Jillian is a professional company director with a legal and regulatory background and private and public sector experience.
Currently, Chair of the General Sir John Monash Foundation (Australia’s national postgraduate educational scholarship organisation), Chair of the Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce (NSW), Chair of the Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority (IPEA) a director of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, the Grattan Institute of Public Policy, Rabobank Australia Limited, and a Trustee of the Sydney Opera House Trust. Jillian is President of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ). She is a member of the Council of the Order of Australia.
Amongst her previous appointments, she was a director of ASX Ltd and National Australia Bank Ltd and a member of the federal government's Remuneration Tribunal.
Jillian graduated BA. LL.B from UNSW and has an LL.M from Harvard University. Jillian was awarded a Centenary Medal in 2003 for services to society through business leadership, and in 2019 she was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for service to the banking and financial regulation sectors, to not-for-profit organisations, and to women. Jillian is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.