Stanford Brown appoints former RBA Governor, Ian Macfarlane AC, to Investment Committee

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Stanford Brown appoints former RBA Governor, Ian Macfarlane AC, to Investment Committee

10 December 2021 – Stanford Brown today announced the appointment of Ian Macfarlane AC as a Member of the firm’s Investment Committee.

Mr Macfarlane is a distinguished Australian economist, central banker and author. After an early career as an economist in Australia and Europe, he joined the Reserve Bank of Australia in 1979 and was appointed RBA Governor from 1996 to 2006. Widely recognised for his achievements as a central banker, he was made Companion of the Order of Australia “for service to the stabilisation of the Australian financial system, to central banking, and to the operation of monetary and economic policy both in domestic and international spheres.”

Vincent O’Neill, CEO of Stanford Brown, said: “Ian’s appointment brings invaluable and broad perspective to our investment and portfolio management decision-making. He adds unique experience to our already strong Investment Committee, led by Chief Investment Officer, Ashley Owen.

“Today more than ever, central banks and monetary policy play an influential role on financial market performance. Being able to interpret monetary policy signals, understand global interconnectedness and respond to market shocks are essential to quality investment management. We are delighted to have Ian’s deep knowledge and experience as we continue to manage client wealth for the long-term.”

Stanford Brown’s Investment Committee comprises the following investment professionals:

  • Ashley Owen CFA, Chief Investment Officer
  • Nigel Douglas, External Adviser
  • Ian Macfarlane AC, External Adviser
  • Giselle Roux, External Adviser
  • Don Stammer, External Adviser
  • JANA Investment Advisers, External Adviser
  • Hamish Harvey, Director, Stanford Brown
  • Vincent O’Neill, CEO, Stanford Brown

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