Board of Directors
Brian Scullin is the Independent Non-Executive Chairman of BT Investment Management. He was appointed to the Board and as Chairman in September 2007.
Brian is also a Non-Executive Director of Dexus Property Group. He has previously served as a Non-executive Director of State Super Financial Services and Spark Infrastructure Limited.
Brian has more than 20 years experience in the funds management industry in both Australia and Asia. Following a career in the Federal Government and politics, Brian was appointed the Executive Director of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) in 1987.
In 1983, Brian joined Bankers Trust, holding a number of senior positions, including President of Japan Bankers Trust. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer – Asia/Pacific for Deutsche Asset Management in 1999. He retired from that full time position in 2002, although remained a Non-executive Director of Deutsche Asset Management until June 2007.
Brian has held many industry positions including Vice Chairman of the Financial Services Council (then known as IFSA), a part-time member of the Federal Government’s Financial Reporting Council and a panel member for the Financial Industry Complaints Service.
Brian is a member of the Board’s Audit & Risk Management Committee and the Chairman of the Remuneration & Nominations Committee.
BCom (Ec), CFA
Chief Executive Officer
Emilio Gonzalez is the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director. He was appointed to that role in January 2010.
Prior to joining BTIM, Emilio was the Group Executive, Global Equities at Perpetual Limited. Prior to this role, he was the Chief Investment Officer for seven years. During this period, Perpetual’s funds under management grew from $13 billion to a peak of $30 billion.
During his early tenure at Perpetual, Emilio was responsible for establishing and running a currency program, tactical asset allocation strategies, Perpetual’s diversified and balanced funds as well as being Head of Research.
Prior to joining Perpetual, Emilio worked as the chief dealer at Nikko Securities (Australia) Limited and as a retail client adviser at Norths Stockbroking Limited.
BEc (Hons) MA (Econ)
Non-Executive Director (Westpac Nominee)
Carolyn is a Non-executive Director of BT Investment Management, having been appointed a Director in September 2007.
Carolyn is currently a Non-executive Director of Westpac Banking Corporation, BHP Billiton Limited and Stockland Corporation Limited. Carolyn has previously served as a Non-executive Director of AGL Energy Limited, CSR Limited, AMP Limited, SA Water and the Economic Development Board of South Australia.
Carolyn currently has Board and advisory roles with Nanosonics Limited, The Australian Charities Fund and the Neurosurgical Research Foundation.
Carolyn Hewson has over 25 years experience in the finance sector, having joined Schroders Australia investment bank in 1981, serving as an Executive Director of Schroders between 1989 and 1995.
Carolyn is a member of the Board’s Audit & Risk Management Committee.
Non-Executive Director (Westpac Nominee)
Brad Cooper is a Non-Executive Director of BT Investment Management, having been appointed a Director in April 2010.
Brad Cooper is the Chief Executive Officer of the BT Financial Group, having been appointed to that role on 1 February 2010. Brad joined the Westpac Group in April 2007 as Chief Executive for Westpac New Zealand. He then moved to the role of Group Chief Transformation Officer, leading the implementation of the Westpac-St. George merger before taking up his current role.
Prior to joining Westpac, Brad was Chairman of GE Capital Bank and Chief Executive Officer of GE Consumer Finance UK & Ireland.
Brad is a Director of the Financial Services Council (FSC, previously known as IFSA) and an Executive Director of a number of companies within the Westpac Group.
Brad is a member of the Board’s Remuneration & Nominations Committee.
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James Evans is an Independent Non-Executive Director of BT Investment Management, having been appointed a Director in June 2010.
James is also a Non-executive Director of the Equigroup companies, Suncorp Portfolio Services Limited, Hastings Funds Management Limited, Australian Infrastructure Funds Limited and Macquarie Generation.
James Evans has forty years of corporate experience. His most recent executive role, which he held from 2003 to 2008, was as the Chief Risk Officer, Wealth Management with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. As part of this role, James held directorships in the Commonwealth Bank’s funds management, general insurance, life insurance and lease financing businesses. James also held a number of other senior executive roles with the Commonwealth Bank in the areas of finance, accounting, business development and strategy.
Before joining the Commonwealth Bank in 1996, James was a senior executive with Lend Lease in the Property Investment Services Group, holding directorships of property investment and joint venture companies. Prior to that, James held senior executive positions at GEC Australia and Grace Bros.
James is the Chairman of the Board’s Audit & Risk Management Committee and a member of the Remuneration & Nominations Committee.
BAgEc (Hons), AFin
Andrew Fay is an Independent Non-Executive Director of BT Investment Management, having been appointed a Director on 1 October 2011.
Andrew is also a non-executive director of Spark Infrastructure RE Limited. He has almost 25 years in the financial services sector and held the executive role of Chief Executive Australia at Deutsche Asset Management from 2005 to 2008 and Chief Investment Officer from 2000 to 2008. Prior to that, Andrew held a number of other senior investment roles at Deutsche Asset Management and previously at AMP Capital. From 1998 to 2002, he was a member of the Financial Services Council Investment Committee.
Andrew was until recently the Chairman and a non-executive director of Deutsche Asset Management (Australia) Limited, having been appointed to this role in 2008. He is a non-executive director of Deutsche Managed Investments Limited and a member of the Remuneration & Nominations Committee.
Meredith Brooks is an Independent Non-Executive Director of BT Investment Management, having been appointed a Director with effect from 1 April 2013.
Meredith has over 30 years in the financial services industry, including extensive experience in funds management both in Australia and overseas. Meredith held the position of Managing Director, US Institutional Investment Services at Frank Russell Company, based in New York between 2000 and 2004. Prior to that, she held a number of other senior positions at Frank Russell Company, including Managing Director, Australasia (1996 - 2000) and Director, European Funds (1991 - 1996).
Meredith is currently the Chair of Balmain Investment Management Limited, Chair of Critical Path Inc and a member of the Industry Advisory Board for the Faculty of Business and Economics at Macquarie University. Meredith was a non-executive director of Perpetual Limited from 2004 to 2011.
Meredith is a member of the Board’s Audit & Risk Management Committee.