MANAGEMENT TEAM

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

CHAIRMAN

Mr Millner has been a non-executive Director since 1984, and was appointed Chairman 1998. Mr Millner is a member of the Nomination, Remuneration and Risk Committees. Mr Millner has extensive experience in the investment industry.

Other current listed company directorships:

– Apex Healthcare Berhad – Appointed 2000
– Australian Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd – Appointed 2000
– Brickworks Ltd – Appointed 1997, Chairman 1999
– BKI Investment Company Ltd – Appointed Chairman 2003
– Milton Corporation Ltd – Appointed 1998, Chairman 2002
– New Hope Corporation Ltd – Appointed 1995, Chairman 1998
– TPG Telecom Ltd – Appointed 2000

Former listed company directorships in the past three years:

– Hunter Hall Global Value Ltd – Appointed as an interim Director April 2017 (Resigned June 2017)

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Mr Barlow was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Company in April 2014 having previously been the Managing Director of Pitt Capital Partners Limited for five years. Mr Barlow has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets and investing and has been responsible for a number of WHSP’s investments since joining the WHSP Group in 2004. His career has spanned positions in law and investment banking in Sydney and Hong Kong. Mr Barlow has a Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Technology, Sydney. Mr Barlow is a member of the Risk Committee.

Other current listed company directorships: 
– New Hope Corporation Ltd – Appointed 2015
– Palla Pharma Ltd – Appointed 2015

Former listed company directorships in the past three years:
– PM Capital Asian Opportunities Fund Ltd – Appointed 2015 (Resigned 2017)

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Mrs Fuller has been a non-executive Director since 2017 and is a member of the Audit, Nomination, Remuneration and Risk Committees. Mrs Fuller is an experienced public company director with a background in Chartered Accounting, Private Equity and Investment Banking. Her experience includes: financial advisory, corporate finance, investment management, mergers and acquisitions and management consulting. Mrs Fuller holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Melbourne and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Other current listed company directorships:
– Computershare Ltd – Appointed 2014
– Smart Parking Ltd – Appointed 2011

Former listed company directorships in the past three years:
– Costa Group Holdings Ltd – Appointed 2015 (Resigned September 2018)

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Mr Hawker has been a non-executive Director since 2012. He is Chairman of the Nomination and Risk Committees, and a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees. Mr Hawker is a professional company director with over 30 years experience in financial markets and investment. He was Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Insurance Australia Group from 2001 to 2008. From 1995 to 2001, Mr Hawker held a range of positions at Westpac, including Group Executive of Business and Consumer Banking and General Manager of Financial Markets. Prior to this, he held a number of positions at Citibank, including Deputy Managing Director for Australia and subsequently Executive Director, Head of Derivatives, Europe. Mr Hawker has been Chairman of the Insurance Council of Australia; Chairman of the Australian Financial Markets Association; a member of the Australian Governments Financial Sector Advisory Committee; and a member of the Business Council of Australia.

Former listed company directorships in the past three years:
– Aviva PLC – Appointed 2010 (Resigned 2019)
– Macquarie Group Ltd – Appointed 2010 (Resigned 2020)

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Mr Millner has been a non-executive Director since 2011. He is a member of the Nomination, Remuneration and Risk Committees. Mr Millner is a Director and Co-Portfolio Manager of Contact Asset Management Pty Limited which is the manager of Listed Investment Companies BKI Investment Company Limited (ASX: BKI) and URB Investments Limited (ASX: URB). Mr Millner’s experience includes: 17 years within the financial services industry, including 15 years in active portfolio management of Australian equities; 9 years as a CEO of an Australian listed company, BKI; and 8 years as a Director of Australian listed companies. Mr Millner has a Bachelor of Industrial Design degree and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance. He is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Other current listed company directorships:
– New Hope Corporation Ltd – Appointed 2015

Former listed company directorships in the past three years: 
– PM Capital Global Opportunities Fund Ltd – Appointed 2013 (Resigned 2017)

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Mr Negus has been a non-executive Director since 2014. He is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, and a member of the Audit, Nomination and Risk Committees Mr Negus has over 30 years experience in the banking and finance sectors including both senior management and director roles. He has extensive experience in managing equity and property portfolios. He has a Bachelor of Business Degree from the University of Technology Sydney and a Master of Commerce from the University of New South Wales. He is a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA). Mr Negus is a Director of Terrace Tower Group Pty. Limited and a Member of the Council of UNSW.

Other current listed company directorships:
– Bank of Queensland Limited – Appointed 2016
– Pengana Capital Group Limited – Chairman Appointed 2017
– Virgin Australia Holdings Limited – Appointed 2017

Former listed company directorships in the past three years:
– URB Investments Ltd – Chairman Appointed 2016 (Resigned 2019)

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Mr Westphal has been a non-executive Director since 2006. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nomination, Remuneration and Risk Committees. Mr Westphal is a Chartered Accountant and was a partner of Ernst & Young for 25 years. He has many years of experience in corporate transactions with particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, due diligence and valuation across a variety of industry sectors. Mr Westphal was formerly the Chairman of the Board of Governors of Queenwood School for Girls Limited for 10 years.

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Ms Sukkar has been a non-executive Director since July 2020. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from the University of New South Wales, and a Graduate Diploma in Education. She is Principal of Australian construction company Buildcorp, which she established with her husband 30 years ago. She is an experienced public company director having previously been a director of The Trust Company. She is a director of the Property Council of Australia and holds a number of honorary roles across government, sport and the community. She is a Fellow of the University of Sydney and a member of the Order of Australia.

Other current listed company directorships:
– Growthpoint Properties Australia Limited – Appointed 2017

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

CHAIRMAN

Mr Millner has been a non-executive Director since 1984, and was appointed Chairman 1998. Mr Millner is a member of the Nomination, Remuneration and Risk Committees. Mr Millner has extensive experience in the investment industry.

Other current listed company directorships:

– Apex Healthcare Berhad – Appointed 2000
– Australian Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd – Appointed 2000
– Brickworks Ltd – Appointed 1997, Chairman 1999
– BKI Investment Company Ltd – Appointed Chairman 2003
– Milton Corporation Ltd – Appointed 1998, Chairman 2002
– New Hope Corporation Ltd – Appointed 1995, Chairman 1998
– TPG Telecom Ltd – Appointed 2000

Former listed company directorships in the past three years:

– Hunter Hall Global Value Ltd – Appointed as an interim Director April 2017 (Resigned June 2017)

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Mr Barlow was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Company in April 2014 having previously been the Managing Director of Pitt Capital Partners Limited for five years. Mr Barlow has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets and investing and has been responsible for a number of WHSP’s investments since joining the WHSP Group in 2004. His career has spanned positions in law and investment banking in Sydney and Hong Kong. Mr Barlow has a Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Technology, Sydney. Mr Barlow is a member of the Risk Committee.

Other current listed company directorships: 
– New Hope Corporation Ltd – Appointed 2015
– Palla Pharma Ltd – Appointed 2015

Former listed company directorships in the past three years:
– PM Capital Asian Opportunities Fund Ltd – Appointed 2015 (Resigned 2017)

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Mrs Fuller has been a Non-executive Director since 2017 and is a member of the Audit, Nomination, Remuneration and Risk Committees. Mrs Fuller is an experienced public company director with a background in Chartered Accounting, Private Equity and Investment Banking. Her experience includes: financial advisory, corporate finance, investment management, mergers and acquisitions and management consulting. Mrs Fuller holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Melbourne and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Other current listed company directorships:
– Computershare Ltd – Appointed 2014
– Smart Parking Ltd – Appointed 2011

Former listed company directorships in the past three years:
– Costa Group Holdings Ltd – Appointed 2015 (Resigned September 2018)

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Mr Hawker has been a non-executive Director since 2012. He is Chairman of the Nomination and Risk Committees, and a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees. Mr Hawker is a professional company director with over 30 years experience in financial markets and investment. He was Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Insurance Australia Group from 2001 to 2008. From 1995 to 2001, Mr Hawker held a range of positions at Westpac, including Group Executive of Business and Consumer Banking and General Manager of Financial Markets. Prior to this, he held a number of positions at Citibank, including Deputy Managing Director for Australia and subsequently Executive Director, Head of Derivatives, Europe. Mr Hawker has been Chairman of the Insurance Council of Australia; Chairman of the Australian Financial Markets Association; a member of the Australian Governments Financial Sector Advisory Committee; and a member of the Business Council of Australia.

Former listed company directorships in the past three years:
– Aviva PLC – Appointed 2010 (Resigned 2019)
– Macquarie Group Ltd – Appointed 2010 (Resigned 2020)

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Mr Millner has been a Non-executive Director since 2011. He is a member of the Nomination, Remuneration and Risk Committees.
Mr Millner is a Director and Co-Portfolio Manager of Contact Asset Management Pty Limited which is the manager of BKI Investment Company Limited (ASX: BKI), a Listed Investment Company.
Mr Millner’s experience includes: 17 years within the financial services industry, including 15 years in active portfolio management of Australian equities; 9 years as a CEO of an Australian listed company, BKI; and 8 years as a Director of Australian listed companies.
Mr Millner has a Bachelor of Industrial Design degree and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance. He is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Other current listed company directorships:
– New Hope Corporation Ltd – Appointed 2015

Former listed company directorships in the past three years: 
– PM Capital Global Opportunities Fund Ltd – Appointed 2013 (Resigned 2017)

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Mr Negus has been a Non-executive director since 2014. He is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, and a member of the Audit, Nomination and Risk Committees Mr Negus has over 30 years experience in the banking and finance sectors including both senior management and director roles. He has extensive experience in managing equity and property portfolios. He has a Bachelor of Business Degree from the University of Technology Sydney and a Master of Commerce from the University of New South Wales. He is a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA). Mr Negus is a Director of Terrace Tower Group Pty. Limited and a Member of the Council of UNSW.

Other current listed company directorships:
– Bank of Queensland Limited – Appointed 2016
– Pengana Capital Group Limited – Chairman Appointed 2017
– Virgin Australia Holdings Limited – Appointed 2017

Former listed company directorships in the past three years:
– URB Investments Ltd – Chairman Appointed 2016 (Resigned 2019)

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Mr Westphal has been a Non-executive Director since 2006. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nomination, Remuneration and Risk Committees. Mr Westphal is a Chartered Accountant and was a partner of Ernst & Young for 25 years. He has many years of experience in corporate transactions with particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, due diligence and valuation across a variety of industry sectors. Mr Westphal was formerly the Chairman of the Board of Governors of Queenwood School for Girls Limited for 10 years.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

CHAIRMAN

Mr Millner has been a non-executive Director since 1984, and was appointed Chairman 1998. Mr Millner is a member of the Nomination, Remuneration and Risk Committees. Mr Millner has extensive experience in the investment industry.

Other current listed company directorships:

– Apex Healthcare Berhad – Appointed 2000
– Australian Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd – Appointed 2000
– Brickworks Ltd – Appointed 1997, Chairman 1999
– BKI Investment Company Ltd – Appointed Chairman 2003
– Milton Corporation Ltd – Appointed 1998, Chairman 2002
– New Hope Corporation Ltd – Appointed 1995, Chairman 1998
– TPG Telecom Ltd – Appointed 2000

Former listed company directorships in the past three years:

– Hunter Hall Global Value Ltd – Appointed as an interim Director April 2017 (Resigned June 2017)

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Mr Barlow was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Company in April 2014 having previously been the Managing Director of Pitt Capital Partners Limited for five years. Mr Barlow has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets and investing and has been responsible for a number of WHSP’s investments since joining the WHSP Group in 2004. His career has spanned positions in law and investment banking in Sydney and Hong Kong. Mr Barlow has a Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Technology, Sydney. Mr Barlow is a member of the Risk Committee.

Other current listed company directorships: 
– New Hope Corporation Ltd – Appointed 2015
– Palla Pharma Ltd – Appointed 2015

Former listed company directorships in the past three years:
– PM Capital Asian Opportunities Fund Ltd – Appointed 2015 (Resigned 2017)

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Mrs Fuller has been a non-executive Director since 2017 and is a member of the Audit, Nomination, Remuneration and Risk Committees. Mrs Fuller is an experienced public company director with a background in Chartered Accounting, Private Equity and Investment Banking. Her experience includes: financial advisory, corporate finance, investment management, mergers and acquisitions and management consulting. Mrs Fuller holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Melbourne and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Other current listed company directorships:
– Computershare Ltd – Appointed 2014
– Smart Parking Ltd – Appointed 2011

Former listed company directorships in the past three years:
– Costa Group Holdings Ltd – Appointed 2015 (Resigned September 2018)

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Mr Hawker has been a non-executive Director since 2012. He is Chairman of the Nomination and Risk Committees, and a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees. Mr Hawker is a professional company director with over 30 years experience in financial markets and investment. He was Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Insurance Australia Group from 2001 to 2008. From 1995 to 2001, Mr Hawker held a range of positions at Westpac, including Group Executive of Business and Consumer Banking and General Manager of Financial Markets. Prior to this, he held a number of positions at Citibank, including Deputy Managing Director for Australia and subsequently Executive Director, Head of Derivatives, Europe. Mr Hawker has been Chairman of the Insurance Council of Australia; Chairman of the Australian Financial Markets Association; a member of the Australian Governments Financial Sector Advisory Committee; and a member of the Business Council of Australia.

Former listed company directorships in the past three years:
– Aviva PLC – Appointed 2010 (Resigned 2019)
– Macquarie Group Ltd – Appointed 2010 (Resigned 2020)

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Mr Millner has been a non-executive Director since 2011. He is a member of the Nomination, Remuneration and Risk Committees.
Mr Millner is a Director and Co-Portfolio Manager of Contact Asset Management Pty Limited which is the manager of BKI Investment Company Limited (ASX: BKI), a Listed Investment Company.
Mr Millner’s experience includes: 17 years within the financial services industry, including 15 years in active portfolio management of Australian equities; 9 years as a CEO of an Australian listed company, BKI; and 8 years as a Director of Australian listed companies.
Mr Millner has a Bachelor of Industrial Design degree and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance. He is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Other current listed company directorships:
– New Hope Corporation Ltd – Appointed 2015

Former listed company directorships in the past three years: 
– PM Capital Global Opportunities Fund Ltd – Appointed 2013 (Resigned 2017)

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Mr Negus has been a non-executive Director since 2014. He is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, and a member of the Audit, Nomination and Risk Committees Mr Negus has over 30 years experience in the banking and finance sectors including both senior management and director roles. He has extensive experience in managing equity and property portfolios. He has a Bachelor of Business Degree from the University of Technology Sydney and a Master of Commerce from the University of New South Wales. He is a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA). Mr Negus is a Director of Terrace Tower Group Pty. Limited and a Member of the Council of UNSW.

Other current listed company directorships:
– Bank of Queensland Limited – Appointed 2016
– Pengana Capital Group Limited – Chairman Appointed 2017
– Virgin Australia Holdings Limited – Appointed 2017

Former listed company directorships in the past three years:
– URB Investments Ltd – Chairman Appointed 2016 (Resigned 2019)

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Mr Westphal has been a non-executive Director since 2006. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nomination, Remuneration and Risk Committees. Mr Westphal is a Chartered Accountant and was a partner of Ernst & Young for 25 years. He has many years of experience in corporate transactions with particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, due diligence and valuation across a variety of industry sectors. Mr Westphal was formerly the Chairman of the Board of Governors of Queenwood School for Girls Limited for 10 years.

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Ms Sukkar has been a non-executive Director since July 2020. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from the University of New South Wales, and a Graduate Diploma in Education. She is Principal of Australian construction company Buildcorp, which she established with her husband 30 years ago. She is an experienced public company director having previously been a director of The Trust Company. She is a director of the Property Council of Australia and holds a number of honorary roles across government, sport and the community. She is a Fellow of the University of Sydney and a member of the Order of Australia.

Other current listed company directorships:
– Growthpoint Properties Australia Limited – Appointed 2017

SENIOR EXECUTIVES

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Mr Grbin joined WHSP in April 2018. He is a chartered accountant with over 20 years’ experience as an ASX listed CFO, operating in high growth or turnaround situations, across industries as diverse as e-commerce, financial services and transport/logistics. Mr Grbin has also been a divisional chief executive, leading a corporate trust business operating in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Mr Grbin is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from the University of Adelaide. He has attended the Insead Advanced Management Program.

HEAD OF LEGAL AND GOVERNANCE

Ms Lawrance is a legal and governance professional with over 20 years experience. Her experience includes 14 years within the financial services industry, including as a Company Secretary and Division Director of an Australian listed diversified financial services company, Macquarie Group. Prior to this Ms Lawrance practiced as a lawyer in both the private and public sectors.

Ms Lawrance has a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and a Master of Laws. She is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

SENIOR EXECUTIVES

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Mr Grbin joined WHSP in April 2018. He is a chartered accountant with over 20 years’ experience as an ASX listed CFO, operating in high growth or turnaround situations, across industries as diverse as e-commerce, financial services and transport/logistics. Mr Grbin has also been a divisional chief executive, leading a corporate trust business operating in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Mr Grbin is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from the University of Adelaide. He has attended the Insead Advanced Management Program.

HEAD OF LEGAL AND GOVERNANCE

Ms Lawrance is a legal and governance professional with over 20 years experience. Her experience includes 14 years within the financial services industry, including as a Company Secretary and Division Director of an Australian listed diversified financial services company, Macquarie Group. Prior to this Ms Lawrance practiced as a lawyer in both the private and public sectors.

Ms Lawrance has a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and a Master of Laws. She is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.