamb

BA (Econ), LLB, MBeth, GAICD 

Member: Governance and Policy Advisory Group Committee

Caroline commenced her professional career as a solicitor at a major commercial law firm. Attracted to commerce, she joined a steel manufacturer as general counsel. An interest in organisational development and corporate operations led naturally towards general management, including several challenging executive positions in both the public and private sector.

Caroline established, and for several years operated, a successful consulting business, becoming recognised for expertise in risk management and organisational change programs.

She is the chief executive of the Medical Council of NSW which regulates professional standards of medical practitioners.

Pam Montgomery

BA (Hons), PhD

Member: Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee

Member: Governance and Policy Advisory Group Committee

Pam Montgomery has many years’ experience in developing and improving professional standards in the health sector.

She currently holds several Board positions with government, statutory and not‑for‑profit organisations. These include the Medical Board of Australia, the Australian Pharmacy Council, the Victorian Department of Justice and Consumer Safety and local community groups. Pam also provides consultancy services in medical education and standards development.

Prior to retirement from full‑time employment, Pam was Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Director of Fellowship & Standards at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. She trained initially as a forensic psychologist and worked in private and public clinical practice, and at Monash University.

Tiina-Liisa Sexton


Member: Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee

Tiina‑Liisa Sexton is a chartered accountant with a background in risk and financial management, governance and ethics. She has worked in the private, public, academic and not‑for‑profit sectors, and was the national Professional Standards Adviser in ethics and corporate governance at CPA Australia for 14 years until 2011.

Tiina‑Liisa is Director of St Giles Society and a Community Member on the Paramedicine Board of Australia. She is a former director of Housing Choices Australia, Aurora Energy Pty Ltd, Hobart Water and Connect Credit Union.

Iain Summers

BCom, LLB (Hons), Grad Dip Mgt Psych, FCA FCPA FAICD FIML

Chair: Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee

Iain Summers has been a Council member since 2006 and chairs the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee. He is a chartered accountant and governance consultant, providing advice and assistance to community services and public sector entities. He is a member of the Northern Territory Fellowship selection committee for the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.

Iain is a board member, and Chair of the Audit Committees, of Traditional Credit Union Limited and Health Network Northern Territory Limited. He also chairs a number of audit and risk committees for community services and public sector entities.

John Vines OAM

MBA, BEc, Dip Civil Engineering, FIEAust, FAICD


John Vines is a Victorian representative to the Professional Standards Councils. John brings a wealth of experience in governance. He is the Chair of Coassemble Pty Ltd and is a Director of Carroll and Richardson Pty Ltd and Premium Plantations Project Pty Ltd. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Engineers Australia.

From 1984–2008, he was Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers, Australia. He has been a member of a number of Government boards and inquiries.

John was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 2001, and in 2003 he was awarded a Centenary of Federation Medal.

Rachel Webber

BJuris, LLB

Member: Governance and Policy Advisory Group Committee

Rachel Webber’s primary areas of expertise include corporate and commercial law, with an emphasis on ASX and Corporations Act compliance, financial services regulation, managed investments and credit regulation. She holds the role of Senior Legal Counsel with a major financial institution.

Rachel is an executive member of the Business Law Section (BLS) of the Law Council of Australia, a peak industry body which advises governments, courts and federal agencies on the ways in which the law and the justice system can be improved for the benefit of the community. She also serves as a member of the BLS Corporations Committee and of the Commercial Law Committee of the Law Society of Western Australia.

Catherine (Cate) Wood AM

BSocSc, Fellow AIST

Member: Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee

Cate Wood is an experienced Executive, Director and Chair who has served on numerous not-for-profit and government Boards. She has been active in the development of governance protocols, training and practice in the profit-to-member superannuation sector.

Cate is currently a director ofSunsuper Pty Ltd, Women in Super (Chair) and the Mother’s Day Classic Foundation. She is also a member of the Victorian Legal Services Board and is Chair of the Finance and Investment Committee. Cate was the Chair of CareSuper and a director of the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (past President) and Industry Super Australia.

Cate held executive positions as CEO of AGEST Super and The Trade Union Training Authority and was Assistant Secretary of the Australian Services Union Victorian Branch.