Margaret Towers CA, GAICD
Ms Margaret Towers was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 31 March 2018. Ms Towers is the Board Chair and also serves as member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee.
Ms Towers has over 35 years’ experience operating at board and senior management levels, within the wealth management and investment banking sectors of the Australian financial services industry.
Ms Towers is a Non-Executive Director and Chair of Platinum Asia Investments Limited.
Ms Towers is a Non-Executive Director of Platinum Asia Investments Limited. Ms Towers was previously a Non-Executive Director of Platinum Asset Management Limited, serving on its Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee and Nomination & Remuneration Committee and IMB Limited, serving as Chair and member of IMB’s Risk Committee, Audit Committee and Financial Planning Committee.
Richard Morath BA, FIAA
Mr Richard Morath was appointed as an Independent, Non-Executive Director on 27 March 2009 and is Chair of the Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee.
has over 40 years’ experience in life insurance, funds management, banking and financial planning.
Mr Morath is a Non-Executive Director of Platinum Asia Investments Limited, JANA Investment Advisors Limited, BNZ Life, BNZ Insurance and National Wealth Management Holdings New Zealand.
Jim Clegg BRurSc (Hons), DipAgEc
Mr Jim Clegg was appointed as an Independent, Non-Executive Director on 5 June 2015 and is a member of the Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee.
Mr Clegg has over 40 years’ experience in the financial services industry.
Mr Clegg is a Non-Executive Director of Platinum Asia Investments Limited and was the founding Managing Director of Pembroke Financial Planners and has been a Non-Executive Director of Godfrey Pembroke, Berkley Group and Centric Wealth and a trustee of The Walter and Eliza Hall Trust.
Ian Hunter BA, LLB, MBA
Mr Ian Hunter was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 9 September 2021 and serves as a member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee.
Mr Hunter has over 40 years’ experience in finance and the investment industry having held several roles in Corporate Finance and Equity Capital Markets at international banks, most latterly Bankers Trust Australia.
Mr Hunter is a Non-Executive Director of Platinum Asia Investments Limited and Ironbark Capital Limited and was previously a Non-Executive Director of several listed companies.
Joanne Jefferies BCom, LLB
Ms Joanne Jefferies was appointed Platinum’s General Counsel and Group Company Secretary on 17 October 2016. Ms Jefferies serves as the Company Secretary for Platinum and a number of its subsidiary entities including ASX Listed investment companies, Platinum Asia Investments Limited and Platinum Capital Limited.
Ms Jefferies is an English law qualified solicitor with more than 25 years’ experience in financial services law and corporate governance specialising in asset management and banking, in England and across Asia Pacific.
Ms Jefferies previously worked for BNP Paribas Securities Services, where she was Head of Legal, Asia Pacific and Company Secretary of all Australian subsidiaries. Prior to this Ms Jefferies held senior legal positions with Russell Investments, Morley Funds Management (Aviva Investors) and Lord Abbett. She also served as the General Counsel for the UK’s funds management industry association, the Investment Association.
Ms Jefferies is a Non-Executive Director of Australian Pain Management Association Limited.