Helen Coonan

Non-Executive Director, appointed 23 January 2014

BA, LLB   Ms Coonan was appointed to the Board on 23 January 2014.  As the former Australian Government Cabinet Minister for Communication, Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer, Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate, Shareholder Minister for the Telstra Corporation and Australia Post, commercial lawyer and trained mediator, Ms Coonan has a proven track record of leading stakeholders through major economic reforms and handling complex policy settings, especially where public policy and regulation intersects with business interests.  In addition to her appointment with Snowy Hydro, Ms Coonan serves on the Advisory Council of JP Morgan. She is the Chair of Crown Resorts Ltd, Chair of Australian Financial Complaints Authority, Chair of Minerals Council of Australia, Chair of HGL Limited, Chair of Place Management NSW, Chair of Supervised Investments Limited, Chair of GRACosway Pty Ltd (a subsidiary of the Clemenger Group). She is a Non-Executive Director of the Australian Children’s Television Foundation.

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