Meet the Board – Damien O’Reilly

Damien O’Reilly Appointed CFWA Board President

Damien O’Reilly was appointed Board President in June 2022, having served on the Board since September 2019. Damien has an extensive commercial background, together with three years’ service with CFWA.

Damien brings valuable insight from diverse experience in business strategy and governance, compliance and regulatory management, and accounting and financial management. His experience encompasses a range of sectors from small and medium enterprises to professional service firms to large corporations. Currently a Senior Manager with Herbert Smith Freehills, Damien successfully leads transformation initiatives for global and national businesses. His role involves overseeing large and complex business transactions and programs, which enable Damien to stay abreast of emerging business challenges and risks.

Accordingly, Damien is well placed to ensure the Board is effectively governed and focussed on our vision and the interests of people with CF, their families and carers, and other stakeholders.

Damien is a fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is also a member of the Business Law section of the Law Council of Australia, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Turnaround Management Association and Insol International. His qualifications include a Bachelor of Commerce, MBA and a Juris Doctor, as well as post graduate qualifications in financial analysis and investigation, mediation/dispute resolution and insolvency.

CFWA Board

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Board Enquiries

For all board enquiries, please contact CEO Lisa at lisa.bayakly@cfwa.org.au or on 08 6224 4100.

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