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Robert Woods

ASX appoints new non-executive director

By Lachlan Maddock
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The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has appointed Robert Woods as a new non-executive director.

Mr Woods’ appointment was effective from 1 January 2020. He will stand for election at the ASX’s AGM on 30 September 2020.

“The board and I are delighted that Rob has agreed to join us,” said ASX chairman Rick Holliday-Smith. 

“He brings to the board over 30 years’ experience in financial markets and a strong understanding of ASX and its businesses. Rob has served for the past four years as a director on our subsidiary clearing and settlement boards, including as chairman of ASX Clear Pty Limited and ASX Settlement Pty Limited, the licensees for our cash equities clearing and settlement facilities.” 

“This gives him deep insight into the risk management functions of ASX and our core regulatory obligations. Rob also brings strong commercial and strategic judgement and an understanding of ASX’s financial sector customers developed over his successful career.”

Mr Woods was previously the chief executive of strategy at Challenger Limited and has previously served as chief executive of Challenger’s funds management and asset management businesses. 

Mr Woods started his career at the Bankers Trust Australia, where he became executive vice-president and head of equity derivatives.