Board Member Profiles

The Future Fund Board of Guardians (the Board) consists of a Chair and six other members. Board members are appointed by the responsible Ministers and selected for their expertise in investing in financial assets, managing investments and corporate governance. Each Guardian is appointed on a part time basis for a term of up to five years.

Hon Peter Costello AC (Chairman)

Mr Costello was first appointed to the Board with effect from 18 December 2009 and was subsequently appointed as Chairman for a five year term on 4 February 2014.

Mr Costello served as a member of the House of Representatives from 1990 to 2009 and was Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Australia from March 1996 to December 2007. He served as Chair of the APEC Finance Ministers in 2007 and Chair of the G20 in 2006. He was a committee member of the International Monetary Fund, a Governor of the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank for approximately 10 years. He currently serves on an Independent Advisory Board to the World Bank. Prior to entering Parliament, Mr Costello was a practising barrister. In 2011 he was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia for eminent service to the Parliament of Australia, particularly through the development of landmark economic policy reforms and representative roles with global financial organisations.

Ms Carol Austin

Ms Austin was appointed with effect from 3 April 2011 for a period of five years.

Ms Austin is Investment Services Director for Contango Asset Management and a member of the Boards of HSBC Bank Australia and the Tasmanian Public Finance Corporation. She has held senior positions with Rothschild Australia Asset Management, Commonwealth Funds Management, BHP and the Reserve Bank of Australia.

Ms Susan Doyle

Ms Doyle was first appointed on 3 April 2006. She was reappointed in 2009 and 2013 and her current term is due to expire on 2 April 2015.

Ms Doyle was Chair of the Australian Reward Investment Alliance (ARIA) until July 2009. Ms Doyle has had an extensive executive career in the funds management industry, particularly in the equities and fixed interest sectors, working with Commonwealth Funds Management, Suncorp Metway and Insurance Australia Group.

Mr Stephen Fitzgerald

Mr Fitzgerald was appointed with effect from 3 April 2011 for a period of five years.

Mr Fitzgerald was previously Chairman of Goldman Sachs Australia and New Zealand and formerly Co-Chief Executive of Goldman Sachs & Partners Australia. He had a long career with Goldman Sachs including senior roles in London, Tokyo and Hong Kong and has substantial experience in asset management in Australia and internationally.

Mr Steven Harker

Mr Harker was appointed with effect from 3 April 2012 for a period of five years.

Mr Harker has deep understanding of global financial markets and substantial expertise in investment and asset management. He is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Stanley Australia and is a Director of Australian Financial Markets Association Ltd and Investa Property Group.

Dr John Mulcahy

Dr Mulcahy was first appointed on 3 April 2006 for five years and reappointed for four years with effect from 3 April 2011.

Dr Mulcahy has broad corporate experience and expertise in retail financial services. He was Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Suncorp and previously held a number of senior roles in the Commonwealth Bank including the role of Group Executive, Investment and Insurance Services. Prior to joining the Commonwealth Bank he was Chief Executive of Lend Lease Property Investment Services and Chief Executive of Civil and Civic.

Mr John Poynton AM

Mr Poynton was appointed with effect from 4 February 2014 for a period of five years.

Mr Poynton is the Chair of Azure Capital and a Director of Crown Perth. Mr Poynton also previously served as a Director of the Export Finance Insurance Corporation, a member of the Higher Education Endowment Fund and served as a member of the Payment Systems Board of the RBA.


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