Mrs Cross was appointed with effect from 11 May 2021 for a five-year term.
Mrs Cross has extensive international experience as both an executive and non-executive director across a wide range of financial services and other industries. As an executive, Mrs Cross lived and worked in seven different countries holding a number of senior leadership positions with Chase, BNP, and National Australia Bank where she also served on the NAB’s Executive Committee. Mrs Cross began her career in the U.S. public service and is an honours graduate of Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. She has expertise in capital markets, risk management, corporate governance, treasury and international affairs. Mrs Cross is currently Chair of the Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation, a Director of Transurban Ltd, a Director of Aviva plc, and an Ambassador for the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation. She has formerly served as a non-executive director on a number of boards, including Macquarie Group, the National Australia Bank, Qantas, and Wesfarmers. Mrs Cross has held several honorary government positions including as a founding member of the Financial Sector Advisory Council and as a member of the Panel of Experts to the Australian Financial Centre Forum. Mrs Cross was the founding Chair of the 30% Club in Australia, a founding director of the Grattan Institute, and a long-serving director of the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. She was awarded a Centenary Medal for services to the financial services industry, and a lifetime fellowship of the Australian Institute of Company Directors for the advancement of women in corporate Australia.