Andrew Niven.

Andrew Niven

Independent Chair
Finance, Audit and Risk (FAR) Committee (from June 2022)

Andrew was appointed as the Independent Chair of the ATSHQ Finance, Audit and Risk (FAR) Committee in May 2022.

The role of this committee is to assist and advise the Board on a range of finance, audit and risk matters. The Independent Chair reports to the Board and convenes the committee multiple times throughout the year to gather experienced input to support the Board make informed decisions regarding the finance, audit and the risk of ATSIHQ.

Andrew is the Indigenous Partnership Manager for the Queensland Investment Commission (QIC). The QIC was created in 1991 by the Queensland Government to serve its long-term investment responsibilities and has grown into a leading long-term specialist investment manager in Australia and internationally with over $100bn (US$73bn) in managed investments.

Andrew is an experienced accountant, who is a graduate of the Queensland University of Technology and holds a has a Bachelor Degree in Accounting and Finance. He has significant expertise in strategic financial governance, leadership and financial risk management, particularly at the Board level.

He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has held a number of key Board appointments. Notable appointments include:

  • Non-Executive Director, Brisbane Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service (Brisbane ATSICHS);
  • Chairperson, Finance & Audit Committee, Brisbane ATSICHS;
  • Chairperson, Karalumba (Asset Management);
  • Former Non-Executive Director, Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH).

Andrew has also held financial roles in National Australia Bank, Queensland Treasury Corporation, private enterprise and Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) where he won an Australia Day Medallion in 2014 for his work with the establishment of IBA's Indigenous Real Estate Investment Trust as well as in 2016 for his work with establishing IBA's Indigenous Prosperity Funds.

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