The Honourable Robert Cartwright

The Hon Robert Cartwright was Senior Deputy President of Fair Work Australia (previously the Australian Industrial Relations Commission) until 31 March 2011 and President of the Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal from 2004 to 2009.  Prior to appointment to the AIRC in 2001, he held senior positions in industry as a Group Managing Director of Telstra Corporation Ltd and over 15 years in the CRA group of companies, including Managing Director of Comalco Rolled Products and President of An Mau Steel Company, Taiwan.  He has been a Director and Deputy Chairman of the Australian Graduate School of Management at UNSW and Commissioner of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission.  He graduated as a Master of Business Administration from UNSW’s AGSM and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (USyd).  He is a Director of both the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation and of the Vincent Fairfax Ethics in Leadership Foundation and now works as a consultant in effective management of people.