JANA has announced the appointment of two independent non-executive directors to its board – Margie Seale and Tracey Ah Hee.
Ms Seale brings a wealth of board experience from the corporate and financial services sector. She is currently serving as a non-executive director of Westpac Banking Corporation and Scentre Group, having previously held non-executive director roles at Telstra and Bank of Queensland.
Before this, Ms Seale was managing director of publisher Random House ANZ, where she oversaw the company’s print-to-digital transformation in the Australia and New Zealand market.
Commenting on her new role, she said: “I am very pleased to be joining the esteemed JANA board and applying my experience across industries and governance frameworks to support JANA in its mission to make a positive difference to the lives of Australians.”
Meanwhile, Ms Ah Hee brings three decades of experience in data and analytics, digital transformation, and customer experience management.
Namely, she has worked across Australia and the US for organisations including Genroe and KPMG, and currently serves as non-executive director on the board of FinClear and is on the FCX advisory board.
Speaking on her appointment, Ms Ah Hee said, “Rapid technology innovations, increasing focus on data security and more sophisticated customer demands have made it very complex for companies to achieve profitable growth. I am looking forward to applying my expertise in data, analytics, digital, and customer transformation to JANA and our clients.”
Chair of JANA, Fiona Dunn, also welcomed the two new additions to the firm.
“We are delighted to announce the appointments of Margie Seale and Tracy Ah Hee to our board of directors. Between them, they are two of Australia’s most respected professionals in their disciplines and bring a unique range of knowledge and expertise to JANA,” Ms Dunn commented.
“Ms Seale has extensive experience in companies undergoing change as well as both managing and governing complex organisations. Her proven business acumen and decision making through economic cycles and market disruption will be invaluable as JANA looks to help clients increase their competitive edge and navigate complex investment landscapes.
“Ms Ah Hee has been at the forefront of technological changes and data analytics for more than three decades and will be pivotal in supporting JANA’s ongoing digital transformation program to optimise client performance and scale our business.
“In Ms Seale and Ms Ah Hee, we are privileged to welcome individuals who bring expertise from working across a wide range of industries. Their addition to the board strengthens our position as we continue to support clients in managing risk and attaining strong, sustainable investment outcomes.”