The Executive Team

Jason Beddow is Argo's third Managing Director since the Company was established in 1946, ensuring our conservative, long-term investment philosophy is maintained over time. He leads an experienced senior management team who have extensive backgrounds in the financial sector and an average of 15 years' experience with Argo.

Senior management

Jason Beddow

Managing Director BEng, GdipAppFin(SecInst)

Jason was appointed Managing Director in February 2014 after four years as Chief Executive Officer. He has over 20 years’ experience in the investment industry.

After completing an engineering degree while working in the mining industry, Jason became a research analyst in the resources sector with Hartley Poynton and Deutsche Bank. He then moved to funds management in 2001 when he joined Argo as an investment analyst. He was appointed Chief Investment Officer of Argo in 2008 and Chief Executive Officer in 2010. He is also Managing Director of Argo Global Listed Infrastructure.

Tim Binks

Chief Operating Officer BEc, CA, FGIA, GAICD

Tim joined Argo in 2007, has been Company Secretary since 2010 and was appointed Chief Operating Officer in 2015. He is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Company Secretary, with an extensive background in a variety of roles within the funds management, stockbroking and accounting sectors.

His experience in Australia includes audit and insolvency roles with Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers), institutional stockbroking with ABN Amro and retail stockbroking with Goldman Sachs JB Were. He also spent 10 years in London, working in management accounting, stock lending and equity trading roles across UK and European share markets with AMP Asset Management (now Henderson) and Capital Group.

Andrew Hill

Chief Financial Officer BBus, SA Fin

Andrew joined Argo as an accountant in 1993 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2010.

He has over 30 years’ experience in financial and investment accounting and has extensive experience in the management and application of the Hiportfolio investment and fund accounting software application.

Previously, Andrew was with the State Government Insurance Commission (SGIC) managing an investment team responsible for accounting, taxation and reporting for equity, cash and cash equivalents, and property investments.

Andy Forster

Senior Investment Officer BComm (Hons), CFA

Andy joined Argo in 2010 as an Investment Analyst and was promoted to Senior Investment Officer in 2015. Andy has over 20 years experience as an analyst and portfolio manager.

Prior to joining the Company, Andy was a founding partner and portfolio manager at boutique fund manager, Cannae Capital. His experience also includes portfolio manager positions at Deutsche Asset Management, State Street Global Advisors and as an equities analyst at Westpac Investment Management.