Gaye McMath

Facilitator, Executive/Entrepreneur , Perth


Gaye McMath

I am an experienced executive and Non-Executive Director with a career spanning twenty- three years in the resources sector and fifteen years in the higher education sector. I have combined my executive career with being a Non-Executive Director on a diverse range of organisations over twenty years. My board experience includes mining, resources, gold, infrastructure, energy, financial services, treasury, property, education, healthcare, aged care, culture and the arts.

My current Board roles include Deputy Chair of the Committee for Perth, a Director of the Gold Corporation, the Chamber of Arts and Culture WA and the Perth Convention Bureau.

I am a Commissioner and Deputy Chair for the City of Perth, an independent Audit Committee member of the City of Kwinana, a professional facilitator for Behind Closed Doors and a career mentor.

In addition to my Board roles, I provide Corporate Advisory services mainly to not-for-profit organisations involving education, infrastructure and property, including student accommodation, residential aged care and affordable housing.

My most recent executive role was the Executive Director, Perth Education City, a major strategic initiative of the Western Australian Higher Education Council and involved working on behalf of all five universities in WA and the State Minister for Education. This role successfully resulted in two thousand purpose built student accommodation beds and associated student facilities being developed in the Perth CBD and has directly supported the development of Perth as an international education city.

I was previously the Chief Operating Officer (formally Executive Director, Finance and Resources and Chief Financial Officer) at the University of Western Australia (UWA) for twelve years and Pro-Vice Chancellor Resources and CFO at Murdoch University for three years.

Prior to joining the higher education sector I had a twenty-three year career in the resources sector where I held a range of senior executive roles with BHP in finance, strategy, planning, commercial and treasury management. I was a BHP nominated director on a number of domestic and international mining and manufacturing joint venture boards.

I have been a Non-Executive Director on a diverse range of listed companies, statutory Government trading enterprises, not-for-profit and national member based organisations. I am a very experienced and highly regarded Chair of Audit and Risk committees. In 2015 I was awarded the PwC AICD director award for excellence in the WA not-for-profit sector.

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