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Argo Investments Ltd (ARG.AX)

ARG.AX on Australia Stock Exchange

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9 Dec 2016
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Geoffrey Martin

2012 Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Jason Beddow

2014 Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Director

Andrew Hill

2010 Chief Financial Officer

Brenton Aird

2010 Chief Operating Officer

Timothy Binks

2010 Company Secretary

Anne Brennan

54 2011 Non-Executive Director

Christopher Cuffe

2016 Non-Executive Director

Russell Higgins

65 2011 Non-Executive Director

Robert Patterson

Roger Davis

64 2012 Independent Non-Executive Director

Joycelyn Morton

56 2012 Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Geoffrey Martin

Mr. Geoffrey Ian Martin, BEc (Hons), FAICD serves as Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Argo Investments Ltd. Mr. Martin joined the Board in 2004 and was appointed Chairman on 1 March, 2012. He was Chair of the Remuneration Committee until 1 February, 2013 and remains a member of that Committee. Mr. Martin was also a member of the Audit Committee until 1 February, 2013. His career has included a number of senior executive roles and Board positions. In all, he has over 30 years’ experience in economics, investment management, financial services, superannuation and investment banking, both in Australia and internationally. Mr. Martin is currently Vice Chairman, Asia Pacific, of Berkshire Capital and an independent Director of UniSuper Limited.

Jason Beddow

Mr. Jason Beddow, BEng, GdipAppFin(SecInst), is Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director and Director of Argo Investments Ltd effective February 3, 2014. Mr. Beddow commenced his career with the Company in 2001 as an Investment Analyst, was appointed an Investment Executive in 2003, Chief Investment Officer in 2008 and Chief Executive Officer in 2010. He has an engineering and investment background.

Andrew Hill

Brenton Aird

Mr. Brenton Raymond Aird, FPNA, has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer of Argo Investments Limited with effect from March 31, 2010. He was Chief Financial Officer, Company Secretary of Argo Investments Ltd. He joined Argo's Adelaide office in 1986 and has been Company Secretary since that time. He was alternate executive director for Mr Patterson from 1992 to 2004 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2004. Mr. Aird is a Fellow of the National Institute of Accountants.

Timothy Binks

Mr. Timothy (Tim) Cambell Agar Binks, BEc, CA, is Company Secretary of Argo Investments Ltd. Mr. Binks joined the Company in 2007 as Assistant Company Secretary and was appointed Company Secretary on March 31, 2010. He has an accounting and investment background.

Anne Brennan

Ms. Anne Bernadette Brennan is Non-Executive Director of Argo Investments Ltd since September 1, 2011. Ms. Brennan joined the Board in 2011 and was appointed Chair of the Audit Committee on 1 February, 2013, having previously been a member of that Committee. She was a member of the Remuneration Committee until 1 February, 2013. Ms. Brennan is also a non-executive Director of Myer Holdings Limited (since 2009), Charter Hall Group (since 2010), Nufarm Limited (since 2011) and Echo Entertainment Group Limited (since 2012 and appointed Deputy Chair in 2013). She has financial experience gained over many years in a variety of senior management roles with corporates and chartered accounting firms, particularly in the areas of audit, corporate finance and transaction services.

Christopher Cuffe

Mr. Christopher Edgar Cuffe is the Non-Executive Director of the Company. Chris Cuffe is a well-known and highly respected figure in the financial services sector. In his executive career, he had many years of experience in building successful wealth management practices. He joined Colonial First State in 1988 and became Chief Executive Officer two years later, taking the company from a start-up operation to become Australia’s largest investment manager. In 2003, he became Chief Executive Officer of Challenger Financial Services Group Ltd. In 2007, he was inducted into the Australian Fund Manager’s Hall of Fame for services to the investment industry. He is now involved in a portfolio of activities including managing public and private investments, a number of directorships and various roles assisting the non-profit sector. He is Chairman of UniSuper, and a Non executive Director of Global Value Fund and Antipodes Global Investment Company Limited. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of NSW and a Diploma from the Securities Institute of Australia. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, a Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors and an Associate of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.

Russell Higgins

Mr. Russell Allan Higgins is Non-Executive Director of Argo Investments Ltd since September 1, 2011. Mr. Higgins joined the Board in 2011 and was appointed Chair of the Remuneration Committee on 1 February, 2013, having previously been a member of that Committee. He was Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee until 1 February, 2013. He is also a non-executive Director of APA Group (since 2004), Telstra Corporation Limited (since 2009) and Leighton Holdings Limited (since 2013). He was a non-executive Director of Ricegrowers Limited from 2005 to 2012. Mr. Higgins has an background in the energy sector and in economic and fiscal policy, both locally and internationally. He is an experienced company director who has also held a number of senior government positions..

Robert Patterson

Mr. Robert John Patterson, FAICD, is no longer the Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Argo Investments Ltd, effective 26 October 2016. Mr. Patterson rejoined the Board in 2011. This followed a 12 month break from the Company after his retirement as Managing Director in 2010. He was a member of the Corporate Governance Committee until 1 February, 2013. He has over 40 years’ experience in the investment management industry. Mr. Patterson began his career with Argo in 1969 and held the position of Company Secretary from 1969 to 1985. He was appointed Chief Executive in 1982, joined the Board as an executive Director in 1983 and was appointed Managing Director in 1992.

Roger Davis

Mr. Roger Andrew Davis serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of Argo Investments Limited since June 1, 2012. Mr. Davis joined the Board in 2012 and was appointed a member of the Remuneration Committee on 1 February, 2013. He is also a non-executive Director of Aristocrat Leisure Limited (since 2005), The Trust Company Limited (since 2006), Ardent Leisure Limited (since 2008) and Bank of Queensland Limited (since 2008 and appointed Chair in 2013). Previously he was a non-executive Director and a Chairman of Charter Hall Office REIT (2003 to 2012) prior to its takeover. Mr. Davis is a Rhodes Scholar and has over 30 years’ experience in banking and investment banking in Australia, United States and Japan.

Joycelyn Morton

Ms. Joycelyn Cheryl Morton serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of Argo Investments Ltd. Ms. Morton joined the Board in 2012 and is a member of the Audit Committee and was a member of the Corporate Governance Committee until 1 February, 2013. She is also a non-executive Director of Noni B Limited (since 2009 and appointed Chair in 2013) and Thorn Group Limited (since 2011). Previously she was a nonexecutive Director of Crane Group Limited (2010 to 2011) and Count Financial Limited (2006 to 2011), prior to the takeovers of both companies. Ms. Morton has an business and accounting background and has worked in a number of senior financial roles both in Australia and internationally, with particular knowledge in taxation.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Geoffrey Martin

552,508

Jason Beddow

862,461

Andrew Hill

298,507

Brenton Aird

515,091

Timothy Binks

--

Anne Brennan

77,348

Christopher Cuffe

--

Russell Higgins

78,329

Robert Patterson

691,155

Roger Davis

7,235

Joycelyn Morton

31,937
As Of  29 Jun 2014