Katie Hudson has been appointed as a non-executive director of Australian Foundation Investment Company (AFIC), effective from 1 January 2024.

Hudson is currently a portfolio manager for Yarra Capital Management, where she focuses on the small and midcap universe and serves as the head of Australian equities research.

She has over 20 years of experience in investment markets, including roles as an equities research analyst and portfolio manager.

Prior to joining Yarra Capital, Hudson was a portfolio manager and managing director at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, as well as an equities analyst and partner at JBWere.

She also spent seven years at PwC, where she was a senior manager primarily focused on mergers and acquisitions advisory and transaction support.

In addition to her new role at AFIC, Hudson is currently a director of Yarra Capital Management and the Hawthorn Football Club.

She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

The board of AFIC expressed its delight in welcoming Hudson, noting that her knowledge and experience in investment markets and Australian equities will complement the board's existing mix of skills.

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