Dr Saranne Cooke
Dr Saranne Cooke is a professional director and chair with experience on a variety of boards across a range of sectors. Saranne is Deputy Chancellor of Charles Sturt University, a director of Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (RDC), HESTA Superannuation, Racing NSW, Western NSW Primary Health Network, the Royal Flying Doctor Service (South Eastern) and Leading Age Services Australia.
Dr Cooke has been involved with RDCs since she was appointed to the Fisheries RDC board in 2018. Dr Cooke Chairs the Fisheries RDC Finance, Audit and Risk Committee and was heavily involved in the development of the Fisheries RDC five-year strategy. As a long-term resident of regional Australia, she has a genuine understanding of regional and rural issues and communities.
In her executive career, Dr Cooke held several roles within the energy, financial, education and manufacturing sectors. Dr Cooke completed her doctorate by researching board governance across the ASX 200 companies. Dr Cooke also holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Master of Business (Marketing), and a Master of Commercial Law. Dr Cooke is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow Certified Practising Accountant, a Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute, and a Certified Practising Marketer.
Dr Cooke was appointed to the AMPC Board in January 2022.