Our Board

Board of Directors

David Clarke
Chairman

David Clarke

Non-Executive Chairman, Chair of the Nomination

David has 40 years’ experience in investment banking, funds management, property and retail banking. He has formerly held roles as CEO of Investec Bank, Allco Finance Group, MLC, and Westpac's Wealth Management Business, BT Financial Group. He was also the Director of AMP.

David is Chairman of Charter Hall Group, Resolution Life Australia and Fisher Funds Management Limited, former CEO of Investec Bank, Allco Finance Group and MLC Limited, and former AMP Limited and Westpac's Wealth Management Business, BT Financial Group.

David holds a Bachelor of Laws from Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand.

Mike Emmett
CEO and Managing Director

Mike Emmett

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Mike has enjoyed a diverse career working across the Insurance, Consulting, and IT Industries in Australia, the UK and South Africa. Prior to joining AUB Group, Mike was the Group CEO for Cover-More, previously an ASX-listed global travel insurer and now part of the Zurich Group. Mike previously held senior roles in Australia at QBE as Group Executive, Operations, and EY leading the Financial Services Advisory business.

Before moving to Australia, Mike spent several years working in London, including at IBM, leading the Insurance and Banking consulting teams and at Morse plc (Application Services) as Managing Director. Mike’s earlier career in South Africa included senior roles in Consulting at IBM, Accenture and PwC.

Mike also holds a position as Non-Executive Director of the Gold Coast Suns FC. Mike is a Chartered Accountant (SA).

Ray Carless
Non-Executive Director

Ray Carless

Non-Executive Director

Ray has over 40 years’ experience in the insurance industry experience based in Australia, but with management responsibilities throughout the Pacific rim.

He previously held the positions of Managing Director of reinsurance brokers, Benfield Greig in Australia, involved in the Australian insurance industry. Ray serves on the Audit & Risk Management, Nomination and Remuneration & People Committees.

Ray has a Bachelor of Economics from The University of Sydney and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Paul Lahiff
Non-Executive Director

Paul Lahiff

Non-Executive Director, Remuneration & People Committee

Paul was previously Chief Executive of Mortgage Choice. Prior to that, he was Executive Director of Heritage Bank and Permanent Trustee and held senior roles in Westpac in Sydney and London.

Paul is also Director of NESS Super, Sezzle Ltd and 86400 Holdings, and a Member of the Enterprise Ireland Business Advisory Panel. Paul holds a BSc from Sydney University.

Robin Low
Non-Executive Director

Robin Low

Non-Executive Director, Chair of the Audit & Risk Management Committee

Robin was a PWC partner with 30 years’ experience in financial services, particularly insurance, assurance and risk management.

Robin serves as a director of Appen, IPH, Marley Spoon, The Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation, Gordian Runoff, Guide Dogs NSW/ACT, Public Education Foundation and Primary Ethics.

Robin is a former Deputy Chair of the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board.

Robin holds a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of New South Wales, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Cath Rogers
Non-Executive Director

Cath Rogers

Cath is a Director and co-founder of Digital Receipt Exchange Limited and Director of Digital Wallet (Beem It). She was previously a Director of McGrath Limited (2016–2018) and Heart Research Institute.

She has held senior roles in leading investment and financial services organisations in Sydney and overseas, including AirTree Ventures, Anchorage Capital Partners, Masdar Capital and Credit Suisse.

Cath holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales and an MBA from INSEAD. She is also a CFA Charterholder and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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