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A Business Luncheon with Tony Berg, Executive Director for Gresham Partners
March 15 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEDT
Tony graduated from the University of Sydney with an Honours degree in Economics, and received an MBA with High Distinction and Baker Scholar from the Harvard Graduate School of Management. Between 1970 and 1972, he worked with Loeb Rhoades & Co. in New York, and in 1972 joined Hill Samuel Australia becoming Managing Director in 1984. When Hill Samuel became Macquarie Bank in 1985, he was appointed the company’s first Managing Director and CEO.
In 1994, he was appointed Managing Director and CEO of Boral Limited, and retired in February 2000 when the company was split into two companies: Boral Limited and Origin Energy Limited.
He is an Executive Director of Gresham Partners Limited and chairs the Investment Committee of Gresham Property Funds Management.
He is chair of the Commonwealth Government National Leadership Group for Stronger Places, Stronger People initiative. He was appointed to the Board of the Adelaide Festival in 2022.
He was a director of Jawun – Indigenous Corporate Partnerships from 2006 to 2022 and chair from 2009 to 2017.
His former non-executive corporate directorships include Westfield Holdings, ING Australia and ING Bank (Australia) and Record Investments.
He served as a Council member of the National Gallery of Australia from 1997-2003 and is a Director of the National Gallery of Australia Foundation Board where he was chairman for 7 years. He is the Patron of Musica Viva Australia, a director from 1983-2000 and chairperson for 12 years. He was a director of the Sydney Institute from 1993-1997, and a member of the Australia Council from 1978-1982.
At the University of New South Wales, he was a member of the Board of Management of the Australian Graduate School of Management from 1991-1998 and 2004-2006 and was a member of the UNSW School of Business Advisory Council from 2007-2015 and was Chairman for two years. He was also a member of the University of New South Wales Foundation Board from 2007-2015 and is a member of the Advisory Council of the Centre for Social Impact.
He was a member of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Australian Institute of Company Directors from 2004 to 2017 and chairman from 2014-2016
Tony Berg was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 1992, was Banker of the Year in 1993 and was awarded the Richard Pratt Business Leadership Award by the Australia Business Arts Foundation in 2002. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Business degree from the University of New South Wales in 2009.