The EQT Holdings Limited Board is committed to promoting the long-term health and prosperity of Equity Trustees Group for the benefit of its stakeholders.

The Board will at all times act honestly, fairly and with integrity while taking into account the interests of different stakeholders of the company. Find out more in our Board Charter.

Past Equity Trustees directors include a future Prime Minister, Supreme Court judges and significant Australian businessmen.

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    Carol Schwartz AO

    Carol Schwartz AO BA, LLB MONASH, MBA, FAICD

    • Chair - 28 October 2020
    • Non-Executive Director – March 2020

    Carol is a non-executive director of the Boards of the Reserve Bank of Australia, Qualitas Property Partners and the Trawalla Group. Ms Schwartz is also the founding Chair of the Women’s Leadership Institute Australia and also of Our Community – she remains chair of both Boards.

    Carol was previously Chair of Industry Superannuation Property Trust, one of Australia's largest superannuation property groups, a non-Executive Director of Stockland Group Limited, and National President of the Property  Council of Australia. In 2004, she founded the Trawalla Foundation with her family so they could target their philanthropy on funding exceptional individuals and organisations focused on strengthening gender equality, creativity, sustainability and social justice.  

    Among the many awards and accolades in her career, in 2019 Ms Schwartz was awarded Queen’s Birthday Honours for her service to the community as a supporter of women in leadership, social justice advocacy and to business. She has an Honorary Doctorate from Monash University, has been inducted into the Australian Property Hall of Fame, made an Honorary Life Member of the Property Council of Australia, was recognised by Ernst & Young as the 2018 Champion of Entrepreneurship, Southern Region and inducted into the Victorian Women’s Honour Roll.

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    Michael (Mick) J. O'Brien
    Managing Director

    Michael (Mick) J. O'Brien FIAA, CFA, GAICD

    • Managing Director - 1 July 2016
    • Executive Director - April 2016 to June 2016
    • Independent Non-Executive Director – August 2014 to April 2016
    • Member of the Board Risk Committee -  May 2015
    • Member of the Strategy Committee -  December 2017
    • Member of the Equity Trustees Limited board - July 2018
    • Member of the Equity Trustees Wealth Services Limited board - July 2018

    Mr O’Brien was admitted as a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia in 1989 and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He was formerly CEO and Director of Invesco Australia Limited, Director of Alliance Capital Management Australia and Chief Investment Officer of AXA Australia and New Zealand, where he was also a Director of AXA’s Responsible Entities and RSE Licensees.

    With a career spanning 37 years in both retail and institutional markets, Mr O’Brien brings to the Board wealth management experience in superannuation, investment management, insurance and advice. He is a Director on a number of the Group’s subsidiaries.

    Mr O’Brien is a member of the Board Risk Committee and Board Strategy Committee.

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    Anne M. O'Donnell
    Non Executive Director

    Anne M. O'Donnell B.A. (Bkg & Fin), MBA, FAICD, SF Fin

    • Non-Executive Director – September 2010 
    • Member of the Remuneration, Human Resources & Nominations Committee - January 2015
    • Member of the Board Risk Committee - December 2017
    • Chair of Equity Trustees Limited Compliance Committee - November 2017

    Anne has some 35 years’ experience in the finance sector. She is an experienced executive and non-executive director in the listed, not-for-profit and mutual sectors.

    Anne is a director of the Motor Trades Association of Australia Superannuation Fund Pty Ltd and The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.

    Anne is also an external member of the UBS Global Asset Management (Australia) Ltd Compliance Committee, Chair of the IP Australia Audit Committee, Chair of the Investment, Audit & Risk Committee of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust and member of its Nominations and Remuneration Committee, member of the Nominations Committee of Goodwin Aged Care Services Ltd and appointed to the Board of Agricultural Innovation Australia Ltd.

    Anne is the former Managing Director of Australian Ethical Investment Ltd. Anne was formerly a director of the Financial Services Council, The Centre for Australian Ethical Research Pty Ltd, the ANZ Staff Superannuation Fund and The Grain Growers Association Ltd. 

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    Kevin J. Eley
    Non Executive Director

    Kevin J. Eley CA, F FIN, FAICD

    • Non-Executive Director – November 2011
    • Member of the Board Audit Committee - November 2011
    • Chair of the Board Audit Committee - January 2015
    • Member of the Board Risk Committee - May 2015
    • Chair of the Board Risk Committee - May 2016 to December 2017

    Kevin is a Chartered Accountant, a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

    He has over 30 years’ experience in management, financing and investment and has worked for a major international accounting firm, two investment banks and was CEO of HGL Limited where he remains as a non-executive director.

    Kevin is a non-executive director of Milton Corporation Limited and Pengana Capital Group Limited. Kevin is also a member of the Milton Investment Committee.

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    Catherine Robson
    Non Executive Director

    Catherine Robson BA, LLB (Hons), Grad Dip (Applied Finance), LLM (Tax), GAICD

    • Chair - Board Risk Committee - March 2021
    • Member - Board Audit Committee - March 2021
    • Independent Non-Executive Director – February 2020
    • Member - HR, Remuneration & Nominations Committee  - 2016
    • Member - Board Risk Committee  - 2015

      Ms Robson is a highly skilled wealth strategist with over 20 years experience advising sophisticated high net worth individuals and family groups. Catherine founded successful financial services firm Affinity Private and her pioneering approach to high quality, commission free advice has earned her numerous awards. She commenced her career at Macquarie Bank, before spending 11 years as a senior adviser with NAB Private Wealth.

      Ms Robson is a non-executive director of customer owned bank Greater Bank. She is also on the board of  of Lumos Diagnostics Holdings Pty Ltd, SCALE Investors, which invests seed capital in exceptional gender diverse start-ups, and is chair of portfolio company TalkiPlay. She is a member of WEHI's Advocacy & Support Committee and Cancer Council Victoria’s Investment Committee in addition to being a member of the Korowa Anglican Girls’ School Council.

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    D Glenn Sedgwick
    Non Executive Director

    D Glenn Sedgwick B.Com, FAICD, FCA

    • Independent Non-Executive Director - August 2016
    • Member of the Board Risk Committee - August 2016 to December 2017
    • Member of the Board Audit Committee - August 2016
    • Chair of the Strategy Committee - December 2017

    Mr Sedgwick has more than 30 years' experience as a consultant to listed and unlisted Australian, Chinese and other Asian enterprises across financial services, and information technology. A partner in Accenture since 1993 (then Arthur Andersen & Co.), he was previously Managing Director of Accenture’s Asia Pacific Insurance and Wealth Management business. 

    Mr Sedgwick is a Director of the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority and The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra where he Chairs its Foundation Committee, and Advancement Committee. He is a Director of Queens College Melbourne Limited (University of Melbourne) and Chairs its Finance and Risk Committee. He is also Chair of the Queens College Trust Corporation. He was previously Chair of ALI Group, and Australian Tourist Park Management.

    With strengths in financial reporting and risk management, Mr Sedgwick also brings to the Board extensive knowledge in strategy development.

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    The HON. Kelly O'Dwyer
    Non Executive Director

    The HON. Kelly O'Dwyer LLB (Hons) / BA

    • Non-Executive Director – March 2021
    • Member - Board Risk Committee - March 2021

    Kelly is currently a non-executive director of ASX listed Home Consortium and a member of the School Council of Caulfield Grammar School.

    She was the Liberal Party member for the Federal seat of Higgins in the Australian Parliament for nine years, and a former Cabinet Minister.

    Elected at age 32, she was the youngest woman appointed to Cabinet and the first woman to serve in Cabinet in a Treasury portfolio, and the only Cabinet Minister to have given birth during her period in office.

    During her time in Parliament, she was a member of the Cabinet’s Budget Committee (the Expenditure Review Committee and held a number of senior economic portfolios including Minister for Jobs and Industrial Relations; Minister for Revenue and Financial Services; Minister for Small Business; and Assistant Treasurer. Kelly also served as Minister for Women; as well as Minister Assisting the Prime Minister with the Public Service. She was internationally recognised as one of the most inspiring and influential women of 2018 in the BBC’s 100 Women list.

    Prior to entering Parliament, Kelly worked in law, government and finance.

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    Tim Hammon
    Non-Executive Director

    Tim Hammon BCOM, BLAW, Leadership (Columbia University, New York), Strategy & Finance (Wharton Business School, Philadelphia)

    • Member of the Board Strategy Committee - July 2019
    • Independent Non-Executive Director – December 2018

    Mr Hammon was CEO of Mutual Trust Pty Ltd, from 2007 to 2017, building the business to become a leading Australian multi-family office servicing high net worth clients. Prior to that he was in leadership positions with Coles Myer Ltd for 11 years and Mallesons Stephen Jaques for 4 years. He began his career in law with Mallesons Stephen Jaques and was a partner at the firm for 12 years (1984 – 1996) after graduating in law and commerce from the University of Melbourne.

    Mr Hammon has held Board positions with not-for-profit organisations, the Abbotsford Convent Foundation and St Catherine’s School and currently is an Ambassador for the fund raising campaign for the Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery. Mr Hammon is currently a non-executive director of Vicinity Centres, an ASX listed Real Estate Investment Trust.