Leon Pasternak

Deputy Chairman and Independent Director

Appointed: 26 September 2005

Most recently elected by shareholders: 23 October 2018

Until July 2010, Leon was a senior corporate partner at Freehills (now Herbert Smith Freehills) specialising in mergers and acquisitions, public finance and corporate reorganisations. Until February 2014, Leon held the positions of Vice Chairman and Managing Director with Merrill Lynch Markets (Australia) Pty Limited (a subsidiary of Bank of America) with responsibility for the financial institutions group and mergers and acquisitions. As a principal of BCC Partners, Leon now offers strategic and financial advice to a portfolio of private, public and family businesses.

Leon brings broad corporate and strategic expertise to the Board’s deliberations. As the Company’s longest-serving director, his corporate knowledge has been invaluable in bedding down the significant renewal since 2014 of both the Board and the senior leadership team.