Warwick Smith is Chairman, Advisory Board – Australian Capital Equity holder of interests in Seven Group Holdings (of which he is a Board Director), Seven West Media Limited, Coates Hire, Beach Energy, WesTrac and Caterpillar industrial services and equipment in Western Australia and New South Wales. He is Chairman of Ord Minnett and Wollar Solar and a Board Director of Marinus Link Pty Ltd as well as the Lead Independent Director of Jemena Pipeline and Energy.
With the Business Council of Australia, Warwick is the Chairman of the Global Engagement Committee. He has served as Chairman of the Australia–China Council for over 8 years and was the inaugural Chair of the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations. In addition, he was a Global Trustee of the Asia Society, headquartered in New York and Chairman Emeritus of the Asia Society in Australia. He is the inaugural business representative for the BOAO Forum for Asia and a Committee Member, Boao Forum for the Asia Expert Committee on Financial Cooperation.
Warwick has more than 20 years experience in banking and financial services having held senior roles as an Executive Director with the Macquarie Bank Group as well as Chairman New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory and former Senior Managing Director for the ANZ Banking Group Limited which included Chairman of ANZ Bank China and Chairman of ANZ Bank Thailand. He has previously been Chairman of E*TRADE Limited; Board Director of Estia Health Ltd and Chairman of the Australian Sports Commission. He was also Chairman of the National Museum of Australia, the Australia–China Council and the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations.
Warwick was an Australian Federal Government Minister with a parliamentary career spanning 15 years. He was Australia’s first Telecommunications Ombudsman and has received a Centenary Medal and has twice been awarded an Order of Australia.