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Maria Wilton

Maria Wilton

Managing Director, Franklin Templeton Investments Australia
Chair, CFA Society Diversity Committee
Director, Victorian Funds Management Corporation
Deputy Chair, Infrastructure Victoria
Chair Industry Advisory Board, Australian Centre for Financial Studies

Current Positions

Managing Director, Franklin Templeton Investments Australia
Chair, CFA Society Diversity Committee
Director, Victorian Funds Management Corporation
Deputy Chair, Infrastructure Victoria
Chair Industry Advisory Board, Australian Centre for Financial Studies

Previous Positions

Director, National Breast Cancer Foundation
Director, Transport Accident Commission (TAC)
Director, Financial Services Council

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 a Director of the Financial Services Council and co-chairs the Global Markets Committee. She was a Board member of Melbourne Water, the Transport Accident Commission and Victoria Legal Aid (including Chair of the Audit Committee). 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) Charterholder, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Areas of Expertise

Business Business and Government, Business Practice / Management, Governance, Social and Environmental Responsibility, Women in Business
Finance Finance and Government, Financial Advisory Services, Financial Regulation, Investment Management and Funds, Superannuation
Not for Profit Governance

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