Vanessa Wallace holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of New South Wales and a Master of Business Administration from IMD Switzerland. Prior to its merger with PwC in April 2014, Ms Wallace led Booz & Company's financial services practice in Global Markets. She was executive chair of Booz & Company (Japan) and led the strategy practice. She also held multiple governance roles at the highest level within Booz's global partnership and was actively involved in its customer, channels and markets activities which focused on areas such as customer experience, offer design and channels to market across a number of industries. Ms Wallace had hands-on experience in mergers and acquisitions and post-merger integration. She was a director of Booz & Company entities in Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and Indonesia (with varied tenure through to February 2013). Following the PwC merger, Booz & Company changed its name to Strategy& and Ms Wallace continued as executive chair of Strategy& (Japan) until she retired in July 2015. Ms Wallace is also on the Chairman’s Council of the Australian Chamber Orchestra and is a member of the AICD.