Directors & Officers

CHRISTOPHER R. FREEMAN, CA, MAICD – Non-Executive Chairman
Appointed as a Director on 11 January 2017. Appointed as 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 on 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.

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. Former General Manager and Company Secretary of the Company. Currently the Director of a Melbourne accounting practice. Former member of the Board of Management of Education Program for Infants and Children Inc.

MICHAEL J. O’BRIEN,CFA, 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 New Zealand. Former roles include directorships at Alliance Capital Management Australia and New Zealand, National Mutual Superannuation Pty Ltd., National Mutual Funds Management Limited and National Mutual Master Trust Limited.

JOANNE DAWSON, 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 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, directorships of Catholic Church Insurance Ltd., CCI Asset Management Ltd. and Film Victoria.

ALOK SETHI, B.Comm, ACA – Non-Executive Director
Appointed as a Director on 22 February 2017. Non-Executive Director of the Company. Executive Vice President Technology and Operations for Franklin Resources, Inc. (FRI). He is also responsible for Franklin Templeton International Services (India) Private Limited (FTIS) and Franklin Templeton Investments Poland SP.z.o.o., both are subsidiaries of Franklin Resources Inc. (FRI) and are a microcosm of most functions performed within FRI companies worldwide.

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.