Australia

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Directors and Officers

CHRIS FREEMAN, CA, MAICD – Non-Executive Chairman
Appointed as a Director on 11 January 2017. Appointed Chairman on 22 February 2017. Chair of the Review Committee and member of the Audit Committee. Currently Senior Strategic Advisor to the BT Financial Group. Former roles include General Manager Adviser Distribution for the BT Financial Group, Head of Equities for Bankers Trust Australia Limited, Head of Distribution for BT Financial Group and Head of BT Wealth and Wrap Solutions.

GREGORY E. McGOWAN, JD – Non-Executive Director
Appointed as a Director in April 1992.  Non-Executive Director of the Company.  Senior Strategic Advisor of Franklin Templeton Investments. Former Director, Executive Vice President, and General Counsel of Templeton International Inc., former Director of Franklin Templeton Investments Australia Limited.

ALOK SETHI, B.Comm – Non-Executive Director
Appointed as a Director on 22 February 2017. Non-Executive Director of the Company. Executive Vice President Operations and Technology for Franklin Resources, Inc. He is also responsible for the subsidiaries of Franklin Resources, Inc. in India and Poland that provide support to the back office and technology functions of Franklin Templeton worldwide.

JOANNE DAWSON, B.Comm, MBA, CA, GAICD – Non-Executive Director
Appointed as a Director on 9 May 2012. Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Review Committee. Director of Catholic Church Insurance Limited, CCI Asset Management Ltd, Vision Super and Bank First Ltd. Former roles include, senior management roles with National Australia Bank, Client Director in the Assurance and Advisory Division of Deloitte and Board Member and Chair of the Audit Committee of Film Victoria.

MARTIN F. WARWICK, CA, MBA, ACIS, AGIA, BSc, MAICD – Non-Executive Director
Appointed as a Director on 1 July 2014.  Member of the Review and Audit Committees.  Formerly General Manager and Company Secretary of the Company.  Currently the Director of a Melbourne accounting practice.  Member of the Board of Management of Education Program for Infants and Children Inc.  Former member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the University of Melbourne.

MICHAEL J. O’BRIEN, CFA, FIAA, GAICD – Non-Executive Director
Appointed as a Director on 27 August 2014. Member of the Review and Audit Committees. Managing Director of EQT Holdings Limited. Former roles include Chief Executive Officer of Invesco Australia Limited, Chief Investment Officer of AXA Australia and NZ. Former roles include directorships at Alliance Capital Management Australia, and NZ, National Mutual Superannuation Pty Ltd, National Mutual Funds Management Limited and National Mutual Master Trust Limited.

MAT R. SUND, B.Bus (Acc), CPA – General Manager and Company Secretary
Appointed as General Manager on 1 July 2014 and Company Secretary on 23 March 2016. Currently Director, Fund Administration for Franklin Templeton Investments Australia Limited.