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.
Patrick Gamble (Perpetual Guardian Group – CEO)
Patrick was appointed CEO Perpetual Guardian in 2020. He brings extensive experience in the business and the industry, having spent more than six years as Complectus Group General Counsel, building the group through a series of acquisitions and integrations and fronting our relationships with investors, regulators, government, advisors, and media.
Prior to joining Perpetual Guardian, Patrick practiced law at Russell McVeagh, and has also worked for international law firms in Dublin and Malta, specialising in corporate and commercial law, capital markets and joint ventures and shareholder arrangements.
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.