Gail Pemberton appointed as new Sirca Chairman

Reflecting Sirca’s mandate to develop and provide relevant global data and advanced tools to promote and enable financial research and innovation for universities, the Sirca Board comprises a representative mix of senior academic and financial sector professionals (see who is on the Sirca Board at Two-thirds of the Sirca Board are elected by Member universities and one-third are independent Directors elected by the Board. The Board’s role is to oversee the governance and strategic direction of the company in order to ensure that the research interests of Member universities are met.

Gail Pemberton has been elected as the new Chairman of the Sirca Board. Gail’s appointment follows the stepping down of Sirca’s long-standing previous Chairman, John Masters. John will remain as a Director of the company.

Gail has been an independent Director of Sirca for several years, and has an impressive record of achievement in the finance/technology sector including group CIO and then COO for Macquarie Bank, and CEO of BNP Paribas Securities Services in Australia and New Zealand. Gail won a Centenary Medal for outstanding services to Australian business and currently holds various Board positions including Chairman of OneVue and Director of UXC, Baycorp, and the recently listed As Chairman of Sirca, Gail’s close ties with the financial and technology sector will greatly assist Sirca achieve its ambitious agenda to provide world-class research support to the academic community, as well as to the regulatory and commercial sectors.