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Senior Leadership Team
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    Paul Xiradis

    Paul Xiradis

    Executive Chairman, Chief Investment Officer, Head of Equities

    AAIBF Fellow, ASIA, FAICD, MNIA, GDipAppFin

    Investment experience since: 1979

    Founded Ausbil: 1997

    Responsibilities: Portfolio construction and strategy, Equities team management

    Paul co-founded Ausbil in 1997 as an Australian equities house, building Ausbil into one of Australia’s leading investment managers offering Australian and global equity funds. Paul holds the position of Executive Chairman of Ausbil, Chief Investment Officer and Head of Equities. He is responsible for portfolio construction and strategy, and management of the Equities team. Paul has been instrumental in building Ausbil into a multi-billion dollar investment manager. Paul’s role includes investment strategy, portfolio construction and input into the investment management of Ausbil’s funds. Paul is a member and Chairman of Ausbil’s Portfolio Construction Committee. He has been in investments since 1979, gaining experience with companies such as Westpac Banking Corporation’s Investment Management Division, Mercantile & General and Legal & General Asset Management. Paul’s career has included senior roles in management, investment and portfolio management in the funds management industry. Paul is an AAIBF Fellow, ASIA, FAICD, MNIA.

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    Ross Youngman

    Ross Youngman

    Chief Executive Officer

    BCom (UTas), MBA (Columbia), GAICD

    Joined Ausbil: 2015

    Responsibilities: Chief Executive Officer

    Ross is responsible for Ausbil’s strategic positioning. Ross has over 30 years’ experience in the finance industry covering asset management, financial planning and stockbroking. Previously, Ross worked with Five Oceans Asset Management, an international funds management business he co-founded in 2005. Prior to this, Ross spent five years with Deutsche Bank in both Sydney and New York and held the positions of CEO of Deutsche Asset Management in Australia and Head of Deutsche Asset Management’s US Mutual Fund business. Ross also worked for Bankers Trust in both New York and Sydney across a variety of management roles.

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    Jane Lamming

    Jane Lamming

    General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, Company Secretary

    BA (Hons), LLB

    Regulatory and legal experience since: 1995

    Joined Ausbil: 2015

    Responsibilities: Legal, compliance and regulatory

    Jane has over 22 years of experience in the industry, with a background in law, financial services regulation, compliance and risk management. Jane has held positions at ABN AMRO Investment Banking as Director, Chief Operating Officer and Head of Compliance, Director at Citigroup and Head of Legal and Compliance at CIMB Bank.

    Jane has been a Panel Member of ASIC’s Market Disciplinary Panel since 2013.

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    Mark Knight

    Mark Knight

    Director / Head of Distribution

    BEc, GAICD

    Joined Ausbil: 2004

    Responsibilities: Head of Distribution

    Mark is responsible for Ausbil’s retail and institutional business and has 25 years’ experience in funds management. Mark specialises in developing distribution strategies and brings extensive multi asset class expertise to the team. Prior to joining Ausbil, Mark held positions with Norwich Investment Management, County Investment Management and IOOF/Perennial (Perennial Investment Partners). Finally, Mark is a Director and a member of the Executive, Due Diligence and Marketing Committees.

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    John Grace

    John Grace

    Director / Co-Head of Equities

    BEc, SIA (Aff)

    Investment experience since: 1985

    Joined Ausbil: 2001

    Responsibilities: Portfolio construction and strategy

    John has been with Ausbil since 2001, and in the investment industry since 1985. At Ausbil, John holds the position of Co-Head of Equities. John’s role includes strategy and portfolio construction, as well as input into the investment management of the Fund. John is a member of Ausbil’s Portfolio Construction Committee. John has decades of financial services experience with companies such as McNall & Hordern (Sydney), Cazenove & Co (London), Royal Insurance Asset Management (London) and Legal & General Asset Management (Sydney). John’s career includes senior roles in management, stockbroking, investment management and portfolio management in the funds management industry. John’s initial grounding in equity analysis came through positions with stockbroking firms McNall & Hordern in Sydney and Cazenove & Co in London. Whilst in the United Kingdom, John became Portfolio Manager for Royal Insurance Asset Management with responsibility for Asia Pacific Funds. Back in Australia after five years in London, John joined Legal & General Asset Management as Senior Portfolio Manager. John holds a Bachelor of Economics degree, and is an Affiliate of FINSIA

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