Ms Downes was appointed to the Board on 4 December 2019. Ms Downes is a professional company director who has held executive and non-executive roles across listed, not-for-profit and government enterprises.
Ms Downes brings to the Board significant experience in international banking and capital markets as well as broad industry knowledge across financial services, technology, infrastructure and property. Prior executive roles include Managing Director and Equity Partner at Goldman Sachs JB Were. Ms Downes currently serves on the boards of Australian Technology Innovators and Ms Downes is a member of the Australian Super Investment Committee as well as a member of the ASIC Consultative Panel.
Ms Downes was previously a Director of Zip Co Limited, Director of ALE Property Group, a Panel Member of the ASX Appeals Tribunal and a Director of ASX Clearing and Settlement Companies, Sydney Olympic Park Authority and Windlab. She has also served as a Director of The Pinnacle Foundation, Swimming Australia Foundation and Swimming Australia Limited and as a Commissioner of Sport Australia.
Ms Downes holds a Masters in Applied Finance and a Bachelor of Science (Business Administration) and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Chief Executive Women and Women Corporate Directors.