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 6,000 employees across the globe, led by our experienced board and management team.
CEO and Managing Director, Link Group
Vivek Bhatia joined Link Group in 2020 as CEO and Managing Director, with over two decades of experience in financial services, government and management consulting.
Prior to joining Link, Vivek held CEO roles at QBE Insurance Group’s Australia Pacific division, icare and Wesfarmers General Insurance Ltd. He has also been a leader of the Restructuring and Transformation practice at McKinsey & Company across Asia Pacific.
Vivek serves as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of PEXA, which operates Australia's leading digital property settlement platform.
Vivek holds an undergraduate degree in engineering, a post graduate in business administration and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (ICFAI).
Chief People & Group Services Officer
Michael Rosmarin was appointed Chief People & Group Services Officer in May 2021.
Michael joined Link Group in early 2019 as Chief Human Resources & Brand Officer. Prior to this Michael was Chief Operating Officer at Stockland.
Michael has over 30 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.
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 Risk Officer
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, 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
Antoinette Dunne was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Banking & Credit Management on 1 June 2021.
Antoinette joined Link Group in November 2017 when Capita Asset Services was acquired by Link Group. She was CEO and Executive Director of the BCMGlobal Irish and Italian businesses and has over 30 years’ experience in financial services working in Ireland, UK and Australia.
Prior to joining Capita, Antoinette ran her own financial services consultancy business, was Head of Halifax Retail Bank in Ireland and Head of Bank of Scotland Mortgage, Asset Finance and Consumer Lending Businesses in Ireland.
Antoinette is a Chartered Director (CDir) and a Fellow Member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA).
Chief Financial Officer
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
Sarah Turner joined Link Group in February 2021 as General Counsel and Company Secretary.
Sarah has over 20 years’ experience in global leadership, company secretarial and legal services in Australia and the UK in industries including healthcare and technology as well as in private legal practice.
Prior to Link Group, Sarah was most recently General Counsel & Company Secretary at REA Group Ltd, a global digital media company operating leading property websites in Australia, Asia and the US. Sarah was a member of the REA Executive Leadership Team and managed the global legal team.
Sarah holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons), a Bachelor of Arts, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance and is a graduate of the AICD Company Directors Course (GAICD) and a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia (FGIA, FCG).
Chief Technology Officer
Nicole Pelchen was appointed Chief Technology Officer on 4 October 2021.
Nicole has over 25 years’ experience in the technology and banking industries. Nicole was most recently Chief Information Officer, Retail and Commercial at ANZ, where she was responsible for technology including digital, data and automation programs, leading teams across Australia, China and India.
Prior to ANZ, Nicole held various leading technology, transformation, IT operations, digital and strategy roles. For a large part of her career, she worked at IBM in Australia and Europe, where she partnered with clients across several sectors including the public sector, financial services, telecommunications, resources and consumer goods across multiple geographic regions.
Nicole holds a Bachelor of Applied Science and is a graduate of the AICD Company Directors Course (GAICD).
Chief Executive Officer, Corporate Markets
Paul Gardiner was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Corporate Markets in May 2021.
Paul joined Link Group in 2006 when Orient Capital was acquired by Link Group from ASX Limited. His previous roles include Chief Technology & Operations Officer, and CEO of both Corporate Markets and Technology & Innovation.
Paul has over 20 years’ experience in financial services, technology, operations, and data analytics, 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 Executive Officer, Fund Solutions
Karl Midl was appointed Chief Executive Officer, Fund Solutions in February 2022.
Karl joined Link Group in November 2017 when Capita Asset Services was acquired by Link Group from Capita PLC, and has over 25 years’ operational and client facing experience in the financial services industry.
Karl joined the Fund Solutions business in 1995 and has held a number of executive roles including Operations Director, Programme Director and Director of Relationship Management, Product and Change Management. In 2019 he was promoted to the role of Managing Director, Link Fund Solutions (UK).
Karl has represented Link Group on a number of industry committees and forums and is currently a member of The Investment Association’s Investment Funds Committee. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.
CEO and Managing Director, Link Group