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Pacific Current Group is committed to maintaining strong governance and ethical policies and procedures. We support and engage our employees by providing meaningful opportunities to develop professionally, grow within the company and contribute to our communities.

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Board of Directors


Paul Greenwood

As our firm’s Managing Director, Global CIO, and President in North America, Paul provides overall leadership and strategic vision, as he spearheads the growth efforts of the firm and guides our global sourcing, investment and portfolio management teams. Paul was a co-founder Northern Lights Capital Group (now Pacific Current Group). Prior to Northern Lights, Paul served as director of US Equity for Russell Investment Group (“Russell”), where he managed a team of more than 20 investment professionals who were responsible for all of Russell’s U.S. equity oriented portfolio management and research activities. He also served as a Russell spokesperson and authored many articles and research commentaries related to investment manager evaluation.

Paul graduated with a BA in Finance from Washington State University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Michael Fitzpatrick

Mike has nearly four decades of experience in the financial services sector. After a career in investment banking in Australia and the United States, he founded Hastings Funds Management Ltd (‘Hastings’), one of the largest and most pioneering managers of infrastructure and alternative assets in Australia. He served there as managing director until he sold his interest to Westpac Banking Corporation.

In addition to serving as our Chairman, Mike is a non-executive director of Infrastructure Capital Group, a boutique manager of $1.4 billion of energy and infrastructure assets. He also holds several other non-executive directorships for organizations including the Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Latam Autos Limited, and Carnegie Wave Energy Limited. He also served for roughly a decade as the Chairman of the Australian Football League, before stepping down in early 2017.

Mike holds a B.Eng. (Honours) degree in electrical engineering from the University of Western Australia and a B.A. (Honours) from the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

Joseph Ferragina

As Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer in Australia, Joe oversees the firm’s finance and accounting functions, as well as the due diligence of new opportunities and transaction execution. Prior to joining Treasury Group (now Pacific Current Group), he spent a decade in the property funds management industry, working in senior finance roles including Head of Finance at DB RREEF (now Dexus) and Chief Financial Officer of Ronin Property Group. Joe initially started his career in chartered accounting specialising in business services and taxation.

Joe is a graduate of the University of New South Wales (BCom) and holds a Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University. He is also a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FFin) and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

Peter Kennedy

Peter is the founding partner of commercial law firm Madgwicks Lawyers and has more than 40 years of experience in commercial law, advising a broad range of clients across a variety of sectors. He leads the firm’s Dispute Resolution practice and plays an integral role in the governance and management of the firm, having been Madgwicks’ Managing Partner for 10 years.

He is also Chairman of Treasury Group Investment Services Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific Current Group.

Peter’s formal qualifications include a B.Ec, an LL.B., and an LL.M (Tax) from Monash University.

Melda Donnelly

Melda, a chartered accountant, is the founder and former chairperson of the Centre for Investor Education, a specialist education and consultancy firm for executives in Australian superannuation funds, institutional investment bodies and the financial services markets. Melda’s previous work experience includes serving as CEO of the Queensland Investment Corporation, deputy managing director of ANZ Funds Management and managing director of ANZ Trustees.

Melda is also a director of JA Russell & Co Sdn Bhd and was formerly deputy chairperson of the Victorian Funds Management Corporation and non-executive director of Ashmore Group Plc. In addition, she is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Oxford University Centre for Ageing.

She has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Queensland.

Gilles Guérin

Gilles is CEO of BNP Paribas Capital Partners, where he has worked for the past five years developing the alternative investment capabilities of the BNP Paribas Group. He previously served as chief executive officer and president of Natixis Global Associates and executive of Natixis AM North America. He also held executive and senior leadership roles at HDF Finance, AlphaSimplex, IXIS AM and Commerz Financial Products.

Gilles has more than 20 years’ experience in capital markets and investment management. This includes cross asset class experience spanning the equities fixed income and commodities markets, with a specific focus on alternative strategies and hedge funds.

During a career that has spanned the globe, Gilles has managed relationships with investors and distributors in Europe, the United States, Japan, the Middle East and Australia. He has operated distribution capabilities worldwide and developed new products and investment capabilities. He has served on the board of various investment companies, including Aurora Investment Management. Throughout his career, he has liaised with regulators across various jurisdictions and worked with top investment industry thoughtleaders, including Andrew Lo and Dan Fuss.

Gilles studied engineering at the National Higher French Institute of Aeronautics and Space.

Tony Robinson

As Executive Director of Pacific Current Group, Tony focuses on daily business in the Australia locations, as well as managing Investor Relations. Tony has significant expertise and experience across a number of industries including banking, financial services, telecommunications, and transport. Prior to Pacific Current Group, Tony held executive roles included managing director of IOOF Ltd and OAMPS Limited. Tony is also a director of two ASX listed entities, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited and OnCard Limited, and holds a number of directorships of private companies, including River Capital Pty Ltd.