The Current Committee
John Winch (Chair)
John has over 30 years’ experience in investment markets. He obtained his expertise predominantly in the UK where he was a multi-professional services business owner, holding CEO, Directorship and Chairman roles. Most notably, he was responsible for chairing an independent boutique investment business as well as developing a UK FTSE 100 company’s investment platform entry into the UK intermediary market. John brings a truly international flavour to Perpetual Guardian.
James Douglas (Independent Non-Executive Director)
James has two decades experience in the Trust and Financial Services Industry, most recently as TOWER Insurance’s Chief Executive Officer for 4 years. Prior to that, James was the Managing Director for 7 of his 12 years at Guardian Trust. James is currently an Independent Director of Perpetual Trust Limited. James has also held directorships in a number of New Zealand companies, including TOWER Life Limited, Asteron Life New Zealand Limited, and National Insurance Life & Health Limited.
James holds a Bachelor of Commerce and attended a Management of Professional Firms programme at Harvard University.
Tim Chesterfield (CIO)
Tim Chesterfield has more than 20 years of experience in global financial markets, including 18 years as a Senior Global Equity Investment Manager.
He has previously worked as Head of Equities at QBE Insurance and has been responsible for group-wide equity investment returns in New Zealand, Australia, Europe, the UK and the US. He has strong commercial and strategic acumen, with a focus on investment products and the delivery of scalable investment solutions.