Leadership team

Leadership Team

Nick Hamilton

Nick Hamilton

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Nick was appointed Managing Director and CEO of Challenger Limited in January 2022 and has held a number of senior executive roles at Challenger since joining in 2015, including Chief Executive, Funds Management. Prior to this, Nick held senior leadership roles at top financial services businesses across Australia, the United States and the UK.

Chris Plater

Chris Plater

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Chris was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer in August 2021. Chris is also Chief Executive, Operations and Technology, and Chair of the Challenger Life Investment Committee. Chris has held several executive roles at Challenger including Chief Executive and Chief Investment Officer for the Life business.

Tony Bofinger

Tony Bofinger

Chief Risk Officer

Tony joined Challenger in 2004 and was appointed Chief Risk Officer in 2018. Prior to this, Tony was Chief Financial Officer and Appointed Actuary for the Life business.

Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke

Chief Executive, Funds Management (Acting)

Michael was appointed Acting Chief Executive, Funds Management in January 2022, having joined Challenger in 2013 as General Manager, Institutional business and Strategic Alliances in Distribution, Product and Marketing.

Mark Ellis

Mark Ellis

Chief Executive, Bank

Mark joined Challenger in 2021 as Chief Executive, Bank after Challenger acquired MyLife MyFinance digital bank in July 2021. Mark has led the bank since 2017 and prior to this held senior executive roles with a number of major banks including NAB, Investec, ANZ and TD Securities.

Rachel Grimes

Rachel Grimes

Chief Financial Officer

Rachel joined Challenger in May 2021. Prior to this, Rachel was General Manager, Finance at Westpac Banking Corporation, having previously held several senior roles at the bank. Rachel was also President of the International Federation of Accountants until 2018 and is a Director on the Accounting Professional and Ethical Standards Board.

Stuart Kingham

Stuart Kingham

Chief Commercial Officer

Stuart was appointed Chief Commercial Officer in February 2022, previously being Challenger’s Head of Investor Relations since 2012. Stu commenced his career as a Chartered Accountant and has worked across investment banking and senior finance roles, specialising in financial services and wealth management in Australia and the United Kingdom.

Angela Murphy

Angela Murphy

Chief Executive, Life

Angela was appointed Chief Executive, Life in March 2021, having previously held the role of Chief Executive, Distribution, Product and Marketing (DPM). Angela joined Challenger as the Executive General Manager, Human Resources in 2012.

Louise Roche

Louise Roche

Chief Human Resources Officer

Louise joined Challenger in 2019 and was appointed Chief Human Resources Officer in January 2022. Prior to this, Louise was General Manager, Human Resources.