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Therese Ryan

Mine Land Rehabilitation Authority

Rae Mackay, Chair

Therese Ryan

Therese has extensive experience as a senior business executive and commercial lawyer working in widely diversified businesses in Australia and internationally. She brings strong commercial sense, risk management and strategic thinking, complemented by 45 years of legal experience in the automotive, petrochemical and other industries.

 For the last 13 years she has been a professional company director, serving on a number of listed, state owned, superannuation and not for profit boards.

She currently serves on the board of listed entity Korvest Ltd;  is chair of Hancock Victorian Plantations; and a director of Tasmanian Govt owned Sustainable Timber Tasmania.

She has also served on the boards of Bapcor Ltd, Gippsland Water, WA Super, VicForests, Victorian Managed Insurance Authority and Metropolitan Fire Brigade; and was an independent member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the City of Melbourne.
Therese spent the latter part of her executive career at General Motors, including as General Counsel and Company Secretary of GM Holden, based in Australia;  then based in Shanghai, as Vice President and General Counsel  for GM’s Asia Pacific operations, and later as  Vice President, General Counsel and member of Strategy Board for GM’s International Operations outside North America. She was an Assistant Company Secretary of General Motors Corporation (NYSE) and also chaired and had functional responsibility for GM Holden’s  employee superannuation fund.

Therese was General Counsel at Qenos, a petrochemical joint venture of ExxonMobil and Orica; and prior to taking in house roles was a partner in a boutique law firm that specialised in the hospitality and gaming industries.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Laws (University of Melbourne)
Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)

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