Ruth Medd, Executive chair of Women on Boards, who assisted Centuria in the search for a new Non-Executive-Director, said Wheeldon-Steele’s formidable and diverse skill would bring a new and important set of expertise to the board. Wheeldon-Steele is the first woman to be appointed to the board of the ASX specialist investment manager.
Wheeldon-Steele is the Head of Sales for Google, having previously held senior roles in Australia and the UK across a diverse range of industries including global law firms DLA Piper and King & Wood Mallesons, Virgin Australia & Virgin Atlantic, AMP Capital and Groupon.
She has been a member of Women on Boards for some years and completed a range of programs where she came to the attention of WOB principals.
However, Ruth Medd said the new search algorithm being utilised on the WOB website, had also put Wheeldon-Steele into the short list of candidates requested by Centuria Chair, Garry Charny.
“WOB offers some very attractive options for companies seeking female Non-Executive-Directors – ranging from complimentary vacancy posting through to short-listing and search at www.womenonboards.net/en-AU/Board-Positions/Post-New-Board,
” Medd said.
Wheeldon-Steele, said she was delighted with her appointment to the board.
“I am thrilled to be joining a board and company that has such strong foundations and deep industry expertise, combined with a genuine enthusiasm for change to future proof the business and drive aggressive growth.”
Centuria chair Garry Charny said: "We are delighted to have someone of Susan's calibre and unique skill set, particularly in the digital space, to join the Board at a time of major growth for the Company. She is a step towards the future."
Centuria Capital (CNI) is an ASX-listed specialist investment manager with $1.8 billion in funds under management and a 35-year track-record of delivering a range of products and services to investors, advisers and shareholders. It has two key areas of focus; Centuria Investment Bonds and Centuria Property Funds (CPFL) which owns and manages 24 individual properties with a combined value of approximately $1.1 billion.