Appointed May 2020
Francesca brings to Cabrini a senior executive career in legal, governance, compliance, audit and risk and finance roles with ASX listed companies. She has worked in a broad range of industries, including mining, investment banking, energy and waste. The roles she has held include Chief Legal, Risk and Compliance Officer and Company Secretary of Newcrest Mining Limited, General Counsel and Company Secretary of OZ Minerals Limited, and senior legal positions at BHP Billiton Limited and Rio Tinto Limited. She was also the General Manager Internal Audit and Risk for Rio Tinto Limited and a Vice President Structured Finance for Citibank Limited.
Francesca retired from Newcrest Mining in July 2020. She was a member of the Australian Government Takeovers Panel, Director of AMMA – Australian Resources and Energy Group and Board Member and Chair of the Audit Committee of the Victorian Government’s Metropolitan Waste Management Group. Francesca’s not for profit governance roles have been in religious and community drama organisations — including chairing the People and Remuneration committee, and being a Board Member of the Archdiocese of Melbourne Catholic Development Fund.
Francesca holds a Master of Laws, Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Commerce from Melbourne University, Graduate Diploma in Company Secretarial Practice, and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Francesca is a member of the Cabrini Patient Experience and Clinical Governance Committee and the People and Nominations Committee.