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Webinar: Continuing to make a difference in all forms of diversity

Megan Motto

CEO - Governance Institute of Australia

​Megan Motto is Chief Executive Officer of Governance Institute of Australia, a national membership association and leading authority on governance.

Megan drives the direction of the Institute that advocates for 40,000 governance and risk management professionals from the listed, unlisted and not-for profit sectors.

Prior to her Governance Institute role, Megan was CEO of Consult Australia. Megan is also currently a Director of Standards Australia and a National Director for the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA).

Megan has a BA/BEd, a MA in Communications Management and is a Fellow of both Governance Institute of Australia and Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Panel Members:
David Evans

Managing Partner - Watermark Search International

As Managing Partner, David is responsible for the leadership, strategy and direction of Watermark Search International. Having been fortunate to be part of Asia Pacific’s fastest growing HR Outsourcing business, as well as the world’s largest HR Firm, David has considerable experience in Australia and overseas in growing and scaling businesses.  

Whilst leading the firm, he also conducts executive searches and personally focuses on building and shaping leadership teams to grow businesses. Appointing CEOs and their direct reports typically in Private Equity backed businesses. David gets involved at due diligence stage assessing Leadership teams and their capacity to grow as well as conducting executive searches to identify the best global talent and supporting them throughout their journey.

Prior to his role at Watermark, David led the Sydney operation for a Global Search firm and earlier was on the Executive Leadership team for a Global HR Outsourcing business where he grew Technology, Outsourcing and Executive Search business. After the successful exit, David transitioned with the business to work for the world’s largest private HR firm with revenues of $12bn, based in Dubai; he was on the European Executive leadership team.    

Outside of work you’ll see David spending time with his young family or enjoying his passions of classic cars and supporting Australian sporting teams. David possesses a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Sydney in Psychology and English.

Rebecca McGrath

Chairman and Non Executive Director

Rebecca McGrath is an internationally experienced business leader.

Rebecca is currently Chairman of ASX100 listed OZ Minerals Ltd, Non-Executive Director of Macquarie Group (& Macquarie Bank) and Non Executive Director of Goodman Group. She is Chairman of Investa Wholesale Funds Management Ltd and Investa Office Management Holdings.

Rebecca is also involved in the not-for-profit sector. She is President of the Victorian Council of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of the National Board. She is a member of Chief Executive Women a, member of the ASIC Director Consultative Panel and a volunteer mentor with Kilfinan Australia.

Rebecca is a speaker, mentor and advisor in a range of industry and professional forums. Prior to her non-executive career, Rebecca spent 23 years as an executive with multi-national BP Plc. She held business line, corporate and functional leadership roles with BP in Australasia, Europe and the United Kingdom. Her most recent two positions were Executive Director & Vice President - Operations Australia & Pacific, and Chief Financial Officer - Australasia.

Rebecca holds the degrees of Bachelor of Town Planning (Hons.) & Master of Applied Science (Project Management). She has attended executive management programmes at Harvard Business School, Cambridge University and MIT in Boston. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

In 2014 Rebecca was recognised as one of the AFR/Westpac “Australian 100 Women of Influence”.