The Board comprises the following individuals:
|Alex Waislitz BEc, LLB, Non-executive Chairman
Alex Waislitz was appointed Chairman of the Company on 21 November 2013. Mr Waislitz is the founder and Chairman of the private Thorney Investment Group, one of Australia’s most successful private investment groups. He has extensive business and capital markets experience and has been a member of several public company boards.
Mr Waislitz is the current Vice President of the Collingwood Football Club Limited where he has been a director since 1998.
He served on the boards of Zoos Victoria Foundation Board and the Victorian State Government Zoological Parks and Gardens between 2010 and 2012. He joined the International Advisory Board of Maccabi World Union in 2012 and is a former member of the International Advisory Board for the MBA program at Ben Gurion University School of Management.
Mr Waislitz has established registered charities; the Waislitz Foundation (2013) and more recently the Waislitz Family Foundation (2015). These charities focus on community projects, education, health, indigenous programs and the arts.
Mr Waislitz is a graduate of Monash University in Law and Commerce and a Graduate of the Harvard Business School OPM Program.
|Ashok Jacob BSc, MBA, Non-executive Director
Ashok Jacob was appointed a director of the Company on 21 November 2013. Mr Jacob is the current Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Ellerston Capital Limited.
Mr Jacob is a current director of MRF Limited, is a member of the Visy Australia Advisory Board and has been the Chair of the Australia-India Council since April 2014.
Mr Jacob’s previous directorships include Crown Ltd, Publishing and Broadcasting Ltd, Consolidated Press Holdings Limited, Challenger Financial Group Ltd, Fleetwood Holdings Ltd, Ecorp Ltd, CPH Investment Group Ltd, Folkestone Ltd and SnackFoods Ltd.
He holds a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Bangalore.
|Dr Gary Weiss LLB(Hons), LLM (with dist.), J.S.D., Non-executive Director, Lead independent Director
Dr Gary Weiss was appointed a director of the Company on 21 November 2013. Dr Weiss has considerable expertise in financial services businesses and extensive international business experience.
He holds several directorships including as director of Ariadne Australia Limited (since November 1989) and as Chairman of Ridley Corporation Limited.
Other current directorships include Premier Investments Limited, The Straits Trading Company Limited, Pro-Pac Packaging Limited and Tag Pacific Limited.
Dr Weiss’ previous directorships include Guinness Peat Group plc, Westfield Group, Coats plc (Chairman), Tower Australia Limited, Australian Wealth Management Limited, Tyndall Australia Limited (Deputy Chairman), Joe White Maltings Limited (Chairman), CIC Limited, Whitlam Turnbull & Co Limited and Industrial Equity Limited.
|Henry D. Lanzer AM B.Com., LLB (Melb), Non-executive Director
Henry Lanzer AM was appointed a director of the Company on 21 November 2013. Mr. Lanzer is Managing Partner of Arnold Bloch Leibler – a leading Australian commercial law firm – and has over 30 years’ experience in providing legal and strategic advice to some of Australia’s leading companies.
He is Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee for Thorney Opportunities Ltd.
Mr Lanzer is also a director of Premier Investments Limited, a director of Just Group Limited and a director of the TarraWarra Museum of Art. He is a Life Governor of the Mount Scopus College Council. In June 2015 Mr Lanzer was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia.
|Craig Smith B.Bus (Acct), GIA(Cert)
Craig Smith CPA, ACIS was appointed secretary of the Company on 21 November 2013. Mr Smith has been the Company Secretary and Chief Financial Officer of the private Thorney Investment Group since 2008. Prior to joining Thorney, Mr Smith held CFO / Company Secretarial roles with ASX listed companies Baxter Group Limited and Tolhurst Noall Limited.