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.
Managing Director, Link Group
John McMurtrie joined Link Group in 2002 as Managing Director.
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 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 holds a Master of Economics and Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from the University of Adelaide.
Chief Executive Officer, Technology &
Chief Executive Officer, Corporate Markets
Paul Gardiner was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Technology & Innovation in 2015 and Chief Executive Officer of Corporate Markets in 2016.
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.
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
Matt Acheson joined Link Group in 2003 and was appointed Chief Risk Officer in 2015.
Matt has over 18 years' experience in Financial Services including positions with Perpetual Trustees, Permanent Group and SPP Investment Management (UK).
Matt holds a National Diploma in Accounting, a Certificate in Governance and Risk Management and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand.
Chief Financial Officer, Link Asset Services
Jackie Millan is the Chief Financial Officer of Link Asset Services, joining Link Group 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.
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.
Chief Executive Officer, Link Asset Services
Anthony O’Keeffe is the Chief Executive Officer of Link Asset Services. 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.
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 Human Resources Officer, Link Group
Ferzana Yale joined Link Group in 2006 and was appointed Chief Human Resources Officer in 2014.
Ferzana has over 25 years of human resources experience gained through various roles with Medibank, ANZ and David Jones in Australia, and with Sainsbury's in the UK.
Ferzana holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources from North London University, is a CAHRI member of the Australian Human Resources Institute and is a Chartered MCIPD member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development.