Wilson Asset Management


August 1999

ASX Code




30 September 2016

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WAM Capital Limited

WAM Capital provides investors with exposure to an actively managed diversified portfolio of undervalued growth companies listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. WAM Capital also provides exposure to relative value arbitrage and market mispricing opportunities. WAM Capital’s investment objectives are to deliver investors a stream of fully franked dividends, provide capital growth and preserve capital.

Growth of $10,000

Growth of $10,000

Board of Directors

Geoff Wilson


Geoff Wilson has over 36 years’ direct experience in investment markets having held a variety of senior investment roles in Australia, the UK and the US. Geoff founded Wilson Asset Management in 1997. Geoff created Australia’s first listed philanthropic wealth creation vehicles, Future Generation Investment Company and Future Generation Global Investment Company. Geoff holds a Bachelor of Science, a Graduate Management Qualification and is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Chris Stott


Chris Stott has more than 13 years’ experience in the funds management industry. Chris is the Chief Investment Officer of Wilson Asset Management, having joined the company in 2006. Chris was previously employed with Challenger Financial Services Group in various research roles specialising in Australian equities. He holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology, Sydney and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.

Kate Thorley


Kate Thorley has over 10 years’ experience in the funds management industry and more than 15 years of financial accounting and corporate governance experience. Kate is the Chief Executive Officer of Wilson Asset Management. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment, Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance and is a fully qualified CPA. She is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.

James Chirnside


James Chirnside has been involved in financial markets for 30 years, primarily as a fund manager across a broad range of sectors. James is currently Chairman and Managing Director of Dart Mining NL. Prior to this, James worked as a fund manager and proprietary metals trader in Sydney, Hong Kong, London, and Melbourne.

Matthew Kidman


In 2015, Matthew Kidman became Principal and Portfolio Manager of Centennial Asset Management Pty Limited. Previously, Matthew worked as a Portfolio Manager at Wilson Asset Management for 13 years. Prior to joining Wilson Asset Management, Matthew worked as a finance journalist at the Sydney Morning Herald between the years 1994 and 1998. In 1997 he was made Business Editor of the paper and was charged with the responsibility of company coverage. He holds degrees in Law and Economics and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance.

Paul Jensen


Paul Jensen is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Bachelor degree in Accounting and Commercial Law. Paul is a professional non-executive Director and business adviser. Paul has over 25 years of international experience in finance, investment management and banking. He has held senior executive positions in New Zealand, United Kingdom and Australia.

Lindsay Mann


Lindsay Mann has more than 40 years’ financial services experience. He was formerly Chairman of Premium Investors Pty Limited and prior to that Lindsay was CEO (Singapore) and Regional Head Asia for First State Investments, Colonial First State Global Asset Management’s Asian business. Prior to this, Lindsay was CEO of AXA Investment Managers in Hong Kong. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia, a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Member of the Hong Kong Securities Institute.

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