Mrs Shanahan has a longstanding background in finance in Australian and overseas’ economies and share markets and is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors. She is currently Chair of St Vincent's Medical Research Institute in Melbourne, a non-executive Director of DMP Asset Management, a non-executive Director of Challenger Limited (ASX:CGF) and a Director of the Kimberley Foundation of Australia. Mrs Shanahan is the former Chair of Challenger Listed Investments Ltd, the reporting entity for Challenger Kenedix Japan Trust (ASX:CKT), Challenger Infrastructure Fund (ASX:CIF), Challenger Diversified Property Group (ASX: CDI) and Challenger Wine Trust (ASX:CWT).
She is a former member of the Australian Stock Exchange and former executive director of a stockbroking firm, a fund management company and an actuarial company. Mrs Shanahan is well known in the business and financial community; her insights add significant value to the current Board and the company. Mrs Shanahan was Non-Executive Chair of the Clinuvel Board from late 2007 until July 2010.