Jeffrey Whalan

AO, BA (UNSW), FAICD, FAIM
Non-Executive Chairman

Jeffrey is managing director of WHON Pty Ltd. Jeffrey is also an Independent Director of Global Resource Masters Fund Limited, a company whose portfolio is managed by the Manager. He was a senior executive officer in the Australian Public Service from 1990 to 2008.

Jeffrey was appointed an Officer in the Order of Australia in 2008 for his work as chief executive officer of Centrelink. Among other things, the award recognised his achievements in ‘the development of corporate accountability processes’.

Jeffrey is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management. He is also the chair of the Code Compliance Committee which monitors compliance with the mutual Banking Code of Practice.

Jeffrey has been the chief executive officer of Centrelink, the largest agency of the Australian Public Service, responsible for $70 billion of government outlays and 27,000 staff. Prior to this he was chief executive officer of Medicare Australia.

Jeffrey has held Deputy Secretary positions in the department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, the department of Defence and the then department of Family and Community Services. He has also held senior executive positions in the department of Transport and the department of Health.

     
  David

JOSEPHINE TAN

B.COM, B.Sc (MELB)
Non-Executive Director

Josephine is currently founding member, COO and CFO of Sandown Bay Resource Capital, a London based mining private equity fund focused on turnaround investments in the junior mining sector. She is responsible for designing the investment process, governance structure, operation and compliance framework of the fund, as well as overseeing risk management, financial reporting and regulatory compliance.

Prior to her role at Sandown Bay, Josephine was a senior investment banker for UBS AG in both Melbourne and London. During her ten years at UBS she worked across various teams and industry sectors, including as part of the Australian Resources Group, the European Energy Group and the Global Industrials Group. Prior to this, she commenced her career at the Boston Consulting Group in Melbourne.

Josephine holds a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting and Finance and a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Computer Science and Statistics from the University of Melbourne.

     
  Alex MacLachlan (Manager)

BA (Cornell,) MBA (Wharton)
Managing Director, CEO  – Funds Management, Dixon Advisory

Alex MacLachlan is currently Chairman of the responsible entity for Emerging Markets Masters Fund, Fort Street Real Estate Capital Fund I, II & III, US Masters Residential Property Fund, New Energy Solar Fund, Evans & Partners Global Disruption Fund and US Select Private Opportunities Fund I, II & III. Alex also serves as a director of the Australian Masters Yield Fund Series, New Energy Solar Limited and Asian Masters Fund Limited.

Before joining Dixon Advisory, Alex was an investment banker specialising in the natural resources sector, most recently serving as Head of Energy, Australasia, for UBS AG in Sydney and prior to that as an investment banker at Credit Suisse First Boston. During his career as an investment banker, Alex advised many of Australia's and the world's leading natural resources companies, working with over 30 companies on more than $100 billion in announced mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions. Before specialising in natural resources investment banking, Alex worked in the Japanese Government Bond derivatives markets in London, New York and Sydney.

Alex has a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University and a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

     
  Nerida Cole

Ms Cole, Managing Director of the Financial Advisory division of Dixon Advisory, is a highly respected expert on superannuation, including self-managed super funds (SMSF) and retirement planning strategies.

Ms Cole is an executive director on the Board of the Dixon Advisory Group, a member of the Investment Committee and Chair of the Compliance Committee. Prior to her last twelve years at Dixon Advisory, Ms Cole worked for NAB Financial Planning and ANZ Bank, as well as five years of Government experience.

A Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Ms Cole is a member of the Financial Services Council Advice Board Committee. She has a Bachelor of Commerce (UNE), an Advanced Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning).

     
  Ian Watt

Dr Watt, worked for nearly 20 years at the highest levels of the Australian Public Service, including as Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet where he advised on all Government decisions.

Dr Watt currently is Chair of BAE Systems Australia, and of the National Innovation and Science Agenda Implementation Committee. Dr Watt is a Director of Citigroup Pty Limited, Smartgroup Corporation, O'Connell Street Associates Pty Ltd and CEDA. Dr Watt also holds Board roles with SMART Infrastructure Facility Advisory Council at the University of Wollongong, Prader-Willi Research Foundation Australia and the International Centre for Democratic Partnerships and is a Member of the Board of the Grattan Institute and Chair of the Public Policy Committee.

 

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