Trish Ridsdale is an experienced Chair, director, director educator and consultant to boards and executive teams in the areas of strategy, risk, corporate governance, organisation performance and executive coaching.
She has extensive experience in the co-operative sector having served on co-operative boards for the past fifteen years and over the past twenty years, consulted for both start-up and established co-operatives in the areas of corporate governance, strategy development and risk management. Many of these were farming co-operatives.
She is serving on two co-operative Boards: as an independent NED of the Rapid Group Ltd, a leading cleaning and hygiene distribution business operating throughout Australia and New Zealand, and as interim Chair of Go Vita Group Ltd, the largest health food group in Australia.
She has previously been on the Board of Travellers Choice Ltd, a significant player in the retail travel sector, for thirteen years and served as Chairman for eleven of those.
Trish is the founder and managing director of consultancy firm Board Business, which provides strategy, risk, corporate governance, and executive coaching services to organisations across Australia and New Zealand.
She has been an Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) education facilitator since 1996 and a Fellow since 2010.
She has also served on boards in the mining, manufacturing, civil construction, arts, tourism and health research sectors.