Australia Ratings' governance structure includes two independent directors with market experience. We see this as best practice and the two independent directors compliment the one executive director.
The Board meets four times a year to oversee the business, check compliance with the terms of its AFSL, and validate that the business has followed the rating policies and practices in ratings and other services that we provide.
Chris Dalton – B.Ec, MBA, FFTA, MAICD - Managing Director
Australia Ratings was established by Chris Dalton, a veteran of Australia’s financial markets. Chris has over 25 years in direct experience in assessing credit risk and assigning credit ratings to organisations and debt capital market products. He is the Chief Executive Officer (part time) of the Australian Securitisation Forum and was Standard & Poor’s longest serving Managing Director in Australia and New Zealand from 2000 to 2008. Chris is a member of the investment committees of two fixed income funds.
Jarrod Brown – BBus (Acc), GradDip (Bnk&Fin), MBA, GAICD - Non-Executive Director
Jarrod Brown has over 24 years' experience in banking and funds management. In his career, he's been involved in all asset classes - ranging from private
equity and hedge funds to property and credit. Jarrod was Chief Executive Officer of Bennelong Funds Management from 2007 to 2014. He has also held
previous senior executive roles with Wingate Asset Management, IOOF Investment Management and ING Australia. Jarrod currently consults to a range of
businesses, primarily in financial services through Brown Capital.
Mike Dontschuk - BSc (Honours) Mathematics, FFTA, MAICD – Non-Executive Director
Mike Dontschuk is the former Group Treasurer of ASX-listed Grange Resources Ltd, Australia's largest magnetite producer. He has over 30 years' experience in investment, finance, treasury and financial risk management. He is currently a professional NED and sits on a number of boards including Eticore and Motor Accidents Insurance Board (Tasmania) and Australia Ratings.
Mike has previously been Group Treasurer at ANZ, Managing Director of Treasury Corporation of Victoria, and has worked extensively in corporate debt advisory and investment banking including with Oakvale Capital and Bankers Trust. Mike is also a former President of the Finance & Treasury Association of Australia.
Mike holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Mathematics. He is a member and director of the Finance & Treasury Association, a member of the Australian
Institute of Company Directors and is an accredited Gateway Reviewer.