New board appointment for Cogstate

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Cogstate (ASX:CGS) has announced the appointment of Jane McAloon as an independent non-executive director and chair its audit and compliance committee. 

Until mid-2015, Ms McAloon was part of the group management committee of BHP Billiton as president, governance and group company secretary from 2013, having been group company secretary from 2007.

Prior to joining BHP Billiton in 2006, she was part of the executive team at AGL as group manager external and regulatory services and group company secretary. 

Ms McAloon is currently a non-executive director of Healthscope and Energy Australia. 

Jane previously held various Australian state and commonwealth government positions, including director general NSW Ministry of Energy and Utilities, deputy director general NSW Cabinet Office as well as senior executive roles in Rail, Land and Water Conservation and Forestry. She previously worked in private legal practice. 

"I am very pleased to be able to announce another tremendous addition to the Board of Cogstate," said Martyn Myer AO, chairman Cogstate. "The appointment of Jane McAloon will bring invaluable commercial expertise to our Board. On the back of the announcement last week in respect of the appointment of Dr Richard Mohs as an independent non-executive director of Cogstate with extensive neuro-science experience, we feel that these very different but complementary skill sets will further strengthen the leadership of Cogstate. The appointments continue the enhancement of Cogstate’s leadership that includes the appointment of George Hunnewell and Frank Cheng in November 2016”.