Margaret Towers CA, GAICD
Chairperson, Independent and 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), chairperson of PTM’s Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee and a member of PTM’s Nomination and Remuneration Committee. Ms Towers is Chairperson of Platinum Asia Investments Limited.
Richard Morath BA, FIAA, ASIA
Independent, Non-Executive Director since March 2009 and Chairman of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee.
Mr Morath has over 44 years of experience in life insurance, funds management, banking and financial planning. Mr Morath is currently a director of JANA Investment Advisors Limited, BNZ Life and chairman of BNZ Investment Services Limited.
Jim Clegg BRurSc (Hons), DipAgEc
Independent, Non-Executive Director since 5 June 2015 and member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee.
Mr Clegg has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. Mr Clegg was the founding managing director of Pembroke Financial Planners and has been a director of Godfrey Pembroke, Berkley Group and Centric Wealth. He is currently a director of CCube Financial Software Pty Ltd.
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.