Diane Grady AM

Diane Grady AM

Diane Grady AM is a full-time Non-executive Director with 20 years experience on major public company and not-for-profit Boards.

She is currently a Director of Macquarie Bank, Spotless, a Senior Advisor to McKinsey & Co., Chair of Ascham School, and Chair of The Hunger Project Australia. She is also on the Advisory Board of Heads Over Heels (a group that supports women entrepreneurs) and the NSW Innovation and Productivity Council. Previously, Diane was a Director of Woolworths, Lend Lease, Goodman Group, Bluescope Steel, a Trustee of the Sydney Opera House and President of Chief Executive women.

As a Director, Diane has taken particular interested in ensuring people strategies are developed to support business strategies, and to that end has chaired or served on the remuneration and people committees of all the Boards she has served on.

Before becoming a full time director, Diane spent 15 years with McKinsey & Co where she was a leading partner in the firm’s global Organisation and Change Management group and head of Australia’s Consumer Goods, Retailing and Marketing Practice.  

Diane has an MBA from Harvard, an MA (Chinese Studies) from University of Hawaii and a BA (Honours) from Mills College. She received her AM for services to business and promoting opportunities for women leaders. Diane is married and has two daughters.