Mr Joseph Gersh AM - Non-executive Director
BCom, LLB (Hons), 67
Director since: 18 September 2020
Last elected: 16 November 2022
Board Committee membership: Member of the Independent Board Committee and Member of the Investment Committee
Based in: Australia
Stapled securities held: 140,000 stapled securities (Change of Director's Interest Notice dated 14 June 2022)
Skills and Experience
Mr Gersh is currently Executive Chairman of Gersh Investment Partners Ltd and a Director of the Sydney Institute in an honorary capacity. Mr Gersh is a government appointed Non-executive Director of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and is the Chair of the ABC's People and Sustainability Committee.
Mr Gersh was formerly the inaugural Chairman of the Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation, foundation Director of the Reserve Bank of Australia's Payments System Board and Director of the Federal Airports Corporation. Mr Gersh is a former senior partner and Chairman of the Management Committee of law firm, Arnold Bloch Leibler. One of his principal areas of expertise is major property development and, in particular, the construction of hotels, shopping centres, land subdivisions, apartments and office towers.
Mr Gersh previously served as Deputy Chairman of the Australia Council for the Arts; as Chairman of Artbank (which is part of the Australian Government Office for the Arts) and as Chairman of the National Institute of Circus Arts.
In 2006, Mr Gersh was awarded the Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for significant services to business, government, the arts and the community.
Mr Gersh holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Melbourne.