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Investment professional Tim Callaghan has been appointed as an independent non-executive director to the Board of the Equity Trustees Independent Authorised Corporate Director business in the UK.

Equity Trustees Fund Services provides independent fund governance, risk and compliance, product development and regulatory reporting services to investment managers, from locations in Melbourne, Sydney, London and Dublin.

Mr Callaghan brings more than 30 years of experience in managing, marketing and oversight of investment strategies as an investment specialist. He was most recently the Chief Investment Officer and lead manager of the Globersel Pactum Natural Resources Fund at Nextam Partners Ltd and has also held Investment Management roles at Gartmore Investment Management and Morley Fund Management Ltd, among others.

“I’m looking forward to contributing towards the continuing development of this exciting and rapidly growing business. The Independent ACD industry has undergone much change over the last five years, with growing demand from investment managers for an independent, experienced and trusted ACD partner, and Equity Trustees ticks all of these boxes,” Mr Callaghan said..

>CEO of Equity Trustees Fund Services (UK), James Gardner, added: “With the addition of Tim to the UK Board we have now completed our transition to a majority Independent Board, further strengthening our core belief that a truly Independent ACD is the key to strong fund governance, reducing conflicts and providing higher levels of investor protection.

Managing Director of Equity Trustees, Mick O’Brien, said: “On behalf of Equity Trustees, we welcome Tim to our business and look forward to his contribution to our growth story which began in Australia more than a century ago.”

Mr Callaghan is a Certified European Financial Analyst and holds a BSc (Hons) Chemistry with Management from King’s College London University.

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Alicia Kokocinski
General Manager – Marketing & Communications
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Equity Trustees, the brand name of EQT Holdings Limited, 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 (UK & Europe) Limited (Company number 10145592) is a subsidiary of EQT Holdings Limited (ABN 22 607 797 615), a publicly listed company on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX: EQT). Equity Trustees (UK & Europe) was established in January 2017. Through our Independent Authorised Corporate Director (ACD) and Management Company services we offer a comprehensive range of UCITS and AIFMD fund services to International and domestic Investment Managers, Distributors and Financial Services professionals looking to establish and operate funds in both the UK & Europe. Equity Trustees Fund Services (Ireland) Limited (Company number 635185) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Equity Trustees (UK & Europe) Limited. This media release has been prepared to provide you with general information only.