Diane Smith-Gander AO

Non-Executive Director, Advocate for Gender Equality; Past President of Chief Executive Women

2020 Western Australia Award Winner

Diane Smith-Gander AO is a professional non-executive director maintaining a diverse portfolio.  She is an advocate for gender equity and a past president of Chief Executive Women.

Diane is National Chairman of CEDA, a director of AGL Energy, Wesfarmers Limited, NQA group of companies, Keystart Loans and Chair of Safe Work Australia and the Asbestos Safety & Eradication Council. 

Diane has been active in sports administration and is a past Chairman of both Basketball Australia Limited and the Australian Sports Drug Agency.  She currently chairs the inaugural Nominations Committee for the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Diane holds an MBA from the University of Sydney and a BEc from the University of Western Australia (UWA), who awarded her an Honorary Doctorate of Economics. She is a Fellow of the AICD and Governance Institute of Australia and an adjunct professor of corporate governance at UWA, where she chairs the advisory board of the Business School.