BA (Hons – Pure Maths), LLB (Hons)
Chair & National Director, Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD)
John Atkin is a professional company director. He chairs the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the trustee of Qantas Super. He is a non-executive director of IPH Limited (ASX:IPH) and Integral Diagnostics Limited (ASX:IDX) and the Vice-Chair of Outward Bound International Inc.
John was previously a director of Aurizon Holdings Limited (2010 -16), chair of GPT Metro Office Fund (2014-16), an independent director of the trustee for Commonwealth Bank Group Super (2017-20), the Australian Outward Bound Foundation (2007-19) and a board member of the State Library of New South Wales Foundation (2013-18).
John was managing director of The Trust Company Limited from 2009-2013 prior to its successful merger with Perpetual Limited. Prior to joining The Trust Company, John was the Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of leading Australasian law firm, Blake Dawson (now Ashurst). Before this, John was a senior mergers and acquisitions partner of Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons).
John is a Graduate of both the Company Directors Course and Mastering the Boardroom and in January 2020 he completed the Boardroom Mastery program.
John enjoys golf, Latin and ballroom dancing, singing, hiking and cooking. He and his wife Judy have 3 sons, a daughter and 5 grandchildren all of whom are keen ParkRunners!