Information on Directors and Company Secretary
Mr. Gabriel Radzyminski – BA (Hons), MCom (Chairman)
Gabriel is the founder and Managing Director of Sandon Capital Pty Ltd, a boutique investment management and advisory firm. He is portfolio manager of the Sandon Capital Activist Fund, a fund targeting underperforming companies. Sandon Capital also provides advisory services to shareholders seeking to implement activist strategies.
Gabriel was a past member of both the Audit & Risk Committee and Remuneration Committee.
He is Chairman of Sandon Capital Investments Limited and is a non-executive director of Future Generation Investment Company Limited.
Mr. Peter Velez – (Independent Non-Executive Director)
Peter Velez is a corporate lawyer specialising in equity capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and funds management. Peter has also advised extensively on activist corporate activity, ASX compliance and corporate governance. Peter has been a practising lawyer since 1989 having worked at then national firm Freehill Hollingdale and Page and Sydney boutique corporate firm Watson Mangioni from 1995 to 2016. He played a key role in the development of externally-managed listed investment companies having been involved in the IPO of over 25 LICs since 1999.
Peter brings to the board an understanding of the legal framework within which the company operates, an appreciation of the challenges faced by an activist style of investing and an appreciation of the key part that sound corporate governance plays in the success of a company.
Ms. Melinda Snowden – (Independent Non-Executive Director)
Melinda Snowden is a professional company director and experienced audit and risk committee member across a range of sectors. Melinda brings to the board a deep understanding of investment markets, governance disciplines and strategic insight. Melinda’s other current directorships include Mercer Investments (Australia) Limited, WAM Leaders Limited, Kennards Self Storage Pty Ltd and Newington College. She is a former director of MLC limited, the wealth management division of NAB, Vita Group Limited and SANE Australia.
Prior to leaving her executive career in 2010, Melinda was a corporate advisor for over 15 years with firms Grant Samuel, Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs in Australia and New York
Mark Licciardo – B Bus(Acc), GradDip CSP, FGIA, GAICD (Joint Company Secretary)
Mr Licciardo is Managing Director of Mertons Corporate Services Pty Ltd (Mertons) which provides company secretarial and corporate governance consulting services to ASX listed and unlisted public and private companies. Mark has also had an extensive commercial banking career with the Commonwealth Bank and State Bank Victoria.
Mr Licciardo is a former Chairman of the Governance Institute of Australia (GIA) in Victoria, a fellow of GIA, a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and a director of several public and private companies.