Dr Gary Weiss AM - Non-executive Chair
LLB (Hons), LLM, JSD, 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 (2017 - 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)
Chair - Ridley Corporation Limited (2010 - 2020)
Non-executive Director - The Straits Trading Company Limited (2014 - 2020)
Skills and Experience
Dr Weiss is currently Chair of Ardent Leisure Group Limited and Estia Health Limited, an Executive Director of Ariadne Australia Limited and a Non-Executive Director of Hearts and Minds Investments Limited, Thorney Opportunities Ltd, the Victor Chang 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 Limited, retiring from this position on 26 August 2020. Dr Weiss was a Non-executive Director of The Straits Trading Company Limited, retiring 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 Group, Premier Investments Limited and Tower Australia Limited. Dr Weiss has been involved in overseeing large businesses with operations in many regions including Asia Pacific, Europe, China, India and the US 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 to business and the community.
Dr Weiss holds an LLB (Hons) and LLM from the Victoria University of Wellington and a Doctor of the Science of Law (JSD) 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.