Ben’s career spans over 28 years in investment banking, executive management and entrepreneurial activity. He is an experienced public company director having served on three ASX-listed company boards, most recently Aeeris Limited (ASX: AER), and various private company boards and advisory boards. Ben has extensive experience with driving commercial strategy, corporate finance, equity capital raising, IPOs and RTOs, mergers & acquisitions, financial structuring, and providing legal and business advice for fast-growth businesses.
He has direct experience in a wide array of sectors including technology, IT services, software / SaaS, ecommerce, telecoms, media, and both new economy business models and traditional businesses. He has co-founded several start-up businesses, and arranged equity funding across the full spectrum from seed capital to private equity transactions. Ben is currently Principal at Sydney-based investment banking firm Andover Partners.
Darryl is a recognised leader and expert across the Australian energy sector with a focus on renewables and energy retail. He has deep experience in energy commodity markets and risk management backed by a breadth of knowledge and skills across a number of corporate disciplines.
He is currently Chair of ESCO Pacific Pty Ltd (ESCO), an Australia-focused utility-scale solar developer and asset manager. ESCO has a proven track record of developing solar projects from early-stage feasibility through to financial close, project commissioning and asset management. The success of ESCO was recently vindicated with Shell New Energy acquiring a 49% holding.
Prior to this, Darryl was a board member of wind generator/retailer Powershop (Meridian Energy), Chairman of SME retailer/gas generator Perth Energy, and a past board member of the Clean Energy Council, the peak body for the clean energy industry in Australia.
From 2005 to 2013, Darryl was CEO of Infratil Energy Australia as it grew its retail business, Lumo Energy, from a start up to becoming a leading Australian energy supply business, realising a sale to Snowy Hydro. Darryl has also served as General Manager at hydro generator Southern Hydro and earlier roles in the United Kingdom with Vitol and BP.
Dr Daniel Tillett has extensive commercial experience over the last 20 years in the biotech industry in project management, sales and marketing, IP management, fundraising and start-up investing. He is the founder and CEO of Nucleics, a private Australian biotechnology company producing and selling world leading DNA sequencing software to the Genomics industry. Nucleics SAAS (software as a service) genomics tools are in use in more than 30 countries and at over 250 companies and institutions.
Dr Tillet is also Executive Director and Chief Scientific Officer of the ASX listed biotechnology company, Race Oncology (ASX: RAC). He joined the Race board in September 2019 and was instrumental in leading the strategic review and operational overhaul of Race that has grown its
market capitalisation from less than $5 million in late 2019 to over $500 million by 2022. He is the largest shareholder in RAC having corner-stoned the August 2019 capital raising.
Previously, he was a Senior Lecturer within the School of Pharmacy at La Trobe University where he taught and researched in the areas of pharmacy, phage therapy, microbiology, bioinformatics and cancer.
Dr Tillett has a PhD from the University of New South Wales in Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry. He has more than 40 scientific publications and granted patents in molecular biology, microbiology, genetics and biochemistry.
Fadi is an engineer with over 25 years experience in enterprise software sales, consulting, and IT M&A. He is the founder of Acresta (now part of Simble) and has served as its CEO for the past seven years. Fadi has held senior management positions with SAP Australia and Accenture. From 2003-2006 he served as Vice President Asia Pacific and Director at Viewlocity Technologies and led Viewlocity’s expansion into the Asian region including the acquisition of key clients in Japan, Korea, and South East Asia which resulted in Viewlocity being named top IBM partner in Australia for SaaS offerings in 2005.
In 2006, Fadi facilitated the M&A activity that resulted in the acquisition of Viewlocity Inc by Supply Chain Consulting. Fadi joined the executive team at Supply Chain Consulting and in 2009 Fujitsu Australia acquired Supply Chain Consulting for $48 million. Fadi holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the University of Sydney. He is also a Director of Sustainable Business Australia – Australia’s leading business think tank and advocacy group promoting commercial solutions to environmental challenges.
Kim is an experienced business professional with 21 years’ experience in the banking and finance industries and 6 years as a Company Secretary (in-house) of an ASX300 company.
Her experience includes debt and capital raising, risk management, mergers and acquisitions, compliance and governance.
Kim currently acts as Company Secretary to various ASX listed and unlisted companies in Australia and is the Head of Corporate Services for Boardroom Pty Limited’s Queensland office and has held this position since April 2013.