Russell Shields, Chairman

Russell Shields is a senior non-executive director with more than 35 years’ experience in the financial services industry. He was Chairman Queensland and Northern Territory of ANZ Bank for 6 years.

Prior to joining ANZ, Mr Shields held senior executive roles in Australia and Asia with HSBC including Managing Director Asia Pacific – Transport, Construction and Infrastructure and State Manager Queensland, HSBC Bank Australia. He is currently a non-executive director of ASX-listed Eclipx Group.

Mr Shields was appointed as the Chairman of the Aquis Entertainment Board on the retirement of Mr Fung. He is a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee and of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Mark Purtill, Independent Non-Executive Director

Mark Purtill is a Chartered Accountant, Registered Company Auditor, Registered Tax Agent, Registered SMSF Auditor and Justice of the Peace. He has over 25 years’ experience in the Chartered Accounting profession and prior to that, in commercial lending. Mr Purtill has a wide range of experience across many industries and entities and has been at the Partner level in accounting firms for 20+ years, currently as a Partner at MPM Chartered Accountants.

Mr Purtill is a director and member of the advisory board of several large private companies as well as a Charitable Foundation. He also holds a Diploma of Financial Planning.

Mr Purtill brings expertise in audit and risk management, including Anti Money Laundering matters, as well as strong corporate governance and strategic skills.

Mr Purtill is the Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee.

Allison Gallaugher, Executive Director & CEO

Allison is a highly experienced Chartered Accountant, having spent over 20 years in the accounting industry, including senior management positions in a top 5 accounting firm in Sydney, advising a range of local and international listed and unlisted companies, across a broad range of industries.

On returning to Canberra in 2011, Allison joined the leading boutique accounting firm as a senior advisor to many of Canberra’s largest businesses, predominantly in the property and development industry. Most recently, Allison was the Financial Controller of a large club group, prior to joining Aquis on 24 March 2017.

Allison was appointed as Executive Director on 28 June 2018 and CEO on 1 January 2019.

Kim Bradley Ware, Company Secretary

Kim holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB), a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com), and is a full member of the Australian Society of CPAs.

Kim has over 20 years of experience as a Company Secretary and CFO and has worked in the Company Matters team since 2017, providing company secretarial, governance and chief financial officer services to Company Matters clients across a range of different industries, including, retail, infrastructure and energy.

Kim has provided support to a large number of ASX companies including Elixinol Global Limited (ASX: EXL), Energy Action Limited (ASX: EAX), People Infrastructure Ltd (ASX: PPE), as well as various Infrastructure Joint Ventures and Private Company’s.

Prior to joining Company Matters, Kim was a Company Secretary and Chief Financial Officer at ASX listed Pan Pacific Petroleum Limited (ASX: PPP) and prior to that, held various roles in accounting across a variety of different industries including credit reporting, telecommunications and media.

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