AABC Co Chairs


       
       

   

Lachlan MURDOCH
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Fox Corporation

Lachlan Murdoch is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fox Corporation (FOX), which is among the most recognized and influential media companies in the world. In this role, he oversees the Company’s premier portfolio of news, sports and entertainment assets. Mr. Murdoch was instrumental in the spinoff of FOX by 21st Century Fox and the establishment of FOX as a standalone public company.

Mr. Murdoch has spent the past two decades building, operating and investing in many of the world’s most prominent television and publishing businesses. He currently serves as Co-Chairman of News Corp and Executive Chairman of NOVA Entertainment, an Australian media company. Mr. Murdoch previously served as Non-Executive Chairman of Ten Network Holdings.
Prior to the formation of FOX in March 2019, Mr. Murdoch served as Executive Chairman of 21st Century Fox.  He began that role in 2015, working directly with the company’s senior management and Board of Directors to develop global strategies and set the overall corporate vision. Mr. Murdoch served as a member of the 21st Century Fox Board of Directors from 1996 – March 2019.

       

   

Maureen DOUGHERTY
President, Boeing Australia, New Zealand & South Pacific

Maureen Dougherty is president of Boeing Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific. She is the senior company leader in the Oceania region and coordinates all Boeing activities, leads government relations and directs the implementation of Boeing’s strategy to expand its local presence and grow the business in the region. Previously, Dougherty served as vice president and program manager for the KC-46A Tanker program, a program within Boeing Defense, Space & Security’s Boeing Military Aircraft business unit. In this role, she led multiple Boeing teams in the design and development of the KC-46A, the US Air Force’s next-generation aerial refuelling tanker.
Before this assignment, Dougherty served as vice president and program manager, Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C). AEW&C is a state-of-the art system providing powerful airborne surveillance, communications and battle management. She also served as vice president for the F-22 program, an advanced tactical fighter jointly built by Boeing and Lockheed Martin. Throughout her 30-year career, Dougherty has held a variety of engineering and program leadership positions on missile, fighter, bomber and military commercial derivative aircraft programs. She has a broad technical background in structures, avionics, systems and test engineering and has managed programs through development, production and sustainment.
Dougherty earned her master’s degree in engineering from the University of Washington, where she studied as a Boeing Company Systems Engineering Fellow. She received her undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

       

   

Brett HIMBURY
Chief Executive, IFM Investors

Brett is IFM Investors’ Chief Executive, having joined the firm in April 2010. Brett is responsible for the execution of the firm’s strategy and delivery of strong results for IFM Investors’ clients, shareholders and staff. Under Brett’s leadership, IFM Investors’ has continued to add to its strong long-term investment track record across all asset classes, funds under management have grown from $20 billion to more than $105 billion, and the investment reach and client base extends around the globe. The firm now has eight global offices. Brett’s experience spans more than 30 years, and he has held a range of leadership roles across funds management and financial services. He sits on the boards of the European Australian Business Council and the German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce. With his diversity of experience, Brett has brought a strong track record and unique insights to IFM Investors.

       
       

    Ben SCOTT
Managing Director, Morgan Stanley


Ben Scott is a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley. He serves as a Senior Relationship Manager (SRM) for the firm where he oversees globally a portfolio of Morgan Stanley’s largest institutional clients.  Prior to this Ben sat on the Global Prime Brokerage Executive Committee, the primary unit responsible for Morgan Stanley’s hedge fund business.
Ben is a fifteen year veteran of Morgan Stanley having joined the firm in 2003, in Hong Kong, where he was responsible for Asian derivatives and structured product sales and marketing. Prior to that, as Senior Vice President at Zurich Capital Markets, he established and co-ran their Hong Kong operations. Ben commenced his career in finance at Bankers Trust in Sydney.
Ben earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland and a Bachelor of Laws from Queensland University of Technology. In addition he was awarded a scholarship to the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) for Rugby and was selected for the Australian Barbarians Rugby team.
Born and raised on a sheep and wheat farm in Western Queensland, Ben now lives in New York City with his wife and two sons.

       
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