Anthony (Tony) FitzGerald B.Ec, Fellow of FINSIA
Mr FitzGerald has 45 years’ experience in the financial services sector in banking and asset management. He has extensive international experience, having held senior roles in Australia, Europe, Asia and the US, including Regional Head of Corporate and Institutional Banking - East Asia and Deputy Head, Portfolio Management and Credit Review, Group Management, for Union Bank of Switzerland - in Singapore and Zurich respectively.
He has also held the position of Head of Credit Portfolio Management and Risk Policy with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Mr FitzGerald was Co-head Global Fixed Interest and Credit at Colonial First State Global Asset Management and was the chair of their Credit Committee. Mr FitzGerald also served as a director of Teachers Mutual Bank.
Mr FitzGerald has also completed numerous consulting roles as a subject matter expert for the Australian Tax Office. Mr FitzGerald also served, on a pro bono basis, on the audit and risk committees of the Royal Australian College of Physicians and Médecins Sans Frontières Australia.
Christopher Cuffe AO, BCom, FCA, FFin, FAICD
Mr Cuffe has over 35 years’ experience in the financial services industry and is well regarded for his services to the funds management industry and as an advocate for philanthropy. Until June 2017, Mr Cuffe served as UniSuper’s Chairman and was a member of its Remuneration Committee. Mr Cuffe is a continuing member of UniSuper’s Investment Committee, a position he has held since 2009.
Mr Cuffe holds a number of non-executive directorships in listed investment companies Argo Investments Limited, Global Value Fund Limited and Hearts and Minds Investments Limited (where he is also Chair) as well as being a non-executive director of Realside Financial Group Pty Ltd and The James Fairfax Foundation. He was previously a director of listed companies Class Limited and Antipodes Global Investment Company Limited as well as Chairman of unlisted investment management company Atrium Investment Management Pty Ltd.
In the not-for-profit sector, Mr Cuffe is the Founder and Chairman of Australian Philanthropic Services Limited, Chair of Australian Philanthropic Services Foundation Pty Ltd, a director of Third Link Investment Managers Pty Ltd and a member of the Investment Committee of the Paul Ramsay Foundation.
His former roles include CEO of Colonial First State Investments Limited where he played a major role in building the organisation from a start-up business and CEO of Challenger Financial Services Group Limited.
His professional memberships include Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Fellow of Financial Services Institute of Australasia and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Felicity Gates B.Sc MAICD
Ms Gates has over 35 years’ experience in the Investment, Finance, Banking, Energy and Infrastructure sectors and has held many non-executive directorships across several industries in Australia, North America and Europe.
Some of Ms Gates key directorships have been with the Australia Pacific Airports Corporation, Vantage Airport Group, Kelda Group, Itinere Infraestructuras, United Energy, and Epic Energy Group. Some of Ms Gates key past roles have been with Castlebridge Infrastructure as Partner and Chair, Global Co Head of Citi Infrastructure Investors based in New York and Global Chief Investment Officer of RREEF Infrastructure both in Sydney and New York. Ms Gates has been directly involved in infrastructure investment since the mid-1990s having developed NSW State Super’s infrastructure investment portfolio and led their involvement in many landmark Australian deals including the privatisations of United Energy and Melbourne Airport.
Ms Gates is the Chair of the Investment Committee, Northern Territory Local Jobs Fund, a position held since July 2019.
Ms Gates graduated from the University of Queensland having completed a Bachelor of Science degree with Honours in Mathematics. She holds a membership with the Australian Institute of Company Directors.