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Elizabeth Bryan AM

Elizabeth Bryan was the first woman appointed to run a large financial institution in Australia, when, in 1992 she was hired as general manager of the $25 billion superannuation fund manager New South Wales State Super and Investment Management...

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Elizabeth Bryan AM Travels from NSW
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Elizabeth Bryan AM's Biography

Elizabeth Bryan was the first woman appointed to run a large financial institution in Australia, when, in 1992 she was hired as general manager of the $25 billion superannuation fund manager New South Wales State Super and Investment Management Corporation
In 1996 Elizabeth Bryan was appointed managing director of Axiom Funds Management, lifting its returns before it was sold to Deutsche Bank in 1997 for $ 240 million. After the Takeover, Bryan became chief executive of Deutsche Asset Management, overseeing $30 billion in funds and 350 staff until she resigned in 1999.
Elizabeth Bryan has a successful track record in managing businesses and wide experience in the financial sector. She is now pursuing a career as a non-executive director. Her current appointments are: • Director, Caltex Australia Limited - A listed Australian public company that refines and markets fuels. • Director, Ridley Corporation Limited - A listed Australian public company that produces salt and stock feeds. • Member, Board of Trustees of Unisuper and Chair of the Investment Committee - A superannuation fund serving the needs of Australian universities with $10 billion in assets under management and 320,000 members.
Between 1992 and 2000, as Chief Executive, Elizabeth Ryan managed the transition of the investment arm of the NSW Superannuation Board into a top performing fund manager, Axiom Pty Ltd, the sale of that business to Deutsche Bank, and then its integration into the global fund management arm of Deutsche as a profitable regional business. Prior to this she was instrumental in building the $500 million development capital portfolio of the Australian Industry Development Corporation during the period 1985 to 1992. Her earlier experience includes international and domestic management consultancy and various public sector roles. She was educated at SCEGGS, Darlinghurst and later at the Australian National University and the University of Hawaii.
Elizabeth Ryan is currently a non-executive director of two listed companies, Caltex Australia and Ridley Corporation, a Trustee of the $10 billion fund, Unisuper, and Chair of its Investment Committee, a non-executive director on the Boards of Guild Insurance and Financial Services Limited and St Hillier's Pty Ltd and Chair of the Institute for Health Research.