Board Role and Membership

Board Charter

The Board has approved a comprehensive Board charter governing its operation. Please click on the link below to view full Board charter:

Board Charter 

Board Membership

The Board is comprised of a Non-Executive Chairman, Managing Director and four other Non-Executive Directors all of whom have a personal financial interest in the Company.

Mark Freeman, as Managing Director of the Company is an Executive Director.

The Non-Executive Directors, namely TA Campbell (Chairman), IA Campbell, DE Meiklejohn and J Fairley are considered to be independent. Due to his previous role as Managing Director of the Company RE Barker is not considered to be independent. 

Directors

Terrence A Campbell AO
BCom (Melb). Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director. Chairman of the Investment Committee

Mr Campbell has been a Director of the Company since December 1998. He is Chairman Emeritus of Goldman Sachs Australia (formerly Goldman Sachs JBWere). Mr Campbell was formerly Chairman and Chief Executive of Goldman Sachs JBWere. He is Chairman of Australian Foundation Investment Company Limited (AFIC), and a former Director of Djerriwarrh Investments Limited and AMCIL Limited.

R Mark Freeman 
Managing Director
BE, MBA, Grad Dip App Fin (Sec Inst), AMP (INSEAD).  Member of the Investment Committee

Mr Freeman was appointed as Managing Director in January 2018 having been Chief Investment Officer since joining the Company in February 2007.  Prior to this he was a Partner with Goldman Sachs JBWere where he spent 12 years advising the Investment Companies on their investment and dealing activities. He has a deep knowledge and experience of investments markets and the Company’s approaches, policies and processes. He is also Managing Director of AFIC, Djerriwarrh Investments Limited and AMCIL Limited.

Ross E Barker
BSc (Hons) MBA F Fin. Non-Executive Director. Member of the Investment Committee

Mr Barker has been a Director of the Company since December 1998 and was Managing Director from February 2001 to December 2017. Mr Barker transitioned to a Non-Executive Director in January 2018. He is also a Non-Executive Director of AFIC and AMCIL Limited. He is also Chairman of Melbourne Business School Ltd.

Ian A Campbell
FAICD. Independent Non-Executive Director. Member of the Audit Committee

Mr Campbell is a Company Director who was appointed a Director of the Company in November 2007. He is a non-executive Director of BWX Limited.  He was formerly Managing Director of GUD Holdings Limited and Deputy President of Australian Industry Group (VIC).  He was also formerly Managing Director of Pacific Dunlop Cables Group.

J Fairley
BSc, BVSc (Hons), MBA, FTSE, GAICD.  Independent Non-Executive Director. Member of the Audit Committee

Dr Jackie Fairley was appointed a Director of the Company in February 2018.  She is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Starpharma Holdings Ltd.  Dr Fairley has more than 25 years of operational experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries working in business development and senior management roles including CSL and Faulding/Hospira (now part of Pfizer)  Dr Fairley is also a Board member of the Melbourne Business School, a member of the Commonwealth Science Council and is an adviser to the Carnegie Innovation Fund.

David E Meiklejohn AM
Dip Ed, FCPA, FAIM, FAICD. Independent Non-Executive Director. Chairman of the Audit Committee. Member of the Investment Committee.

Mr Meiklejohn was appointed a Director of the Company in March 2006. He is a former Chairman of PaperlinX Limited, SPC Ardmona Limited, a former Deputy Chairman of GasNet Australia Limited, a former President of the Melbourne Cricket Club, a former Director of WMC Resources Limited, Coca-Cola Amatil Limited, One Steel Limited and ANZ Banking Group Limited. He was formerly Chief Financial Officer and a Director of Amcor Limited.