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Jeff Paterson

Jeff Paterson

Chief Executive Program

‘The passion and experience I bring to the Chair role has been derived from many years of listening, questioning, guiding and mentoring senior executives and CEOs through a variety of industry business unit and functional leadership roles across Australia, New Zealand, the UK and USA.’


  • 20 years' of senior management experience through a number of CEO roles for national and international commodity trading, risk management and financial services businesses
  • Leadership positions in the United States,  New Zealand and South East Asia
  • Established a risk management consultancy company


Jeff Paterson’s general management career has embraced roles in stockbroking, investment banking, commodity trade financing, funds management and business risk analysis, including 9 years' with Elders XL and 18 years' with Standard & Poor’s.

He joined the latter firm’s forerunner, Australian Ratings in 1984 and became CEO in 1987, a position Jeff held after the 1990 acquisition by Standard & Poor’s, until transferred in 1995 to the company’s head office in New York. In the United States, he led Standard & Poor’s credit ratings information business division as its Senior Vice President until 1997 and then established and led a global sales and customer service unit until 2002, when he returned to Australia.  During his term in New York, Jeff was a member of Standard & Poor’s Executive Committee (1995-2002) and Senior Operating Committee (2000-2002).

In 2003, Jeff established his own consultancy and project management business focused upon business operational risk management and corporate governance services.


  • Leadership development
  • Change management
  • Financial structuring
  • Risk management
  • Succession plans for family businesses
  • Business plans for small businesses

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