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EQT Holdings Limited (ASX: EQT), the holding company for Equity Trustees, today announced it has appointed non executive director James (Jim) Minto as Deputy Chair of the Board.

“Jim brought outstanding credentials to Equity Trustees when he was appointed to the Board in March 2017,” said Jeff Kennett AC, Chairman.

“He has had an impressive career in financial services with many decades of experience in senior leadership roles and company directorships. As Deputy Chair, Jim will support me, ensuring that the Board continues to aspire to excellence in governance standards, the welfare of all our staff, and act in the best interests of all our customers and stakeholders, and stand in for me as required.

“Jim has brought his particular expertise in trusteeship and understands from experience how to grow shareholder value while also maintaining a healthy corporate culture and excellent client service,” said Mr Kennett.

Jim is currently Chair of the EQT Board Risk Committee and a member of the Board Audit Committee.

Prior to joining Equity Trustees, his career included more than 30 years in senior roles with the TOWER group, one of Australia and New Zealand’s leading life insurance groups; he was appointed as Managing Director of the group and to Board of Dai-ichi Life Asia Pacific (Singapore) after they acquired TOWER Australia (now TAL) in 2011. Jim was formerly Chair of the Australian Superannuation Funds of Australia and The Trustee Corporations Association of New Zealand and currently serves on the Board of the National Disability Insurance Agency.

“On behalf of the Board, I congratulate Jim on his appointment and thank him for taking on this role,” Mr Kennett concluded.

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Equity Trustees was established in 1888 for the purpose of providing independent and impartial Trustee and Executor services to help families throughout Australia protect their wealth. As Australia’s leading specialist trustee company, we offer a diverse range of services to individuals, families and corporate clients including asset management, estate planning, philanthropic services and Responsible Entity (RE) services for external Fund Managers. Equity Trustees is the brand name of EQT Holdings Limited (ABN 22 607 797 615) and its subsidiary companies, publicly listed company on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX: EQT) with offices in Melbourne, Bendigo, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and London.