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MD and CEO of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


John Brogden has been Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) since January 2015. The AICD is committed to excellence in corporate governance. We make a positive impact on society and the economy through governance education, director development and advocacy. Our membership of more than 36,000 includes directors and senior leaders from business, government and the not-for-profit sectors.

Current work

John is the Chairman of Lifeline, Chairman of UrbanGrowth NSW and Chairman of Furlough House Retirement Village. John is also the Patron of Kookaburra Kids, Sailability Pittwater, Bilgola Surf Lifesaving Club and Avalon Beach Surf Lifesaving Club.

He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD) and holds a Masters of Public Affairs (MPA) from the University of Sydney.

Previous experience

CEO: John was CEO of the Financial Services Council (FSC), which represents Australia's retail and wholesale funds management businesses, superannuation funds, life insurers, financial advisory networks, trustee companies and public trustees from 2009 to 2015.

In 2006, John was appointed CEO of health insurer Manchester Unity, which he successfully merged with HCF in 2008. From 2006 to 2009, John was the Chairman of Abacus Australian Mutuals, the body representing Australia’s credit unions and building societies.

Parliament: From 1996 to 2005, John was the Member for Pittwater in the NSW Parliament. From 2002 to 2005 he was Leader of the Opposition.

Member of the Order: In January 2014, John was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to the community through representational roles with social welfare organisations, particularly Lifeline, to the business and financial sectors and to the Parliament of New South Wales.

John was very engaging and delivered an entertaining and insightful presentation that was very much on brief. We would love to work with John again at future events. Oracle
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