Finance Risk & Audit Committee

Chair: Ms Cathy Montesin
BBus (Hons), GradDipAppFinInv, ACA
Cathy is the Chief Financial Officer with Affinity Education Group. Prior to joining Affinity, Cathy was a Director at InterFinancial Corporate Finance, providing specialist advisory services in mergers and acquisitions, sourcing private equity capital, and strategic financial advice. Cathy spent 15 years in the Transaction Advisory Services teams at PwC and Ernst & Young in Brisbane, Sydney and San Francisco, undertaking valuation, due diligence, financial modelling, capital raising and Independent Expert Reports for public, private and government entities. During this time, she was the Queensland representative on the National Business Valuation Special Interest Group of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. More recently, Cathy led the Financial Planning and Analysis team at Cleanaway Waste Management Limited, Australia’s largest waste management company, operating a national network of collection, processing, treatment, recycling and landfill assets from over 200 locations across Australia.  During her time at Cleanaway, Cathy was responsible for the strategic planning, budgeting and reporting processes, the oversight of group capital investment, M&A activity and investor relations support. Cathy has also spent time in the credit restructuring team at NAB, and worked as the CFO of a property company working towards an IPO.
Ms Susanne Le Boutillier
BA, GDIR Bus, GradCert Bus, GAICD
Susanne has worked in senior positions in state government human services for more than twenty-five years, in both the health and community services sector.  She has expertise in large scale reform and the development and execution of strategy having led the health reform transition office to establish Hospital and Health Services in Queensland. In addition, Susanne also has broad experience in governance, achieving change, stakeholder engagement, negotiation, and program management having worked across areas such as human resources, industrial relations, strategic policy, health workforce, and clinical education strategy.  She has held senior roles providing direct support to Director-Generals and Ministerial Offices. Susanne has an arts degree from the University of Queensland, post graduate business qualifications from the Queensland University of Technology and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr Scott Bryant
Scott Bryant is the Director of  Financial Management and Assurance in the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Queensland). He was previously the Director of Finance/CFO at the Queensland Ambulance Service where he led the finance function for the services and is responsible for all aspects of its $684 million dollar operating budget. Scott has extensive senior level experience across a diverse range of healthcare services, with experience in both large central agencies and smaller remote health services. He has developed significant change management agendas and process improvements which have delivered improved governance, financial sustainability and better healthcare outcomes across Queensland. Through his willingness to engage with not-for-profit entities on a pro-bono basis, Scott also provides expertise that benefits community based organisations. Prior to his career in finance, Scott was a successful chef working in some of Australia’s most awarded restaurants.
Mr Martin Heads
Martin Heads is a Director with Deloitte Commercial Advisory, specialising in Health Advisory. Martin has significant strategic finance, health service and hospital executive skills developed while working at all levels of the health system. Martin spent over 8 years with the Metro North Hospital and Health Service, as its first Chief Finance Officer and a key part of establishing its executive, before taking the role of General Manager, Health Funding and Analysis leading a team of 60. Previously Martin worked with Queensland Health and BDO Kendalls. A Queensland University of Technology alumni, Martin holds bachelor’s degrees in Business (Accounting) and Laws, and memberships with the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is also a volunteer with the Youth Housing Project.

Mr Simon James
BA(Hons) Business Studies, FAICD


With a background in healthcare, community services and sports management, Simon brings twelve years executive leadership experience and 7 years in governance as a non-executive director and board committee member in the profit and not-for-profit sectors. Simon has taken on executive roles with a Primary Health Network, community services organisations, a national pharmacy operator, a private cancer care group and two of Australia’s largest hospital operators.


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