Robert was appointed to Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director in December 2015. He is a founding partner of InfoComp, now GBST’s Retail Wealth Business, with over 30 years’ experience in the development of software applications. Robert holds a Bachelor of Mathematics. Robert has a business and technical software background having been part of the Retail Wealth Business development and professional services teams.
Allan Brackin was appointed Chair of GBST in December 2015. Allan joined the Board in 2005 just before listing and has seen the company evolve into a global business.
Allan has been involved in the technology industry for over 30 years at both executive and non-executive level.
At executive level he was Group CEO of ASX listed Volante Limited (ASX:VGL), from 2000-2004. Volante was one of Australia’s largest IT services companies. From 1986-2000 Allan cofounded a number of IT companies. These companies all became part of the Volante Group.
At non-executive level, Allan is also Chairman of ASX listed mining software company Runge Pincock Minarco (ASX:RUL), Chairman of telecommunications software company Emagine Pty Ltd and is a Director of telecommunications carrier Opticomm Pty Ltd. He is also a member of the advisory board for several IT Companies and mentors a number of technology entrepreneurs.
Allan is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and the Nominations and Remuneration Committee.
Allan has a Bachelor of Applied Science from the Queensland University of Technology and has attended the Owner President Management Program at Harvard University.
David Adams was appointed to the Board in April 2008. He has an extensive career in the funds management industry, including the establishment of Australia’s first cash management trust at Hill Samuel Australia in 1980 and Group Head of the Funds Management Group for Macquarie Bank. David was a Director at Macquarie Bank from 1983 until 2001 and was also Chairman of the Investment and Financial Services Association in 2000 and 2001. He was a Visiting Fellow (Management of Financial Institutions) at Macquarie University and holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Sydney as well as a Masters in Business Administration from the University of New South Wales.
David is a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and the Chair of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee.
Christine Bartlett was appointed to the Board in June 2015 and is Deputy Chair of GBST.
Christine is an experienced CEO and senior executive with extensive line management experience gained through roles with IBM, Jones Lang LaSalle and National Australia Bank Limited. Her executive career has included Australian, regional and global responsibilities based in Australia, the USA and Japan. Christine brings a commercial perspective especially in the areas of financial discipline, identifying risk, complex project management, execution of strategy, fostering innovation and taking advantage of new emerging technologies.
Christine is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Mirvac Group (ASX:MGR), Sigma Pharmaceuticals Limited (ASX:SIP),and Clayton Utz. Christine is the Chairman of The Smith Family, a national, independent children’s charity. She is a member of Chief Executive Women, the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the UNSW Australian School of Business Advisory Board.
Christine holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Sydney and has completed senior executive management programs at INSEAD.
Christine is a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and the Nominations and Remuneration Committee.
Deborah Page AM was appointed to the Board in July 2016.
Deborah is an experienced company director and Chartered Accountant. She has worked exclusively as a Non-Executive Director since 2001 across a range of industries including insurance, financial services, property and energy. Prior to that she held senior executive positions with Commonwealth Bank, Allen, Allen and Hemsley and the Lend Lease Group (including MLC Life and a joint venture with IBM). She currently holds Board positions with BT Investment Management Limited (ASX:BTT), Brickworks Limited (ASX:BKM) and Service Stream Limited (ASX:SSM). She was also, until recently, Chairman of Investa Listed Funds Management Limited, the responsible entity of Investa Office Fund (ASX:IOF).
Deborah holds a Bachelor of Economics from The University of Sydney, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has been previously been honoured as a member in the General Division of the Order of Australia for services to Public Health, Business and the Accounting Profession.
Deborah is the Chair of the Audit and Risk Management Committee.
Tam Vu was appointed to the Board in January 2017.
Tam’s career in leading technology change, innovation and entrepreneurship has spanned over 25 years, working extensively in Australia, Asia Pacific, Europe and USA. Tam has held numerous senior technology and business leadership roles at IBM Consulting Group, BP Australia and BP UK, Mars and SEEK. He was formerly the Chief Information Officer at SEEK where he led a large transformation program and prior to this, Tam was the Global Chief Information Officer for BP’s retail business.
In the last five years, Tam has founded a highly successful professional services business providing advisory and delivery services to a number of Tier-1 organisations such as AMP, Westpac, Coles, Cotton On, Australia Post and many others. He has also provided advisory services to a number of start-up businesses in Australia. Tam is currently the Managing Director of Vitae Partners and a member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee at the National Gallery of Victoria.
Tam holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from the University of Adelaide and has attended several executive leadership courses at MIT, IMD and Stanford University.
Tam is the Chair of the Board’s Technology Committee.