ASF Organisational Structure



National Committee

The ASF is governed by a National Committee comprising nine industry representatives elected from ASF member firms, and up to three appointed by the National Committee to achieve the ASF’s objective of being a representative and diverse Forum. 

National Committee members are elected via a nomination process for a three year term, and each Chair one ASF sub-committee. 

The National Committee convenes on a monthly basis to set the strategic direction of the organisation and oversee its activities, including sub-committees.

Current Membership

Chris Green
Sarah Hofman PwC Australia Deputy Chairman
Mary Ploughman  Resimac
Deputy Chairman 
Graham Mott Deloitte Treasurer
David Ziegler Macquarie Group  
Edward Freilikh  Commonwealth Bank of Australia  
Jacqueline Fox National Australia Bank  
James Shaw Bank of Queensland  
Scott Barker IFM Investors  
Sonia Goumenis Clayton Utz  
Will Farrant Credit Suisse  

Chris Green, Chairman

Chris Green is Chairman of the Australian Securitisation Forum.

Chris also serves as Group Executive of Perpetual Corporate Trust.  He joined Perpetual in 2006, one of Australia’s oldest and most trusted providers of financial services.  Prior to joining Perpetual, Mr Green was at JP Morgan for ten years, firstly in London covering European and African markets and then as Australasia Business Head of Institutional Trust Services.  His career began as a solicitor for Corrs Chambers Westgarth. 

He holds a Masters of Business Administration (London Business School) and a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce (University of Queensland) and is currently studying Philosophy through the University of London.

Chris can be contacted via

Sarah Hofman, Deputy Chairman

Sarah is a Partner with PwC Australia.

Sarah has spent over 20 years in the banking and finance industry, the majority of this specialising in securitisation. She is Chair of the ASF Communications Subcommittee, and Co-Chair of the ASF Regulatory & Prudential Subcommittee. Sarah also sits on the ASF Government & Industry Liaison Subcommittee. She is a keen supporter of the Women In Securitisation networking forum.

Sarah holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney, a Masters of Economics from Macquarie University, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a Chartered Accountant. Sarah can be contacted via

Mary Ploughman, Deputy Chairman

Mary Ploughman joined RESIMAC in November 2002 where she assumed overall responsibility for funding the RESIMAC business. Mary is an Executive Director of RESIMAC and continues to be responsible for the funding, trust management and treasury functions. 

Mary is also responsible for evaluating and transacting key acquisitions, and has successfully acquired a number of portfolios and businesses, including a business in New Zealand and the RHG business which was purchased in January 2014. 

Mary sits on the Operating Company Board of RESIMAC and various other Boards within the RESIMAC group. As well as being Deputy Chairman of the ASF National Committee, Mary is Chair of the Government and Industry Liaison Committee and Women in Securitisation. 

Mary held previous roles in Price Waterhouse Coopers and Macquarie Bank. Mary can be contacted via

Graham Mott, Treasurer

Graham is a partner with Deloitte and has 27 years’ experience in London and Sydney.  He has lead the Deloitte securitisation practice for more than 10 years, and for the past 6 years sat on the National Committee of the ASF and chaired the Accounting & Tax Committee. 

Graham is the co-author of the annual Deloitte Mortgage Report which has grown to be a highly regarded publication presenting points of view on all aspects of the mortgage industry for the past 10 years.

Graham specialises in audit, due diligence and complex accounting matters and has served almost every issuer across the securitisation market spanning all asset classes. Graham can be contacted via

David Ziegler

David has over 20 years experience in banking and finance, including 16 years in securitisation issuer, arranger and investor roles.   David is currently employed as a Division Director in Macquarie Group’s Treasury and is responsible for global secured funding issuance including PUMA RMBS, SMART ABS and covered bonds.  

Prior to joining Macquarie, David’s previous work experience includes the AOFM where he implemented their RMBS Investment Programme, and Citigroup Global Securitized Markets based in London and Sydney, arranging transactions across CEEMEA and Australasia and managing ABCP conduits. David sits on the ASFs Government & Industry Liaison Sub-Committee.

David is a Chartered Accountant and holds degrees in Commerce and Law with Honours (ANU) and an MBA (UTS).  David is also a Fellow of FINSIA. David can be contacted at

Edward Freilikh

Ed Freilikh is Executive Manager, Group Funding in Group Treasury at Commonwealth Bank of Australia and is responsible for CBA’s covered bond and RMBS issuance via the Medallion Trust. His responsibilities include structuring, marketing and ongoing management of CBA’s secured funding programmes. He joined Group Treasury in 2002 and has held various roles in Treasury and CBA’s Institutional Banking and Markets division.

Ed has been actively involved in the ASF for ten years and has been a member of:

  • the Regulatory and Prudential Committee involved in drafting RBA and APRA submissions on the regulatory environment and the impact on securitisation issuance
  • the working group involved in discussions with the RBA on securitisation reporting standards
  • the ASF FSI submission working group, and
  • the covered bond working group involved in discussions with the federal Treasury and APRA regarding the establishment of the Australian covered bond framework

Ed holds a Bachelor of Actuarial Studies and Bachelor of Applied Finance from Macquarie University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia. Ed can be contacted via

Jacqueline Fox

Jacqueline has been with National Australia Bank (NAB) since 2001 and heads its market-leading securitisation originations team. 

She runs a team of experienced specialists who provide structured solutions to the bank’s financial, institutional, corporate and government client base across a variety of asset classes. The team has been recognised by market participants as securitisation house of the year in the KangaNews awards for the past three consecutive years, and has held the number-one position on the securitisation league table since 2011. 

The team has also spearheaded the resurgence of Australian securitised product through NAB’s domestic and offshore distribution franchise and is actively involved in supporting M&A activity across the client base. 

Jacqueline has more than 20 years of financial-markets and securitisation-industry experience, is part of NAB’s capital financing extended-leadership group, is a NAB subsidiary director and holds a Bachelor of Business and Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance. Jacqueline can be contacted via

James Shaw

James has been with Bank of Queensland (BOQ) for 14 years and is Head of Funding. He leads the long-term funding team which is responsible for senior-unsecured issuance, subordinated note issuance and securitisation funding under the REDS (RMBS), Impala (ABS) and REDS EHP (ABS) programmes. He set up the latter programme in 2003. James responsibilities include debt investor relations, structuring, marketing and the ongoing management of BOQ’s long term funding programmes.

Before joining BOQ, James worked at Barclays Capital for three years in London and Hong Kong as a derivatives lawyer, was admitted to practice as a solicitor in both Queensland, and England and Wales, and set up the first collateralised derivatives agreement with an Australian bank. 

James holds a Bachelor of Laws (Queensland University of Technology (QUT)), a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Finance from the Securities Institute of Australia and a Masters of Applied Finance (Dean of Business award for academic excellence) from QUT. James can be contacted via

Scott Barker

Scott leads the Australian based debt investments team which includes cash, bond and credit strategies. Previously Scott had joint responsibility for managing the Specialised Credit Fund. 

He previously worked at Western Asset Management, a specialist credit fixed income manager, and its predecessor in Australia, Citigroup Asset Management, where he was Vice President, Fixed Income. 

Scott’s experience covers analysis of, and investing in, a broad range of credit and traditional fixed income products covering traditional duration based and specialist credit portfolios, annuity matching funds for insurance companies and cash/cash enhanced funds. 

He has been involved in a diverse range of transactions as a buyer and a seller, including PPP infrastructure, securitisation, structured credit and hybrid deals. Scott’s experience covers Australian and offshore markets. 

In previous roles he worked for Westpac in corporate banking and financial markets focusing on debt capital markets origination and sales, interest rate risk management, foreign exchange and money markets. This included a period in London. Scott can be contacted via

Sonia Goumenis

Sonia Goumenis is a Sydney based partner of Clayton Utz, a leading Australian firm with a long history at the forefront of the securitisation market.  Sonia also spent 3 years as a founding partner of the Sydney office of a leading global firm.

Sonia has spent close to 15 years specialising in securitisation and capital markets transactions.  She acts for a range of participants in domestic and cross-border transactions, including sponsors, arrangers, facility providers, investors and trustees.  Sonia also has experience across a broad range of asset classes.

Sonia chairs the ASF Education Subcommittee and participates in the Regulatory & Prudential Subcommittee of the ASF.

Sonia holds a Masters of Law from the University of New South Wales and Bachelors of Law and Arts with honours from the University of Sydney.  She was admitted to practice in New South Wales in 2001. Sonia can be contacted via

Will Farrant

Will Farrant runs Credit Suisse’s Australian debt capital markets business based in Sydney, providing advice, balance sheet lending, structuring and distribution to clients seeking finance in Australian and global debt markets, in both secured and unsecured format. 

Will’s background has a strong securitisation theme.  Will started professional life as a London and Singapore-based securitisation lawyer with Norton Rose, before becoming an investment manager at Gordian Knot Investment Management in London, managing a USD25bn book of global ABS and CDO product.  

After moving to Australia in 2003, Will worked for two years in ANZs securitisation and structured credit trading teams.  He then moved to Credit Suisse in 2005 to head the Australian syndicate desk, heavily focussed on ABS product, which he ran until early 2009, at which point he moved to head DCM and subsequently securitisation origination.

He has been a member of the ASF Communications Subcommittee for many years.  He currently sits on a number of Governmental committees and advisory boards. Will can be contacted via

ASF Management Committee

The members of the ASF Management Committee are:

  • ASF Chairman
  • Deputy Chairmen
  • Treasurer
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Policy Executive

The Management Committee is accountable to the National Committee. The principal roles of the Management Committee as a group are:

  • Oversee the operational performance of the ASF Office
  • Set priorities for implementation of ASF strategy
  • Act as a sounding board for ASF Executive Office
  • Review financial matters and authorise operational expenditure
  • Facilitate the implementation of the ASF strategic business plan

The relevant decisions of the Management Committee are reported to the National Committee in the monthly CEO Report.

Executive Office Role

Delivery of the strategic objectives set by the National Committee, including policy, market standards development and ensuring quality professional development opportunities for industry professionals.

Chris Dalton, Chief Executive Officer

Chris Dalton was appointed Chief Executive Officer of ASF on 12 May 2009 following 19 years with Standard & Poor’s ratings (S&P) including eight years as Managing Director & Country Head Australia/New Zealand. 

He played a leading role in the development of Australia’s securitisation industry during his time with S&P, and has been a strong contributor in the past to the ASF’s initiatives. This role was recognised by his peers in 2007 when he was awarded an ASF Fellows Award. Chris can be contacted via .

Rules of ASF

View the Consolidated Rules of the Australian Securitisation Forum, as at 30 June 2015.

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