Former Challenger exec joins ASX board

Board Move


Rob Woods has joined the ASX board as a non-executive director, effective 1 January. He'll stand for election at the ASX general meeting at the end of September.

In a statement, ASX chair Rick Holliday-Smith said the board was delighted that Woods has agreed to join them. "He brings to the Board over 30 years' experience in financial markets and a strong understanding of ASX and its business."

Woods has been a director on the ASX subsidiary clearing and settlement boards for the past four years, including time as chair of ASX Clear Pty Limited and ASX Settlement Pty Limited. Said Holliday-Smith: "This gives him deep insight into the risk management functions of ASX and our core regulatory obligations.

"Rob also brings strong commercial and strategic judgment and an understanding of ASX's financial sector customers developed over his successful career."

Before joining the ASX, Woods was the chief executive for strategy at Challenger Limited and Challenger's Funds Management and Asset Management businesses. He started his career with Bankers Trust Australia and worked his way up to become executive vice president and head of equity derivatives.

Woods will be replaced as chair of ASX Clear Pty Limited and ASX Settlement Pty Limited by Stephen Knight.

Former Decimal Software CEO Carolyn Colley has been named director for the ASX subsidiary clearing and settlement boards.


January 2020

Non-Executive Director

Australian Securities Exchange

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