Chairman, Non-Executive Director
Frank Gooch is Chairman and a Non-Executive Director of Pengana International Equities Limited. He is also a member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee and of the Independent Board Committee.
Frank has over 23 years’ experience in the LIC industry after having been an executive of Milton Corporation Limited since 1996. He became Chief Executive in 1999 and was made the Managing Director in 2004. Mr Gooch retired from Milton on 31 July 2018.
Frank has more than 30 years’ experience in the finance and investment industries.
Non-Independent, Non-Executive Director
David Groves is a Non-Executive Director of Pengana International Equities Limited. He is also a member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee.
David is also a Non-Executive Director of Pengana Capital Group Limited, Chairman of the Pengana Group Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee and a member of the Pengana Group Nomination and Remuneration Committee.
David has 25 years’ experience as a company director is a Director of Pipers Brook Vineyard Pty Ltd and Tasman Sea Salt Pty Ltd and serves as an executive director of a number of private companies. David is a former Director of Equity Trustees Ltd, Tassal Group Ltd, GrainCorp Ltd and a former Executive with Macquarie Bank Limited and its antecedent, Hill Samuel Australia.
He is a member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants and a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Ms Orleow brings to the PIA Board over two decades of experience in financial services across superannuation, asset management, consulting and research.
Ms Orleow currently holds several committee and director roles, including Independent Member Investment Committee Statewide Super, Investment Committee Infrastructure Partners Investment Fund (IPIF), Investment Advisory Board ACT Treasury, Investment Committee Over Fifty Guardian Friendly Society Ltd and is a Director of the CFA Sydney Society.
Ms Orleow is a CFA Charterholder, a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Banking + Finance Oath Signatory.
Non-independent, Non-Executive Director
Russel Pillemer is a Non-Executive Director of Pengana International Equities Limited.
Russel is also Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Pengana Capital Group Limited. Russel co-founded Pengana in 2003 and has been its 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.
He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and has a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from the University of New South Wales.