Aurora Funds Management Limited, in its capacity as Responsible Entity for the Aurora Absolute Return Fund (Aurora), is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Anthony Hartnell, AM and Mr Patrick Burroughs as external members of Aurora’s Compliance Committee to replace Ms Kim Rowe and Mr John Taylor. These changes take effect immediately.
Mr Hartnell is currently a Non-Executive Director of Aurora Funds Management Limited, having been appointed to the role of Non-Executive Independent Chairman on 2 March 2018. Mr Hartnell is a former Chairman of the Australian Securities Commission and National Companies & Securities Commission (being the predecessor organisations to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission).
Mr Patrick Burroughs is a chartered accountant and a former senior partner at KPMG, a major accounting firm, until his retirement in 1998. In his career with KPMG, Mr Burroughs specialised in the Financial Services, Construction and Manufacturing sectors of the economy as well as managing major divisions of the firm. Mr Burroughs has also served as a non-executive director of The Companies Auditors and Liquidators Disciplinary Board, the Women’s and Children’s Health Service, Pacifica Group Ltd, The Open Garden Scheme, The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, State Trustees Limited and the Corporate Trustees of large public offer superannuation funds administered by MLC Ltd. Currently, Mr Burroughs acts as an Independent Member of the Audit committee of Vanguard Investments Australia Ltd.
The Board also wishes to thank Ms Rowe and Mr Taylor for their considerable contributions during their tenure on the Compliance Committee.