Ms Tanya Cox - Non-executive Chair
MBA, Grad Dip Applied Corporate Governance, FAICD, FGIA, 61
Director since: 14 January 2021
Skills and Experience
Ms Cox has over 15 years of board experience and extensive executive experience in sustainability, property, finance and funds management. Ms Cox began her career at the Bank of New Zealand and over an 11 year period succeeded to the role of General Manager of Finance, Operations and IT. Ms Cox led similar functions at the managed fund custodian Ausmaq Limited, before joining Rothschild & Co Australia Limited as Director and Chief Operating Officer for the Australian operations. During her tenure at Rothschild & Co Australia Limited, Ms Cox was a member of several Executive Committees, including Chair of the Risk Committee and a member of the Investment Committee.
In 2003, Ms Cox joined Dexus as Chief Operating Officer and Company Secretary, with her responsibilities expanding in 2012 to include the role of Executive General Manager – Property Services. During her tenure at Dexus, Ms Cox was a member of the Executive Committee and the Investment Committee, and her responsibilities included oversight of all operational aspects of the business including corporate responsibility and sustainability, marketing and communications, information technology, operational risk management, corporate governance and company secretarial practices.
Since retiring from her executive career in 2014, Ms Cox has gained board experience at listed companies. Ms Cox has been an independent Non-executive Director of Cromwell Property Group since 2019. She is a former Non-executive Director of BuildingIQ, Inc and OtherLevels Holdings Ltd. Ms Cox is Chair of Equiem Holdings Pty Ltd, Chair of the World Green Building Council, former Chair and current Director of the Green Building Council of Australia and a Director of Niche Environment and Heritage Pty Ltd. Ms Cox was a member of the NSW Climate Change Council until it disbanded on 30 June 2021, and is a former Director of Low Carbon Australia.
Ms Cox holds a Master of Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management at University of New South Wales and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance from the Governance Institute of Australia. Ms Cox is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Governance Institute of Australia (formerly known as the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators) and is a Member of Chief Executive Women.