Principal. Lois Fordham BA FAICD FAIM

Lois has over 20 years experience in executive management and board membership across private, public, university, and not-for-profit sectors.

She has been a member of 17 boards including the roles of Chairperson, Non-Executive Director, and Company Secretary, and participation on Finance, Risk, Remuneration, and Performance Subcommittees.  Lois has held appointments as National CEO of one of Australia’s leading commercial law firms, Executive Director and CFO at the Australian Sports Commission, and CEO of one of the largest independent law firms in Queensland. She has also been an executive manager and company secretary of a joint venture start-up company she set up to operate a Cooperative Research Centre in leading-edge IT university research.  Her career also extends to the health sector, as a senior business manager of a major hospital, and to the arts sector, as director of a foundation to promote private sector support for the arts.

Lois has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland, is a Graduate and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management.  She is a Graduate of the Institute of Coaching and Consulting Psychology (Executive Coaching), a member of the International Coach Federation, and has certification in the use of the Hermann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI).

Qualifications

  • BA (CompSc, OrgPsych)  University of Queensland
  • FAICD Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • FAIM Australian Institute of Management
  • Grad Dip HRM Australian Human Resources Institute
  • Adv Prof Dev Cert, Inst. Coaching Psychology, USyd
  • Current Board & Committee Membership
  • Chairman, Board of Directors, SCOPE for Artists Pty Ltd
  • Director & Finance Committee, The Koomarri Association
  • Director, The Street Theatre

Positions Held

  • Director, Australia Business Arts Foundation
  • CEO, MacDonnells Law
  • Executive Dir. & CFO, Australian Sports Commission
  • National CEO, Ebsworth & Ebsworth Lawyers, Sydney
  • Business Manager, The Wesley Hospital, Brisbane
  • Corp. Serv. Dir. & Company Secretary, DSTC Pty Ltd
  • Executive Officer, CiTR Pty Ltd

Previous Board & Committee Positions

  • Chairman, Board of Directors, Canberra Convention Bureau
  • Chairman, Board of Directors, SportZco Pty Ltd Deputy Chair, Canberra Business Council Executive Board
  • ACT Council, Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • International Working Group on Women and Sport, Oceania Representative
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation ACT Board
  • Director and Company Secretary, Blusox Pty Ltd
  • Chair, Board of Directors, NOW Ltd
  • Company Secretary, DSTC Pty Ltd
  • Director, Board of Directors, Ashfield Infants Home
  • Company Secretary & Director, Board of Directors, Cerebral Palsy League of Queensland
  • Manufacturing & Business Affairs Council, Qld Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Company Secretary, Centre for Information Technology Research