Chairman of the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Sub-committees, Mr Gooley had a 42 year period in the accounting profession with Arthur Andersen and Ernst &Young, and retired from public practice in 2008. During his career he was the Australian head of Andersen's Accounting and Audit practice and the Asia Pacific Risk Management Practice Director. Mr Gooley was the Victorian State President of CPA Australia in 1994, and served on the Australian Auditing and Assurance Standards Board and the International Auditing Practices Committee.
Outside of the accounting profession he has served on the board of two educational institutions, and is currently a director of Lahaina Holdings Pty Ltd, Tai Tam Investments Pty Ltd, Wilson Transformer Company and of Trinity College. He is also a member of the audit committee of the Victorian Department of Education and a member of the resources committee of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons. He was a director of the Australian Stem Cell Centre.