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.

Mr John Selak

Independent Non-Executive Director

DipAcc, ICAA, FCA.

John was appointed Chairman of Australian Executor Trustees Limited (AET) in January 2017.

Mr Selak has over 40 years’ experience in the financial and advisory services industry. From 2000 to 2016 he was a partner in the Corporate Finance Practice of Ernst & Young, providing valuation services to a broad range of local and international clients and also holding various leadership positions at that firm.

Mr Selak is also currently non-executive chairman of Corsair Capital, a non-executive director of National Tiles and an advisory board member of Turi Foods and Quest Apartment Hotels.

In addition to his business and commercial activities, Mr Selak has been active in the community and not-for-profit sectors including being awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship by Rotary International for his services to the community. Mr Selak is also a founding director of The Family Peace Foundation.

John is also a Non-Executive Director of AET’s parent company, IOOF Holdings Limited, and has held that position since January 2017.

Ms Dawn Oldham

Independent Non-Executive Director

B.Ec/B.Com, GDip FinPlan, GDip AppFinInv, GAICD, F FINSIA.

Dawn was appointed Chairman of Australian Executor Trustees Limited (AET) in January 2017.

Ms Oldham was a top rated* equity analyst in the Consumer sector at Merrill Lynch and Citigroup for more than 10 years. Amongst her other achievements, Ms Oldham has consulted extensively to top FMCG companies on corporate strategy and owned and operated a successful wealth management business.

Ms Oldham holds a Bachelor of Economics & Commerce (First Class Honours) from Monash University, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investment and a Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning and was appointed to the AICD Chair Mentoring Program in 2015. She is also a Fellow of FINSIA and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Dawn is also a Non-Executive Director of AET’s parent company, IOOF Holdings Limited, and has held that position since January 2017.

*The Reuters Survey 1998, Peter Lee, Greenwich Associates Survey 1998-2000.

Mr Martin Walsh

Independent Non-Executive Director

B.Com, FCA, GAICD, FGIA

Martin was appointed Chairman of Australian Executor Trustees Limited (AET) in January 2017.

Mr Walsh has been an international partner and advisor for 35 years in assurance and advisory services, with previous roles held at both Ernst & Young and Deloitte in Australia, PNG, South Korea and the US. During his career, he has acquired experience in Superannuation, Asset Management and Trustee Services, including assurance, operational due diligence, strategy, risk, compliance and governance.

Mr Walsh holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Melbourne University, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Governance Institute as well as being a Graduate Member of the Institute of Company Directors. He is currently a Director of Hastings Funds Management Limited and The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and was formerly a Director of State Super Financial Services Australia Limited. He is also a Director of Surf Life Saving Australia Ltd and Chair of the National Surf Life Saving Foundation.

Martin is also a Non-Executive Director of AET’s parent company, IOOF Holdings Limited, and has held that position since January 2017.

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.