Margaret Towers, CA, GAICD
Chairperson, Independent, Non-Executive Director and member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee since 31 March 2018
Ms Towers has over 35 years of experience operating at board and senior management levels, within the wealth management and investment banking sectors of the Australian financial markets. Ms Towers has also previously been a non-executive director of Platinum Asset Management Limited (ASX code: PTM), chair of PTM’s Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee and a member of PTM’s Nomination and Remuneration Committee. Ms Towers is a non-executive director of IMB Limited and is Chairperson of Platinum Capital Limited.
Independent and Non-Executive Director since 24 June 2015, Chair of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee since 23 July 2015
Mr Hunter has worked in the finance and investment industry since 1975. He has worked at several banks, including JP Morgan, Citigroup and Lloyds Bank and, more recently, as a director and Executive Vice-President of Bankers Trust Australia. He was a founding director of Etrade Australia Limited and has previously been a director of Rubik Financial Limited. Mr Hunter currently also serves as a director of Ironbark Capital Limited.
Malcolm Halstead, CA
Independent and Non-Executive Director since 24 June 2015, member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee since 23 July 2015
Mr Halstead has worked in the finance and investment industry since 1982. He worked at Price Waterhouse and Bankers Trust Australia prior to joining Platinum as a founding member and a director in 1994. He was the Finance Director and Company Secretary of Platinum Capital Limited (ASX code: PMC) from 1994 to 2011 and of Platinum Asset Management Ltd (ASX code: PTM) from 2007 to 2011.
Joanne Jefferies, BCom, LLB
Company Secretary since October 2016
Ms Jefferies is an English law qualified solicitor with more than 23 years of legal experience in the asset management and securities services sectors, in England and across Asia Pacific.
Ms Jefferies joined Platinum in October 2016 as General Counsel and Group Company Secretary, having spent the previous six years at BNP Paribas Securities Services as Head of Legal Asia Pacific, Company Secretary for all Australian subsidiaries and a member of the Asia Pacific Executive Committee. Ms Jefferies has previously held senior legal positions with Russell Investments, Morley Funds Management (Aviva Investors) and Lord Abbett, and served as the General Counsel for the UK’s funds management industry association, the Investment Association.