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About Pengana


Warwick Negus


Warwick Negus is Chairman of Pengana Capital Group, having previously been Non-Executive Director of Pengana Capital. Mr Negus has more than 30 years’ experience in the finance industry across Asia, Europe and Australia. His previous executive roles include the Chief Executive Officer of Colonial First State Global Asset Management, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of 452 Capital, and a Managing Director of Goldman Sachs in Australia, London and Singapore. He was also a Vice President of Bankers Trust Australia. Mr Negus is currently a director of Washington H Soul Pattinson and Company Limited, Bank of Queensland, Terrace Tower Group, Virgin Australia Holdings Limited and FINSIA. He is also a member of Council of University of NSW and Chairman of ASX listed URB Investments Limited.

Russel Pillemer

Chief Executive Officer

Current Pengana Chief Executive Officer Russel Pillemer co-founded Pengana in 2003 together with Malcolm Turnbull. He has been Pengana’s Chief Executive Officer since inception. Prior to founding Pengana, Russel worked in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs in New York where he specialised in providing advice to funds management businesses. Before moving to New York, he was responsible for leading Goldman Sachs’ Australian Financial Institutions Group. Russel was previously Chairman of Centric Wealth Group and a Principal of Turnbull Pillemer Capital. Russel, with his associated entities, is the second largest Pengana shareholder.

Kevin Eley

Non-Executive Director

Kevin Eley joined the Pengana Capital Group Board having previously been Non-Executive Chairman at Hunter Hall since 27 May, 2016. Mr Eley is a Chartered Accountant, a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has over 31 years’ experience in management, finance and investment and has worked for a major international accounting firm, two investment banks and was Chief Executive Officer of HGL Limited. Some of his current non-executive directorships include Equity Trustees Limited, Milton Corporation Limited and HGL Limited.

David Groves

Non-Executive Director

David Groves joined the Pengana Capital Group having previously been Non-Executive Director at Hunter Hall, as well as Interim Chairman of Hunter Hall Global Value Limited. Mr Groves has 25 years’ experience as a company director, including 15 years’ experience in financial services. Mr Groves is a director of Pipers Brook Vineyard Pty Ltd and Tasman Sea Salt Pty Ltd. He is a former director of Equity Trustees Limited, Tassal Group Ltd and GrainCorp Ltd and a former executive with Macquarie Bank Limited and its predecessor, Hill Samuel Australia. Mr Groves is an advisory board member of the Australian Rugby Foundation and a member of the council of Wollongong University.

Robert Barry

Non-Executive Director

Robert Barry is a Non-Executive Director of Pengana Capital Group, having previously been Non-Executive Chairman of Pengana. He was previously Chairman of Snowy Hydro Limited, deputy Chairman of AWB Limited and chairman or director of a number of other public and charitable organisations. He has spent 27 years in the investment banking industry. He co-founded the Dominguez & Barry Group and was chief executive of Dominguez Barry Samuel Montagu Limited, a predecessor to UBS Australia. He has had extensive experience in the financial services industry, both in Australia and internationally with three years in London as head of International Capital Markets for the Midland Bank Group. Current Pengana Non-Executive Director

Jeremy Dunkel

Non-Executive Director

Jeremy Dunkel is a Non-Executive Director of Pengana Capital Group, and a director of Taurus Capital, a family office investment consultancy specialising in philanthropy. His accounting and finance experience includes working for Chemical Bank, Chase Manhattan and Price Waterhouse. He is a director of Education Heritage Foundation, and the Moriah College Foundation, as well as the chair of Y2i.

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