Dr Gary Weiss AM
Dr. Weiss AM holds the degrees of LL.B (Hons) and LL.M (with dist.) from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, as well as a Doctor of Juridical Science (JSD) from Cornell University, New York, United States.
Dr Weiss has extensive international business experience and has been involved in numerous cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Dr Weiss is Executive Director of Ariadne Australia Ltd, and Chairman of Ardent Leisure Limited, Cromwell Property Group and Estia Health Limited. He is a Non-Executive Director of Hearts & Minds Investments Limited, Thorney Opportunities Limited, the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute and The Centre for Independent Studies.
He was Chairman of Ridley Corporation Limited from June 2010 until August 2020, ClearView Wealth Limited from July 2013 until May 2016 and of Coats plc from 2003 until April 2012 and executive director of Guinness Peat Group plc from 1990 to April 2011 and has held directorships of numerous companies, including Straits Trading Co Ltd in Singapore, Premier Investments Limited, Tag Pacific Limited, Westfield Group, Tower Australia Ltd, Australian Wealth Management Limited, Tyndall Australia Ltd (Deputy Chairman), Joe White Maltings Ltd (Chairman), CIC Ltd, Whitlam Turnbull & Co Ltd and Industrial Equity Ltd. Dr Weiss was also a director of Brisbane Broncos Ltd (formerly Pacific Sports Entertainment Ltd), an ASX-listed company which owns the Brisbane Broncos and was a member of the Roosters Chairman's Club for the past two and a half years.
He has authored numerous articles on a variety of legal and commercial topics. In the Queens Birthday 2019 Honours List, Dr. Weiss was awarded the Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for significant service to business, and to the community.