The Board

IPH Board of Directors

The Board of Directors brings relevant experience and skills including professional services, financial management, legal services and corporate governance.

Richard Grellman, AM
Independent Non-Executive Chairman
FCA

Richard was appointed independent Non-Executive Chairman in September 2014.

Richard is also Chairman of Genworth Mortgage Insurance Limited, AMP Foundation and Bible Society Australia. Richard is a director of Bisalloy Steel Group Limited.

Richard worked for KPMG for 32 years, mostly within the Corporate Recovery Division and was a partner from 1982 to 2000.


David Griffith
Managing Director
BE (Hons)

David Griffith was appointed CEO of IPH in November 2014, after successfully managing intellectual property (IP) firm Spruson & Ferguson, now subsidiary of IPH, for over 20 years. Under David’s leadership Spruson & Ferguson became the first Australian IP firm to the enter Asian IP market with the opening of the firm’s Singapore office in 1999 and joining what was the partnership of CPA Global.

After amendments to the Australian Patents Act in 2013 allowing for incorporation of patent attorney practices, in 2014 David led a successful $AU330m IPO of IPH Limited (ASX: IPH), the first IP professional services group to list on the ASX. Since David’s appointment IPH has completed five acquisitions and today is an S&P/ASX 200 company with market capitalisation in excess of $AU1b.

From 2005 David served on the Board of Computer Patent Annuities Limited Partnership (CPA) in Jersey, Channel Islands until the company was sold to Private Equity in 2010.

David began his career as a patent and trade mark attorney when he joined Spruson & Ferguson in 1974. He was a Principal of the firm from 1981 and Managing Principal from 1999-2015. David was a founding director of Spruson & Ferguson Asia and has been Chairman since 2011. He is also the Chairman of Spruson & Ferguson and Director of Pizzeys, Fisher Adams Kelly Callinans, Cullens and Practice Insight.


John Atkin
Independent Non-Executive Director
LLB (1st Class Hons), BA (Pure Mathematics) (1st Class Hons)

John was appointed as a Non-Executive Director in September 2014.

John is Chairman of GPT Metro Office Fund and the Australian Outward Bound Foundation, a Non-Executive Director of Integral Diagnostics Limited and a member of the Board of the State Library of NSW Foundation.

John is a former CEO & Managing Director of The Trust Company Limited (2009-2013) prior to its successful merger with Perpetual Limited. John was also Managing Partner and Chief Executive of Blake Dawson (2002-2008). John also worked at Mallesons Stephen Jaques as a Mergers & Acquisitions Partner for 14 years (1987-2001).


Robin Low
Independent Non-Executive Director
BCom, FCA

Robin was appointed as a Non-Executive Director in September 2014.

Robin is a director of AUB Group Limited, CSG Limited, Appen Limited, Sydney Medical School Foundation, Primary Ethics and the Public Education Foundation. She is also a member of the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board.

Robin worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers for 28 years and was a partner from 1996 to 2013.


Sally Pitkin
Independent Non-Executive Director
PhD (Governance), LLM, LLB, FAICD

Sally was appointed as a Non-Executive Director in September 2014.

Sally is a non-executive director of Star Entertainment Group Limited, Link Group, and Super Retail Group Limited. Sally is the President Queensland Division of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and member of the National Board.
 
Sally is a former corporate partner of the law firm Clayton Utz.

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