BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jonathan Trollip

Chairman

Jonathan Trollip is a non-executive director with over 34 years of commercial, corporate, governance, legal and transaction experience. Prior to becoming a professional non-executive director, he worked as a principal of Meridian International Capital Limited for over 20 years, and before that, he was a Partner with law firm Herbert Smith Freehills. In the philanthropy area, he is chairman of Science for Wildlife Limited and a director of The Watarrka Foundation and the Pinnacle Charitable Foundation.  Jonathan has a B.Arts, post graduate degrees in Economics and Law and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Jonathan Trollip is currently independent chairman of ASX listed Antipodes Global Investment Company Limited, Future Generation Investment Company Limited, Spheria Emerging Companies Limited and Global Value Fund Limited (listed investment companies). He is also a non-executive director of ASX listed Propel Funeral Partners Limited and of Kore Potash PLC (ASX, AIM and JSE listed).

Lorraine Berends

Independent Director

Lorraine Berends has worked in the financial services industry for over 40 years and possesses extensive experience in both investment management and superannuation. Before moving to a non-executive career in 2014, she worked for 15 years with US based investment manager Marvin & Palmer Associates. Lorraine contributed extensively to industry associations throughout her executive career, serving on the boards of the Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA Australia, now the CIMA society of Australia) for 13 years (7 as Chair) and the Association of Superannuation Funds Australia (ASFA) for 12 years (3 as Chair). Lorraine has been awarded Life Membership of both IMCA Australia and ASFA.

Lorraine is currently an independent non-executive director of Antipodes Global Investment Company Limited, Spheria Emerging Companies Limited and Hearts and Minds Investments Limited (listed investment companies), and an independent non-executive director of Pinnacle Investment Management Group Limited and  a company appointed director of Qantas Superannuation Limited. Lorraine holds a BSc from Monash University, is a Fellow of the Actuaries Institute and a Fellow of ASFA.

Katrina Onishi

Independent Director

Katrina Onishi has over 25 years’ experience in financial markets as an equities analyst and portfolio manager, both in Australia and overseas. After a long career in investment markets, in 2000, Katrina co-founded Concord Capital, an Australian equities funds management firm of which she was an Executive Director for ten years. In addition, Katrina has 20 years’ experience as a company director, including several as a director of ASX-listed companies namely Vitaco Holdings Ltd and Scottish Pacific Group Limited. Katrina is also director and advisor to Little Company of Mary, a not-for-profit organisation and holds a B.A. (Hons) from University of Sydney, is a Chartered Financial Analyst, a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of FinSIA.

Alex Ihlenfeldt

Non-Independent Director

Alex Ihlenfeldt holds the position of Chief Operating Officer of Pinnacle and serves as a director on a number of Pinnacle affiliate boards, listed investment companies and both Cayman and UCITS investment entities. He has over 25 years financial services experience in both Australia and South Africa. Alex was intimately involved in the establishment of Pinnacle and each of its affiliates. His responsibilities include the provision of the infrastructure services and support required by the Pinnacle Group.

Alex Ihlenfeldt is a non-independent director of Antipodes Global Investment Company Limited and an alternate director of Spheria Emerging Companies Limited (listed investment companies), and is a director of Plato Investment Management Limited, Solaris Investment Management Limited, Antipodes Partners Limited, Antipodes Partners Holdings Limited, Antipodes Partners Services Limited, Antipodes Partners (UK) Limited, Riparian Capital Partners Pty Ltd, Aikya Investment Management Limited, Aikya Investment Management AU Pty Ltd and Pinnacle Charitable Foundation Ltd and alternate director of Foray Enterprises Pty Limited, Resolution Capital Limited and Firetrail Investments Pty Limited.

Alex has a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand as well as a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Dr Don Hamson

Don Hamson has over 27 years investment management experience and was the founding Managing Director of Plato. Prior to establishing Plato Don was Head of Active Equities, Asia Pacific (and as a member of the global Senior Management Group) at State Street Global Advisers. Prior to joining State Street Don was Chief Investment Officer at Westpac Investment Management, where he was involved in forming BT Financial Group and was a member of the Investment Committee.

Don has a Bachelor of Commerce with First Class Honours and a PhD in Finance from the University of Queensland (UQ). Before moving to the investment industry Don was a Lecturer in Finance at UQ and a visiting Professor at the University of Michigan Business School.

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