Annette Kimmitt

The Victorian Gambling Casino Control Commission (VGCCC) has announced the appointment of Annette Kimmitt as its new chief executive officer, effective March 21, 2022. 

According to a press release from the gaming regulator, which handles all gaming affairs in Victoria including Crown Melbourne, Ms Kimmitt has more than 37 years’ professional and commercial experience, including several executive leadership roles with major Australian and international firms.

She is the former CEO and managing partner of MinterEllison, Australia’s largest law firm. 

Prior to that role, Ms. Kimmitt was the Global Growth Markets Leader at multinational professional services firm EY (Ernst & Young) and has previously held several other high-profile leadership roles with EY, including Asia-Pacific Accounts Managing Partner, Melbourne Managing Partner and Managing Partner Assurance.

She became a Non-Executive Director, Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee, and Member of the Investment Committee of investment company Mirrabooka Investments Ltd in January 2021 and a Non-Executive Director of Trawalla Group in May 2021.

She is also a board member of the Melbourne Business School, where she is the Chair of Finance, Risk, and Audit.

VGCCC said that Kimmitt was appointed CEO following an extensive recruitment process. 

VGCCC Chair Fran Thorn said Ms. Kimmitt would bring significant experience and leadership skills to her role as CEO.

“Her background in the business world and her experience in audit and risk management, in particular, will be a huge asset to our regulation of the gambling and liquor industries and ensuring harm minimisation.”

With Kimmiit’s appointment, acting CEO Scott May will step back down into his role as General Counsel and Executive Director, Regulatory Policy and Legal Services.