Roger is a graduate in Economics and Commerce with Doctorate and Masters Degrees from North Carolina University in the USA and an Honours Degree (First Class) in Economics from the Flinders University of South Australia. He was awarded the Bank of Adelaide Prize in Economics in 1970 and the AAES Outstanding Doctoral Program Award in 1976. After graduating in 1976, Roger spent ten years in various senior management positions with the Commonwealth and State Governments.
He has spent the last 20 years in various senior executive roles in the investment banking industry, including as Executive Director, Morgan Grenfell Australia Ltd and Chief Executive, Challenger Beston Ltd. He sits on a number of public and private Boards in Australia and overseas, including as Deputy Chairman, IOOF Holdings Ltd, Chairman, Thomas Bryson International Ltd, Chairman, KeyInvest and Director, IBISWorld Pty Ltd.
He is a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services of Australia, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management. Roger is currently the Executive Chairman of Beston Pacific Asset Management.