Alan Watson – Non-Executive Director
Mr Watson was appointed as an independent, Non-Executive Director of Australis on 24 May 2016. Mr Watson is Chair of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee.
Mr Watson was formerly an independent, non-executive director of Aurora from 17 November 2010 until the acquisition of Aurora by Baytex Energy Australia Pty Ltd on 11 June 2014. Mr Watson is a Sydney-based investment banker with 35 years of experience within various global equity markets. Over this period he has established, directed and been responsible for the conduct of securities businesses both in Europe and Aisa advising many companies on capital structuring, initial public offerings, takeovers and mergers and investment relations strategies.
Mr Watson has held positions at Barclays de ZoeteWedd Limited, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corporation, Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc and as Head of Securities Europe for Macquarie Capital (Europe) Ltd.
Mr Watson is currently independent Chairman of ASX listed funds management company Pinnacle Investment Management Group Limited.