Gordon Cairns
Non-Executive Director

Gordon Cairns

Gordon Cairns joined the Champions of Change Founding Group in 2010.

Gordon has extensive Australian and international experience as a senior executive, as Chief Executive Officer of Lion Nathan Ltd, and has held senior management positions in marketing, operations and finance with PepsiCo, Cadbury Ltd and Nestle.

Gordon is a director of Macquarie Group Limited, Macquarie Bank Limited, and Chairman of the Board of Origin Energy. He is also Chairman of Quick Service Restaurant Group and Non-executive Director of World Education Australia. He is also a senior advisor to McKinsey & Company. He was previously Chairman of David Jones Ltd (March 2014-August 2014), Rebel Group (2010-2012), Director of The Centre for Independent Studies and Director of Westpac Banking Corporation (July 2004–December 2013).

Gordon holds a Master of Arts (Honours) from the University of Edinburgh.

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Gordon Cairns is a Member of the Champions of Change Founding Group. The Founding Group was established in 2010 and comprises CEOs, Board Directors, Commonwealth Government Department Secretaries, University and Military leaders. Members of the Founding Group are committed to advance gender equality across their organisations and across the country. They focus on action in the areas of women’s representation in leadership, talent development, accountability and public advocacy.

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