B.Ec, CPA, GAICD
Fiona Pearse joined the World Vision Australia Board in 2011. She has extensive financial and commercial experience gained from a large variety of executive and non-executive director roles. Her executive career included almost two decades at large global companies, mainly in Finance and Tax at BHP Billiton, the world's largest diversified resources company, and also at BlueScope Steel, one of Australia's largest manufacturers.
She has worked in industries as diverse as Petroleum, Transport, Utilities, Insurance, and Steel both in senior financial roles at the coalface, as well as in financial and tax oversight, advisory, and planning roles at Corporate Head Office. Fiona was the key person responsible for the tax due diligence and tax integration of multiple business acquisitions. She is currently an independent non-executive director at City West Water, the utility that supplies drinking water, sewage, and other services to business and residential customers throughout Melbourne's Central Business District, and inner and western suburbs. It has a turnover of $477 million p.a. and assets of $2 billion.
She is also a director of two of Australia's leading independent schools, Scotch College and Presbyterian Ladies' College. Fiona holds a Bachelor of Economics, majoring in Accounting; she is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and she is also a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA).
Special Responsibilities: Audit Committee