Geoff Applebee

Chair, Audit and Risk Committee

(Reappointed 1 January 2022 until 31 December 2024)

Geoff Applebee is the Chair and independent member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Legal Services Council. He is a highly experienced adviser and consults to professional services firms and their partners. 

Geoff is a non-executive director of Village Building Company Ltd Group, including The Big Banana Limited, and a member of their Audit and Risk Committees. He is Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee for the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission. He is a director of The Lakes Golf Club and a member of its Finance and Audit Committee. He also chairs several private companies.

Geoff was a senior partner and managing partner of Ernst &Young, retiring in 2009. In 2021 he retired as Chair of the Sydney accounting firm Pitcher Partners; and as a director of the Forestry Corporation of NSW, having completed three terms. He chaired the Audit and Risk Committee for the Australian Securities and Investments Commission for two three-year terms and was previously a member for a further term. He has served on numerous private companies, government, and non-profit boards throughout his career.

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Geoff Applebee
Last updated:

17 Oct 2022

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