Investment Committee

Brendon Shepherd | Investment Manager, CBH Super (Chair)

Brendon is the Investment Manager of the CBH Superannuation Fund. Previously, he worked as the Head of Strategic Investment Services for the Government Employees Superannuation Board (GESB), where he was responsible for the selection and monitoring of key strategic investment partnerships. Prior to this, he was the Chief Investment Officer at Health Super (an A$9 billion industry fund) for over eight years. Brendon has 20 years’ experience in the Australian superannuation industry with senior positions at UniSuper, BHP Billiton Superannuation Fund and Towers Perrin. He was appointed as an Investment Committee member in August 2014 and became its Chair in February 2015.

Fred Chaney | Principal, Chaney Architecture

Fred is an architect with wide experience in the commercial and institutional construction sectors. He is Chairman of the UWA-affiliated Australian Urban Design and Research Centre and a former board member of the Green Building Council of Australia. In 1991 he gained a Masters in Architectural History and Theory from the University of Cambridge. He has remained active in architectural education throughout his professional career and since graduating, he has taught at The University of Western Australia, Curtin University, RMIT and the University of Melbourne. He joined the Foundation Board of Governors in September 2013.

Justin Mannolini | Executive Director, Macquarie Capital

Justin has been an Executive Director with Macquarie Capital, the investment banking division of the Macquarie Group, since March 2013. He is responsible primarily for resources industry coverage. Previously Managing Director at Gresham Advisory Partners and before that a partner in national law firm Freehills, as a lawyer and banker Justin has more than 20 years’ experience in corporate finance, ranging across industry sectors and product lines. Justin was appointed as a member of the Board of Governors of the Foundation for the WA Museum in November 2011 and assumed the role of Chair in 2013. He is also a member of the Foundation’s Investment Committee.

James McClements | Managing Partner, Resource Capital Funds 

James McClements co-founded Resource Capital Funds in 1998. Prior to this, he was a natural resources sector banker for 10 years in Australia and the US; he began his career with BHP Limited. James is an honours graduate in Economics from The University of Western Australia and joined the Foundation’s Board of Governors and Investment Committee in November 2011. He currently chairs the Methodist Ladies College Foundation and is a Patron of the UWA Hackett Foundation.