Jillian is a Member of the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia and a Non-Executive Director of ASX Limited and Woolworths Limited. Previously, she has been on the Boards of Woodside Petroleum Ltd, Westfield Management Limited, Qantas Limited, Coca-Cola Amatil Limited, Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) and the Export Finance Insurance Corporation.
Jillian is the Chancellor of the University of Wollongong. Jillian has extensive executive experience in domestic and international banking, financial markets and risk management, principally with Bankers Trust Australia. Jillian's 30 year banking career has given her experience in all forms of financing across the risk spectrum, from equity through to secured debt and the appropriate pricing differentials involved.
Through her public sector work, she has gained a sound understanding of the responsibility for, and the application of, public funds.
David is the founding principal of Paradice Investment Management which has 6.5billion under management with offices in Australia and USA. He has 30 years experience in small company investing across both listed and unlisted investments. David established Paradice Investment Management in 2000 initially specialising in smaller company investing and now covers Australian large and mid-sized companies as well as Global small and mid-sized companies. From May 1994 to December 1999 David was the smaller companies fund manager at Mercantile Mutual specialising in small company research and funds management. Prior to joining Mercantile Mutual, he held the position of Small Listed and Unlisted Portfolio Manager with the NSW State Superannuation Investment and Management Corporation. Prior to this he worked as a research analyst in stock broking and before that with KPMG where he became qualified as a charted accountant.
In his career Ian has worked as an actuary in general insurance and superannuation with Legal and General (5 years) and in the finance industry in the government bond, derivatives, securitisation, project finance and corporate finance businesses with Bankers Trust (17 years). He was head of Bankers Trust’s corporate finance business and a member of the bank’s Credit Committee. This has given Ian a full understanding of the risk and return profiles of all the different tiers of debt and equity financing for projects and corporations.
Since the sale of Bankers Trust to Macquarie Bank Ian has had the following non-executive director roles
- On the Board and Audit Committee of the responsible entity of four listed companies Challenger Infrastructure Fund, Challenger Diversified Property Fund, Challenger Kenedix Japanese Property Fund the Challenger Wine Trust
- On the Board and Chairman of the Risk Committee of hedge fund, Artesian Capital Management. The Risk Committee was responsible for monitoring risk in both Client Portfolios and the Operating Risk in the Fund manger itself.
In addition, Ian and his wife have planted and managed a 17,000 tree cabinet timber (rainforest tree species) plantation in northern NSW. The plantation has Right to Harvest status granted by the NSW Government under the Plantations and Reafforestation Act 1999. The property is not on the electricity grid as it uses a 45 solar panel (10.575kw system), a battery bank and a back-up generator for its electricity needs.