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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 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

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Abigail Cleland

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

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 Swimming Australia
Non-executive Director of Sydney Airport Limited
Chair of Planwise Australia

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

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

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

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