Link Group administers financial ownership data and drives user engagement, analysis and insight through technology. We deliver complete solutions for companies, large asset owners and trustees across the globe. Our commitment to market-leading client solutions is underpinned by our investment in people, processes and technology.
As part of our vision, we are committed to creating a business environment where our people are recognised and rewarded in a professional culture that embraces both sustainable practices and participation in a range of community initiatives. Today, Link Group has over 7,000 employees across the globe, led by our experienced board and management team.
Executive Director and Managing Director, Link Group
John McMurtrie joined Link Group in 2002 as Managing Director.
John has over 40 years of business experience, more than 35 of which have been in the financial services industry, covering both the public and private sectors.
John's previous senior appointments include Executive General Manager of ASX's Investors and Companies division and Chief Executive Officer of UBS Australia. He was previously Chair of Sydney Water Corporation and was the inaugural Chair of the National Electricity Code Administrator (NECA).
John is currently a member of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia’s Board of Directors, representing service providers.
John holds a Master of Economics and Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from the University of Adelaide. In January 2019, John was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to the community through philanthropic initiatives, and to the finance industry.
Chief Technology & Operations Officer
Paul Gardiner was appointed Chief Technology & Operations Officer in 2019.
Prior to this Paul was CEO of both Corporate Markets and Technology & Innovation. Paul joined Link Group in 2006 when Orient Capital was acquired by Link Group from ASX Limited.
Paul has over 15 years of experience in operations, data analytics and digital technology, having joined Orient Capital in 2001.
Paul holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Higher Diploma in Marketing Practice from the National University of Ireland, Galway and a Masters of Business Studies (Management Information Systems) from University College, Dublin.
Chief Human Resources and Brand Officer, Link Group
Michael Rosmarin joined Link Group as Chief Human Resources and Brand Officer in early 2019.
Michael has over 27 years’ experience in human resources and operational roles in Australia and Asia and has held executive human resources positions for Stockland, Westpac Banking Corporation and Goldman Sachs. Prior to joining Link Group, Michael was Chief Operating Officer at Stockland.
Michael is a Fellow Certified HR Practitioner and Non-Executive Director of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master of Commerce degree from the University of NSW.
Chief Executive Officer, Retirement & Superannuation Solutions
Dee McGrath joined Link Group as Chief Executive Officer of Retirement & Superannuation Solutions in May 2019.
Dee has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services and technology industry. Dee’s previous senior appointments include National Australia Bank, Visa and HP, and prior to joining Link Group was Managing Partner, Global Business Services at IBM.
Dee was a Member of the Board of IBM Australia, Bluewolf Australia and Oniqua Holdings. Dee‘s qualifications include business studies, economics and strategic planning and is currently a member of Chief Executive Women.
Chief Executive Officer, Banking & Credit Management
Robbie Hughes is the Chief Executive Officer of Banking & Credit Management. Robbie joined Link Group in November 2017 when Capita Asset Services was acquired by Link Group from Capita PLC.
Robbie has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry, which began in the pensions industry before moving to banking. His previous roles include Managing Director at Capmark Services, which was acquired by Capita PLC in 2009, where his focus was on growth through international expansion and acquisitions. He also held senior positions at GMAC Commercial Mortgage Europe, and Bank of Ireland.
Robbie holds a Master of Business Administration from Dublin City University.
Chief Executive Officer, Link Group EMEA
Anthony O’Keeffe is the Chief Executive Officer of Link Group EMEA. Anthony joined Link Group in November 2017 when Capita Asset Services was acquired by Link Group from Capita Plc.
Anthony has over 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry via his previous employment with Royal & Sun Alliance and subsequently Capita. He previously sat on the Capita Plc Executive Board as Executive Officer of Capita Asset Services.
Anthony holds a BA (Hons) Degree in Business Studies and is professionally qualified as a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.
Chief Financial Officer, Link Group
Andrew MacLachlan was appointed Chief Financial Officer on 1 January 2019.
Andrew joined Link Group in 2009 and was Deputy Chief Financial Officer from 2013 to 2018.
Andrew has over 25 years' experience in Finance and Accounting. His previous roles include Chief Financial Officer at Fero Group Pty Limited, Chief Financial Officer at Evans and Tate Limited and various roles at Singtel Optus and KPMG.
Andrew is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and holds a Bachelor of Economics (Accounting and Finance) from Macquarie University.
General Counsel and Company Secretary, Link Group
Janine Rolfe was appointed General Counsel and Company Secretary on 1 May 2017.
In 2006, Janine established Company Matters Pty Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Link Group, which specialises in the provision of outsourced company secretarial services to clients.
Prior to this, Janine was the company secretary and legal counsel at Qantas Airways Limited and before that a solicitor at Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons).
Janine holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Sydney.
Chief Risk Officer, Link Group
Wendy Phillis joined Link Group as Chief Risk Officer in June 2019.
Wendy has over 25 years’ experience in global leadership roles in risk, compliance and operations, within the financial services industry and has held senior positions at ICAP and State Street.
Prior to joining Link Group, Wendy was the Managing Director of Regulatory Solutions at Royal Bank of Canada’s Investor & Treasury Services (RBC I&TS) division.
Wendy holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Dickinson College in Pennsylvania, an MBA from Simmons College Graduate School of Management in Massachusetts and the Financial Times Non-Executive Directors Diploma.
Chief Executive Officer, Fund Solutions
Chris Addenbrooke was appointed as Global Chief Executive Officer of Fund Solutions in 2019. Prior to this Chris was CEO of the fund solutions business of Capita Asset Services.
Previous positions include Technical Director of BWD Rensburg (now part of Franklin Templeton) from 1987 to 2001. In 1988 Chris formed both Northern Registrars and Northern Administration and was Managing Director until 2003. Following the acquisition of Northern Administration and Northern Registrars by Capita, Chris was appointed CEO of Capita Registrars.
Chris joined Link Group in November 2017 when Capita Asset Services was acquired by Link Group from Capita PLC.
Chris has over 30 years in financial services, operations, IT, transfer agency, registration and fund governance, having joined the Water Authorities Superannuation Fund in 1979.
Chris represents Link Group on a number of industry committees including the UK Markets Advisory Group and the TA Forum.
Group Executive, Investments and Acquisitions, Link Group
John Hawkins was appointed Group Executive Investments and Acquisitions on 1 January 2019.
John joined Link Group as Chief Financial Officer in 2001 and held the position until 2018.
John has over 30 years' commercial, accounting and finance experience gained from various roles, including with Optus, Perpetual and KPMG (Australia and the United Kingdom).
John is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and holds a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Queensland.
Chief Financial Officer, Link Group EMEA
Jackie Millan joined Link Group as Chief Financial Officer of Link Group EMEA, in November 2017, following Link’s acquisition of Capita Asset Services, from Capita Plc.
Jackie has over 25 years’ of experience in financial management across a number of industries, including positions within Capita, Daiwa Securities and PwC Corporate Finance.
Jackie has a Master’s Degree in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics and is a qualified member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada.