AABC Co Chairs



Co-Chairman, News Corp and 21st Century Fox

Lachlan Murdoch is Co-Chairman of News Corp.  He serves as Executive Chairman of 21st Century Fox, Executive Chairman of NOVA Entertainment Group, and Executive Chairman of Illyria Pty Ltd.  He previously served as Non-Executive Chairman of Ten Network Holdings.  Under his leadership, NOVA Entertainment Group became Australia’s number one national FM network.
Prior to founding Illyria in 2005, a successful private investment company, Lachlan was the Deputy Chief Operating Officer of News Corporation (now 21st Century Fox), a role in which he was directly responsible for two-thirds of the company’s global revenue, with specific emphasis on its U.S. television stations group and publishing assets.
While at the former News Corporation, Lachlan had oversight of HarperCollins and the company’s lines of business in Australia, including REA.  He also served on the Board of Foxtel and as Chairman of Fox Television Stations and Publisher of the New York Post.  At Fox Television Stations, Lachlan oversaw the company’s 35 owned-and-operated television stations, where he raised the bar on local news coverage nationwide, increasing the total number of local news hours across the group to more than 850 per week.  At the New York Post, Lachlan overhauled the tabloid and grew its circulation by more than 40 percent.  During his tenure, the Post became the nation’s fastest growing newspaper and the seventh largest in the United States.



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.



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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