Approval by the Investment Committee is required for all Commitments and investments made by VPEG2. The Investment Committee intends to meet between six to eight times per year to review the performance of VPEG2 and to consider and make recommendations regarding investment submissions presented by the Manager for investment by VPEG2.
The Investment Committee is also responsible for overseeing the annual audit of VPEG2’s accounts as well as monitoring risk management of the investment process and the financial reporting process.
Biographies of the independent members of the Investment Committee follow.
Rod McGeoch AO, LLB. – Investment Committee Chairman
Rod is the immediate past Chairman Emeritus of Corrs Chambers Westgarth, a leading Australian law firm and has significant board and advisory experience. His current board positions include; Chairman of BGP Holdings PLC, Director of Sky City Entertainment Group, Director of Ramsay Healthcare Limited and a Director of Destination NSW. Rod is also a Trustee of the Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust. Rod was previously a member of the International Advisory board of Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, one of the world’s leading financial institutions.
Rod was also the Chief Executive Officer of Sydney’s successful Olympic bid and a Director of the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games.
Rod was awarded membership of the Order of Australia for services to Law and the Community in 1990. In 2013 Rod was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to the community through contributions to a range of organisations and to sport, particularly through leadership in securing the Sydney Olympic Games.
Patrick Handley B.COM., MBA. – Investment Committee Member (Independent)
Pat has over 30 years of international financial services experience and is currently the Executive Chairman of Mason Stevens Pty Limited. Pat was previously Chairman of Pacific Brands Ltd where he oversaw the turnaround of the company after it was purchased from Pacific Dunlop in a Management Buyout led by the Private Equity fund managers Catalyst and CVC Asia Pacific in 2001.
Pat was also previously an Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of Westpac Banking Corporation, where during his tenure he established the first Quadrant Capital fund in 1994. Pat has also been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of County Savings Bank (USA), Chief Financial Officer of BancOne Corporation (USA), Chairman of Bridgeport Energy Limited and a Director of Suncorp Metway Limited, AMP Limited, HHG and Deputy Chairman of Babcock & Brown Capital Limited.
Paul Scully BA, FIAA, FAICD – Investment Committee Member (Independent)
Paul has spent 30 years in financial services and has extensive local and international experience in many aspects of institutional investment management, covering business and asset management, M&A and Private Equity. Paul’s current board positions include SAS Trustee Corporation, a NSW Government employee superannuation fund and its financial planning subsidiary State Super Financial Planning Australia. Paul has also been a Director of ING Management Pty Ltd, the responsible entity for the listed property funds of the ING Group in Australia, including the ING Office Fund & ING Industrial Fund, both past ASX top 100 entities.
Paul is the former CEO and Managing Director of ING Investment Management (INGIM) Asia Pacific and a member of INGIM’s Global Management Board. Paul was responsible for establishing INGIM’s Private Equity multi manager investment program in 1997 and was part of the team that subsequently built that business to approximately $300m of funds under management. During his tenure, INGIM invested in many Private Equity funds managed by close to 20 Australian Private Equity fund managers.
Paul is an actuary by training, undertakes consulting assignments and has also written extensively on finance related topics.