About Hunter Hall - Our Team - Directors - Hunter Hall Investment Management Limited


David Michael Deverall - B.E., MBA
Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Mr Deverall is Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Hunter Hall Investment Management Limited. He is also Managing Director and CEO of Hunter Hall International Limited.

Mr Deverall has extensive experience in financial services, funds management, and strategy. Prior to joining Hunter Hall, Mr Deverall was Managing Director and CEO of Perpetual Limited and during this time was also Chairman of the peak wealth management industry body, The Financial Services Council. Mr Deverall was also previously Group Head of Funds Management and Head of Strategy at Macquarie Group.

Since May 2012, Mr Deverall has also been a Non-executive Director at Charter Hall Group, a listed property group.

Mr Deverall has an extensive background in strategy having been Head of Strategy at Macquarie Group from 1997-2000 and having worked as a consultant for Bain and Company and The LEK Partnership from 1988-1996.

Mr Deverall holds an MBA from Stanford University, Graduate School of Business, Palo Alto, California and a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Honours) from University of Sydney.

William Wayne Hawkins - B.Ec., F Fin, FAICD
Chairman, Non-executive Director
Mr Hawkins is Chairman and Non-executive Director of Hunter Hall Investment Management Limited. He is also Deputy Chairman and Lead Non-Executive Director of Hunter Hall International Limited (since 2000), a publicly listed entity. He is Chairman of the Hunter Hall Group Nomination and Remuneration Committee and a member of the Hunter Hall Group Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee.

Mr Hawkins has over four decades experience in investment management. Previously he was Funds Manager and Investment Analyst with City Mutual Life Assurance Society Limited, Group Investment Manager with New Zealand South British Insurance, Chief Executive of NZI Investment Services Limited, Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director (Funds Management) with Oceanic Capital Corporation Group.

Mark Benedict Forstmann
Mark Benedict Forstmann - B.Sc., B.A. (Comm.)
Non-executive Director
Mr Forstmann is Non-executive Director of Hunter Hall Investment Management Limited. He is also Non-executive Director of Hunter Hall International Limited (since 2000), a publicly listed entity. He is a member of the Hunter Hall Group Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee and of the Hunter Hall Group Nomination and Remuneration Committee.

Mr Forstmann has 26 years experience in investment markets including equities, currencies and fixed interest. Between 1986 and 1994 he worked at Bank America and Banque Indosuez in Sydney and Paris. At Banque Indosuez he was primarily involved in proprietary trading of bonds and currencies in Australian and European markets. Since 1995 he has focused on film and television production.

In December 2009, Mr Forstmann was appointed to the board of the Nature Conservation Trust of NSW.
Naomi Edwards
Naomi Edwards - BSc (Hons), FIA, FIAA, FNZSA, MAICD
Non-executive Director
Ms Edwards is Non-executive Director of Hunter Hall Investment Management Limited. She is also Non-executive Director of Hunter Hall International Limited (since 2011), a publicly listed entity. She is a member of the Hunter Hall Group Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee and of the Hunter Hall Group Nomination and Remuneration Committee.

Ms Edwards is Chairman of Tasplan, one of Australia’s leading public offer industry superannuation funds. She was Director of Australian Ethical Investments from 2005 to 2011, and Chairman from 2007 to 2011. Previously, she was a Partner at Deloitte, running its financial services industry group, a Director at Trowbridge Consulting, and worked as an actuarial consultant with firms in London, New Zealand and Australia. Ms Edwards has also worked as an economics advisor to the Australian Greens.

Ms Edwards holds a first class honours degree in mathematics from the University of Canterbury and is a Fellow of The Institute of Actuaries (London).
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