Appointment of Panel Members

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The Takeovers Panel notes the recent announcement by the Treasurer of the reappointment of 5 members and the appointment of 5 new members to the Panel, for terms of 3 years up to and including 29 April 2018.

The President of the Panel, Ms Vickki McFadden, welcomed the new members.

“The Panel is grateful to its members for contributing their time and expertise when sitting on matters and developing policy.  In particular, my thanks go to those members whose terms are finishing.  They have each made a significant contribution to the work of the Panel” Ms McFadden said.

The Panel now has 38 members, all of whom are appointed on a part-time basis.  Details of the appointments are attached.

Allan Bulman
Director, Takeovers Panel
Level 10, 63 Exhibition Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Ph: +61 3 9655 3597

Panel Members Reappointed

Each of the following members has been reappointed:

Ms Elizabeth Bryan AM
Mr Peter Hay
Mr Richard Hunt
Mr Ron Malek
Ms Sophie Mitchell

New Appointments

The following new members were appointed:

Mr Alex Cartel

Mr Cartel is Managing Director, Mergers and Acquisitions, Head of Melbourne Corporate Finance and Head of Australian Energy, Oil and Gas at Deutsche Bank AG. He has over 20 years’ experience in mergers and acquisitions advisory.

Ms Tracey Horton

Ms Horton is an experienced company director and has over 20 years’ experience in senior management roles.  She is currently non-executive director of SKILLED Group, Navitas and Automotive Holdings Group.

Mr Jeremy Leibler

Mr Leibler is a partner at Arnold Bloch Leibler practising in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate and securities law and specialising in public takeover matters. 

Mr Tony Osmond

Mr Osmond is Head of Corporate and Investment Banking for Australia and New Zealand at Citibank. He has over 20 years’ experience in large and complex mergers, acquisitions and capital markets transactions for Australia's largest companies.  He was a Panel member from 2011 to 2014.

Ms Sharon Warburton

Ms Warburton is Executive Director, Strategy and Finance at Brookfield Multiplex and has previously held senior finance roles at Citigroup and Rio Tinto.  She is a non-executive director of Fortescue Metals Group and is a chartered accountant.

New Panel Alumni

The following members’ terms finished on 8 March 2015:

Mr Martin Alciaturi
Mr Mark Darras
Mr John M Green
Mr Robert Johanson
Mr John Keeves
Ms Francesca Lee
Mr Andrew Low
Ms Heather Zampatti