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Alan is Non-executive Independent Chair and a member of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee for Pinnacle Investment Management Group.
Alan became Chair of Pinnacle in 2016.
During his executive career, Alan worked in investment banking, accumulating over 30 years of experience within various global equity markets. During this period, he was responsible for starting and leading a number of securities businesses both in Europe and Asia, advising many companies on capital structuring, initial public offerings, takeovers and mergers and investment relations strategies. Alan held positions as Managing Director at Barclays de Zoete Wedd Limited, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corporation, at Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc and as Head of Securities Europe for Macquarie Capital (Europe) Ltd., concluding his executive career in 2011.
Subsequent to this he has been an independent director of various public companies, both in Australia and North America. In addition to Pinnacle, currently Alan is also an independent director of Airboss of America, listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and an independent non-executive director of Australis Oil and Gas, listed on the ASX.
Ian is Founder and Managing Director of Pinnacle Investment Management Group.
Ian was appointed Managing Director of the Company on 17 August 2016 and an Executive Director on 25 August 2016, having been the Managing Director and Chair of PIML since 2006. Ian’s career to date has included more than 25 years as the CEO and chief investment officer of investment management firms, including the establishment of Australia’s first “multi-boutique” funds management firm (Perennial Investment Partners – founding Managing Director from 1998), building a major new investment corporation (Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC)- inaugural Chief Executive from 1988), and the management of a major Australian bank’s investment operation (Westpac Investment Management; Managing Director from 1993).
Ian’s early experience, in more than 10 years at Queensland Treasury, included extensive involvement with many major Australian and International financial market participants, and the Queensland Government’s commercial participation in many major industrial development projects during the late 1970s and the 1980s. He was a First Assistant Under Treasurer when he moved to build and lead QIC.
Ian is also a director of the following Pinnacle Affiliates: Aikya, Antipodes, Coolabah, Hyperion, Metrics, Palisade, Plato, Resolution Capital and Solaris.
Deborah is a Non-executive Independent Director, Chair of Remuneration and Nominations Committee and member of the Audit Compliance and Risk Management Committee for Pinnacle Investment Management Group.
Deborah began her working career in the finance industry where she was employed by Merrill Lynch for over a decade. She then moved to Ernst & Young where she specialised in risk management, governance and public and government relations. Deborah also served and continues to serve on a number of government, public, private and not-for-profit boards. Her broad experience includes the areas of finance, corporate governance, risk management, government and public relations.
Deborah is also the Chair of the Melbourne Convention Bureau, Visit Victoria and The Production Company.
Lorraine is a Non-executive Independent Director and member of the Audit Compliance and Risk Management Committee and Remuneration and Nominations Committee for Pinnacle Investment Management Group.
Lorraine has worked in the financial services industry for 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 the CIMA Society and ASFA. Ms Berends holds a BSc from Monash University, is a Fellow of the Actuaries Institute and a Fellow of ASFA.
Lorraine is an independent non-executive director of Plato Income Maximiser Limited, Spheria Emerging Companies Limited and Hearts and Minds Investments Limited (listed investment companies) and a company appointed director of Qantas Superannuation Limited.
Andrew is an Executive Director and Head of Institutional and International Distribution at Pinnacle Investment Management Group. Andrew is also a director of the following Pinnacle Affiliates: Five V, Metrics and Riparian.
Andrew was appointed Executive Director of the Company on 1 September 2016 and has been a senior executive with PIML since he commenced with the firm in March 2008. Andrew has extensive multi-channel (retail, wholesale and institutional) and multi-jurisdictional distribution experience and is currently responsible for leading the firm’s institutional and international distribution divisions. Prior to joining Pinnacle, Andrew worked for Legg Mason, one of the world’s largest, multi-affiliate investment management firms.
Andrew has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Melbourne, a Master of Science in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment from Kaplan Professional.
Pinnacle is committed to good corporate governance. Responsibility for corporate governance rests with the board of directors. The board’s guiding principles in meeting this responsibility is to act ethically, in accordance with the law and in the interests of shareholders, employees and other stakeholders.
Pinnacle’s corporate governance framework is underpinned by its adoption of the ASX’s Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations. The framework aims to ensure that sustainable value is built for shareholders.