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Russell Yardley

Executive Chairman

Russell has been a professional Non-Executive Director and Chairman for the past decade following a career in the informational technology and communications sector. He is a board member on the Australian Research Data Commons Limited and a member of the Victorian Government Purchasing Board as well as being an honorary member of the board of the Alannah and Madeline Foundation. He has been chairman of ASX listed Tesserent Limited, now ASX listed Alcidion Limited and Readify Limited until it was sold to Telstra in 2016. After spending more than 7 years at IBM he founded his first company Decision Engineers that was merged with ASI to form Applied Learning that was then listed on the ASX in 1993. Russell was the Victorian State Chair 2010-2011 and the National Treasurer 2011-2014 of the Australian Information Industry Association, was made an Honorary Member of the Australian Computer Society in 2010 and made a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors in 2012.

Appointed to the Board on 28/2/2017.

Geoff Gander

Executive Director

Mr Gander is an experienced professional  with a strong corporate background across a range of industry sectors, including Technology and Oil and Gas.  He is currently Chairman/ CEO of an ASX-listed oil and gas company and has held a range of Executive and Non-Executive Director roles with several listed companies over the past 14 years.

Jessica Henderson

Finance Manager

Jessica is an experienced finance professional and qualified CPA. With 12 years experience, Jessica has a strong commercial background particularly with ASX listed companies in the Mining & Resources industry. Prior to this, Jessica gained international experience working in both the UK & Canada.

Nitesh Patel

Executive Director

Nitesh has spent over 20 years as an investment professional. He has worked in Europe and Asia managing a variety of investment funds. During this time Nitesh worked for 3i Group Plc, one of Europe’s oldest and largest private equity funds managing a listed investment fund and assisting the venture capital team. He has worked across a series of sectors however spent most of his career investing in growth companies in Technology, Healthcare and Industrial sectors.