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Board of Directors

George Venerdos

Mr George Venardos

Chairman – Independent Non-Executive Director
B.Com, FCA, FGIA, FAICD, FCIS

Independent Non-Executive Director since 2009

Mr Venardos is an experienced director with broad listed company experience across a range of different industries including financial services, affordable leisure, oil and gas services and technology development.

Mr Venardos has over 30 years’ experience in executive roles in financial services, insurance and funds management. For a period of 10 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, Bluglass Ltd from 2008 to 2016 and Ardent Leisure Group from 2009 to 2017.

Significant non-listed directorships

  • Chairman of Guild Group
  • Cuscal Ltd
  • Lawcover Pty Ltd

Special responsibilities

  • Chairman of IOOF since November 2016
  • Chairman of the Nominations Committee
  • Member of the Group Audit Committee
  • Member of the Remuneration Committee
Chris Kelaher

Mr Christopher Kelaher

Managing Director
B.Ec, LL.B, F Fin.

Managing Director since 2009

Mr Kelaher is the Managing Director of IOOF Holdings Ltd. He was appointed in 2009, after IOOF’s merger with Australian Wealth Management Limited (AWM), a company he had led since 2006. Prior to AWM, Mr Kelaher was the CEO of Select Managed Funds Limited for nine years, a private company which was brought to market in 2005 and in turn ultimately merged with AWM in 2006. In the following periods, he has been instrumental in executing multiple mergers and acquisitions that have added materially to the IOOF Group and its antecedent businesses. Mr Kelaher has extensive capital markets experience from his time during the late 1980s with Citicorp where he oversaw the establishment of Citicorp Investment Management and Global Asset Management businesses in Australia and New Zealand.

He holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws from Monash University and is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia.

Special responsibilities

  • Managing Director of the IOOF Group since 2009
  • Member of the Nominations Committee
Jane Harvey

Ms Jane Harvey

Independent Non-Executive Director
B.Com, MBA, FCA, FAICD

Independent Non-Executive Director since 2005

Ms Harvey has more than 30 years’ experience in the financial and advisory services industry. Prior positions include as a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, a Director of David Jones Limited from 2012 to 2014, a Director of UGL Limited from 2015 to 2017, and as a Director of DUET Finance Limited, a stapled entity within the ASX Listed DUET Group from 2013 to 2017. Jane was also appointed as a Director of Dulux Group Limited on 1 February 2018.

Significant non-listed directorships

  • Bupa Health Services Pty Ltd
  • Colonial Foundation Ltd

Special responsibilities

  • Chair of the Group Audit Committee
  • Member of the APRA Regulated Entities Audit Committee
  • Member of the Nominations Committee
Allan Griffiths

Mr Allan Griffiths

Independent Non-Executive Director
B.Bus, DipLi

Independent Non-Executive Director since 2014

More than 30 years’ experience with a deep understanding of the financial services industry. Mr Griffiths has held a number of executive positions within the industry most notably as Chief Executive Officer Aviva Australia and later Managing Director South Asia, Aviva Asia Pte Ltd based in Singapore. Prior to joining Aviva he held executive positions with Colonial Ltd and Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

Significant non-listed directorships

  • Chairman of the Westpac/BT Insurance Boards
  • Chairman of Metrics Credit Partners
  • CARE Australia

Special responsibilities

  • Chairman of the Remuneration Committee
  • Member of the Group Audit Committee
Elizabeth Flynn

Ms Elizabeth Flynn

Independent Non-Executive Director
LL.B, Grad Dip AppCorpGov, FAICD, FFin, FGIA, FCIS.

Independent Non-Executive Director since 2015

Ms Flynn has more than 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry, including roles within law and corporate governance as well as executive responsibilities. From 1998 to 2010, Ms Flynn 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 Australian’s superannuation trustee company. Prior to her time at Aviva, Ms Flynn spent 18 years as a commercial lawyer with Minter Ellison, including eight years as a partner, specialising in managed funds, banking and securitisation and superannuation. Ms Flynn was a director of Bennelong Funds Management from 2010 to 2015.

Significant non-listed directorships

  • AIA Australia Limited
  • Victorian Government's Emergency Services Superannuation Board

Special responsibilities

  • Chair of the Risk and Compliance Committee
  • Member of the APRA Regulated Entities Audit Committee
  • Member of the Remuneration Committee
John Selak

Mr John Selak

Independent Non-Executive Director
Dip Acc, FCA, FAICD

Independent Non-Executive Director since 2016

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 serving on their Global Corporate Finance Executive.

Significant non-listed directorships

  • Chairman of Corsair Capital
  • National Tiles
  • Advisory board member of Turi Foods

Special responsibilities

  • Chairman of the APRA Regulated Entities Audit Committee
  • Member of the Risk and Compliance Committee
  • Member of the Group Audit Committee