July 2016 Luncheon

Claire Higgins

Guest Speaker: Claire Higgins – Immediate past Chair Country Fire Authority

Topic:    An insider’s perspective – the CFA & Victoria’s Emergency Services

Date:  Friday 8 July 2016
Venue:  The Kelvin Club 14–30 Melbourne Place (East-side of Russell Street between Little Collins & Bourke)
Time:  12:30 pm for 12:40 pm
RSVP:  COB Wednesday 6 July 2016
Credit card payment and reservation can be made via https://www.trybooking.com/208929 additional charges apply
Dress code: business casual
Please advise Admin of any dietary requirements well in advance
All guests detail (name and company name) to be advised to Admin before the RSVP date
Due to catering requirements, payment will be required despite non-attendance or cancellation after the RSVP date

Claire Higgins is a professional director and consultant.  She is chairman of REI Superannuation Pty Ltd, and is on the board of Vital Healthcare Management Limited (NZX), Ryman Healthcare Limited (NZX), the Victorian State Emergency Service and the Pancare Foundation.  She has extensive experience in emergency services in Victoria, particularly as the immediate past Chair of the Country Fire Authority and a director of Ambulance Victoria, and has had significant experience as an independent member of various audit and risk committees.  Formerly chair of Barwon Health, Claire has also had extensive executive experience with BHP and OneSteel Limited.

Claire has a Bachelor, Commerce (Acc, Eco, Comm Law) at University of Melbourne and is a present fellow at the Australian Institute of Company directors, the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants and the Institute of Public Administration Australia.

Claire grew up in country Victoria and now resides in the Surf Coast Shire in Victoria, Australia.  She is married with two children.  Her interests include tennis, running and cycling, and she is a passionate member of the St Kilda Football Club.