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Strong Strategic Advisory & Governance

Mark Burgess

B Comm (Hons)

As one of Australia’s leading investment management figures, Mark has held leadership roles in investment management for more than 33 years and brings a wealth of experience to the JCB Advisory Board. Prior to taking on the role as a non-executive director, Mark spent three years from 2011 to 2014 as CEO of the Australian Government Future Fund, Australia’s $110+ billion sovereign wealth fund. Prior to this, Mark was CEO of the Treasury Group, a listed fund of funds manager with over $17 billion in aggregate funds under management, as well as Vice Chairman and CEO of Credit Suisse Asset Management (EMEA) in London, and Global Chief Investment Officer with over $250 billion assets under management.

Mark has also held a number of leadership roles as Global Chief Investment Officer for American Express Asset Management, Colonial First State Investments, Colonial Group and Bankers Trust.

Mark is based in Melbourne and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from University of Melbourne.

Saul Eslake

B Ec (Hons)
Advisory Board Member

As a leading economist and experienced company director, Saul brings more than 40 years of financial markets experience to the Advisory Board. Saul’s experience includes four years as Chief Economist (International) at National Mutual Funds Management, 14 years as Chief Economist at the ANZ Banking Group, and three years as Chief Economist (Australia & New Zealand) for Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Over the course of his career, he has been a member of numerous advisory councils, task forces and steering committees for federal and state governments of different political persuasions, and a frequent speaker and media commentator on economic issues.

Saul is based in Hobart and holds First Class Honours degree in Economics from the University of Tasmania.

Lynda O'Grady

B Comm (Hons), FAICD
Advisory Board Member

Lynda is an experienced company adviser, consultant and company director who holds a number of non-executive directorships and advisory board roles.

Lynda is a non-executive director of Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Limited, Wagners Holdings Ltd and Avant Mutual. She is a director of Musica Viva and member of the Council of Southern Cross University.

Lynda’s career included senior roles at Telstra as Executive Director and Chief of Product; Commercial Director of ACP, Publishing division of (PBL) and General Manager of Alcatel Australia.

Lynda has previously held roles as inaugural Chairman of the Aged Care Financing Authority and independent director of National Electronic Health Transition Authority (NEHTA). She has also served on the Council of Bond University, Boards of Screen Queensland and TAB Queensland and on the IT&T Board of Advisors to the New South Wales Treasurer.

Lynda holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from University of Queensland and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Neil Tritton

BA (Hons)
Advisory Board Member

Neil brings more than 34 years financial markets experience and acute knowledge to the Advisory board. He is based in London and brings global oversight and commentary surrounding European and US based markets to complement our own macroeconomic views.

Neil is the founding Director of Arbor Research and Trading in London. Arbor is a global independent financial research firm, headquartered in Chicago, with further offices in New York, Fort Lauderdale, and Geneva, providing innovative macroeconomic analysis across a broad range of global fixed-income, equity, currency and commodity markets.

Prior to founding Arbor in 1999, Neil was a fixed income bond trader for a number of global investment banks and has experience in a host of sovereign debt markets including investment grade, credit and high yield.

John Kean

Advisory Board Member

John was the founding partner of WHK (now Crowe Howarth), Australia’s 5th largest accounting practice. After retiring in 2000, John acts as an independent business advisor and holds a number of company directorships with businesses involved in trade, primary production, property, healthcare and finance.

John was Executive Chairman of Pinpoint Pty Ltd, Asia/Pacific’s leading marketing services provider for 14 years until it sold to MasterCard in June 2014. He has held directorships with RHG Limited, Haddon Rig Pty Ltd and the Australian Taiwan Business Council, as well as Chairman of the Baldwin Care Group of companies.

John is one of three Honorary Life Members of the Victor Chang Cardiac ResearchInstitute and has held a board membership since 2003. He served as Chair of theInstitute’s Finance Committee until retiring from this position in 2012.

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