Dr Brian McNamee was appointed to the CSL Board in February 2018 and became Chairman in October 2018. He was Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of CSL from 1990 until his retirement in 2013. Since leaving his executive role at CSL, Dr McNamee has served as an advisor to private equity group Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR). He has also pursued a number of private start-up and company-making activities, and in 2014 served on the panel of the Australian Government’s Financial System Inquiry. In 2009, Dr McNamee received The Office of the Order of Australia (AO) for service to business and commerce.
Dr McNamee is Chairman of the Innovation and Development Committee and a member of the Corporate Governance and Nomination Committee.