HFA Holdings Limited

Director Profiles

Michael Shepherd

Chairman, Independent Non Executive Director
Appointed Director 16 December 2009

Chairman of the Remuneration and Nominations
Committee Member of the Audit and Risk Committee

Michael has extensive experience in financial markets and the financial services industry having held a range of senior positions including Vice Chairman of ASX Limited, and directorships of several of ASX’s subsidiaries including Australian Clearing House Pty Ltd.  Currently, Michael is Chairman of the Shepherd Foundation, an independent director of Investsmart Group Limited, and is an independent Compliance Committee Member for UBS Global Asset Management (Australia) Limited.  Michael is also a Senior Fellow (SF Fin), Life Member and past President of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Fernando (Andy) Esteban

Independent Non Executive Director
Appointed Director 18 June 2008

Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee
Member of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee

Andy holds a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting, is a CPA and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has over 34 years of experience in the financial services industry, of which 21 years were with Perpetual Trustees Australia Ltd. In 1999 he established FP Esteban and Associates, a private business specialising in implementing and monitoring risk management and compliance frameworks in the financial services industry. He has provided consulting services to a number of domestic and global organisations in Australia and South East Asia. From July 2005 until June 2008 he was an independent director of Credit Suisse Asset Management (Australia) Ltd.

Randall Yanker

Independent Non Executive Director
Appointed Director 14 October 2014

Randy has extensive experience in the investment management industry, and in particular hedge funds.  He co-founded Alternative Asset managers, L.P. (‘AAM’) in 2004, which is a private investment firm with primary focus on making strategic investments in the asset management sector.  Prior to AAM, Randy was responsible for establishing multi-billion dollar global alternative investment and hedge fund platforms as CEO of Lehman Brothers Alternative Investment Management, and before that as a Managing Director of Swiss Bank Corp.  Randy is a graduate of Harvard College (1983) with a degree in Economics. He serves on the board and is a Trustee of The New School University, a Trustee of SEI Advisors’ Inner Circle Fund III, and Advisory Board of HF2 Financial Management.

Andy Bluhm

Non Executive Director
Appointed Director 17 October 2012

Andrew is the founder and principal of Chicago-based DSC Advisors, LP, which is the investment manager of Delaware Street Capital Master Fund LP.  Delaware Street Capital Master Fund LP holds a substantial shareholding in HFA. DSC invests in a wide array of companies and industries seeking to identify and acquire undervalued securities and sell-short overvalued securities.  Prior to forming DSC, he was a founder and Principal of WSC, and prior thereto worked as a Vice President at JMB and as an Associate at Goldman Sachs.  Mr Bluhm has a B.S. magna cum laude from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Sean McGould

Executive Director
Appointed Director 3 January 2008

Sean co-founded Lighthouse and has served as President and Co-Chief Investment Officer since inception.  He supports the investment team in the manager search, selection and review process and is the Chairman of the Investment Committee.  Sean joined Asset Management Advisors (‘AMA’), a multi-family office as Chief Investment Officer in August 1996.  Lighthouse was formally spun out of AMA in 1999. For over 20 years, Sean has been investing in various alternative investment strategies. Prior to founding Lighthouse, Sean was the Director of the Outside Trader Investment Program at Trout Trading Management Company and was responsible for the allocation of the fund’s assets to external alternative asset strategies.  Prior to Trout, Sean worked for Price Waterhouse and passed the Certified Public Accountant examination.