Dr Gary Weiss AM - Non-executive Director
LLB (Hons), LLM, LSD, 67
Director since: 18 September 2020
Board Committee membership: Member of the Audit and Risk Committee, Member of the Investment Committee and Member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee
Listed Company Directorships (held within the last three years):
Chair - Ardent Leisure Group Limited (2018 - current)
Executive Director - Ariadne Australia Limited (1989 - current)
Chair - Estia Health Limited (2016 - current)
Non-executive Director - Hearts and Minds Investments Limited (2018 - current)
Non-executive Director - Thorney Opportunities Ltd (2013 - current)
Non-executive Director - Premier Investments Ltd (1994 - 2018)
Non-executive Director - Pro-Pac Packaging Limited (2012 - 2017)
Non-executive Director - Ridley Corporation Ltd (2015 - 2020)
Non-executive Director - The Straits Trading Company Ltd (2014 - 2020)
Skills and Experience
Dr Weiss is currently Chair of Estia Health Ltd and Ardent Leisure Group Limited, an Executive Director of Ariadne Australia Limited and a Non-Executive Director of Thorney Opportunities Ltd, Hearts and Minds Investments Limited, the Victor Change Cardiac Research Institute and The Centre for Independent Studies. Dr Weiss is also a Commissioner of the Australian Rugby League Commission.
Dr Weiss was Chair of Ridley Corporation Ltd, resigning from this position on 26 August 2020. Dr Weiss was a Director of The Straits Trading Company Ltd (a substantial holder in ARA), resigning on 30 September 2020. Dr Weiss was formerly Chair of Clearview Wealth Limited and Coats Group plc, a former executive director of Industrial Equity Ltd, Whitlam, Turnbull & Co and Guinness Peat Group plc, and has sat on the boards of numerous companies, including Westfield Holdings Limited, Premier Investments Limited and Tower Australia Limited. Dr Weiss has been involved in overseeing large businesses with operations in many regions including the US, Europe, China and India and is familiar with investments across a wide range of industries and sectors including real estate.
In 2019, Dr Weiss was awarded the Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for significant services including real estate.
Dr Weiss holds an LLB (Hons) and LLM from the Victoria University of Wellington and a Doctor of the Science of Law (LSD) from Cornell University. He was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New Zealand, a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria and as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.