ALE Group

Director Profiles

Robert Mactier

Independent Non Executive Director Chairman of the Board

Robert was appointed a Director on 28 November 2016 and was appointed as Chairman of the Company on 23 May 2017. He is a member of the Audit, Compliance and Risk Management Committee, Nominations Committee and Remunerations Committee.

Robert began his career at KPMG and from January 1986 to April 1990 worked across their audit, management consulting and corporate finance practices. He has extensive investment banking experience in Australia, having previously worked for Citigroup, E.L. & C. Baillieu and Ord Minnett Securities between 1990 and 2006.

Robert’s other current roles include Chairman of ASX-listed WPP AUNZ Limited (since 2006) and Consultant to UBS AG in Australia (since June 2007). Between 2006 and January 2017 he served as a non-executive Director of NASDAQ listed Melco Resorts and Entertainment Limited.

Robert holds a Bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Sydney and has been a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors since 2007.

Andrew Wilkinson

Managing Director

Andrew was appointed Managing Director of the Company in November 2004.

He joined ALE as Chief Executive Officer at the time of its listing in November 2003. Andrew has over 30 years’ experience in banking, corporate finance and funds management. He was previously a corporate finance partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers and spent 15 years in finance and investment banking with organisations including ANZ Capel Court and Schroders.

Andrew holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business from UTS Sydney. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Finance and Treasury Assocaition.

Phillipa Downes

BSc(Bus Ad), MAppFin, GAICD
Independent Non Executive Director

Phillipa (Pippa) is a Director of the Australian Technology Innovators (Infotrack, LEAP Legal software), Windlab Limited, the ASX Clearing and Settlement companies and the Sydney Olympic Park Authority. Pippa is also on the panel of the ASX Appeals Tribunal and is a director of the Pinnacle Foundation. Ms Downes was a Managing Director and Equity Partner of Goldman Sachs in Australia until October 2011, working in the Proprietary Investment division. Pippa has had a successful international banking and finance career spanning over 20 years where she has led the local investment, derivative and trading arms of several of the world’s leading Investment Banks. She has extensive experience in Capital Markets and Derivatives and strong analytical skills investing across the capital structures of companies and across multiple asset classes.

Prior to joining Goldman Sachs in 2004, Ms Downes was a director and the Head of Equity Derivatives Trading at Deutsche Bank in Sydney. When Morgan Stanley was starting its equity franchise in Australia in 1998 she was hired to set up the Derivative and Proprietary Trading business based in Hong Kong and Australia. Ms Downes started her career working for Swiss Bank O’Connor on the Floor of the Pacific Coast Stock Exchange in San Francisco, followed by the Philadelphia Stock Exchange before returning to work in Sydney as a director for UBS.

Pippa graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration majoring and Finance and Accounting. Pippa also completed a Masters of Applied Finance from Macquarie University in 1998. Ms Downes is a member of The AICD and Women Corporate Directors and in 2016 was named as a Women of Influence in the AFR/Westpac awards.

Paul Say

BSc(Bus Ad), MAppFin, GAICD
Independent Non Executive Director

Paul was appointed a Director on 24 September 2014. He is chair of the Remuneration Committee and of the Nominations Committee. He is a member of the Audit, Compliance and Risk Management Committee,

Paul has over 30 years’ experience in commercial and residential property management, development and real estate transactions with major multinational institutions. Mr Say was Chief Investment Officer at Dexus Property Group from 2007 to 2012. Prior to that he was with Lend Lease Corporation for 11 years in various positions culminating with being the Head of Corporate Finance. Paul is a director of Frasers Logistic & Industrial Trust (SGX listed) and was previously a director of GPT Metro Office Fund.

Paul has a Graduate Diploma in Finance and Investment and a Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, Fellow of the Australian Property Institute and a Licensed Real Estate Agent (NSW, VIC, QLD).

Nancy Milne

Independent Non Executive Director

Nancy was appointed a Director on 6 February 2015. She is a member of the Audit, Compliance and Risk Management Committee, Nominations Committee and Remunerations Committee.

Nancy has been a professional non-executive director for over a decade. She is a former lawyer with over 30 years’ experience with primary areas of legal expertise in insurance, risk management, and corporate governance. She was a partner with Clayton Utz until 2003 and a consultant until 2012.

She is currently Chairman of the Securities Exchange Guarantee Corporation, deputy chairman of the State Insurance Regulatory Authority and a director of Fastbrick Robotics Limited and Pillar Administration. She was previously a director of Australand Property Group, Crowe Horwarth Australasia, State Plus and Novion Property Group (now Vicinity Centres).

Nancy has a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney. She is a member of the NSW Council of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Institute’s Law Committee.

Michael Triguboff

BA (Syd), LLB (UNSW)
Non Executive Director

Michael was appointed as a non-executive director on 15 February 2018.

Michael is a founding Director of Adexum Capital Limited, a private equity company investing in both public and private mid-market companies. Michael is also Vice Chairman of Pyrolyx AG, a dual listed German and Australian company involved in recycling.

Mr Triguboff has a background in equity funds management with groups including MIR and Lazard Asset Management Pacific, Lazard Asia Funds and was a global partner of Lazard Freres & Co.

Mr Triguboff was previously based in the USA and held positions with Quantum Funds and Equity Investments with a focus on principal investments in both public and private companies.

Michael’s academic qualifications include; Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney, Bachelor of Laws from University of New South Wales, Master of Business Administration from New York University, Master of Business Systems from Monash University, Master of Computer Science from University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign / Columbia University, and Master of Criminology and Master of Laws from University of Sydney.