Charles Macek

Job Title Chairman
Country Australia
Current Employer Vivid Technology Ltd. & Earthwatch Institute
Charles is currently Chairman, Vivid Technology Ltd.; Lead Director, Windlab Ltd.; Director, Sinefa Pty. Ltd.; Senior Corporate Adviser, MMC Inc. in Australia; and, a member of the Corporate Governance Committee, Australian Institute of Company Directors since 2009. Former board roles include Wesfarmers Ltd. (2001-14), Telstra Corp,. (2001-9) and Vicinity Centres (2011-17) with active involvement on both Audit and Remuneration Committees. He recently retired after 16 years as a member of the Investment Committee of Unisuper Ltd. He is a former Chairman of Australia’s Financial Reporting Council (2003-7) and, Vice-Chairman IFRS Advisory Council (2009-14).
Charles is a 30 year veteran in financial services executive roles. These include the founding CEO and CIO of County Natwest Australia Investment Management (1985-95) and Executive Chairman (1995-2001); Managing Director, Dai Ichi County Natwest Investment Management (1990-96) and Director, County Natwest Investment Management Japan (1989-97); Executive Director NatWest Markets Australia (1993-97); Chairman, Australian Investment Managers Association (1995-98), which launched the first corporate governance guidelines in Australia, the so-called “Blue Book” in 1996.
Charles’ professional qualifications include B.Ec. and M.Admin. from Monash University; Fellow AICD, Fellow CAANZ, Fellow, CPA Australia, and Senior Fellow, Financial Services Institute Australia.