Details of Trustee Board Directors for both Diversa Trustees and CCSL:
Vin Plant – Chairman
BBus Fin, MBA F Fin, MAICD
Vin Plant is a Sydney based financial services specialist and the chairman of the Diversa Trustees Board. Vin has been appointed to the Board on 4 May 2017. He has served as a non-executive director on the PayPal Australia Board since 2009 and has been Chairman of PayPal’s Audit & Risk Committee since 2010. A former investment banker, he was a Partner at HSW Capital from 2009 to 2010 and held various senior positions at Standard Chartered Bank from 1991 to 2008. Vin is a fellow of FINSIA and a member of the Institute of Company Directors.
Karen Gibson – Director (Diversa Trustees only)
BSc MBA GAICD
Karen Gibson was appointed to the Diversa Trustee Board on 4 May 2017 and is also a Director of OneVue. Throughout her career, Karen has a demonstrated a solid understanding of the superannuation industry and developed a reputation for sound and ethical decision making. She has worked with various boards including large and small organisations, retail and industry, and government and non-government institutions.
With more than 20 years’ experience in operations, strategic and operational planning, investment strategy, and change and risk management, Karen has held a variety of executive roles. She was the Chief Executive at City Super and Energy Super, and General Manager of Member Advice and Communications at LGSuper. Her achievements include the successful mergers between City Super and LGSuper, and the Suncorp and Metway superannuation funds.
Karen is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is also a member of Women in Finance, Women in Super and the Australian Institute of Management.
Murray Jones – Director
Murray has worked within the financial services industry for over 20 years. He has provided advice on corporate governance and strategic planning issues to institutions; acted as an independent expert under ASIC enforceable undertakings; chaired audit risk & compliance committees; been appointed as a responsible manager for a number of AFS Licence holders spanning listed and unlisted fund managers and financial advisory businesses.
He is currently Managing Director of Compliance & Risk Services Pty Ltd which has acted for over 150 financial institutions in establishing and supporting financial services businesses. His company has also developed a web based software solution, CRSCertus, which is used by a number of prominent financial institutions to manage their risk and compliance obligations.
Murray’s expertise spans retail and wholesale funds management, securities operations, superannuation, insurance, corporate advisory and financial planning.
Vincent Parrott – Director
Vincent is Managing Director of the Diversa Group and Diversa Trustees Executive Director responsible for all business operations. Vincent has over 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry. He has worked in leadership roles within the institutional funds management sector for AMP, SBC (now UBS Global Asset Management), BT Funds Management and Aberdeen Asset Management.
In 2001 he co-founded boutique asset manager, Souls Funds Management where he served as Managing Director from 2001 to 2008. Through his career he has had experience in investment research and portfolio management, superannuation, sales and marketing, business operations, and general management.
Garry Wayling – Director
BCom (Acctg), GAICD, ACA
Garry Wayling brings more than 30 years’ experience in a professional services career to the Diversa Trustees Board. He is also a Director of OneVue and is widely regarded as a specialist in business planning, initial public offerings, due diligence and Sarbanes Oxley reviews.
His industry experience is broad encompassing large manufacturers, steelworks, major hotel chains, technology companies and IT start-ups. He has held various executive positions including Chief Financial Officer at Aston Resources Limited and Managing Director of CoalWorks Limited. Garry has also worked in external audit and advisory roles with Arthur Andersen and Ernst and Young where he was the Oceania Markets IPO Leader.
Garry is an independent Director of several companies including Eaton Vance Australia, AppDynamics Australia and Odyssey House. He is also an ex-officio member of the Board Audit Risk Committee for Mission Australia. An Associate Chartered Accountant, Garry is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Note: Andrew de Vries ceased to act as Director on 13 January 2017. Mark Cerché ceased to act as Director (Chairman) on 4 May 2017. Luke Barrett ceased to act as Director (Diversa Trustees Only) on 4 May 2017.