Kate Spargo has been a public member of the International Ethics Standards Board of Accountants since 2010. She was nominated by the Accounting Professional and Ethical Standards Board (APESB) in Australia.
Ms. Spargo has over 15 years of experience in non-executive directorship roles, mainly in the finance, infrastructure, and professional services sectors. Ms. Spargo currently holds or has held non‐executive directorships with listed companies UGL Ltd; Sonic Healthcare Ltd; Investec Bank (Australia) Ltd; CoInvest Ltd; Fletcher Building Ltd (then, not listed); SMEC, an international engineering consulting firm; and Griffith Hack, a patent attorney firm, among others. A particular focus for her in these roles is related to business ethics and governance, and in developing sustaining business operating standards. She also chairs or is a member of the Audit, Risk, and/or Remunerations Committees for many of these companies.
Ms. Spargo is a Fellow and councilor of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Ms. Spargo has qualifications in law and arts from Adelaide University (Australia).