The Australian Investment Council (AIC) has announced the addition of four new directors to its board from across the private capital space.
The new directors include Anna Ellis, investment director at ROC Partners, Louise Haslehurst, investment director at Quadrant Private Equity, Matthew Robinson, MD at Pacific Equity Partners, and Michelle Segaert, partner of financial services law at EY.
“As the voice for private capital in Australia, I am really pleased that our organisation has the support and expertise of such a high calibre group of senior leaders from right across Australia’s private capital industry on our board,” said AIC CEO Yasser El-Ansary.
“Private capital investment plays a critically important role in supporting the transformation and modernisation of businesses across all sectors, and in backing Australia’s fast growth new business ventures driving the innovation economy – our board of directors has the experience and strategic insights that we need to facilitate the acceleration in growth of private capital investment in Australia over many years to come.”
AIC said that its directors were elected for two-year terms to oversee its strategic direction and governance. The council is made up of over 200 members from across private equity, venture capital and private credit funds as well as family offices, institutional investors and financial, legal and operational advisers.
Last month, AIC announced that Mr El-Ansary would be stepping down as CEO to take on a new role within the financial services industry and said that a search for his replacement was underway.
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