Managing Director, Franklin Templeton Investments Australia
Maria Wilton is Managing Director of Franklin Templeton Investments Australia, Chair of the Franklin Templeton Investments Australia Board and member of the Balanced Equity Management Board.
She has responsibility for leading the strategic direction of Franklin Templeton’s A$17.8bn business in Australia and New Zealand and management responsibility for the Institutional and Retail Sales, Client Service and Marketing Team.
Maria was formerly with BT Financial Group, County Investment Management and J.P. Morgan Investment Management in investment and business roles. Before joining the investment management industry, she worked for the Commonwealth Treasury in an economic research capacity.
Maria is Deputy Chair of Infrastructure Victoria and Chair of the Industry Advisory Board of the Australian Centre for Financial Studies. She was a Director of the Financial Services Council, Melbourne Water, the Transport Accident Commission, Victoria Legal Aid (including Chair of the Audit Committee) and the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Maria was a Trustee Director of the Australian Government Employees Superannuation Trust and Emergency Services and State Super and a Member of both Investment Committees.
Maria is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charter holder, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.