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Chris Condon

Chris Condon - Chairman and Non-Executive Member

Mr Condon joined Towers Perrin in 1984 and was a founding member of that firm’s asset consulting business. In 1990 he moved to Frank Russell...

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Mr Condon joined Towers Perrin in 1984 and was a founding member of that firm’s asset consulting business. In 1990 he moved to Frank Russell Company as its Director of Consulting in Australia. The last couple of years at Russell were spent in London. In 1997 Chris returned to Australia to join the MLC Investment Management team and was its Chief Investment Officer from 1998 until 2010. In this capacity he led a substantial investment team charged with managing the $60 billion in MLC’s manager of managers’ products. In March 2010 Chris established Chris Condon Financial Services Pty Ltd to assist institutional investors in the development, implementation and management of their investment programs. Chris is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia and holds a First Class Honours degree in Finance from University of NSW.

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Kate George - Non-Executive Director

Ms George is a Putijurra woman and was born at the 494 mile peg of the Rabbit Proof Fence approximately 1100 kms north-east of Perth. Kate has...

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Ms George is a Putijurra woman and was born at the 494 mile peg of the Rabbit Proof Fence approximately 1100 kms north-east of Perth. Kate has been involved in Aboriginal affairs in the state, national and international arena for over 40 years. She has also held senior public service positions, including Ministerial Advisor at a state and federal level. Ms George is currently working in the Pilbara focusing on creating economic development opportunities between traditional owners and the private sector with a view to contributing to the strengthening of an economic base for Aboriginal people in the Pilbara. A major residential land development Kariyarra Mugarinya Property Joint Venture in South Hedland is an example of her current activities in this area. She was CEO of the project company where she has worked for the past 7 years getting the project off the ground including sourcing the financing. Project completion occurred in February 2013 and a profit of over $20m will go into a trust for future enterprise development. She has worked in the private, public and the non-government sectors. In the early 1990’s she wrote the first Aboriginal training and employment strategies for companies in the resources industry. She has been a director on numerous not-for-profit Boards. Kate has a law degree from the Australian National University and is admitted to practice in NSW, the ACT and WA. She is a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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Chris Breach

Chris Breach - Non-Executive Director

Mr Breach has over 35 years’ experience as a property professional and an extensive career covering many types and aspects of the real estate...

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Mr Breach has over 35 years’ experience as a property professional and an extensive career covering many types and aspects of the real estate market in Australia, New Zealand, UK, USA and various parts of Asia and Europe. He is presently a non-executive director on the Asia Pacific Data Centre Trust (ASX, AJD). Until 2010, Chris was Managing Director and Licensee of Macquarie Asset Services Limited (part of Macquarie Group Limited) and an Executive Director of Macquarie Group Limited. Chris was an early initiator of a due diligence product that became a cornerstone of real estate investment over the last 20 years. Prior to joining Macquarie Group, he was the Director of Valuations and Corporate Real Estate at Jones Lang Wootton. He holds a Diploma in Estate Management from Kingston upon Thames Polytechnic and a Diploma in Financial Markets from the Securities Institute of Australia. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Chris was the Chairman of Charities Aid Foundation from 1999 to 2009, and also was an initial director of Sydney Community Foundation and a director of DanaAsia. He is presently a real estate adviser to Social Enterprise Finance Australia.

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Leah Armstrong

Leah Armstrong - Non-Executive Director

Leah, a Torres Strait Islander, is the Director of Wollotuka Institute at the University of Newcastle and is a senior professional with over 20...

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Leah, a Torres Strait Islander, is the Director of Wollotuka Institute at the University of Newcastle and is a senior professional with over 20 year’s business and not for profit experience.  As the CEO of Reconciliation Australia from 2010-2014, Leah led Reconciliation Australia into becoming a professional, trusted and innovative organisation. Leah was a co-founder of Yarnteen Ltd (1992-2009) — a successful Indigenous enterprise operating several commercial and social ventures. Leah holds several Board positions including Chairperson of Supply Nation, Chairperson Aboriginal Housing Office (NSW), member CSIRO Indigenous Advisory Group and Board Director of The Smith Family.  She held previous positions as a member of the Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council, a Fellow of the University of Sydney Senate, IBA and Career Trackers. In 2009, The Australian Financial Review Boss Magazine recognised Leah as a “True Leader” and in 2012 Leah was recognised in the inaugural 2012 Australian Financial Review/Westpac 100 Influential Women Awards.

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Cronje Wolvaardt

Cronje Wolvaardt - Executive Director

Cronje has been Head of Fund Products at IBA for the past 5 years and is currently acting General Manager of Investments. Cronje has 11 years’...

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Cronje has been Head of Fund Products at IBA for the past 5 years and is currently acting General Manager of Investments. Cronje has 11 years’ experience with a strong financial and business background, having worked in a diverse range of roles including investment analysis, funds management and corporate finance. Cronje has a Bachelor of Accounting and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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Les Fallick – Non-Executive Director

Mr Fallick is a shareholder of Continuity Capital Partners Pty Limited and Chairman of that firm. Between 2001 and 2014 Les was CEO and...

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Mr Fallick is a shareholder of Continuity Capital Partners Pty Limited and Chairman of that firm. Between 2001 and 2014 Les was CEO and subsequently the chairman of Principle Advisory Services Pty Ltd, a leading arranger of capital for Australian and international private equity and infrastructure funds. Prior to establishing Principle in 2001, Les was a director of the investment bank Gresham Partners, a director of Gresham Private Equity, special advisor to the Managing Director of AMP Asset Management, and a director of Legal & General Asset Management (Australia). Over his career, Les has been a non-executive director of over 20 companies ranging across funds management, renewable energy, logistics, publishing, technology and insurance. Over the last 5 years Les has devoted significant time to directorships in the not for profit sector and he is currently the Chairman of the Fred Hollows Foundation. Les holds an MA (Hons) from Edinburgh University, a MLitt in Economics from Aberdeen University and he is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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Sally McCutchan - Non-Executive Director

Sally has a strategy, finance and funds management background and has spent over 20 years working in and understanding financial markets. Sally’s...

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Sally has a strategy, finance and funds management background and has spent over 20 years working in and understanding financial markets. Sally’s career in finance began in Australia in the 1990s and her previous roles include Director and fund manager at Legg Mason Asset Management and Senior Industrial Analyst at what is now UBS Securities. In 2009, she moved to Singapore where she worked for Accenture Strategy in an APAC regional role managing a team identifying key strategic sources of value for Accenture’s clients across a number of sectors including healthcare and financial services. She returned to Australia in 2015. Sally is currently an Executive Director for Impact Investing Australia, where she is managing the strategic development and implementation of Impact Capital Australia, a new financial institution being created to scale impact investing in Australia. Sally also consults with Accenture Strategy on a part time basis across Asia-Pacific. She is a Certified Practicing Accountant and Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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