Margaret Towers, CA, GAICD
Chairman, 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.
Richard Morath, BA, FIAA, ASIA
Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee since March 2009
Mr Morath has over 41 years of experience in life insurance, funds management, banking and financial planning. He is currently a non-executive director and the chairman of the Advice & Licences Boards of all Financial Planning companies in National Australia Bank/MLC and the chairman of National Australia Trustees. Mr Morath is also a director of JANA Investment Advisors Limited, BNZ Life and BNZ Investments Services Limited, and Wealth Defender Equities Limited.
Jim Clegg, BRurSc (Hons), GradDip AgEc
Independent Non-Executive Director and member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee since 5 June 2015
Mr Clegg has over 27 years of experience in the financial services industry. He has been a director of Godfrey Pembroke, Berkeley Group and Centric Wealth. Mr Clegg also serves as a trustee of the Walter & Eliza Hall Trust.
Joanne Jefferies, BCom, LLB
Company Secretary since October 2016
Ms Jefferies is an English law qualified solicitor with more than 21 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.