Wednesday 18th January 2017 12:20 pm - 01:50 pm

Speaker: Jenny Taing

Topic Leadership and Insights from Harvard


Jenny Taing

Jenny is a member of the Rotary Club of Melbourne and an outstanding achiever. She is a financial services lawyer, non-executive director and leader in health and regulation in Australia. 

Currently, Jenny is a Senior Legal Associate at Vanguard Investments where she is in-house counsel providing legal advice to the product team, in particular launching products in Australia and New Zealand.  Previously, she was a senior lawyer at the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) with expertise in financial services and superannuation law.  At ASIC, Jenny worked on major mergers and acquisitions and reconstructions of companies and trusts and was also the lead lawyer on innovative financial technology products.

Jenny currently serves as a board director of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), the national regulator for fourteen health professions.  She also recently sat on a three member external review panel at Austin Health, investigating allegations of research misconduct.  She is also a former board director of The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital, Royal District Nursing Service, Channel 31 and served as a Commissioner of the Victorian Multicultural Commission.  

With a passion for education, Jenny also holds appointments at the University of Melbourne; she is the Vice- President of the University of Melbourne Alumni Council, Chair of the Alumni Giving Committee and an advisory board member of the Centre for Advancing Journalism.  

Jenny attended Harvard Business School in 2016 as the Hugh DT Williamson Scholar.  This prestigious national scholarship is awarded by the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia) to an outstanding individual who has demonstrated leadership, professional qualifications, community and social responsibility as well as a contribution to the financial services industry.

Jenny has been recognised for her leadership and work.  She was a finalist for In-House Lawyer of the Year in the Lawyers Weekly Australia Women in Law Awards 2016, winner of the University of Melbourne, Faculty of Arts Rising Star Alumni Award for 2014, awarded for her commendable leadership and outstanding contribution in the fields of Public Health, Multicultural Policy and Journalism.  She has also been recognised as one of Australia's young business leaders, appearing on CPA Australia's INTHEBLACK Magazine Top 40 Young Business Leaders List for 2013. 

Jenny holds a Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Melbourne (2005) and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST).  She has professional memberships with the AICD, AIST and Finsia.

Jenny is a regular commentator on financial services, superannuation, health, boardroom and corporate governance matters.  With a refugee background, the first person in her family to receive a tertiary education and as the youngest to be appointed to a health service board in Victoria, AHPRA and the Victorian Multicultural Commission, she also mentors a number of young lawyers and students.  


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