Ms Sally Darke, trusted advisor to the B&E Limited Board, has retired from her current role after more than 20 years of outstanding service.
Ms Darke was a Director of the B&E Limited Board from 1995 until November 2005, when she commenced as an advisor to the Board. Ms Darke served as Board Chairman from 2002 to 2005.
Ms Darke’s appointment to the board and later to Chairman was in an era when there were fewer women in senior positions, especially in the male-dominated finance industry.
Current Chairman Stephen Brown said that Sally was a ground breaking Chairman in the sector.
“During her tenure as Chairman, the organisation experienced both challenges and significant growth and Sally demonstrated strong leadership and effective critical analysis of all strategic initiatives.”
Over the years, Ms Darke contributed greatly to B&E adopting a contemporary approach to corporate governance and strategic planning.
“Sally was a member of all Board committees during her ten years and in the latter years has been a valuable asset in providing expert advice on governance, executive recruitment and Board performance reviews.
“On behalf of the board I would like to thank and acknowledge Sally’s leadership and her outstanding contribution to B&E,” said Mr Brown.
Ms Darke has been involved in recruitment, human resource consulting, training and project manage-ment for over 20 years—most recently for 10 years as a Director with KPMG in the consulting division.
She is a past State Councillor with the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a past Director of AFL Tasmania. Her current Board appointments include Scotch Oakburn College, and she is a non-executive director of the Tasmanian Community Fund and TasWater.
Ms Darke attended her last board meeting on Tuesday, 30 August 2016.