Board of Directors
Appointed Chairman and Director on 1 July 2017.
Nancy Fox is currently a Non-executive Director of Perpetual Limited, Chairman of Perpetual’s People and Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee. She is also a Non-executive Director of ING Bank Australia and Lawcover Pty Ltd, and Deputy Chairman of the Board of Taronga Conservation Society Australia.
Nancy Fox has more than 30 years of experience in financial services, securitisation and risk management gained in Australia, the US and across Asia. A lawyer by training, she was Managing Director for Ambac Assurance Corporation from 2001 and 2011 and previously Managing Director for ABN Amro Australia and Vice President of Citibank.
Appointed Director on 25 August 2014. Virginia Malley is a member of the Company’s Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee and the Audit and Risk Committee.
Virginia Malley is currently a Non-executive Director of Perpetual Superannuation Limited, a member of several Perpetual Compliance Committees and the Sydney Airport Trust Compliance Committee, Chair of Pinnacle Fund Services Compliance Committee, Deputy Chair of The NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust, Member of the Clean Energy Regulator board and Non-Executive Director of Morphic Ethical Equities Limited.
Virginia Malley has more than 35 years of experience in the investment and banking sectors, including 20 years as a company director. Her areas of expertise are financial and environmental markets and governance, superannuation, risk management and regulatory compliance. She previously worked at Macquarie Group for 25 years where her roles included Chief Risk Officer of the Funds Management Group and membership of its Management, Clean Technology, Asia/Pacific, Private Equity and Global/Advisory Investment Committees.
Appointed Director on 26 September 2014. John Edstein is also the Chairman of the Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Company.
John Edstein is currently a Director of Macquarie Investment Management Limited (appointed 1 July 2013) and now Chairman of that Board (appointed 16 November 2017) and is a Director of Retail Employees Superannuation Pty Ltd (Trustee of the Retail Employees Superannuation Trust, appointed 4 October 2013). He is also a Senior Legal Consultant for Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers and Special Counsel for Walsh Bay Partners Pty Ltd (a family office for high net worth individuals, families and foundations).
John Edstein has more than 40 years of experience as a legal practitioner. His primary practice areas have been superannuation, life insurance and trusts and the tax aspects of those areas. That experience has included extensive consideration of corporate law, corporate governance and the legal aspects of investment structures. He was formerly a partner in the Tax and Superannuation Group of King & Wood Mallesons (formerly Mallesons Stephen Jaques) from 1990 to 2012 and was National Practice Team Leader of that group from 2006 to 2011. He was a member of the Law Council of Australia Superannuation Committee from 1988 to 2008 and is now an Emeritus Member and, is a member of the Tax Institute of Australia and is a Chartered Tax Adviser.
Appointed director on 13 May 2021.
Amanda Gillespie is a Director of Perpetual Investment Management Limited (the Company’s appointed Manager) and Trillium Asset Management Group, LLC.
Amanda was appointed Group Executive, Perpetual Asset Management, Australia in November 2020. She is responsible for leading the Australian division of Perpetual Asset Management, which includes the Australian Equities, Credit & Fixed Income, Global Innovation Share and Multi Asset investment management teams. Amanda joined Perpetual in February 2018 and has held the prior roles of General Manager Client Solutions & Strategy and more recently, General Manager Perpetual Investments.
Amanda has more than 21 years of investment experience in asset management and investment research. Prior to joining Perpetual, Amanda was Chief Executive Officer of Lonsec where she played a key role in building out Lonsec’s investment and superannuation research and consulting capabilities.
Sylvie Dimarco was appointed Company Secretary on 25 August 2014. Sylvie joined Perpetual Limited in March 2014 and is currently Head Company Secretariat & Governance at Perpetual. Sylvie is also Company Secretary of Perpetual Limited and all of Perpetual’s subsidiary boards.
Sylvie Dimarco has over 13 years’ experience in company secretariat practice and administration for listed and unlisted companies. Before Perpetual, she practiced as a commercial lawyer in Sydney and Canberra for 11 years, working in predominantly mid-sized law firms. She holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Sydney and has completed the Governance Institute of Australia’s Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance.