David Goffage

David Goffage

BCom, BLaws (Hons), CFA

David Goffage is Manager Director in the Equity Capital Markets business at Merrill Lynch in Sydney. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch in 2010, David spent 12 years in Australia with ABN AMRO and Bankers Trust and three years in London with Credit Suisse.
In these roles, David has extensive experience in capital markets and has been a senior adviser to Governments, boards and executive teams in a variety of industries. David has worked on over 100 equity capital markets transactions raising over $100 billion in equity capital.

David has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Queensland and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from the University of Queensland. He has completed the Charter Financial Analyst (CFA) Program.

Tim Crommelin

Tim Crommelin

BCom, FSIA, FSLE

Tim Crommelin is the Chairman of Morgans Holdings (Australia) Limited (a Participant of the ASX Group). He worked for Corser Henderson and Hale in the stockbroking industry from 1968 to 1974 whilst studying for his Commerce Degree. In 1974, he was appointed General Manager of the Girdis Group of Companies (Property Development and Investment) before joining Morgan Stockbroking Ltd (now Morgans Financial Limited) in 1986.
Mr Crommelin is on the following Boards:

- Chairman, AP Eagers Limited
- Director, Senex Energy Limited
- Director, Australian Cancer Research Foundation
- Director, Abney Limited
- Director, The Brisbane Lions Foundation
- Member of the Senate, University of Queensland
- Chairman, Morgans Holdings (Australia) Limited
- Deputy Chairman, Morgans Foundation.

Darryl McDonough

Darryl McDonough

FAICD, ASCPA

Darryl McDonough is a solicitor and Chief Executive Partner of Australia’s leading commercial law firm Clayton Utz.

During the past 20 years, Mr McDonough has held board positions on listed and unlisted public companies and private companies; was a commissioner of the Queensland Government Commission of Audit in 1996 and deputy chair and chair of the Queensland Competition Authority. He is an ex Queensland state president of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is currently deputy chair of ASX listed GWA Group Limited.
Mr McDonough holds degrees in law and accounting from the Queensland University of Technology and a Doctor of Legal Science from Bond University.
He is a Fellow of Australian Institute of Company Directors and of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants.

Iain Watson

Iain Watson

BA (Hons) Ulster, MSc Ulster, PhD, Ulster

As Deputy Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement), Professor Iain Watson is responsible for leading the University’s overall engagement strategy, with a particular focus on expanding the quality and scale of engagement with prospective students, industry, government, alumni and Aboriginal and Torres-Strait Islander communities. The position works collaboratively with all UQ portfolios to develop, articulate and sustain a shared vision of engagement.
Professor Watson’s career has spanned more than 20 years working in academia. Graduating from Ulster University with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Professor Watson went on to complete a Master of Science and a PhD, focussing on the use of market and industry data in financial distress modelling.

Professor Watson previously held the role of Executive Dean of the Faculty of Business Economics and Law and before that, held the Deanship of the UQ Business School at The University of Queensland. Prior to coming to UQ, Professor Watson was the Deputy Dean at the University of Western Australia Business School (UWA).

Professor Watson has published numerous academic papers in international journals and was Consulting Editor for the book, The New York Times Guide to Finance. Over the last 10 years, Professor Watson has provided expert opinion, at the request of ASIC, the Australian Federal Police and leading international law firms in the areas of insider trading and financial disclosure. He also undertakes private sector consultant work for various organisations including professional accounting firms, investment banks and regulatory authorities.

Professor Watson is currently a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, Immediate Past Chair of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, Initial Accreditation Committee, Director of the Australian Ireland Fund and sits on the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM Australia) Council of Governors. He is also a member of the Queensland Male Champions for Change.

Sarah Hay

Sarah Hay

Sarah Hay works as the Business Manager of Shorthand, Mawson Ventures & Boardcave Pty Ltd. She was part of the Wotif.com team for over ten years, and is now a Managing Director of Shorthand Pty Ltd, and Shorthand Inc.
She attended the Gatton campus of UQ and her two sons are current UQ students.