Peter Leith Polson is a businessperson who has been at the head of 9 different companies. Currently, he is Chairman of IDP Education Ltd. and Independent Chairman for Challenger Ltd., Chairman of Challenger Life Co. Ltd. and Chairman for Challenger Life No 2 Ltd. (both are subsidiaries of Challenger Ltd.). Mr. Polson is also Chairman at Very Special Kids and on the board of 5 other companies.
In his past career Mr. Polson was Chief Executive Officer of Colonial First State Ltd., Manager-Investment & Insurance Services at Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Chief Executive Officer of East Topco Ltd. (a subsidiary of Commonwealth Bank of Australia), Managing Director-International Funds Management at Colonial Group, Inc. (South Carolina), Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Customers Ltd. and Non-Executive Chairman for Agrium Asia Pacific Ltd.
Mr. Polson received an undergraduate degree from the University of the Witwatersrand and a graduate degree from the University of South Africa.