8IP Emerging Companies Limited – Corporate Governance

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Board

Jonathan Sweeney (Chairman, Non-executive Independent Director).
Jonathan has had a varied career in financial services initially in equity funds management in London with Gartmore that continued when he returned to Australia and joined Armstrong Jones. After leaving Armstrong Jones he joined Trust Company in 1991 and after occupying senior managerial positions running funds management, investment advice/financial planning and fiduciary services divisions he became one of Trust Company’s Joint Managing Directors in 1997 and in 2000 became sole Managing Director. He left Trust Company at the end of 2008 and founded Equity Real Estate Partners in mid-2009 with Greg Paramor and Adrian Harrington that culminated in him becoming Folkestone’s COO until he left in early 2013.

He currently is a non-executive director of Velocity Rewards Pty Ltd, Tennis New South Wales, The Australian Davis Cup Tennis Foundation and is a member of Perpetual Trustee’s Investment Committee. From 2009 to 2014 Jonathan was an independent nonexecutive director and Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee of Easton Investments (ASX code: “EAS”).

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Laws from the University of NSW, is a Chartered Financial Analyst and has completed the AICD Company Directors Course as well as the Stanford Executive Program.

Tony McDonald (Non-executive Independent Director)
Tony McDonald is a seasoned director and formerly senior executive with extensive experience in the wealth management and investment industry. He has a successful track record having co-founded and led the Snowball Group from a start-up to a fully integrated wealth management business listed on the ASX.

Tony is currently founder and director of T&C Consulting Services Pty Ltd. He is also a director of Hub24 Limited and Chairman of Newington College. Previously, he spent 12 years as Managing Director of Snowball Group Limited. He has also held senior positions at Jardine Fleming Holdings Limited (Hong Kong) and Pacific Mutual Australia Limited, and has practiced as a lawyer in Australia and overseas.

Tony holds Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Bachelor of Commerce degrees from the University of NSW.

Kerry Series (Executive Non-independent Director)
As Chief Investment Officer of the Manager, Kerry is responsible for 8IP’s investment management activity. His primary focus is on delivering investment returns through the active management of funds managed by 8IP.

Kerry has advised or invested in equities since 1992. His investment experience includes a number of senior roles. In 1999 he co-founded Perennial Investment Partners, which achieved strong investment performance and reached $20 billion in assets under management within eight years.

Prior to co-founding 8IP, he was the Head of Asia Pacific Equities at AMP Capital where he was responsible for three investment teams that managed approximately $5 billion of assets. Kerry also spent time in Hong Kong where he was an Investment Director for HSBC Asset Management.

Kerry is a significant shareholder in 8IP and 8IP Australia. He has a Bachelor of Science (Economics) from Birkbeck College, University of London; is a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA); and holds a UK Securities Industry Diploma.

Company Secretary

Mark Studd
Mr Studd is an experienced Company Secretary and corporate governance professional.  He has worked with Boards and management in both the ASX listed and the unlisted company arenas and has assisted a range of organisations including both small and large companies.  Mr Studd’s experience covers a range of industries including retail, civil engineering and biotechnology.

Mr Studd is Company Secretary of a number of ASX listed and private companies, and is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia.

Mr Studd has a Bachelor of Arts degree with honours in economics from the University of New South Wales, and MBA from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance from Governance Institute of Australia.

Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee

Jonathan Sweeney

Tony McDonald

Charters and Policies

To view any of 8EC’s charters and policies please click on the links below.

8EC – Corporate Governance Statement

8EC – Board of Directors Charter

8EC – Code of Conduct

8EC – Audit Risk Compliance Committee Charter

8EC – Securities Trading Policy

8EC – Continuous Disclosure Policy

8EC – Risk Management Policy

8EC – Shareholder Communications Policy

8EC – Privacy Policy

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