Mr George Venardos

Chairman - Independent Non-Executive Director

B.Com, FCA, FCIS, FAICD, FTIA

George was appointed Chairman of Australian Executor Trustees Limited (AET) in November 2016 and he has been a Non-Executive Director since January 2008.

Mr Venardos is also Chairman of AET’s parent company, IOOF Holdings Limited. He has held that position since November 2016 and he has been an Independent Non-Executive Director since 2009.

Mr Venardos has over 30 years' experience in executive roles in financial services, insurance and funds management. For a period of ten years, Mr Venardos was the Chief Financial Officer of Insurance Australia Group, and Chairman of the Insurance Council of Australia's Finance and Accounting Committee. Mr Venardos was a director of Miclyn Express Offshore Ltd from 2010 to 2013 and is currently Chairman of Ardent Leisure Group.

Mr Christopher Kelaher

Executive Director

B.Ec, LL.B, F Fin

Chris is Managing Director of IOOF Holdings Limited, the parent company of Australian Executor Trustees Limited (AET), of which he is also a Director. As Managing Director of IOOF, Chris oversees the management of AET.

He has served as Managing Director of IOOF since his appointment in April 2009, when IOOF acquired Australian Wealth Management Limited (AWM).

Prior to 2009, Chris was the Managing Director of AWM, which was the then parent company of AET. He has been a Director of AET since 2006.

During his 25-year career in financial services, Chris has been instrumental in executing multiple mergers and acquisitions that have added materially to the IOOF Group and its antecedent businesses. He also has extensive capital markets experience from his time with Citicorp, where he assisted in establishing the Citicorp Investment Management and Global Asset Management businesses in Australia and New Zealand.

Ms Elizabeth Flynn

Independent Non-Executive Director

LL.B, Grad Dip AppCorpGov, FAICD, FGIA, FCIS, F Fin

Elizabeth has been a Non-Executive Director of Australian Executor Trustees Limited (AET) since September 2015.

She has more than 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry, including roles within law and corporate governance, as well as having executive responsibilities. From 1998 to 2010, Elizabeth was the Chief Legal Counsel, Group Compliance Manager and Group Company Secretary of financial services group Aviva Australia, and a director of NULIS Nominees, Aviva Australia’s superannuation trustee company.

Prior to her time at Aviva, Elizabeth spent 18 years as a commercial lawyer with Minter Ellison, including eight years as a partner, specialising in managed funds, banking, securitisation and superannuation. She was a director of Bennelong Funds Management from 2010 to 2015.

Elizabeth is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of AET’s parent company, IOOF Holdings Limited, and has held that position since 2015.

Ms Jane Harvey

Independent Non-Executive Director

B.Com, MBA, FCA, FAICD

Jane has been a Non-Executive Director of Australian Executor Trustees Limited (AET) since April 2009.

She has more than 30 years’ experience in the financial and advisory services industry, with previous positions in the areas of both business advisory and risk management. Jane was a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers until 2002 and a Director of David Jones Limited between 2012 and 2014.

Jane is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of AET’s parent company, IOOF Holdings Limited, and has held that position since 2005.

Mr Allan Griffiths

Independent Non-Executive Director

B.Bus, DipLI

Allan was appointed to the board of Australian Executor Trustees Limited (AET) on 14 July 2014 as a Non-Executive Director.

He has more than 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry and has a deep understanding of the insurance sector. He has held a number of executive positions, most notably as long-term Chief Executive Officer of AVIVA Australia and, later, Managing Director South East Asia, AVIVA Pty Ltd. Prior to joining AVIVA, Allan held executive positions with Norwich Union and Colonial Limited.

In addition to his academic qualifications, Allan has completed Business Management courses at Columbia University, INSEAD and the London Business School.

Allan is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of AET’s parent company, IOOF Holdings Limited, and has held that position since 2014.

At Australian Executor Trustees (AET), we are one of Australia’s largest and most experienced non‑government providers of professional trustee services, with more than $29 billion in funds under supervision.