Board & management

Neil Chatfield
Neil Chatfield
Chairman (Non-Executive)

Director since June 2005 and Chairman since November 2012.

Neil Chatfield is an established Executive and Non-Executive Director with extensive experience in company management, and with specific expertise in ... financial management, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and risk management.

In addition to Seek, Neil also holds Non-Executive roles across a range of industries and is currently a Non-Executive Director of Transurban Group and Recall Holdings, and in July 2015 was appointed as Chairman of the Costa Group Holdings Ltd, all ASX listed companies.

Neil was a Director of Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd from May 2006, and held the position of Chairman from June 2007 to May 2015. Neil was previously a non-executive Director of Whitehaven Coal Ltd, 2007-2012 and Grange Resources Ltd, 2009-2014. Until 2009, Neil was an Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of ASX listed Toll Holdings Ltd, Australia's largest transport and logistics company; a position he held for over 10 years.

Neil has a Masters of Business in Finance and Accounting, and is a Fellow of CPA Australia (FCPA) and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD).

 
Andrew Bassat
Andrew Bassat
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Director since September 1997.

Andrew is the CEO of SEEK Limited and an Executive Director and co-founded the company in 1997. He has been involved in all stages of the development of the business since then. In particular, Andrew ... has driven since inception the strategy of the group and led the creation and development of the international and education businesses.

Prior to co-founding SEEK, Andrew was a management consultant with Booz Allen & Hamilton and prior to that, he worked as a solicitor at Corrs Chamber Westgarth. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) degree from the University of Melbourne, a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from Monash University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Melbourne Business School.

 
Colin Carter AM
Colin Carter AM
Non-Executive Director

Director since March 2005.

Colin Carter has a consulting background in organisational and business strategy. He is a former Senior Partner of, and a current Senior Adviser to, The Boston Consulting Group. His interests include corporate governance issues ... and Colin has carried out board performance reviews for a number of companies as well as co-authoring a top-selling book on boards, Back To The Drawing Board.

Colin is a non-executive director of ASX-listed Lend Lease Corporation Limited, and a Director of World Vision Australia. He is also President of the Geelong Football Club. In 2014, Colin was appointed by the Prime Minister's Office as Special Advisor to the Empowered Indigenous Communities Taskforce.

Colin has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Melbourne University and an MBA from Harvard Business School where he graduated with Distinction and as a Baker Scholar.

 
Emeritus Professor Denise Bradley AC
Emeritus Professor Denise Bradley AC
Non-Executive Director

Director since February 2010.

Emeritus Professor Denise Bradley AC has been extensively involved in national education policy groups for more than two decades. She was a member of the Commonwealth Tertiary Education Commission (CTEC) ... and later of the National Board of Employment, Education and Training (NBEET) and was deputy chair of the Higher Education Council of NBEET.

In 2008 she chaired the Expert Panel which undertook the National Review of Higher Education. She has also had significant roles on other government and educational boards and committees involved in higher education and training.

Professor Bradley is also a former President and Chair of IDP Education Australia Pty Ltd in which SEEK has a 50% investment in partnership with Australian Universities.

Professor Bradley is currently a member of the NSW Skills Board, a member of the NSW National Partnerships Evaluation Committee, and Chair of VERNet.

On Australia Day 2008 Professor Bradley was made a Companion of the Order of Australia, Australia’s highest honour, in recognition of her service to higher education.

Professor Bradley has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sydney University, a Diploma of Education from Adelaide University, a Diploma of Librarianship from the University of NSW, and a Masters degree in Social Administration from Flinders University. She also holds Honorary Doctorates from Pukyong University (Korea), University of South Australia, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and the University of Western Sydney.

 
Graham Goldsmith
Graham Goldsmith
Non-Executive Director

Appointed October 2012.

Graham brings to the Board high calibre financial services and banking experience acquired from over 25 years of working in the sector. ...

Graham retired in 2012 as Vice-Chairman and a Managing Director of Goldman Sachs Australia after 25 years with the firm. Graham held a number of senior roles during his career with Goldman Sachs, predominantly advising listed company management teams and boards, and governments, on capital market and financing conditions and transactions. He also held a number of governance related roles, specifically focused on risk management and reputational issues. Graham was also Chair of the Goldman Sachs Australia Foundation, the not for profit entity through which the firm conducts charitable works in Australia.

Graham was educated at Swinburne Institute of Technology and graduated with a Bachelor of Business (Accounting). He completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University in Boston in 2007. He is a Fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants (FCPA), a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD), and a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia (FFin).

Graham is a non-executive Director of SEEK's separately listed subsidiary Zhaopin Limited, of Djerriwarrh Investments Ltd, is Chancellor of Swinburne University of Technology, and a panel member of
Adara Partners .

 
Julie Fahey
Julie Fahey
Non-Executive Director

Director since July 2014.

Julie has over 30 years of experience in technology, including in major organisations such as Western Mining, Exxon, Roy Morgan, General Motors and SAP, covering consulting, software vendor and Chief Information Officer roles. ...

In addition to her industry experience, Julie spent 10 years at KPMG as a partner with the firm, during which time she held roles as National Lead Partner Telecommunications, Media and Technology, and National Managing Partner – Markets. Julie was also a member of the KPMG National Executive Committee.

Julie is a member of the Yooralla Board of Directors, a Director of CenITex, and a member of the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority’s ICT Advisory Board.

Julie has a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Science.