Ray Whitten AM is an admitted solicitor with over 40 years of experience having previously acted as president of the City of Sydney Law Society. Mr Whitten holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney, a Masters of Laws from the University of Technology in Sydney, and is an accredited specialist in business law and a Notary Public. He is an experienced investor with a wide range of investment interests and was a director of many private and public companies. As chair of the National Stock Exchange of Australia (NSX), he was responsible for its successful IPO on the ASX in 2005. Mr Whitten is chair of Whittens & McKeough, a boutique Sydney law firm specialising in mergers and acquisitions and corporate law. He was deputy chair of the Safety, Return to Work and Support Board (a board formed under statute responsible for determining the general policies and direction for the following agencies: Workcover NSW, Motor Accidents Authority NSW and Lifetime Care and support Authority NSW). In 2020, Mr Whitten was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for significant services to the law, particularly to legal reform and consumer protection.