As QIC's Chief Executive, Damien leads the Executive Committee to achieve QIC's strategic and business objectives.
Damien has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services sector. He has a strong focus on developing and executing strategy, particularly around growth and sales. Prior to his current role, Damien was the country head of BlackRock Australia, responsible for managing $45 billion of assets on behalf of clients. Damien also held the position as BlackRock’s Head of Account Management, overseeing sales, marketing and product efforts across institutional and retail channels. Damien’s career has also included roles at Merrill Lynch Investment Management, Barclays Global Investors and Citibank.
Damien is a Queenslander and prior to his career in financial services he represented Australia in rugby union.
As Chief Financial Officer, Claire leads enterprise financial outcomes through the provision of insight, analysis, decision support and business partnering. Led by Claire, QIC’s Finance team delivers financial services for QIC, its subsidiary companies, investment products, mandates and real estate assets. Claire is a Director of several QIC subsidiaries, including QIC European Investment Services Limited and QIC U.S. Investment Services and chairs the Financial Statements Review Sub-Committee.
Claire has over 25 years of experience in financial services and has held numerous finance roles within QIC.
Claire holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Queensland and is a Fellow of CPA Australia, the Financial Services Institute of Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia.
Leonie leads the Global Clients and Marketing team at QIC in Brisbane. She is responsible for a team of 55 people covering global client relationships, capital raising, marketing, communications, product and strategy. Leonie helps lead new business development, investor relationships and product development around the world in co-ordination with QIC’s investment teams.
Leonie is also a member of QIC’s Executive Committee supporting the development and execution of the organisation’s business strategy.
Leonie has 20 years' market expertise and product knowledge in investment banking and real estate funds management. Prior to joining QIC in 2017, Leonie was head of the client capital group, Australia & New Zealand for LaSalle Investment Management. She previously served in senior positions at Macquarie Capital in Sydney and Barclays Capital in London.
Leonie holds a First-Class Honours Degree in Mathematics and Finance from the University of Wollongong and serves the Urban Land Institute, Property Council of Australia and the Australian Superannuation Funds Association.
David leads QIC's Risk, Governance & Tax division and is QIC's Chief Risk Officer. He is responsible for QIC’s enterprise and strategic risk management framework, and leading the tax, independent risk, compliance and regulatory functions. David’s team provides services to and monitors all investment teams and business divisions across QIC.
David is a member of QIC’s Executive Committee and participates at QIC’s Board, Audit Committee and Risk Committee; he is the Chair of QIC’s Risk & Valuations Sub-Committee. David is also a Director with QIC’s wholly owned subsidiary, QIC European Investment Services Limited (QEIS UK) and a number of QIC's wholly owned U.S. subsidiaries. He reports directly to the CEO and meets regularly with the Chairs of the QIC and QEIS Boards and Chair of the Risk Committee.
David was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Courts of Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria (as well as the High Court of Australia) in 1998.
David joined QIC in 2007 and previously worked in the corporate and financial services divisions of Clayton Utz in Sydney, and Linklaters in London and Tokyo, followed by four years in the Financial Services Group of Macquarie Bank in Sydney.
Michelle leads the QIC Legal division, Michelle is responsible for the provision of legal services and advice across QIC’s investment management business in Australia and internationally.
Michelle’s specialties include corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, energy and infrastructure, financial services and corporate governance.
Michelle has been admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales, Queensland and New South Wales. She holds current practising certificates in England & Wales and Queensland.
Michelle holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce from Griffith University, Queensland.
Glenn leads QIC’s Human Resources function and is responsible for the development and execution of QIC’s people strategy. Glenn is a seasoned HR Executive having held HR leadership roles in a number of multi-national organisations, including Group Chief HR Officer for QBE, and General Manager Talent and Capability for the National Australia Bank Group.
Glenn holds an MBA and is a Fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute.
Mark leads QIC’s Operations and Technology functions and is responsible for managing investment operations, development and execution of ICT strategy, delivery of technology services, program management, and facilities functions. His team provide services to all investment teams and business units across QIC.
Prior to joining QIC in June 2014, Mark was the Head of Investment Operations for Colonial First State Global Asset Management. Before this, he was Vice-President, Head of Middle Office for State Street Global Advisors based in London.
Mark holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Business Studies from University College Dublin.