JAS-ANZ Board Members

Justin Roberts-Smith

Justin Roberts-Smith is currently Chairman of the JAS-ANZ Governing Board, appointed June 2017. He is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), Member of the Governance Institute of Australia (GIA), and Fellow of CPA Australia.

Justin is a proven senior manager used to working within both large, complex and small organisations. He has a knowledge and expertise in accounting and financial reporting, internal audit systems, compliance management, corporate governance, organsiational management systems, process improvement risk management, and strategic planning. 


Mike Willing

Mike Willing is currently the Vice-Chairman on the Governing Board after completing his second term as Chairman in June 2017. Appointed to JAS-ANZ in 2004 as Vice-Chair and appointed as Chair in 2008, Mike initially trained as a teacher before moving into industry education and training in the New Zealand fishing and dairy industries.

Involvement with the dairy industry led to a lengthy career in quality assurance, primarily with the New Zealand Dairy Board covering its national and international activities before transferring to Fonterra with its establishment in 2001. Mike was appointed Product Conformance Manager in 2004. In 2008 he joined the New Zealand Qualifications Authority as Deputy CEO Quality Assurance.


Joanne Buchanan

Jo Buchanan is a supply chain, logistics, process, organisation management and project management specialist. She has achieved a range of academic and industry qualifications, and has almost 30 years' experience in a range of industries including: the military, the Olympic Games movement, large corporate, small business and government agencies.

Jo currently co-owns four small businesses and focuses her energies on helping SMEs around the world grow their business.


Suzanne Campbell

Suzanne has broad digital economy experience including in executive leadership roles and governance experience in various industry sectors.

Suzanne recently held the role of CEO, Australian Information Industry Association, the peak representative body and advocacy group for those in the digital ecosystem.

Suzanne’s Blog “The Disruption Digest” explores the drivers, characteristics, exciting opportunities, real-world challenges and consequences of disruption. She writes to encourage leaders to think expansively and optimistically about this revolutionary change.


Howard Duff

Howard Duff (CMInstD) is an internationally experienced expert in change management, business improvement and process re-engineering.  His experience covers a variety of industries with his specialties being financial services and central government.  Howard also has a background in the establishment and assessment of quality management systems in nuclear, heavy engineering and service sectors.

Howard is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors and has significant experience in the governance of accreditation bodies in our region. His first term as a member of JAS–ANZ board was between 2005 and 2011 and from 2011 to 2017 he was a member of the New Zealand Accreditation Council (trading as IANZ). 


Dr James Galloway

Dr James Galloway is currently Chief Executive Officer for JAS-ANZ and has held a number of roles in industry and government related to standards, quality and regulation. James has a PhD from the University of Adelaide, Masters in Government and Commercial Law (ANU) and a graduate certificate in Risk Management from Swinburne University of Technology. 


Debra Heitmann

Debra is Chartered Accountant, Chartered Tax Adviser, Financial Planning Specialist and Fraud Examiner. She has extensive experience in regulatory environments, financial services, venture capital and not for profits.

Debra is a highly experienced NED, finance committee chair and member of corporate, disability, university  and regulatory organisations. Currently Debra is involved in a regulatory investigation into a financial services organisation and serves as an advisory board and committee member to Wentworth University.


Veronica Jacobsen

Veronica Jacobsen is an economist and lawyer and has a wide background in public policy, covering science and innovation, the environment and natural resources, minerals, justice, labour and social policy.  She joined the New Zealand public service after a career as a systems analyst, academic and economic consultant.  She is currently a Policy Director at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.  She has previously worked for the New Zealand Treasury, the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Science and Innovation.  Her specialist area of economics is the Economic Analysis of Law.  She has been President of the Law and Economic Association of New Zealand (LEANZ) and is currently the Chair of the Government Economics Network (GEN).


Delyth Samuel

Originally a qualified textile technology and printing professional, Delyth Samuel's career includes key leadership and management roles in textile manufacturing, R&D program management, business development and consulting. She has extensive experience and expertise in strategy development, portfolio management and review and evaluation. Her interests include innovation, voice of the customer and human centred design.

Formerly Deputy CEO of the University of Melbourne's commercial arm, Delyth has held a number of NED and committee appointments and is author of a number of publications. 


Martin Squire

Martin Squire currently heads the Trade and International Branch within the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science which provides supports the internationalisation of Australian industry, encourages Australia's multilateral and bilateral industry and trade cooperation, and manages the Commonwealth's relationships with standards and conformity assessment bodies. 

Martin previously held positions within the Resources and Energy Divisions of the Department including General Manager, Offshore Resources Branch and General Manager, Low Emissions Coal and CO2 Storage Branch and an 18 month secondment to Perth to work with NOPSEMA.