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Erica Lane

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Non-Executive Director


Erica joined the Board of Slater and Gordon Lawyers in 2008. She chairs the Nomination and Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Erica is a successful non-executive director with experience in international and local industries. Since 2000, she has held various appointments in funds management, professional services and healthcare spanning both listed and non-listed environments and public and private sectors.

Erica has served as a non-executive director and chaired various committees for Victorian Funds Management Corporation, Eastern Health and the Ilhan Food Allergy Foundation.

She has deep and varied commercial expertise with a strong bias towards strategy, financial performance and change management in complex environments.

In addition to Board appointments, Erica consults extensively in the public and private sectors at CEO and Board level on a range of strategic and business performance issues.

Previously, Erica was a senior executive with ANZ Bank initially as Head of Group Performance Management in Finance, then General Manager of Insurance and Trustees. Prior to this, she was a senior executive with the global strategy consulting firm, Booz Allen and Hamilton. In the early 90’s, Erica studied and worked in the USA in investment banking, after an early business career with Unisys in IT development and Arthur Andersen in business consulting.

Prior to her business career, Erica practised as a medical microbiologist and immunologist in public and private healthcare. Following the diagnosis of her daughter, Erica founded AnaphylaxiSTOP, a philanthropic organisation which supports medical research into life threatening food allergies.

Erica has an MBA from the University of Chicago with specialisations in Finance and Public Policy. She also has an MBA from the University of Melbourne where she was awarded the Murdoch Fellowship in 1992.

Other qualifications include a Post Graduate Diploma in Computing and Bachelor of Medical Science with specialisations in microbiology and immunology.

She was a Finalist in the Telstra Business Women’s Awards in 1997 for her work in the Insurance industry. 

Erica is a Member of the Australia Institute of Company Directors.