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Andrew Sisson

Andrew graduated in mathematics and statistics from Melbourne University and joined the investment department of National Mutual Life as a share analyst in January 1974. He worked for National Mutual for fourteen years, including two years in the U.K. Branch and two years secondment to Samuel Montagu, London merchant bankers, involved with domestic U.K. advisory work.

While at National Mutual he managed the share portfolios of the statutory funds as well as the portfolio management subsidiary.

He established Balanced Equity Management in 1988 to manage discrete portfolios of Australian shares.  It now has $11 billion under management, concentrating on the largest fifty companies in the index with an investment approach based on long-term view fundamental value. In 2011 Balanced Equity Management was acquired by Franklin Resources Inc, a funds management company listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Andrew is a Trustee of the National Gallery of Victoria, and has recently been a Director of Save the Children Australia and a member of the Takeovers Panel.

Andrew joined the Opera Australia Board in February 2017.