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    Michael (Mick) J. O'Brien
    Managing Director

    Michael (Mick) J. O'Brien FIAA, CFA, GAICD
     
    Appointed Director in July 2014; appointed Executive Director in April 2016; appointed Managing Director in July 2016.

    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.

    Joined April 2016

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    Philip Gentry
    Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer

    Philip Gentry BSC,, MBA, GAICD

    Mr Gentry has more than 25 years’ experience in leadership positions within financial services, property, agribusiness, international trade, commodities and logistics.

    Mr Gentry’s previous roles have included Managing Director of Agrium Asia Pacific, CFO of AWB. He has also, held a variety of senior roles at ANZ Bank ranging from Corporate Banking, Strategic Development and Investor Relations to Global Head of Commodity and Trade Finance.

    Mr Gentry received an MBA from IMD in Switzerland in 1991 and completed the Stanford Executive Program in 2010. He is a member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He graduated from the Royal Military College, Duntroon in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science from the University of NSW.

    Joined January 2016

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    Russell Beasley
    Executive General Manager, Corporate Trustee Services

    Russell Beasley Dip Fin Mkts, SA Fin

    Russell has overall responsibility for the operational compliance of all Responsible Entity and Corporate Trustee relationships within Australia. He joined Equity Trustees as Senior Relationship and Product Manager in February 2005.  Subsequent appointments within Equity Trustees have included National Manager, Corporate Fiduciary Services and Head of Fund Services Australia. Russell also acted in the capacity of Chief Risk Officer for Equity Trustees for a period of 9 months to February 2019.
     
    Russell has more than 40 years’ experience in the financial services industry, holding senior positions within funds management and retail banking. Previous roles include: Communication Manager, MLC Investment Management; Portfolio Manager, National Australia Funds Management; Senior Manager Operations, County Investment Management; and various retail banking appointments within National Australia Bank. 

    Joined February 2005