Board of
Directors

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Michael Carapiet

Chairman and Non-Executive Director (independent)

Michael has more than 30 years’ experience in the financial sector. Michael is the Chairman of Link Group (ASX:LNK), a global provider of share registry, corporate market data analytics and asset management services and is the largest provider of administration services to the Australian superannuation sector. Michael is Chair of Insurance and Care NSW (icare NSW), which includes the activities of the NSW Workers Compensation Scheme, Lifetime Care & Support, Dust Diseases and the NSW Government’s self insurance activities. He is also Chair of Adexum Capital Limited, a private equity fund manager. Previously Michael held numerous senior roles at Macquarie Group, until his retirement in 2011.


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Deven Billimoria

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Deven has worked with Smartgroup for 18 years. He was appointed Managing Director and CEO of Smartgroup Corporation in 2014. Prior to that, Deven was Managing Director and CEO of Smartsalary Pty Ltd, a position he held from 2001. Deven began his career as an engineering consultant, before moving to management consulting with Booz Allen Hamilton.


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Gavin Bell

Non-Executive Director (independent)

Gavin is an experienced director, CEO and lawyer. He is a Board Member of icare NSW and a Director of IVE Group Limited (ASX:IGL). Gavin was Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of law firm Herbert Smith Freehills (formerly Freehills). He was also a partner in the firm for 25 years.


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Andrew Bolam

Non-Executive Director

Andrew has more than 20 years of experience in financial and general management. He is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Fetch TV Pty Ltd. He was previously the Chief Financial Officer of Usaha Tegas, a private investment holding company based in Malaysia. He was also Commercial Director of Bumi Armada Berhad, an associate of Usaha Tegas group. Andrew was the Chief Financial Officer of Astro All Asia Networks plc (the then holding company of MEASAT Broadcast Network Systems Sdn Bhd that launched the Astro Pay-TV services) shortly following its launch in late 1996.


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Deborah Homewood

Non-Executive Director (independent)

Deborah has many years of experience in management in various sectors, including retail, the medical industry and communications. She is currently Managing Director of MAX Solutions. Prior to working for MAX Solutions, Deborah was CEO of Pacnet, Australia and New Zealand, an Asian-headquartered telecommunications carrier. She was with Pacnet for 10 years and held various senior roles including Vice President Sales, South Asia. She is a current member of Chief Executive Women, and chaired the Membership Committee from 2010 to 2012.


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John Prendiville

Non-Executive Director (independent)

John is currently a Director of the University of Notre Dame (and Member of the University’s Audit and Finance Committee) and Chairman-elect of the privately-owned Global Advanced Metals Limited (and member of the company’s Audit and Finance committee). John is also a Director of 1300 Australia Limited and GetCapital Pty Limited. Previously John held numerous senior roles at Macquarie Group, where he worked until 2011.


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Ian Watt AC

Non-Executive Director (independent)

Ian has worked for nearly 20 years at very senior levels of the Australian public service. His most recent appointment was as Secretary of the Departments of Prime Minister and Cabinet and Head of the Australian Public Service, a position he held from 2011 to 2014. Prior to that, he was Secretary of the Department of Defence, Finance, and Communications, Information Technology and the Arts between 2001 and 2011. Before that, Ian was Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Ian is currently the Chair of the International Centre for Democratic Partnerships, BAE Systems Australia Pty Ltd, the Smart Infrastructure Facility of the University of Wollongong, the Prader-Willi Research Foundation of Australia. Ian is on the boards of Citigroup Australia, the Grattan Institute (University of Melbourne), the Australian Governance Masters Index Fund and O’Connell Street Associates Pty Ltd. Ian is also a member of Male Champions of Change.