The Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) is a non-statutory body responsible for advising the Treasurer on foreign investment policy and its administration. It examines foreign investment proposals submitted under the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 and under Australia's Foreign Investment Policy. The Board is supported by the Department. The Board comprises of 5 part-time members appointed by the Treasurer, as well as the General Manager of the Foreign Investment and Trade Policy Division of the Department of the Treasury.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    D. Advisory Body - Policy and Stakeholder Consultation

  • Established By / Under


  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Function Categorization

    Advisory Board

  • Creation Date

    2 April 1976

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Mr. David Irvine 16 April 2017 15 April 2022
Other Mr. Roger Brake 6 March 2017 Determined by the appointer
Member Mr. Michael D'Ascenzo AO 2 January 2013 1 January 2018
Member Mr. Patrick Secker 17 December 2013 16 December 2018
Member Mr. David Peever 1 February 2016 21 January 2021
Member Ms. Alice Williams 16 July 2015 15 July 2020
Member The Hon The Hon. Cheryl Edwardes AM 10 August 2017 9 August 2022
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