The FSC Secretariat is led by Chief Executive Officer, Sally Loane, who is ably supported by subject matter experts across policy, legislation, regulation, events, membership, finance and operations. The Board of 14 directors is led by Chairman David Bryant, Pacific Zone Leader and Australia CEO of Mercer (Australia) Limited. Our Board is made up of CEOs running wealth management businesses across Australia.

Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, TAL Group

Brett Clark joined the FSC Board as a Director on 1 December 2015 and co-chairs the Life Board Committee. Brett is the Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the TAL Group and prior to that was responsible for running several of TALs businesses - TAL Life Australia and TAL Retail Life. Brett holds a number of directorships in addition to his FSC role, including TAL Dai-ichi Life Australia Pty Limited, TAL Life Limited and TAL Superannuation Limited. Over his career of more than 20 years, Brett has deep financial services experience across life insurance, wealth management and consulting. Before joining TAL, Brett held senior positions with American International Assurance (AIA) Australia and Watson Wyatt. Brett holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne; is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries Australia; and is a graduate of the INSEAD Advanced Management Program.

Head of Australia & New Zealand, UBS Asset Management

Bryce Doherty was appointed Head of UBS Asset Management in Australia & New Zealand in September 2013. Bryce has responsibility for the management and strategic development of UBS’s Institutional and Wholesale business in Australia and New Zealand, and he reports to René Buehlmann, Head of Asset Management, Asia Pacific. Bryce was previously Head of Wholesale for Australia and New Zealand, with responsibility for growing the business across advice dealer groups and financial advisers. He joined UBS in May 2011, and prior to this, was the Head of Wholesale at BT Investment Management in Australia – where he worked for 6 years. Bryce is a Director of the Financial Services Council (FSC). Bryce has 23 years of investment industry experience and has held various roles within the Australian finance industry including; Treasury Analyst, Investment Writer, Communications Manager and Business Development Manager.

Chief Executive Officer for AllianceBernstein (AB) Australia

Jen Driscoll is Deputy Chairman of the Financial Services Council (FSC) Jen Driscoll was appointed CEO of AllianceBernstein Australia Ltd in December 2013 and is responsible for the execution of strategic priorities for the local business and compliance with governance and corporate policies. Jen joined AB in New York in 1997, servicing large institutional clients in the Northeast region of the US. In January 2000, she relocated to London for three years to open the firm’s London office, where she was responsible for developing and managing the Client and Consultant Relations team. Jen then joined the Sydney office in July 2004 as manager of Client Relations.  Jen is a Deputy Chairman of the Financial Services Council (FSC), is the Chair of the FSC's Standards Oversight Disciplinary Board Committee, is a member of the Administration & Risk Board Committee and is a member of the Nominations Board Committee. Jen also holds a BA, with honors, in economics and political science from Fordham University.

Managing Director Australia and New Zealand, First Sentier Investors

Liz Hastilow joined First Sentier Investors in 2017 as Global Chief Legal and Risk Officer, was appointed Managing Director Australia and New Zealand in 2000, is a member of the global executive committee and is a director on a number of the First Sentier Investors subsidiary boards. Prior to First Sentier Investors, Liz was a Co-Practice Area Leader and Partner at global law firm K&L Gates. In that role Liz advised and co-led a global team of investment management partners and lawyers. Before joining K&L Gates, Liz spent 18 years at Henry Davis York, 14 years as a partner and funds management / financial services group leader. Liz is a Director of the Financial Services Council (FSC) and is a Co-Chair of the FSC's Fund Management Board Committee.  Liz holds a BEc, LLB, LLM (University of Sydney), FGIA, and MAICD. 

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Challenger Limited

 Richard was appointed to the FSC Board in November 2020. Richard was appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Challenger Limited in January 2019.   During his career of more than 25 years within the financial services industry, Richard held senior roles at Challenger including Chief Executive of Distribution, Product and Marketing, Chief Executive of Challenger’s Life business and Chief Investment Officer.   Prior to joining Challenger, Richard held senior roles at Zurich Capital Markets, Macquarie and Bankers Trust.  

Head of Australasia, BlackRock Asset Management Australia Ltd

Andrew Landman, CPA, Managing Director, serves as Chief Executive & Head of Australasia and responsible for all facets of the BlackRock business within Australasia. Prior to assuming his current role, Andrew was Head of Client Business for the Asia-Pacific Region, responsible for both distribution and management of the Retail and Institutional relationships in Asia and Head of Institutional and BlackRock Alternative Specialists Group for APAC following a period of being Head of Client Businesses in Australia. Prior to joining BlackRock, Andrew was Chief Executive Officer of Ascalon Capital Managers, a subsidiary of BT Financial Group. Ascalon takes equity stakes in, and is an active business partner of, some of Asia Pacific's leading boutique asset managers. Under Andrew's leadership, Ascalon successfully built a portfolio of nine single strategy hedge and high conviction funds across Australia and Asia Pacific with $4.2 billion in assets under management. In addition to the role at Ascalon, Andrew was Head of Investment Strategy at BT Financial Group. Prior to Ascalon, Andrew was the Chief Financial Officer of Challenger Funds Management. He started his career at Bankers Trust where he worked extensively across the operations side of funds management. Andrew earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Newcastle. He studied leadership at the University of Chicago in 2003.

Acting Managing Director of MLC Wealth

Andrew was appointed to the FSC Board in January 2021.   Andrew has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry.  Andrew is the Acting Managing Director of MLC Wealth, which oversees Australia’s largest retail super fund which has over $200bn of assets under management and supports a national team of employed and self-employed financial planners.  He formerly held the position of Chief Corporate Services Officer of MLC Wealth. Previous industry experience includes roles at CBA, Perpetual Limited and Lend Lease Corporation.   Andrew is a Co-Chair of the FSC Advice Board Committee. Andrew has a Bachelor of Commerce, University of Western Sydney, is a Senior Fellow, FINSIA, Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow, Certified Practicing Accountant (Australia).   

Chief Executive Officer & Director, AIA Australia Limited

Damien Mu is an FSC Director and Chief Executive Officer & Director of AIA Australia and Co-chairs the Life Insurance Board Committee. Damien Mu has more than 18 years’ experience in the Australian financial services industry, with management experience spanning operations, claims and underwriting, superannuation, investments, distribution, product, pricing and marketing. Damien’s career at AIA Australia began in April 2007. Over that time he has held various roles, including Head of Group Insurance, Chief Distribution and Marketing Officer and General Manager - Life Insurance. On 1 August 2014, Damien was appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer. In 2014 the company launched AIA Vitality a world leading health and wellness program to the Australian market and in July 2016, AIA New Zealand was added to his responsibilities. In July 2017 the organisation launched myOwn health, a new health insurance business. Damien is also a director of AIA Australia, AIA Financial Services Limited, Financial Services Council (FSC), Co-Chair of the Life Board Committee and Advisory Board member of the Shared Value Project. In June 2017, Damien was appointed a Board Member of MO Health Pty Ltd.

Head of Wealth Management and CEO, Sandhurst Trustees, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank

Paul is Head of Wealth Management and CEO Sandhurst Trustees, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank. Paul is a financial services professional with experience exceeding twenty five years. Paul’s career commenced in a superannuation operational role and for 15 years he worked in management and IT consultancy roles with a focus on strategy formulation, process improvement project/program management and systems integration. During this time Paul worked across multiple geographies including Australia, New Zealand, China, Indonesia, Korea, Japan and Thailand. More recently Paul held senior management roles with IOOF and TAL in Melbourne. Paul joined the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank in February 2011, taking up the CEO of Sandhurst Trustees role which involved moving to Bendigo. In January 2016, Paul was appointed as the Head of Wealth Management covering the group’s Superannuation, Funds Management, Financial Advice, Life Insurance and Trustee Services activities. Wealth is part of the group’s Partner Connection division. Paul holds a BSc (Mathematics), DipSM (Diploma of Superannuation Management) and a MBA (Executive) from AGSM.

General Manager, BT Platforms, Investments & Operations

Kathy is the Managing Director of BT Platforms, Investments & Operations. Kathy Vincent is BT’s Managing Director for Platforms, Investments & Operations. In this role Kathy is responsible for leading BT’s retail platforms (BT Panorama, BT Wrap and Asgard) as well as BT’s investments & operations businesses. Prior to joining BT in July 2018, Kathy was General Manager, Wealth Products and Platforms at NAB where she was responsible for the leadership and management of the retail super and investments platform, as well as NAB’s Asset Management Product Team. Previous roles include Co-Head of Macquarie’s alternatives business and Head of Product Strategy for Macquarie Group’s Global Investments business. Kathy has 25 years’ experience in financial services with specialist expertise in retail platforms, product strategy and distribution. Kathy has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment.

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