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Christopher (Chris) John Morris

Non-executive Chairman

 

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. Chris was last re-elected in 2012.

 





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 Office:
Non-executive Chairman of Smart Parking Limited
 

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

 

Stuart Irving

Chief Executive Officer and President
 

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
 
 

 

Penelope (Penny) Jane Maclagan

BSc (Hons), DipEd

Non-executive Director

 

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 2012.

 



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 Office:
Non-executive Director of Smart Parking Limited


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

 

Simon David Jones

MA, CA

Non-executive Director

 

Term of Office: 
Simon Jones was appointed to the Board in November 2005 as a Non-executive Director. Simon was last re-elected in 2011.

 



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 Office:
Director at Canterbury Partners
Chairman and Non-executive Director of Melbourne IT Limited
Chairman of the Advisory Board of MAB Corporation Pty Ltd
 

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

 

Dr Markus Kerber

Dipl.OEC, Dr. Rer. Soc

Non-executive Director

 

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 2011 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 Office:
Member International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) (London)
Member of the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) (Berlin)


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

 
 

 
 
 

Arthur Leslie Owen

BSc

Non-executive Director

 

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 Office:
Chairman of the Jelf Group Plc
Non-executive Director of CPP Group Plc
Non-executive Director of Discovery Holdings Limited (a South African-listed health and life insurer)
Non-executive Director of the Royal Mail Group Plc
Non-executive Director of Just Retirement (Holdings) Limited
 

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

 


 

Nerolie Phyllis Withnall

BA, LLB

Non-executive Director

 

Term of Office: 
Nerolie Withnall was Chairman of QM Technologies Limited until its acquisition by Computershare Communication Services Limited in March 2008. Nerolie was appointed to the Board as a non-executive director on 1 July 2008. Nerolie was last re-elected in 2011.

 




Skills and Experience:
Nerolie was a commercial lawyer with specialist skills in the areas of corporate advice, capital raisings, securities and corporate trusts. She is a former Corporate Partner with Minter Ellison Lawyers until she retired in 2001. She has practiced law for more than 30 years.

Independent:
Yes
 

Other Directorships and Office:
Chairman of ALS Limited
Non-executive Director of PanAust Limited
 

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

 


 

Tiffany Fuller

B.Com, GAICD, ACA

Non-executive Director

 

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 Office:
Smart Parking Technologies Limited

 

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


 

Joseph Velli

B.A, MBA

Non-executive Director

 

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 Office:
Director of Paychex, Inc.

 

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