Crestone appoints Leigh Clifford as a non-executive director

Leading wealth management firm Crestone, today announces the appointment of Leigh Clifford as a non-executive director of the board.  

Mr. Clifford brings deep expertise in the management of businesses in Australia and internationally, as well as substantial governance experience as a board director in industry, resources and banking. He is Chairman of Qantas Airways, Chairman of Bechtel Australia Pty Ltd. a Director of Bechtel Group Inc and involved with the National Gallery of Victoria as a member of the Council of Trustees and Chairman of its Foundation.  He is a Senior Adviser to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. He previously held directorships on the Boards of Barclays Bank plc, Rio Tinto plc, Rio Tinto Limited, and Freeport-McMoRan Inc.  

Mr. Clifford had a distinguished career with Rio Tinto both in Australia and overseas, where he ultimately held the position of Chief Executive from 2000 to 2007.  His experience is very complementary to the Crestone business, which delivers global investment advice to its Australian client base of high-net-worth individuals, family offices and not-for-profit organisations. 

Crestone’s Chairman, John McDonald, says the appointment will add tremendous experience to the Board. “We are delighted that someone of Leigh’s calibre has accepted our invitation to join the Crestone Board. Leigh brings very valuable experience and insight, which will be instrumental in helping Crestone to deliver continued growth over the coming years while ensuring we provide the high standards of corporate governance Crestone has set for itself and expected of it by its clients and regulators.

I look forward to working with Leigh and am pleased to welcome him to the Board.”