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Celeste Neander

QIMR Berghofer - Council Member

Ms Celeste Neander, Council Member B.Comm,  Dip. FP  GAICD

A graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Ms Neander is a senior finance professional with extensive experience in financial and investment markets spanning 38 years.

She was Senior Portfolio Manager for BT Managed Accounts with responsibility for the discretionary management of bespoke investment portfolios for private and institutional clients from 2009 until her retirement in late 2017.  She has also held Senior Relationship Management roles with the Commonwealth and Westpac Private Banks and was a Private Client Advisor with JB Were (now Goldman Sachs).

Ms Neander has extensive experience in the preparation and delivery of tailored investment market related information in both individual and group forums as well as a strong knowledge of investment markets across key asset classes.  She also has solid experience in direct equity investment.

As Senior Portfolio Manager with BT Financial Group, Ms Neander managed approximately one-third of QIMR Berghofer’s investment portfolio.

Ms Neander also has a strong sense of community.  She was a charter member of the Zonta Club of Brisbane Metro Inc. serving as Club President and Chair of the Membership Committee.  Early in 2019, she trained as an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) pilot and flies drones for the local Surf Club during Surf Life Saving patrol season and, as required, for both sea and land-based search and rescue operations.