AUSTRALIAN MASTERS CORPORATE BOND FUND SERIES

BOARD AND MANAGER

   

Maximilian Walsh

AM, BEc (Sydney)
Chairman

Board seats – AMCBF#1 (Chairman), AMCBF#2 (Chairman), AMCBF#3 (Chairman), AMCBF#4 (Chairman) & AMCBF#5 (Chairman)

Max Walsh is regarded as one of Australia’s leading economists and business journalists. He has specialised experience in the areas of business, economics and politics in a journalistic career spanning nearly 50 years.
Among numerous previous executive roles, Max was editor and managing editor of The Australian Financial Review and Editor-in-Chief of The Bulletin. He also served on the board of Northern Star TV (predecessor to Channel Ten).

Max is currently Deputy Chairman of Dixon Advisory & Superannuation Services Limited. He is Chairman of Australian Masters Yield Funds 1 - 3, and serves as  Director of Australian Governance Masters Index Fund Limited and of Asian Masters Fund Limited and Non Executive Chairman of Global Resource Masters Fund Limited.

He is Deputy Chairman of the responsible entity for US Masters Residential Property Fund and sits on the advisory board of Emerging Markets Masters Fund and US Select Private Opportunities Fund II.

   

Daryl Dixon

MA (Hons) (Cambridge), BA (Hons) (UQ)
Director

Board seats – AMCBF#1 (Director), AMCBF#2 (Director), AMCBF#3 (Director), AMCBF#4 (Director) & AMCBF#5 (Director)

Daryl Dixon is a graduate in economics and arts from the University of Queensland and Cambridge University, and the founder of Dixon Advisory Group. He has extensive experience in the areas of taxation, retirement incomes and social welfare policy and is known in Australia as a leading financial expert, particularly in the area of superannuation.

With special expertise in personal and self managed super fund strategies, Daryl has extensive experience as a direct share investor in his own right.

Daryl is Executive Chairman of Dixon Advisory and of the responsible entity for US Masters Residential Property Fund. He is also a director of the Australian Masters Yield Fund Series 1-3.

Daryl worked previously for the International Monetary Fund, the Federal Treasury, Department of Finance and the Social Welfare Policy Secretariat. He was a member of the Fraser Government’s Occupational Superannuation Task Force.

   
 

ALAN Dixon

BCom (ANU), CA
Director

Board seats – AMCBF#1 (Director), AMCBF#2 (Director), AMCBF#3 (Director), AMCBF#4 (Director) & AMCBF#5 (Director)

Alan Dixon has been providing financial advisory services to corporations, institutions and individuals for more than 18 years. Until December 2000, he worked for various investment banks, including ABN AMRO, where he was an Associate Director in Mergers and Acquisitions and Equity Capital Markets, and Ord Minnett Corporate Finance. From January 2001, he was Managing Director of the Dixon Advisory Group before becoming Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Dixon Advisory USA, Inc in 2012.

Alan currently serves as a director of Australian Masters Yield Funds 1-3 and of the responsible entity for US Masters Residential Property Fund. He sits on the advisory board of US Select Private Opportunities Fund I & II.

Alan has a Bachelor of Commerce from the Australian National University and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. He is also a SPAA Accredited SMSF Specialist Advisor™.

   
 

Alex MacLachlan

BA (Cornell), MBA (Wharton)
Director

Board seats – AMCBF#1 (Director), AMCBF#2 (Director), AMCBF#3 (Director), AMCBF#4 (Director) & AMCBF#5 (Director)

Alex MacLachlan is currently Chairman of the responsible entity for Emerging Markets Masters Fund, Australian Property Opportunities Fund and US Select Private Opportunities Fund I & II and Managing Director of Global Resource Masters Fund Limited and Australian Governance Masters Index Fund Limited. Alex also serves as a director of the Australian Masters Yield Fund Series and Asian Masters Fund Limited and of the responsible entity for US Masters Residential Property Fund.

Before joining Dixon Advisory, Alex was an investment banker specialising in the natural resources sector, most recently serving as Head of Energy, Australasia, for UBS AG in Sydney and prior to that as an investment banker at Credit Suisse First Boston. During his career as an investment banker, Alex advised many of Australia’s and the world’s leading natural resources companies, working with over 30 companies on more than $100 billion in announced mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions. Before specialising in natural resources investment banking, Alex worked in the Japanese Government Bond derivatives markets in London, New York and Sydney.

Alex has a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University and a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

   

CHRIS BROWN

BChem Eng (Hons), (Syd Uni), BCom (Syd Uni)
Director

Board seats – AMCBF#1 (Director), AMCBF#2 (Director), AMCBF#3 (Director), AMCBF#4 (Director) & AMCBF#5 (Director)

Chris Brown is Managing Director and CEO, Dixon Advisory Australia. He is also a director of the Australian Masters Yield Fund Series and of the responsible entity for US Masters Residential Property Fund.

Before joining Dixon Advisory, Chris was an Executive Director at UBS AG in the Investment Banking Division in Sydney. Over his eight years at UBS, he provided capital markets and mergers & acquisitions advice to many different public and private companies in Australia and overseas. Chris specialised in providing this advice to industrial, utility, infrastructure, property and financial companies. Chris spent several years in the UBS Mergers & Acquisitions Group in New York, working on transactions in chemicals, health care, consumer products, media, telecoms, technology, insurance and utilities. Prior to joining UBS, Chris worked in the Investment Banking division of ABN AMRO where he focused on mergers & acquisitions along with capital markets advice to companies in the Australian property sector.

Before his career in investment banking, Chris worked for a Sydney-based property funds management company and a chemical engineering and design company.

Chris has a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering with 1st class honours and a Bachelor of Commerce, both from Sydney University.

 

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