Dr Vince Murdoch

Board and Governance Advisor

Dr Murdoch is interested in how boards add value, and their contribution to strategy, purpose, and sustainability.

He brings a thorough and discreet approach to exploring board performance issues and how to address them successfully. He believes that a good board is not a complacent board, rather one that constantly evaluates itself and asks: “What, if anything, is currently getting in the way of the board operating as effectively as possible?” and ”How can this board add or create more value?”

Originally trained as a psychologist Vince is keenly interested in the impact of behaviours, processes and dynamics on board functioning. Most of the boards he has worked with in recent times have a heightened focus on accountability, transparency, leadership, the Board-MD relationship, the Board’s role in strategy, risk, culture, sustainability and stakeholder engagement.

He is also engaged by AICD to provide consulting advice within the Board Advisory service, and to facilitate board reviews using AICD’s GAT approach, as well as being accredited to run a number of Director Education programs.

Dr Murdoch has conducted over 30 comprehensive, independent external reviews and advised another 50 listed and unlisted boards in the last particularly turbulent 5 years. Over that time, he has also conducted Board briefings on behalf of AICD for Boards wanting to examine the implications of the Hayne Royal Commission and the APRA report into the CBA.

The Hattonneale Team

Anne Hatton

Managing Director & Founder

Anne Hatton has over 20 years’ experience in Executive Search, Recruitment and the HR industry.

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Jane Neale

Managing Director & Founder

Jane Neale is a co-founder of Hattonneale and has over 10 years of experience as a Managing Director and trusted advisor for Chief Executive Officer, C-Suite and Board level appointments across ASX listed and private companies.

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Ian Smith

Senior Advisor

Ian has spent over 30 years in Senior Executive and Non-Executive roles across a variety of sectors and industries in Australia, Europe and the US.

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Rhian Richardson

Senior Associate

Rhian joined Hattonneale in 2020, after nearly 10 years working at the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), the past seven years in Board Diversity.

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Elizabeth(Libby) Gilbert

Senior Associate

Libby joined Hattonneale in 2019 and for the last two years has specialised in Board Search.

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Sonja Price

Senior Associate

Sonja Price joined Hattonneale in 2022 and has extensive experience as Senior Human Resources Executive in the financial and professional services sectors.

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Dr Vince Murdoch

Board and Governance Advisor

Dr Murdoch is interested in how boards add value, and their contribution to strategy, purpose, and sustainability.

 

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David Shortland

Board and Governance Advisor

David Shortland is a governance and communication specialist and a strategy and risk adviser.

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