Our People

About Cameron

Cameron Williamson joined the business in January 2008 as the company’s Financial Controller. He acted as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer for 12 months before his permanent appointment to the role in February 2010. In 2016 he was appointed Group Chief Financial Officer, and a member of the Global Executive Committee. As Group Chief Financial Officer, Cameron is responsible for the group’s overall financial operations and reporting, business planning and investor relations. Prior to joining the company, Cameron held Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary responsibilities at Clairvest Group, a mid-market private equity group in Toronto, as well as finance roles with Franklin Templeton and CIBC World Markets in Toronto, UBS in the UK and KPMG in Adelaide.

Global Executive Committee Team

Cameron Williamson

Group Chief Financial Officer
Global Executive Committee

About Brian

Brian Wright joined the company in January 2009. Brian is responsible for corporate development and is a Non-Executive Director of J O Hambro Capital Management. Prior to joining the business, Brian was the Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of MMC Contrarian Limited between August 2007 and 2008. He also held the positions of Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer for the Hedge Fund, Red Centre Capital from 2004 to 2007. Brian was at Bankers Trust from 1990 to 2003. He held the position of Operations Manager for Equity and Currency derivatives in the Investment Bank. In 1995 he moved to funds management where he was the Business Manager for Currency & International Bonds. In 1997 he became the Business Manager for the Australian and International Equity business.

Other Senior Management

Brian Wright

Head of Corporate Development
Senior Management (Australia)

About Bindesh

Bindesh Savjani joined Pendal Group as the Global Chief Risk Officer in March 2019 and is a member of the Global Executive Committee. He is a qualified accountant and has over 20 years’ experience in investment management. 

Bindesh has extensive experience in risk management, compliance and internal audit from his time as a consultant at Ernst & Young and thereafter working for several asset managers. Prior to joining Pendal Group Bindesh was the Global Chief Risk Officer for Intermediate Capital Group (ICG), a FTSE 250-listed alternative asset manager. During his tenure Bindesh developed ICG’s risk framework and was responsible for Risk, Compliance and Legal. Earlier in his career, Bindesh established the risk management function at Morley Fund Management. He subsequently moved to Lloyds Bank to become the Director of Risk, Legal and Compliance for its asset management business, Scottish Widows Investment Management (SWIP). Bindesh was a core member of the executive team that sold SWIP to Aberdeen Asset Management and worked to integrate the two businesses. 

Bindesh is also an external member of the Edinburgh University Audit and Risk Committee.

Global Executive Committee Team

Bindesh Savjani

Global Chief Risk Officer
Global Executive Committee

About Joanne

BCom LLB Grad Dip CSP FGIA GAICD

Joanne Hawkins joined the company in March 2017 and is responsible for Company Secretarial and Corporate Governance functions for all entities across the Group.

Joanne joined with extensive experience in Corporate Governance within asset management. Joanne started her career as a solicitor at a major law firm and then held in-house and legal roles in New Zealand and the Solomon Islands. Most recently Joanne held the role of Company Secretary at Perpetual Limited, which included responsibility for the Legal, Compliance and Company Secretariat functions across the Perpetual group of companies.

Joanne Hawkins

Group Company Secretary & Head of Corporate Governance
Group Company Secretary

About Daniel

Daniel Campbell joined the company as Head Portfolio Specialist in 2010.  In 2013 Daniel was appointed Head of Investment Products 2013 and joined the Australia Executive Committee. In April 2018 Daniel was appointed to the role of Investment Director and is responsible for investment oversight of our investment boutiques.  In addition he works closely with the boutiques in the development of their business, product and distribution strategies. Prior to joining the company, Daniel spent ten years at Perpetual Investments.

Other Senior Management

Daniel Campbell

Investment Director
Senior Management (Australia)

About Nicola

Nicola Scott joined the company in May 2016 as the Chief Financial Officer for the business activities in Australia. Nicola is responsible for the company’s overall financial operations, reporting and business planning. Prior to joining the company, Nicola worked for ANZ in Singapore in a number of regional roles, including Head of Finance & Business Manager Markets APEA and Business Manager to the CFO – Institutional Bank. Nicola commenced her career with Arthur Andersen, qualifying in Australia and then moving to London for seven years. On returning to Australia Nicola joined ANZ where she held a number of roles including, Head of Financial Control – Global Markets, Head of Finance – Asia and Head of Finance Global Markets Trading. In 2006 she joined HBOS’s Treasury branch as their Australian CFO.

Other Senior Management

Nicola Scott

Chief Financial Officer
Senior Management (Australia)

About Ross

Ross was appointed as General Counsel & Head of Legal at Pendal following the company’s listing on the ASX in 2007.

Prior to joining the company, Ross worked for leading law firms in Sydney and London from the time of his admission in 1987 until 1998. While in private practice Ross specialised primarily in financial services, including funds management, banking and corporate law. 

Ross joined the legal team of Pendal’s predecessor, BT Funds Management in 1998 and occupied a number of legal roles, primarily relating to the institutional asset management business.  

Ross holds a BA, LLB (Hons) degree from the University of Sydney.

Other Senior Management

Ross Blackman

General Counsel & Head of Legal
Senior Management (Australia)

About Paul

Paul manages Pendal Group’s data, reporting, analytics and IT infrastructure strategies.

Prior to joining Pendal, Paul was Global Head of Data, Active Equities at BlackRock in New York where he designed and executed a strategy that placed data at the heart of the firm’s investment process. A member of BlackRock’s Data Council overseeing the firm’s data culture, Paul was responsible for sourcing, building and evaluating traditional, alternative, primary research and alpha capture data for the Fundamental and Scientific Active Equity businesses. Paul worked to devise a framework for the ethical use of alternative data for investment insight. His extensive financial services experience includes serving as Managing Director responsible for Citigroup’s global Research Operations in London and New York where he was responsible for Data Services / database, Product & Publications, Big Data and Predictive Analytics, Technology, Management Reporting, CRM, Training and its Centre of Excellence / offshore entities.

Other Senior Management

Paul Booth

Head of Data and Technology
Senior Management (Australia)

About Anthony

CFA, GAICD

Anthony joined Pendal Group as Distribution Director in October 2018 and is a member of the Australian Executive team. Anthony is responsible for leading the Distribution, Marketing and Client Service functions, drawing upon his extensive experience in retail and institutional funds management.

Anthony joined Pendal following his tenure of fifteen years in senior leadership roles at Morningstar. Most recently Anthony was Managing Director, Research Strategy Australasia where he was responsible for the development of research and commentary on investment themes and trends within the Asia-Pacific region, in addition to representing Morningstar’s manager, equity and credit research capabilities. Anthony’s remit also extended to the development of retirement research, public policy initiatives, and engagement with regulatory authorities. Prior to this role, Anthony was also CEO, Australia and New Zealand from 2010-2014 and Managing Director of Morningstar Investment Management from 2009-2010. Anthony’s prior experience includes senior appointments ASSIRT Research and AMP Consulting.

Anthony is a director and immediate past president of the CFA Society of Sydney and a member of the National Advocacy Council. He is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a CFA charterholder, holds a graduate diploma in Applied Finance and Investments from FINSIA, and a bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Technology, Sydney.

Other Senior Management

Anthony Serhan

Distribution Director
Senior Management (Australia)