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The Blackhall & Pearl leadership team has extensive global experience in a diverse range of industries with particular expertise in Board, CEO, Risk, Compliance and Governance roles.

Steven Münchenberg B.Sc (Hons), LL.B. (Hons)

Managing Partner & CEO

Steven has over 25 years’ experience working directly with the chief executives and chairs of Australia’s largest companies. He was previously the CEO of the Australian Bankers’ Association, Chairman of the International Banking Federation, Deputy CEO of the Business Council of Australia and an inaugural member of the ASX Corporate Governance Council.

Niki Short BBus, FGIA, FCIS, FAICD, FCA

Partner

Niki is a risk management, assurance and finance expert with significant local and global experience. She led Operational Risk and Compliance globally for NAB, with responsibility for operational risk, compliance, financial crime, insurance and business continuity. Previously she was Head of Audit for NAB’s Personal & Business Bank and held senior roles at Deloitte.

Julie Steiner AM BA(Hons), GAICD

Partner

Julie has over 35 years’ leadership experience in the public and private sectors. She co-founder executive search firm BSP, focused on C suite and boards, and was Global Head of the CEO and Education practices for Odgers Berndtson. Julie was General Manager ABC Enterprises, CEO of the ABC Pay Television division and CEO of IMAX Australia. She has been a director for over 30 years.

Sam Butcher LLB (Hons), BEc, FGIA, FCIS, GradDip CSP, MAICD

Partner

Sam has extensive experience as a governance professional having held senior company secretary and legal roles at Bonlac Foods, Zinifex and BHP Billiton. He has advised many boards and executive teams on all aspects of enterprise governance and has delivered major change projects at large, complex organisations.

Mike Rich

Director

Mike has significant corporate governance and risk management experience having led KPMG’s National Board Advisory practice and been a Director of KPMG’s Risk Executive. He has also been the CEO of start-ups in disrupted industries. Mike has managed hundreds of board performance review and governance design projects with a diverse range of clients.

Tracy Noon B.Bus, IECL Certified Organisational Coach

Partner

Tracy is known for her expertise in coaching C-suite executives and Board Directors facing complex challenges and is a Certified Organisational Coach. She has been the Chief Corporate Services Officer and Chief People Officer for New York based talent management company Hudson Global and previously worked at TMP Worldwide, AXA and Codan Limited.

Stephen Harris BBus, FGIA, FCIS, FAICD, FCA

Partner

Stephen is a highly experienced company secretary and governance professional. He was Company Secretary at Medibank Private Limited and General Electric (Australia and New Zealand) and has held senior finance, reporting, accounting and corporate tax consulting positions at WMC Resources, Exxon Chemicals and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Tim Boyle GradDipRiskMgt, MBA, DBA, MAICD, AFAIM, F Fin

Co-Founder

Tim is the co-founder of Blackhall & Pearl. He has had a diverse international career through senior executive and board roles with large and complex organisations including; University of Melbourne, Bankers Trust, Austock and Fidelity.

He commenced his senior career as an Executive Director with University of Melbourne before joining Bankers Trust New York as Global Chief of Staff for Risk Management.

Tim then moved to Fidelity as the Global Chief Risk Officer, before taking on the role of Executive Director for Fidelity Continental Europe. He has also completed a Doctorate on Board Performance.

Harry Toukalas BBus, MsRiskMgt, MBA, PhD(c), CPRM, F Fin

Co-Founder

Harry is the co-founder of Blackhall & Pearl. He commenced his senior career with the NAB as the Australian Head of Operational Risk before joining Bankers Trust as the Regional Vice President Risk Management for Asia/Pacific.

He then returned to the NAB as the Global General Manager of Operational Risk and Compliance for the Group.

Harry subsequently became the founding Managing Director of the Bank of Cyprus Australia (now Delphi Bank), building it into a full service retail bank. He is currently completing a PhD on Behavioural Science and Artificial Intelligence.