MFF Capital Investments Limited

Director Profiles

Annabelle Chaplain was appointed as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 21 May 2019 and Chairman with effect from 1 August 2019. Annabelle brings extensive experience in the financial services, mining, engineering and infrastructure sectors.  She has more than twenty five years’ experience as a director of public listed, government, private company and not for profit companies.

Annabelle is currently a Director of Seven Group Holdings Limited (since November 2015) and Super Retail Group Ltd (since March 2020). She is also the Chairman of Canstar Pty Ltd, a leading digital intermediary in finance in Australia and New Zealand and a Non-Executive Director of the Australian Ballet. Annabelle was previously a Director of Downer EDI Ltd (July 2008 - November 2019) and Credible Labs Inc (December 2017 – October 2019).

In 2015, Annabelle was awarded Griffith University Business School’s Outstanding Alumnus of the year and in 2016, Griffith University conferred on her an honorary doctorate in recognition of her distinguished service to banking, finance and the community. Annabelle is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds an MBA from the University of Melbourne.

Chris Mackay was appointed Managing Director and Portfolio Manager of the Company with effect from 1 October 2013. He is a Director of Seven Group Holdings Limited (appointed June 2010) and was a Director of Consolidated Media Holdings (formerly Publishing and Broadcasting) from 2006 until its takeover by News Corporation in November 2012.

Chris has considerable experience in business management, business assessment, capital allocation, risk management and investment. He became an investment banker in 1988, after being a corporate and banking lawyer, and has broad experience in the financial and corporate sectors.

Chris co-founded Magellan after retiring as Chairman of the investment bank UBS Australasia in 2006, having previously been its Chief Executive Officer. He was a member of the Federal Treasurer’s Financial Sector Advisory Council and the Business Council of Australia, and a director of the International Banks & Securities Association.

John Ballard has extensive senior executive experience across a wide range of industries. He was previously Chairman of Elders Limited, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Southcorp Limited, Managing Director Asia Pacific at United Biscuits Limited and Managing Director Snack Foods for Coca-Cola Amatil Limited, a Director of Woolworths Limited and Email Limited, Chairman of Wattyl Limited, a Director of CSR Limited and subsequently Rinker Limited, a former Director of Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited, International Ferro Metals Limited and a Trustee of the Sydney Opera House Trust.

John is currently Chairman of the Advisory Boards at Pacific Equity Partners and a Director of The Brain Cancer Group.  He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds an MBA degree from Columbia University, New York.

Peter Montgomery was appointed as a Non-executive Director with effect from 21 May 2019.

Peter is a graduate in law from Sydney University and is a Sydney solicitor. Peter has had a wide ranging multi decade business career which includes extensive public company experience both as a director and a substantial shareholder in public and private companies whose activities have included radiology, aged care, retirement villages, contract oil and gas drilling, funds management, land development and operating tourism businesses.

Peter has had an extensive career in sport both as an athlete, and Australian and global roles as an honorary official, including being the Foundation President of the World Olympians Association. Peter received an Order of Australia Medal in 1986 and was awarded an AM in 2006.

Robert Fraser was appointed as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 21 May 2019. Robert is a company director and corporate adviser with over 30 years of investment banking experience, specialising in mergers and takeovers, capital management and equity capital markets.

Robert is currently the Managing Director of TC Corporate Pty Limited, the corporate advisory division of Taylor Collison Limited stockbrokers of which he is a Director and Principal. He is a Non-Executive Director of Magellan Financial Group Limited, where he is Chairman of Magellan Asset Management Limited (Responsible Entity and main operating subsidiary of Magellan), Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee and a member of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee. He is also a Non-Executive Director of ARB Corporation Limited, where he is Chairman of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration and Nomination Committee, and F.F.I. Holdings Limited.

Robert has a Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degrees from the University of Sydney and is also qualified as a licensed business broker and licensed real estate agent.