Helen Nugent Veda ChairmanVeda announced that Dr Helen Nugent AO has accepted the role of Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Veda Group.  Dr. Nugent will join existing directors Nerida Caesar, Anthony Kerwick, Tony Duthie and Geoff Hutchinson on the Veda Board.

Dr. Helen Nugent is a leading Australian businesswoman. She currently serves on the boards of Macquarie Group, Origin Energy, and is Chairman of Funds SA.

Helen is a former director of numerous other companies, including Swiss Re (Australia) where she was Chairman, the State Bank of New South Wales, Mercantile Mutual, Freehills, Australia Post and Carter Holt Harvey.   She commenced her business career at McKinsey & Company where she became a partner, specialising in financial services and mining. Before pursuing a career as a Non-Executive Director, Helen was Director of Strategy and a member of the Executive team at Westpac Banking Corporation.

According to a recent report in the Australian Financial Review, Veda’s owners, Pacific Equity Partners, are considering to float the company.

Source: Veda Press Release