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    Michael (Mick) J. O'Brien
    Managing Director

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

    Mick is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.


    He is a non-executive director of Templeton Global Growth Fund Limited.


    Mick has broad wealth management experience in superannuation, investment management, insurance and advice, spanning over 30 years in both retail and institutional markets. Mick was formerly CEO and director of Invesco Australia Limited, director of Franklin Global Property 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 Regulated Superannuation Entities.

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    Philip Gentry
    Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer

    Philip Gentry B.Sc, MBA

    Philip Gentry has more than 25 years’ experience in leadership positions within financial services, property, agribusiness, international trade, commodities and logistics, arriving at the Company in January 2016 from Grocon, where he was CFO from 2013. Previously, Mr Gentry held positions including Managing Director of Agrium Asia Pacific, CFO of AWB and a number of leadership positions at ANZ Bank in the areas of corporate banking, international trade finance and investor relations. In addition to his other qualifications, Mr Gentry is a graduate of the Stanford Executive Program.

    Joined January 2016

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    Sharni Redenbach
    Executive General Manager, Human Resources

    Sharni Redenbach BAppSc (Psych), GradDip (AppPsych)

    Sharni Redenbach has more than 14 years experience in the financial services industry, leading a team of HR, payroll and training specialists to deliver HR strategies that support the achievement of business objectives. Sharni commenced her career at Link Market Services. Prior to joining Equity Trustees, she led the HR function in Australia for Fiserv, a global FinTech company. Sharni is a HR generalist who operates across the full employee lifecycle, and has expertise in change management.

    Joined August 2016

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    Harvey Kalman
    Executive General Manager, Corporate Trustee Services & Global Head of Fund Services

    Harvey Kalman BEc, Grad Dip App Fin & Inv, Grad Dip Acc, Advanced Management Program (Columbia)

    Harvey Kalman has more than 25 years in the financial services sector and is charged with overall responsibility for the operational compliance of all Responsible Entity and Corporate Trustee relationships. Prior to joining the Company in 2000, Mr Kalman held senior roles at ANZ in funds management, the Australian Society of Corporate Treasurers (now the Finance and Treasury Association), as well as roles as a senior policy adviser, and at Ford Credit. He has significant experience in funds management and risk management.

    Joined January 2000

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    Ian Westley
    Executive General Manager, Private Clients

    Ian Westley BAgrSc, DipFinServ

    Ian Westley has more than 25 years' business development and sales experience in Australia and the United Kingdom, across a range of different industries. Ian is responsible for managing the Trustee and Wealth Services' private clients business. Ian holds a Bachelor of Agriculture Science degree from The University of Melbourne and a Diploma of Financial Services.

    Joined  May 2007

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    Darren Thompson
    Head of Asset Management

    Darren Thompson B. Ecco, DipFinServ, GradDipFinPlan

    Darren is an entrepreneurial Investment Director and Portfolio Manager with 30 years’ experience. Committed to the development of robust investment methodologies, driving targeted investment return and business growth, Darren is a performance-focussed Australian equities leader who has delivered more than 11% p.a. portfolio return over the past 14 years. He arrives at Equity Trustees with broad general management skills and a proven success leading strategy, finance, operations and people management activities.

    Joined October 2018

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    Carmen Lunderstedt
    Company Secretary

    Carmen Lunderstedt BCom, GradCertFinPlan, FGIA, FCIS

    Carmen is a Chartered Secretary with specialist expertise in the areas of governance, risk and compliance in financial services and ASX listed companies. Carmen is the company secretary of EQT Holdings Limited as well as all of its licensed subsidiaries.

    In addition to being a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia, Carmen holds a BCom (Corporate Administration and Management) and Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning.

    Joined January 2016

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    Mark Blair
    Executive General Manager,
    Superannuation Trustee Office

    Mark Blair BSc. Hons, FIA, FIAA

    Mark has over 30 years' experience in the financial services industry in the UK and Australia, including advisory, strategy and business development roles. Mark leads the Trustee and Wealth Services superannuation business. Mark holds an honours degree in mathematics from Nottingham University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in Australia and the UK.

    Joined January 2016

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    Alicia Kokocinski
    General Manager, Marketing and Communications

    Alicia Kokocinski BA (English major), GradDip PR

    Originally a journalist, Alicia is a senior manager with a proven track record in media, marketing, communications and market research - especially in complex and highly regulated environments. She has experience in the development and implementation of both traditional and social media campaigns, key message development and targetting (including qualitative and competitor research), as well as the development of practical and direct marketing and communications audits and plans. 

    Alicia heads up a small team of professionals, providing contemporary and credible marketing and communication direction and general leadership to position and develop the brand, and manage the reputation and profile of Equity Trustees.

    Joined August 2015