Board of Directors
Appointed Chairman and Director on 1 July 2017.
Nancy is currently a Non-executive Director of Perpetual Limited, a member of Perpetual's Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee and People and Remuneration Committee. She is also a director of HCF Life and Lawcover and sits on the Boards of the Taronga Conservation Society Australia and the Australian Theatre for Young People.
Nancy 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 to 2011 and previously Managing Director of ABN Amro Australia from 1997 to 2001.
Virginia was appointed as a Director on 25 August 2014.
Virginia has 30 years’ experience in the investment and banking sectors, including 16 years' experience as a company director. Her areas of expertise are regulatory compliance, financial and environmental markets and governance, and risk management.
Virginia is a non-executive director of Perpetual Superannuation Limited; a member of several Perpetual Compliance Committees and the Sydney Airport Trust Compliance Committee; a director of the Nature Conservation Trust of New South Wales; and a member of the Clean Energy Regulator.
Virginia was a previously the Chief Risk Officer and member of the Clean Technology, Asia/Pacific, Private Equity and Global/Advisory Investment Committees at Macquarie Funds Management Group. She oversaw the risk management of portfolios investing in clean technologies, listed equities, derivatives, currencies and private equity.
John was appointed a Director on 26 September 2014.
John is currently a director of Macquarie Investment Management Limited (appointed 1 July 2013) and Retail Employees Superannuation Pty Limited (trustee of the Retail Employees Superannuation Trust, appointed 4 October 2013). John is also the Independent Member of the Australian Defence Forces Financial Services Consumer Centre (appointed 2008). Until 1 September 2014, John was a director and chairman of The Trust Company (Superannuation) Limited (appointed 1 January 2013).
John was admitted as a solicitor on 13 July 1979. He was 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. John was a member of the Law Council of Australia Superannuation Committee from 1988 to 2008 and is now an Emeritus Member, is a member of the Tax Institute of Australia and is a Chartered Tax Adviser. John has lectured for various universities in legal and tax subjects and now occasionally lectures for the University of Sydney in its Master of Laws course.
Christine was appointed a Director on 26 September 2014.
Christine has worked in the financial arena for over 30 years. During that time she has spanned both the Government and private sectors, having held senior executive and C suite positions with firms including Deloitte, Elders Finance, Bankers Trust, NSW TCorp and Treasury Group. She has extensive experience in investment management, finance, accounting and risk management, legal & regulatory compliance, governance and business building in both the listed and unlisted financial products markets.
Christine is currently a director of Hunter Water Corporation and Netball NSW, where she chairs the Audit and Risk Committees at each organisation. She is also a director of Uniting Financial Service, Bell Asset Management Limited, is an independent member of the Audit & Risk Committees for a number of the government agencies and an independent compliance committee member for AFS licencees in the boutique funds management sector.
David joined Perpetual in April 2017 as Group Executive, Perpetual Investments. In this role, David is responsible for leading the end-to-end business of Perpetual Investments, Perpetual’s specialised asset management division. This includes the investment management team, product, operations and distribution.
David has more than 20 years’ experience in asset management, wealth management and investment banking and a deep understanding of the local and global financial services landscape. Before Perpetual, David spent six years as CEO of Count Financial after initially joining the Commonwealth Bank of Australia in the role of General Manager for Wealth Management and Strategic Development.
Prior to this he held COO positions at both Neuberger Berman and Liberty View Capital where he was responsible for managing a number of multi-billion dollar hedge funds. He has also held roles at Aetos Capital, JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs.
David attended The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, completing a Bachelor of Economics degree in 1989. David has also been a board member for Alzheimer’s Australia NSW since 2015.
Sylvie was appointed Company Secretary on 25 August 2014. Sylvie joined Perpetual in March 2014 as an Assistant Company Secretary. Sylvie earned a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney and has practised as a commercial lawyer. She has over nine years’ experience in company secretariat practice and administration.
Eleanor was appointed Company Secretary on 20 November 2017.
Eleanor was appointed as the General Manager, Legal, Compliance and Company Secretariat of Perpetual Limited in July 2017. Prior to joining Perpetual, Eleanor was the General Counsel and Company Secretary at Pinnacle Investment Management Limited.
Eleanor is a lawyer with over 20 years commercial experience gained in house and in private practice, both in the UK and Australia. She has also served on a number of boards in the public, private and not for profit arenas. She is an Associate of the Governance Institute of Australia, having completed the Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance.