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 Meet our directors

CHAIRMAN
Simon David Jones

Term of Office:
Simon Jones was appointed to the Board in November 2005 as a Non-executive Director and as Chairman in 2015. Simon was last re-elected in 2014.

Skills and Experience:
Simon is a chartered accountant with extensive experience in investment advisory, valuations, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, audit and venture capital. Simon was previously a former Managing Director of N.M. Rothschild and Sons (Australia) and Head of Audit and Business Advisory (Australia & New Zealand) and Corporate Finance (Melbourne) at Arthur Andersen.

Independent:
Yes

Other Directorships and Offices:
Director of Canterbury Partners
Chairman of Melbourne IT Limited
Chairman of Advisory Board of MAB Corporation Pty Ltd
Board Committee Memberships:
Member of the Risk and Audit Committee
Chairman of the Nomination Committee
Member of the Remuneration Committee
Member of the Acquisitions Committee

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND PRESIDENT
Stuart Irving

Term of Office:
Stuart Irving was appointed President & Chief Executive Officer of the Computershare Group in July 2014. He joined Computershare in 1998.

Skills and Experience:
Stuart held a number of roles at The Royal Bank of Scotland before joining Computershare in 1998 as Development Manager in the UK. Stuart worked in South Africa, Canada and the US before becoming CIO for North America in 2005 and then Computershare Group's CIO in 2008.

Independent:
No

Board Committee Memberships:
Member of the Nomination Committee
Member of the Acquisitions Committee

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Christopher John Morris

Term of Office:
Chris Morris and an associate established Computershare in 1978. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 1990 and oversaw the listing of Computershare on the ASX in 1994. Chris became the Computershare Group's Executive Chairman in November 2006 and relinquished his executive responsibilities in September 2010. He subsequently stood down as Chairman in 2015. Chris was last re-elected in 2015.

Skills and Experience:
Chris has worked across the global securities industry for more than 30 years. His knowledge, long-term strategic vision and passion for the industry have been instrumental in transforming Computershare from an Australian business into a successful global public company.

Independent:
No

Other Directorships and Offices:
Non-executive Chairman of Smart Parking Limited
Non-executive Chairman of DTI Limited

Board Committee Memberships:
Member of the Nomination Committee
Member of the Acquisitions Committee
Member of the Remuneration Committee

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Penelope Jane Maclagan

Term of Office:
Penny Maclagan joined Computershare in 1983 and was appointed to the Board as an Executive Director in May 1995. Penny relinquished her executive responsibilities in September 2010. Penny was last re-elected in 2015.

Skills and Experience:
Penny has over 30 years of experience and knowledge in the securities industry. Having led Computershare's Technology Services team until 2008, Penny has a very deep understanding of Computershare leading proprietary technology that contributes to its competitive advantage in the global marketplace.

Independent:
No

Other Directorships and Offices:
Non-executive Director of Smart Parking Limited
Board Committee Memberships:
Member of the Nomination Committee
Member of the Remuneration Committee

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Dr Markus Kerber

Term of Office:
Markus Kerber was first appointed to the Board as Non-executive Director in August 2004. In November 2009 he was required to retire due to his appointment as the Head of the Planning Department in the German Treasury. Markus was re-appointed to the Board in June 2011 and elected at the 2014 AGM.

Skills and Experience:
Markus was recently elected as the managing director of the German Federation of Industries.
Markus has worked as an investment banker in London in the equity capital markets divisions of Deutsche Bank AG and S.G. Warburg & Co Limited. Prior to his appointment in the German Treasury, Markus was the Director General at the German Ministry of the Interior from 2006 until 2009 and between 1998 and 2005 he was CFO, COO and Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of GFT Technologies AG.

Independent:
Yes

Other Directorships and Offices:
Member of the Supervisory Board of Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft
Member of the Board of Supervisory Directors of KfW

Board Committee Memberships:
Member of Acquisitions Committee
Member of Remuneration Committee
Member of Nomination Committee

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Arthur Leslie Owen

Term of Office:
Les Owen was appointed to the Board on 1 February 2007 as a Non-executive Director. Les was last re-elected in 2013.

Skills and Experience:
Les is a qualified actuary with over 35 years’ experience in the financial services industry. He held Chief Executive Officer roles with AXA Asia Pacific Holdings and AXA Sun Life plc and was a member of the Global AXA Group Executive Board. He was also a member of the Federal Treasurer’s Financial Sector Advisory Council.

Independent:
Yes

Other Directorships and Offices:
Non-executive Chairman of Jelf Group Plc
Non-executive Director of Discovery Holdings Limited (a South African-listed health and life insurer)
Non-executive Director of Royal Mail Group Plc

Board Committee Memberships:
Member of the Risk and Audit Committee
Member of the Remuneration Committee
Member of the Nomination Committee

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Tiffany Fuller

Term of Office:
Tiffany Fuller was appointed by the directors as an additional Non-Executive Director on 1 October 2014. She was elected by shareholders at the Company's AGM on 12 November 2014.

Skills and Experience:
Tiffany has held various accounting, corporate finance, financial advisory and management consulting positions with Arthur Andersen in Australia, the United States and in England. She subsequently held roles in investment banking with Rothschild Australia and was a Director in Rothschild’s private equity group, focusing on microcap investments and early stage technology companies in Australia and New Zealand.

Independent:
Yes

Other Directorships and Offices:
Non-executive Director of Smart Parking Technologies Limited
Non-executive Director of Costa Group Holdings Limited

Board Committee Memberships:
Chair of the Risk and Audit Committee
Member of the Nomination Committee
Member of the Remuneration Committee

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Joseph Velli

Term of Office:
Joe Velli was appointed by the directors as an additional Non-Executive Director on 1 October 2014. He was elected by shareholders at the Company's AGM on 12 November 2014.

Skills and Experience:
Joe is a retired financial services and technology executive with extensive securities servicing, M&A and public board experience. For most of his career, Mr Velli served as a Senior Executive Vice President of The Bank of New York and as a member of the Bank's Senior Policy Committee. During his 22-year tenure with the Bank, Mr Velli's responsibilities included heading Global Issuer Services, Global Custody and related Investor Services, Global Liquidity Services, Pension and 401k Services, Consumer and Retail Banking, Correspondent Clearing and Securities Services. Most recently Mr Velli served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Convergex Group, and previously served on the public boards of E*Trade Financial Corporation and American Management Systems, inc.

Independent:
Yes

Other Directorships and Offices:
Director of Paychex, Inc.
Board Committee Memberships:
Chairman of the Remuneration Committee
Member of the Nomination Committee

 Meet our global senior executives

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND PRESIDENT
Stuart Irving

Stuart Irving was appointed President & Chief Executive Officer of the Computershare Group in July 2014. Prior to this, Stuart was Computershare’s Chief Information Officer where he had responsibility for leading all aspects of Computershare's global information technology infrastructure and line-of-business application management, including the Information Security function. Before joining Computershare in 1998, Stuart held a number of roles at the Royal Bank of Scotland.

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Mark Davis

Mark Davis was appointed Chief Financial Officer in July 2013 and has responsibility for all of Computershare's finance functions globally. Before taking this role, Mark co-led the integration of the Shareowner Services business acquired from the Bank of New York Mellon Corporation in 2011. Prior to this, Mark held a variety of senior positions within the Computershare group including line responsibility for all of Computershare's businesses in the Australasian region. Mark joined the Computershare group in 2001.

CHIEF CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Francis Catterall

Francis Catterall was appointed as Computershare’s Chief Corporate Development Officer in late 2016, and is responsible for the Group's Corporate Development and M&A functions. Before joining Computershare, he worked for almost two decades in strategy and M&A roles, with experience across a variety of sectors, including government, technology, finance, consumer products, regulated businesses and infrastructure. Francis has also worked in investor relations and tax advisory roles.

CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER
Mark McDougall

Mark McDougall worked as a management consultant and held various roles within Financial Services companies before joining Computershare in 2009 as Global CTO. Mark also managed the Global Development Group, responsible for line of business application governance, development and innovation. He became Global CIO in 2014 and is responsible for leading all aspects of Computershare's global information technology infrastructure and line-of-business application management.

CHIEF OF STAFF
Peter Belval

Peter Belval was appointed Chief of Staff in September 2014 and is responsible for managing Computershare’s Office of the CEO and driving several of Computershare’s global strategic initiatives. Before assuming this role, Peter led a number of key projects for Computershare as a Senior Manager in Computershare’s technology group. Peter joined Computershare in 2005 as part of the acquisition of EquiServe where he held several executive finance roles.

REGIONAL DIRECTOR, COMPUTERSHARE AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
Scott Cameron

Scott Cameron was a Partner at Ernst & Young prior to joining Computershare in 2005. Prior to his appointment in 2011 as Group Regional Director for Australia and New Zealand, Scott was Chief Financial Officer for Computershare's Australasian and Asian regions. Scott is responsible for the company's businesses in Australia and New Zealand.

CHIEF AUDIT EXECUTIVE
Samantha Coggins-Thompson

Samantha Coggins-Thompson was appointed Chief Audit Executive late 2016 and is responsible for Computershare’s global internal audit function, including Client Engagement and External Audit Services. Prior to joining Computershare, Samantha held Internal Audit and Regulatory Compliance roles with Barclays, Lloyds Banking Group and most recently GE Capital. Her career spans three decades in banking, covering consumer, commercial, corporate, wealth management and stockbroking.

PRESIDENT, GLOBAL CAPITAL MARKETS
Paul Conn

Paul Conn started his international financial markets career at the London Stock Exchange in 1979. He joined the Australian Stock Exchange in 1989, holding a number of senior roles including the Head of New Business Development. Paul joined Computershare in 1998, relocated to New York in 2001 and was appointed President of Computershare's Global Capital Markets Group in 2006.

GROUP REGIONAL DIRECTOR, COMPUTERSHARE CONTINENTAL EUROPE
Steffen Herfurth

Steffen Herfurth held senior international marketing and sales roles in Europe and Asia for companies such as Siemens before being appointed Managing Director at emagine, a subsidiary of GFT Technologies. He joined Computershare in 2007. Steffen is responsible for Computershare's businesses in Germany, Scandinavia, Russia and Italy.

GROUP COMPANY SECRETARY AND CHIEF LEGAL COUNSEL - ASIA PACIFIC
Dominic Horsley

Dominic joined Computershare in 2006, having previously worked for one of Asia Pacific's leading law firms and at an Australian based software and services supplier. Dominic is the Group Company Secretary, and is also responsible for the provision of legal and compliance services for Computershare's operations in Australia and New Zealand.

DIRECTOR CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS
Lucy Newcombe

Lucy Newcombe is a BBC-trained journalist who took her skills to technology company Plantronics in a public relations and marketing role across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. She joined Computershare in 2005 as Marketing Director for the EMEA region and was appointed Director Corporate Communications in 2010. Lucy is responsible for building Computershare's global brand and also heads up Corporate Responsibility initiatives for the company.

PRESIDENT, COMPUTERSHARE USA
Steve Rothbloom

Steven Rothbloom joined Harris Bank in 1986 and was appointed Executive Vice President in 1998. Following Computershare's acquisition of Harris Bank in 2000, Steven joined the North American executive team. He was appointed as President of Computershare USA in 2000 and during his tenure so far has overseen significant growth in the company's USA business.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, COMPUTERSHARE UNITED KINGDOM, CHANNEL ISLANDS, IRELAND AND AFRICA
Naz Sarkar

Naz Sarkar worked with Lloyds Registrars for more than 15 years before he joined Computershare in 2005. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Computershare's UCIA region businesses in 2010. Naz is responsible for the management and development of all UCIA customer-facing relationships and Georgeson's European proxy solicitation operations.

PRESIDENT, COMPUTERSHARE CANADA
Stuart Swartz

Prior to joining Computershare as legal counsel in 2001, Stuart held roles as counsel for the Newcourt Credit Group and Associate General Counsel at PSINet Limited. In 2004, he was appointed Senior Vice President of Computershare’s Corporate Trust Business, working on large domestic and global transactions and growing the business significantly during his 10 years in charge. Stuart was appointed as President and CEO of Computershare Canada in 2014.

CHIEF INFORMATION SECURITY AND RISK OFFICER
Craig Thomas

Craig Thomas was appointed Computershare’s Chief Information Security and Risk Officer in 2014. Prior to this Craig was the Computershare’s Chief Information Security Officer where he had responsibilities for leading the Global Information Security Group. Before joining Computershare in 2012, Craig was the Global Head of IT Security at the Royal Bank of Scotland and has held senior security position within other financial and public organisations.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, COMPUTERSHARE ASIA
James Wong

James Wong leads Computershare's business lines in North Asia and is also Chief Executive Officer of Computershare Hong Kong Investor Services Limited. James worked in HSBC's corporate and retail banking arms for 25 years and was in charge of its securities services business in Hong Kong and China before joining Computershare in 2005. James is a professional accountant by training, and has extensive involvement in regulation and securities market development in Hong Kong and China.