About the MAIB Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Main Board of Directors

Current Directors of the MAIB

LANCE BALCOMBE BCom, FCA, MAICD

Chairman (Independent)

Appointed: 17 December 2022
Member: Audit Committee, Foundation Committee
Claims Committee

Lance Balcombe is a Chartered Accountant with a combined 40 years’ experience in public practice and Senior Executive roles in the Tasmanian Private and State-Owned Company sectors.

Until March 2021 Lance served as the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of TasNetworks,(Tasmania’s transmission and distribution network service provider). Prior to that Lance was the Chief Financial Officer at Hydro Tasmania and also served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Incat Group of Companies.

Lance is a Director of Liferaft Systems Australia Pty Ltd, the Ian Harrington Group Companies (Roadways), No Interest Loans Network of Tasmania Limited and operates his own business advisory firm, Wallasey Advisory Pty Ltd. 

NAOMI WALSH FCA, GAICD, MBus

Director (Independent)

Appointed: 1 January 2019
Member: Audit Committee
Claims Committee

Naomi is a finance professional with 30 years' experience in chartered accounting and commercial roles and was the 2015 Telstra Tasmania Business Woman of the Year, Private
and Corporate.

She is the College of Business and Economics, Academic Lead Employability with the University
of Tasmania, Deputy Chair on the Tasmanian Regional Council for CAANZ and Councillor on CAANZ National Council. 

Naomi is a Commissioner for the Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania and a board member of TasTAFE, Mental Health Council of Tasmania, Tasmania Development and Resources Board and Launceston Chamber of Commerce.

JOHN HINDMARSH MBA, GAICD

Director (Independent)

Appointed: 1 February 2020
Member: Claims Committee (Chair)

John is an experienced executive and director with over 40 years' experience in finance and investment, including 12 years as the CEO of the Tasmanian Public Finance Corporation.

He was a member of the board of the Tasmanian Public Finance Corporation between 2002 and 2014, and of the establishment board for the New Zealand Venture Investment Fund in 2001-02.

John is currently the Chairperson of the Tairua Pauanui Promotions and Pauanui Business Association.

DR KRISTEN FITZGERALD MBBS (hons), FRACGP, MPH & TM, AFANZAHPE, GAICD

Director (Independent)

Appointed: 1 October 2021
Member: Claims Committee, Foundation Committee

Kristen is a medical practitioner with over 25 years' experience in clinical care, population health and medical education. She continues to provide direct patient care as a General Practitioner in Tasmania.

Kristen commenced as a board member of the Tasmanian Board of the Medical Board of Australia in 2014, becoming Chair in 2020.