Steven Sargent

Steven Sargent

International Scientific Advisory Committee

Steve joined the Foundation Board in March 2015. He is a Non-executive Director of Origin Energy Ltd, Chairman of the Origin Foundation. Steve is also Chairman of OFX Group Ltd (since November 2016) and is a Deputy Chairman and Lead Non-executive Director of Nanosonics Ltd.

Over recent years Steven has been a Non-executive Director of Veda Group Limited (2015–2016) and Bond University Ltd (2010–2016). Steve was also a member of the Australian Treasurer’s Financial Sector Advisory Council, President of the American Chamber of Commerce and a Director on the Board of the Business Council of Australia.

Steve’s most recent executive role was President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Mining, GE’s global mining technology and services business. Prior to this Steve was responsible for all of GE’s operations (Aviation, Healthcare, GE Capital, Transportation, Power & Water, Energy Management) across Australia and New Zealand, GE’s third largest country in the world. He joined GE Capital in 1993 in New York City and held a number of global leadership positions with the company, spanning the US, Europe and Asia.

He was a member of the Australian B20 Leadership Group and Coordinating Chair of the B20 Human Capital Taskforce. Steve holds a Bachelor of Business from Charles Sturt University in New South Wales and is a Fellow with the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Fellow with the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.

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