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 Meet our board of 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 2019.

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 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 Human Resources and 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 2018.

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

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

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Abigail Cleland

Term of Office:
Abi Cleland was appointed to the Board in February 2018 as a Non-executive Director and was elected by shareholders in November 2018.

Skills and Experience:
Abi has extensive global experience in strategy, M&A, digital and business growth. Abi has held senior executive roles in the industrial, retail, agriculture and financial services sectors at companies including ANZ, Amcor, Incitec Pivot, Caltex after starting her career at BHP. Over the last five years Abi set up and ran an advisory and management business, Absolute Partners which focused on strategy, M&A and building businesses leveraging disruptive changes.

Independent:
Yes

Other Directorships and Offices:
Non-executive Director of Orora Limited
Non-executive Director of Coles Group Limited
Non-executive Director of Sydney Airport Limited
Director of Swimming Australia

Board Committee Memberships:
Member of the Nomination Committee
Member of the Human Resources and Remuneration Committee

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Tiffany Fuller

Term of Office:
Tiffany Fuller was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on 1 October 2014. She was last re-elected in 2019.

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 Limited
Non-executive Director of Washington H. Soul Pattinson Limited

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

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Lisa Gay

Term of Office:
Lisa Gay was appointed to the Board in February 2018 as a Non-executive Director and was elected by shareholders in November 2018.

Skills and Experience:
Lisa is a highly regarded business leader with extensive financial services experience in funds management, investment banking, and stockbroking. She was formerly Chair of the Australian Securities and Investment Commission's Markets Disciplinary Panel and Deputy Chair of the Indigenous Land Corporation. From 1990-2010 Lisa was general counsel and managing director of the Goldman Sachs Group Australia.

Independent:
Yes

Other Directorships and Offices:
Non-executive Director of Victoria Funds Management Corporation
Non-executive Director of Koda Capital
Member of the Council of Trustees of the National Gallery of Victoria

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

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Dr Paul Reynolds

Term of office:
Dr Paul Reynolds was appointed to the Board as an additional non-executive director on 5th October 2018 and was elected by shareholders in November 2018.

Qualifications:
BA, PhD

Skills and experience:
Paul Reynolds is a CEO and Chairman with an extensive board-leadership record in complex, large-scale technology and infrastructure enterprises. He was a member of the board at British Telecom from 2001-2007 and CEO of one of its largest businesses, BT Wholesale, where he led the network, global technology and many of its biggest transformation programs. He was also CEO of Telecom New Zealand from 2007-2012, during its turnaround and the world’s first structural-separation into independent retail and network companies. He is based in the UK.

Other directorships and offices:
Non-Executive Chairman of 9 Spokes Limited
Non-Executive Director of TalkTalk Telecom Group PLC

Board committee membership:
Member of the Nomination Committee
Member of the Risk and Audit Committee

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Joseph Velli

Term of Office:
Joe Velli was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on 1 October 2014. He was last re-elected in 2017.

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:
Non-executive Director of Paychex, Inc.
Non-executive Director of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation

Board Committee Memberships:
Chairman of the Human Resources and Remuneration Committee
Member of the Nomination Committee
Member of the Acquisitions Committee

 Meet our global management team

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 AND GLOBAL HEAD OF LOAN SERVICES
Nick Oldfield

Nick spent time with Arthur Anderson and Rothschild in both London and Melbourne after graduating before joining Computershare in 2003 as Director of Corporate Development for EMEA. He became CFO, EMEA in 2007 before re-locating to the USA in 2014. Nick was named our Chief Financial Officer in December 2019 and has responsibility for all of Computershare's finance functions globally. Nick is also Global CEO of the combined Mortgage Services business, with overall responsibility for the management and delivery of their strategic and financial plans.

CHIEF RISK OFFICER
Mike Anson

Mike Anson was appointed Chief Risk Officer in 2017 and is responsible for Computershare’s global risk management. Prior to joining Computershare Mike held a number of Enterprise and Operational Risk roles for Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley and most recently Credit Suisse.

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.

CHIEF CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Fiona Chalmers

Fiona Chalmers worked in corporate finance and investment banking advisory roles before joining Computershare from J.P. Morgan in 2019. Her experience spans public, private and cross border M&A transactions as well as equity and debt capital markets solutions. Fiona is responsible for developing the broader corporate strategy of Computershare globally and works closely with the business-line CEOs to identify, develop and execute on strategic and growth opportunities.

GLOBAL HEAD OF EMPLOYEE SHARE PLANS
Francis Catterall

Francis Catterall was appointed as Computershare’s Chief Corporate Development Officer in late 2016 and became CEO of Employee Share Plans in 2019. Before joining Computershare, Francis 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 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.

CEO COMPUTERSHARE EMEA & CEO GEORGESON
Steffen Herfurth

Steffen is CEO EMEA at Computershare and the global CEO of Georgeson. Steffen joined Computershare in 2005 as Managing Director at Pepper in Germany and soon after he became the CEO of Computershare Germany before he took on the role of Group Regional Director Continental Europe in 2010.

Prior to Computershare Steffen held senior international marketing and sales roles in Europe and Asia for companies such as Siemens and was Managing Director at emagine, a subsidiary of GFT Technologies.

GROUP COUNSEL AND COMPANY SECRETARY
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 services for Computershare's operations globally.

GLOBAL HEAD COMMUNICATION SERVICES
David Hynes

David Hynes founded Chelsea Images in 1989 and led its growth and international expansion in partnership with Computershare from 1993 onwards. In 2000 Chelsea Images was acquired by Computershare, with David becoming head of the new Communication Services business. In 2015 David also took on leadership of the Utility Services business in Australia. From 2019, as Global Head of Communication Services, David is responsible for driving innovation for clients, moving them seamlessly from print and mail to interactive, personalised digital communications.

GLOBAL CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Carlos Leira

Carlos has been with Computershare since 2010 when he joined as CIO of EMEA. In 2015 Carlos was appointed CIO for North America, and then in 2019 he became Global Chief Technology Officer. Carlos is responsible for maturing service delivery and service operations excellence, and has supported our growth through acquisitions, and other major initiatives around the world.

GLOBAL CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER
Mark McDougall

Mark worked as a management consultant and held various roles within financial services companies before joining Computershare in 2009 as Global CTO to lead the Global Development Group. He was appointed Global CIO in 2014 and is responsible for all aspects of line-of-business application development and management, governance, and Computershare’s customer-driven innovation framework.

GLOBAL HEAD OF PEOPLE AND COMMUNICATIONS
Lucy Newcombe

Lucy Newcombe has more than twenty years’ experience in communications, marketing and corporate engagement roles across global companies. She joined Computershare in 2005 as Marketing Director for the EMEA region and was appointed Director Corporate Communications in 2010, since when she has also spent time based in Hong Kong. Additionally, in 2019 she became Head of People, responsible for managing and driving all people-related initiatives globally. Lucy is also responsible for Computershare's Corporate Responsibility programs.

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 the registry business 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.

GLOBAL HEAD OF ISSUER SERVICES
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 and then became CEO of Issuer Services in 2019. Naz is responsible for the core Register Maintenance and Corporate Actions business and wider Issuer Services portfolio, which includes Proxy and Government product sets. Naz focuses on opportunities to extend into complementary and adjacent markets to grow the Computershare Issuer Services portfolio and maintain our unparalleled global capabilities.

GLOBAL HEAD OF BUSINESS SERVICES
Stuart Swartz

Prior to joining Computershare as Legal Counsel in 2001, Stuart worked as a corporate lawyer focusing on the financial services and technology industries. 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-year leadership. Stuart was appointed as President and CEO of Computershare Canada in 2014 and assumed the role of CEO, Business Services in 2019. Stuart’s responsibilities include global oversight of the Corporate Trust business as well as claims administration services for the class action and bankruptcy corporate restructuring businesses.

CHIEF SECURITY AND SPECIAL PROJECTS OFFICER
Craig Thomas

Craig Thomas was appointed Computershare’s Chief Security and Special Projects Officer in 2017. He is responsible for the Information Security Group, Financial Crime Unit and leads strategic projects aligned to Computershare’s objectives. Prior to this Craig was Computershare’s Chief Information Security and Risk Officer. Before joining Computershare in 2012, Craig was the Global Head of IT Security at the Royal Bank of Scotland and has held senior security positions within other financial and public organisations.

PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, COMPUTERSHARE ASIA
Chee Ping (CP) Yap

Prior to joining Computershare, CP was Managing Director, Head of Custody and Fund Services for Citibank’s Securities Services Asia business. CP started his career with Standard Chartered Bank in London and has since lived and worked in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Malaysia and South Africa. He has held significant roles across the financial services sector with Arthur Andersen, McKinsey & Company and DBS Bank.

 Meet our Australia and New Zealand management team

CEO, ISSUER SERVICES AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND AT COMPUTERSHARE.
Ann Bowering

As Head of Issuer Services Australia and New Zealand, Ann Bowering is responsible for the leadership, growth and day to day management of the Issuer Services business.

Before joining Computershare in 2019, Ann was the Managing Director and CEO of NSX Limited. While there, Ann led the execution of an essential, and very significant restructure of the operations, people and culture, and strategy of the company.

Ann has over 20 years’ experience in financial markets. Her expertise in the development and operation of licenced and regulated financial markets stems from her time as a director and CFO of the derivatives exchange Financial & Energy Exchange Limited. She also held senior positions at Lucsan Capital and KPMG, where her roles covered the specialisations of Capital Markets Advisory, Risk Management, and Assurance.

GENERAL COUNSEL - AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
Mark D'Arcangelo

Mark is responsible for the provision of legal services to Computershare's businesses in Australia and New Zealand. He is also Company Secretary for the Australian based subsidiaries of the Computershare group.

Mark joined Computershare in 2011, having previously worked for one of Australia’s leading law firms, as well as a major Australian banking institution.

HEAD OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT OFFICE
Anna Papile

Appointed in 2016 as Head of PMO for the region, Anna has been with Computershare for over 20 years during which she held a number of senior positions within the region and overseas.

Anna has an in-depth business knowledge and significant experience in the areas of project management, process reengineering, change management and technology development. She has led many large-scale client-focused and internal transformation programs for Computershare.

COMMERCIAL FINANCIAL DIRECTOR CCS
Hilton Galgut

Prior to his appointment as Chief Financial Officer of Computershare's Australian and New Zealand regions in 2011, Hilton was the Financial Controller for the region and also held the position of Chief Financial Officer for our global technology company for two years.

Prior to commencing with Computershare in 2003, Hilton began his career at Grant Thornton South Africa and then spent 7 years in various financial management roles in the recruitment industry in South Africa and Australia.

MANAGING DIRECTOR, COMPUTERSHARE PLAN MANAGERS
James Marshall

James’ 22-year career with Computershare enables him to bring a depth of experience to his new role as Managing Director of the Plan Managers business. He most recently served as Managing Director of Computershare New Zealand, a role that saw him integrally involved in significant projects for all the company’s business lines. James also worked in our US and Canadian offices for several years and is an expert at sharing and implementing best practice throughout the organisation.

James has developed a broad range of skills across the listed entity space and understands the role employee equity plays within a company’s strategy. He will ensure our clients and their employee participants receive an unmatched level of service and support.

MANAGING DIRECTOR, COMPUTERSHARE COMMUNICATION SERVICES (AUSTRALIA)
Kim Lykissas

Kim Lykissas is the Managing Director of Computershare's Communication Services division in Australia, responsible for the design and delivery of communication solutions for many of Australia's leading companies and government departments.

Joining Computershare in 2019, Kim has over 20 years of communications industry experience having held leadership roles in some of Australia’s leading communications businesses.

Kim is passionate about helping customers achieve transformational outcomes through better orchestration of their communication channels.

MANAGING DIRECTOR, COMPUTERSHARE INVESTOR SERVICES (NEW ZEALAND)
Stuart Jury

Stuart Jury is the Managing Director of Computershare New Zealand, responsible for the provision of investor services to more than half of New Zealand’s listed companies as well as a large number of non-listed entities.

Stuart joined Computershare’s Auckland based business in January 2014 after 6 years as Computershare’s Queensland State Manager. Stuart has successfully managed a number of key areas in financial services, including client relations and corporate actions for some of New Zealand and Australia's leading corporations and is a strong advocate of technological solutions that provide investor and client self-service.

Stuart has more than 20 years experience in financial services in New Zealand, Australia and United Kingdom and is a member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand, Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Institute of Finance Professionals in New Zealand.