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 worked for KPMG for 32 years, mostly within the Corporate Recovery Division and was a Partner from 1982 to 2000. Richard is currently the Tribunal of the Statutory and Other Officers Remuneration Tribunal (SOORT), appointed by the Governor of NSW. Richard is also Chairman of Fastbrick Robotics Ltd and SuperConcepts Pty Ltd (AMP). Richard is a Director of Bisalloy Steel Group Limited and the National Health and Medical Research Council Institute for Dementia Research, and lead Independent Director of Salvation Army Australia.


Dr Andrew Blattman
Managing Director and CEO
BScAgr (Hons 1), PhD, GraDipIP

Andrew was appointed as Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of IPH in November 2017.

Andrew has more than 20 years’ experience in the intellectual property profession. Previously he was CEO of Spruson & Ferguson, the largest entity in the IPH Group. Andrew joined Spruson & Ferguson in 1995 and in 1999 he was appointed as a Principal of the firm. In 2015 Andrew was appointed CEO of Spruson & Ferguson. Under his leadership Spruson & Ferguson significantly expanded its footprint in the Australian and Asian IP markets – opening new offices in Melbourne, Beijing, Hong Kong SAR, Jakarta and Bangkok.

Since Spruson & Ferguson’s incorporation and the listing of IPH on the ASX in 2014, Andrew has played a key role in the development and growth of the IPH Group. He has a deep knowledge and understanding of the IPH business and the environment in which the company operates.


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 the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Australian Outward Bound Foundation and Qantas Superannuation Limited. He is a Director of Integral Diagnostics Limited, Commonwealth Bank Officers Superannuation Corporation Pty Limited, and Outward Bound International Inc.

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 15 years (1987–2002).


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, Primary Ethics, the Public Education Foundation, Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation and Gordian Runoff Limited/Enstar Australia Holdings Pty Ltd (part of the NASDAQ listed Enstar Group) and Guide Dogs NSW/ACT. She is also Deputy Chairman of the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board. Robin was with PricewaterhouseCoopers for 28 years and was a partner from 1996 to 2013, specialising in audit and risk.


Jingmin Qian
Independent Non-executive Director
BEc, MBA, CFA, FAICD

Jingmin was appointed as a Non-executive Director in April 2019.

Jingmin is a Director of Abacus Property Group, Trustee of Club Plus Super, a member of Macquarie University Council and a Director of the Australia China Business Council. She is also a senior advisor to leading global and Australian organisations and Director of Jing Meridian Advisory Pty Ltd.

Jingmin previously held senior roles with L.E.K. Consulting, Boral Limited and Leighton Holdings, and brings a broad range of commercial experience covering strategy, mergers and acquisitions, capital planning, investment review and Asian expansion.

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The Offer Document (defined below) is an important document that should be read in its entirety before deciding whether to participate in the Offer (as referred to below and set out in the Offer Document). You should rely only on information in the Offer Document and any supplementary or replacement document. If after reading the Offer Document, you have questions about the Offer, you should contact your professional advisers. You can contact the IPH Offer Information Line on 1300 653 497 from 8.30am until 5.30pm (AEDT) Monday to Friday for further information.

Offer of Securities

The Offer Document contains details of an offer (“Offer”) by IPH Limited ACN 169 015 838 (“IPH” or “Company”) and IPH (SaleCo) Pty Limited ACN 600 396 825 of fully paid ordinary shares (“Shares” or "Securities”) in IPH. IPH applied to ASX Limited (“ASX”) within seven days after the date of the Offer Document for quotation of Securities on ASX.

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