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The Board of ASX is ultimately accountable to shareholders for the performance of ASX. It is responsible for overseeing the conduct of the affairs of the Group, consistent with the Group's licence obligations and public policy objectives directed at financial market and payments system integrity.

Damian Roche

Damian Roche

Independent, Non-Executive Director, Chair
BCom

Skills, experience and expertise

Damian Roche was elected ASX’s Chair in April 2021 and has served as a director since August 2014. He is Chair of the Nomination Committee and has been a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and the People and Culture Committee since 21 April 2021.

Mr Roche is a director of ASX Clear (Futures) Pty Limited, the ASX clearing and settlement licensee for Australia’s derivatives markets. He is also Chair of the intermediate holding companies for ASX’s clearing and settlement licensees.

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Helen Lofthouse

Managing Director and CEO, Executive Director 
BSc (Hons), GAICD

Skills, experience and expertise

Helen Lofthouse commenced as ASX’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer in August 2022. She is also a director of the ASX clearing and settlement licensees and their intermediate holding companies.

Ms Lofthouse is an accomplished financial markets executive with more than 20 years’ experience in cash equity and debt markets, listed and OTC derivatives, and clearing and settlement services. She joined ASX in September 2015 and has held senior executive roles with the company, including Group Executive, Markets.

Yasmin Allen AM

Independent, Non-Executive Director
BCom, FAICD

Skills, experience and expertise

Yasmin Allen was appointed a director of ASX in February 2015. She has been a member of the Audit and Risk Committee since 2015 and the Technology Committee since its inception in May 2022. Ms Allen served as a director of ASX Clear (Futures) Pty Limited and Austraclear Limited, the ASX clearing and settlement licensees for Australia’s derivatives, OTC and debt markets, and their intermediate holding companies, from August 2015 until June 2023.

Ms Allen has more than 20 years' experience in the finance industry, including in investment banking, and has expertise in financial services, strategy development and corporate governance.

Ms Allen was formerly a vice president at Deutsche Bank, a director at ANZ Investment Bank and an associate director at HSBC Group.

Vicki Carter

Independent, Non-Executive Director
BA (Social Sciences), GradDipMgmt, GAICD

Skills, experience and expertise

Vicki Carter was appointed a director of ASX in February 2023. She is a member of the Nomination Committee, People and Culture Committee and Technology Committee.

Ms Carter brings more than 35 years’ senior executive experience. She has developed deep skills in strategy, operations, sales, human resources and transformation delivery in a career that has spanned several sectors including banking, insurance, wealth management and telecommunications. 

Melinda Conrad

Independent, Non-Executive Director
BA, MBA, FAICD

Skills, experience and expertise

Melinda Conrad was appointed a director of ASX in August 2016. She has been a member of the People and Culture Committee and the Nomination Committee since October 2019 and was appointed Chair of the People and Culture Committee in 2022. Ms Conrad has been a member of the Technology Committee since its inception in May 2022.

Ms Conrad has over 20 years’ experience in business strategy and marketing, and brings skills and insights as an executive and director from a range of industries, including retail, financial services and healthcare.

Ms Conrad has been a strategy and marketing adviser, an executive with Colgate-Palmolive, and founded and managed a retail business.

David Curran

Independent, Non-Executive Director
BCom

Skills, experience and expertise

Dave Curran was appointed a director of ASX in March 2022. He is the inaugural Chair of the Technology Committee, established in May 2022, and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Mr Curran has over 30 years’ experience in the finance and technology sectors. He has built significant experience in digitally transforming organisations to better serve their customers and deliver stronger performance. He has led digital transformations and implemented large, complex projects across the Australian banking and financial services landscape.

Peter Nash

Independent, Non-Executive Director
BCom, FCA, F Fin, MAICD

Skills, experience and expertise

Peter Nash was appointed a director of ASX in June 2019. He has been Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee since August 2021, having served on the Committee since June 2020. He has also been a member of the Technology Committee since its inception in May 2022.

In his executive career, Mr Nash served as the National Chair of KPMG Australia from 2011 through 2017, having been admitted to the partnership in 1993. In this role, he also served as a member of KPMG’s Global and Regional Boards and was the Chair of KPMG’s Global Investment Committee. Mr Nash’s previous positions with KPMG included Regional Head of Audit for Asia Pacific, National Managing Partner for Audit in Australia and head of KPMG Financial Services. In his role as National Chair, Mr Nash was responsible for the overall governance and strategic positioning of KPMG in Australia.

Luke Randell

Luke Randell

Independent, Non-Executive Director

BBus, Grad Dip Fin Markets, CPA, MAICD

Skills, experience and expertise

Luke Randell was appointed a director of ASX in April 2023. Mr Randell is also a director of ASX’s clearing and settlement licensees as well as the intermediate holding companies for the clearing and settlement licensees. He has also been a member of the Audit and Risk Committee since April 2023.

Mr Randell has developed close to 40 years’ experience in financial services with the majority spent in capital and international markets following several senior roles with firms: Citi, Salomon Smith Barney and Natwest Markets.

Dr Heather Smith PSM FAIIA

Independent, Non-Executive Director
BEc (Hons), PhD

Skills, experience and expertise

Dr Heather Smith was appointed a director of ASX in June 2022. Dr Smith is a director of ASX Clear (Futures) Pty Limited and Austraclear Limited, the ASX clearing and settlement licensees for Australia’s derivatives, OTC and debt markets, and their intermediate holding companies.

Dr Smith has extensive experience in public policy, innovation and technological change, national security and economic reform and a deep knowledge of government and the public sector.

Dr Smith has close to 20 years’ experience working in the Australian Public Service at senior levels culminating in being Secretary of the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science from 2017 to 2020. She has also previously served as Secretary of the Department of Communications and the Arts.

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