Professional independent company director, originally qualified as a chartered accountant
Key strengths include strategic thinking, financial management and reporting, and understanding operational drivers, risk management and corporate governance issues
Merran has considerable experience in the work of audit, risk and compliance committees
She has a particular interest in aligning performance management with corporate strategy and enjoys executive coaching
Industry experience includes financial and professional services, insurance, health, education, contract management and utilities
Downer adopts 'enhanced' format to cut the clutter - Australian Financial Review, 19 Aug 2015
Directors play key role in audit evolution - Company Director June 2014, page 55
A struggle to plug value gap
Can the accountants save the planet?
BRW 11-03-13: Revolving door for auditors may not lift quality, says standards board
Australian Financial Review 20-03-13: Tougher rules loom for audit
Australian Financial Review 07-10-11: Rules focus on audit clean-up
Charter June 2010 pages 44 45: Surfing the Boards
The Sunday Age 24-01-10: Still lonely at the top
Australian Financial Review 30-10-09: New standards lift auditing bar
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