Board Of Directors

Alan Watson

Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Alan Watson joined the board on 15 July 2013, after he had completed a 30 year investment banking career, during which he has been Managing Director of several Australian, American and UK based investment banks. During this career he has worked in the Securities markets of the UK, Australia, Canada, China and Japan. Immediately prior to his retirement Mr Watson was with Macquarie Group, where he had been recruited to establish its European Securities business.

Ian Macoun

Managing Director

Mr Ian Macoun was appointed as Managing Director to the Company on 17 August 2016, having been the managing director and chairman of Pinnacle since 2006. Mr Macoun’s career to date has included 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; inaugural Chief Executive – from 1988), and the reconstruction of a major Australian bank's investment operation (Westpac Investment Management; Managing Director from 1993).

Mr Macoun’s early experience, in more than 10 years at Queensland Treasury, included extensive involvement with many major Australian and International financial market participants, and leading the Queensland Government’s commercial participation in many major industrial development projects during the ‘boom’ years of the late 1970’s and the 1980’s. He was a First Assistant Under Treasurer when he moved to lead and build QIC.

Deborah Beale

Independent Non-Executive Director

Ms Deborah Beale 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 government relations and governance. Ms Beale also served and continues to serve on a number of government, private and not-for-profit boards. Her broad experience includes the areas of finance, corporate governance, risk management, government and public relations.

Ms Beale is currently the Chair of Hyperion Asset Management Ltd one of Pinnacle Investment Management Limited’s most successful affiliated fund managers.

Gerard Bradley

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Gerard Bradley has over 35 years of experience in public sector leadership and administration including some 16 years as Under Treasurer and Under Secretary of Queensland Treasury and the South Australian Department of Treasury and Finance.

Mr Bradley has substantial Board experience, including 10 years as Chair of QSuper, and a wide range of directorships of major Government financial and commercial corporations. Since 2012, worked in non-executive director roles in the public and private sector.

Andrew Chambers

Executive Director

Mr Andrew Chambers commenced his career in investment management in 2001 when he joined Legg Mason, one of the world’s largest pure play, multi-affiliate investment management firms.

Since then, Mr Chambers has developed extensive multi-channel investment management distribution skills and a proven track record of raising significant capital for new and existing affiliate firms, from institutional and retail markets in Australian and offshore.

Adrian Whittingham

Executive Director

Mr Adrian Whittingham, prior to joining Pinnacle was Director, Head of Retail Sales with Schroder Investment Management in Sydney, from 2002 to April 2008. At Schroders Adrian was responsible for leading the businesses direction and engagement with Researchers, Consultants, Dealer Groups and Private Clients.

Prior to Schroders, Mr Whittingham spent 8 years at Zurich in Product, Research and Business Development roles.

Steven Wilson AM

Non-Executive Director

Mr Steven Wilson has over 35 years of professional investment experience, including 4 years with Cazenove & Co. in London before joining Wilson & Co in 1984. Since then he has spent 25 years as either Chairman, Managing Director or Joint Managing Director of the Company.

Under his leadership, Hyperion was established in 1996, Priority Funds in 2005 and Pinnacle in 2006. In October 2011, Mr Wilson resigned from the position of Managing Director whilst remaining on the board as a Non-executive Director.

Mr Wilson has previously served on several boards including as a Chairman of South Bank Corporation, Hyperion Asset Management, St John’s Cathedral Completion Fund, Queensland Rugby Union and as a Director of Telstra Corporation, Tourism Queensland and the Council of QUT.