Claude Gauchat (BScAg, MBA, FAICD) has extensive governance experience from a long career spanning international and domestic settings. Claude brings specialist skills in strategic planning, risk management, public policy development and change management of not-for-profit companies. Currently, he acts co-chair of the Partnership Advisory Council at the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Hospital and chair of several Strategic Investment Advisory Panels of Horticulture Innovations Australia. Claude is the co-founder the agribusiness forum AgriMinds and managing director of direct2, a reputation management consultancy. Past roles include board director of the Institute for Creative Health, senior executive with Ciba-Geigy and member of many government boards and committees.