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Amanda Noble has joined Equity Trustees Limited in the newly created role of head of risk and compliance. Reporting directly to managing director, Robin Burns, she will head up the newly formed Risk and Compliance business unit, which will be solely responsible for risk management and compliance across the entire Equity Trustees Group.

“With the growth in the Equity Trustees business in recent years, increased regulatory and reporting expectations, significant expansion in scale through the ANZ Trustees acquisition, together with our objective to meet the highest standards consistent with our fiduciary obligations, an elevation in the profile and significance of this key function is now appropriate,” Mr Burns said.

The appointment follows the announcement in April that Equity Trustees had agreed to acquire 100 per cent of ANZ Trustees Limited for $150 million. The acquisition will further enhance Equity Trustees’ position as a leading provider of trustee and related client services.

Ms Noble is an experienced senior executive with over 25 years of experience in both private and public sector roles. She has worked predominately in risk and compliance, legal and operational positions, and has also held senior revenue generating roles.

“Amanda has significant relevant executive level experience at a number of major financial institutions and has also had direct profit and loss responsibility in complex financial services,” Mr Burns said.

“Her experience means she is ideally placed to head up the newly formed Risk and Compliance business unit, and to continue Equity Trustees’ progress in maintaining its strong risk and compliance track record.”

Ms Noble has a Masters of Business Administration from Melbourne Business School as well as a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New South Wales. She holds Diplomas in Law, Leadership and Asian Studies and is currently completing her Masters of Law. She is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, holds a current legal practising certificate and is an associate of FINSIA. She commenced with Equity Trustees on 19 May 2014.

Equity Trustees Limited (EQT) is a publicly listed company that provides a range of financial services to corporate and private clients. Its businesses include asset management, distribution, responsible entity appointments, private client wealth management, and corporate and personal superannuation.

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For more information please contact:

Lisa Barp – Phone: 03 8623 5396

21 May 2014