Directors

Gabriel Radzyminski - Chairman

Gabriel is the founder of Sandon Capital Pty Ltd, investment manager of Sandon Capital Investments Ltd.  He has been involved in the financial services sector for more than 20 years.

Gabriel is executive director of Mercantile Investment Company Limited (ASX:MVT) and is a non-executive director of Future Generation Investment Company Limited (ASX:FGX). 

 

Sir Ron Brierley - Non-executive Director

Sir Ron is currently the Chairman of Mercantile Investment Company Limited (ASX:MVT).  

Sir Ron founded Brierley Investments Ltd in 1961 and as Chairman of that company implemented his investment approach successfully over the next 40 years, retiring as a director in 2001.  Sir Ron was appointed Chairman of Guinness Peat Group PLC (GPG) in 1990 where he also applied his investment approach. GPG was renamed (Coats Group PLC) on 6 March 2015.  Sir Ron stepped down as a director of Coats Group PLC on 21 April 2015.

 

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.  

 

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.