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Our Board of Directors

The Fisher Funds Board of Directors is made up of eight members who oversee the direction and strategy of Fisher Funds. The Board includes the following members:

Sir John Wells

Sir John Wells

KNZM, ACA, FCIS of Auckland

Chairman and Independent non-executive Director (Appointed February 2008)

Board Committees – Chairman of the Remunerations and Nominations Committee and member of the Audit and Risk Committee

Following a merchant and investment banking career, Sir John and others established Bancorp in 1987, of which he is Chairman. Sir John holds the chairmanship of a number of other companies, including Development Auckland Limited and Sheffield, and is on the Advisory Board of Marsh. Sir John was awarded a Distinguished Companion of The New Zealand Order of Merit (DCNZM) for his services to business and sport in The New Year Honours 2009, and subsequently invested with a Knighthood.

Carmel Miringa Fisher

Carmel Miringa Fisher

BCA, CFIP of Auckland

Executive Managing Director (Appointed April 1998)

Board Committees – member of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee

Carmel is a seasoned investment professional with more than 30 years' experience in the New Zealand investment industry. She spent her early career in share broking before moving into the funds management industry as an investment analyst and portfolio manager. Carmel was responsible for managing New Zealand share funds for Prudential Assurance and then headed the funds management division of Sovereign Assurance before leaving to establish Fisher Funds in 1998. Carmel is an active member of the Fisher Funds investment committee and has overall responsibility for the company as it pursues its objective of making investing profitable, understandable and enjoyable for investors.

Hugh Gladstone Fisher

Hugh Gladstone Fisher

of Auckland

Executive Director (Appointed April 1998)

Hugh had over 17 years' experience in operations management and information technology at Telecom before founding Fisher Funds with Carmel in April 1998. At Fisher Funds, Hugh is responsible for Information Technology.

Francis Ivor Charles Jasper

Francis Ivor Charles Jasper

of Auckland

Executive Director (Appointed June 2006)

Board Committees — member of the Investment Strategy Committee

Frank worked for TOWER Asset Management for 10 years and, as Global Analyst, was involved in Australian equity research and portfolio management. He then worked as Head of Research for Mercer Investment Consulting for two years and as Equity Strategist at ABN AMRO Craigs for three years. Frank joined Fisher Funds in 2005 with responsibility for overseeing the Australian Portfolios, until 2014 when he moved into a dedicated business strategy role.

Margaret Anne Blackburn

Margaret Anne Blackburn

BA, MA, MInstD of Auckland

Non-executive Director (Appointed June 2013)

Board Committees — Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee

Anne has a professional banking background, having had earlier careers in journalism and diplomacy. She is a director of businesses across the capital markets spectrum (with roles in venture investment, funds management, life insurance and banking). She also holds governance positions in arts, medical research and education not-for-profit organisations.

Jonathan Forbes McHardy

Jonathan Forbes McHardy

BCA, of Hawke's Bay

Independent non-executive Director (Appointed March 2015)

Board Committees — Chairman of the Investment Strategy Committee and member of the Audit and Risk Committee

Jonathan qualified with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1984 and worked in the New Zealand banking industry until 1997. His last position was Director of Wholesale Banking for the National Bank of New Zealand where he was responsible for all wholesale banking operations. In 1997 he joined Credit Suisse, working for that institution in London and New York until March 2015. In the years from 1997 to 2009 he was in the Investment Banking division where he held a variety of senior positions including co-Head of European Fixed Income and co-Head of Securities. In 2009 he moved to the Asset Management division to head up the Partner Asset Facility a debt/special situations fund. He also served on a number of investment committees for Credit Suisse funds and investment programs. Jonathan has recently returned to New Zealand and now acts as an adviser to Credit Suisse as well as a small number of other entities. He is on the board of a number of private New Zealand companies, including HRL Morrison & Co.

Liberato Petagna

Liberato Petagna

BCA of Wellington

Independent non-executive Director (Appointed June 2013)

Board Committees — member of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee and Investment Strategy Committee

Lib is an executive director of HRL Morrison & Co, which he joined in 1990. He has experience in a broad range of corporate transactions in the energy and transport sectors in Australasia and Europe and leads HRL Morrison's wholesale funds management operations. He is a director of New Zealand Bus Limited, Infratil Infrastructure Property Limited and NZ Pastures Limited.

David Clarke

David Clarke

Appointed 1 January 2016

Non-executive Director (Appointed January 2016)

David has over 35 years' experience in investment banking, funds management, property investment and retail banking where he developed a deep understanding of fiduciary duties to investors and risk considerations. Previous executive roles include Chief Executive of Investec Bank (Australia) Ltd, BT Financial Group, MLC Limited and Lloyds Merchant Bank. David is currently a non-executive director and Chairman of Charter Hall Group, Chairman of AUB Ltd, and was previously a non-executive director of AMP Ltd, and an executive director of Lend Lease Corporation Ltd. He also holds governance positions in medical, education and business support sectors for not-for-profit organisations.