Board of Directors

John Steven


John Steven is a senior partner of the National Capital Markets and Business Unit and Transactions Solutions team of Minter Ellison and until recently was a member of the firm’s Executive Leadership Team and Board. He practices in the corporate and capital markets area, particularly public and private mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets and government projects. He also has an extensive corporate governance practice. John is on the Advisory Board of various not for profit organisations. He was previously a Board Member of the Monash University Law Foundation. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (with Honours), a Bachelor of Economics and a Diploma of Commercial Law from Monash University.

Judith Smith

(Independent Non-Executive Director)

Prior to undertaking non-executive roles Judith was formerly the Head of Private Equity at IFM Investors and Chair of the IFM Risk Committee. At IFM Judith managed a multi-billion private equity portfolio of domestic and global investments. Prior to her role at IFM, Judith held various investment management roles. Judith holds a Master of Applied Finance from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Economics (with Honours) from Monash University. She is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Judith is a director of LUCRF, Funds SA and Universal Biosensors Inc. and committee member with the South Australian Venture Capital Fund and Breast Cancer Trials.

David Trude

(Independent Non-Executive Director)

David is a senior banking executive with over 40 years’ experience in a variety of financial services roles in the banking and securities industry. He is Chairman of Waterford Retirement Village, Hansen Technologies Limited and is a member of the board of Chi-X Australia Pty Ltd and MSL Solutions Ltd. He was also formerly Managing Director, Australian Chief Executive Officer/Country Manager of Credit Suisse Australia Ltd. He was a former panel member of the ASX Disciplinary Tribunal and Director of the Stockbrokers Association of Australia. David holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Queensland and is a Master Stockbroker of the Stockbrokers and Financial Advisers Association of Australia and Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Robert Brown


Robert Brown is an emeritus professor of Finance in the Department of Finance, University of Melbourne, where his research has focused on security market behaviour. He holds a Bachelor of Economics (with Honours) and Master of Economics from the University of Sydney and a Graduate Diploma in Accounting from Victoria College. He is a fellow of CPA Australia and a senior fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.

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