Toni Thornton

Director at G8 Education

Toni Thornton has worked in corporate finance agencies for more than 15 years. She brings a strategic commercial focus to the G8 Board, having previously held senior positions with JBWere, Goldman Sachs JBWere and NAB.

Current directorships include CS Energy (including Chair of the Finance Risk and Assurance Committee), Millovate Pty Ltd and Triathlon Queensland as well as being a founding director of the private childcare enterprise Habitat Early Learning. Toni was previously a Board member of South Bank Corporation, boutique developer Devcorp and the Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation.

Toni has more than 10 years’ experience in audit at Board level, is a licensed real estate agent and during her time at Goldman Sachs JBWere, was a responsible executive with the ASX holding both derivative and RG146 accreditation. She has also completed an Accelerated Executive Management program through AGSM (The Australian School of Business), the Goldman Sachs JBWere Non-Profit Leadership Program and the Goldman Sachs Executive Director Leadership Program. Toni is currently a candidate for a Master of Law in Enterprise Governance through Bond University.

During her time with a leading global investment bank, Toni gained significant strategic advisory experience with prominent Queensland listed companies, large private companies and Profit for Purpose Groups including a number of Queensland’s major hospital groups.

Toni is a member of the Audit & Risk Management and People & Culture Committees.


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