Directors

Mr. Nigel Blaze
Non Executive Director (appointed 23 March 2011)

Mr Blaze is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and has practised as a Chartered Accountant for approximately 25 years. Mr Blaze his professional accounting career with Ernst & Young and over a 7 year period worked firstly in the Business Services area subsequently moving into a management role in their Specialist Taxation Advisory division. Since leaving Ernst & Young in 1989, Mr Blaze has acted as a director of the Chartered Accounting firms Griffiths and Co and McLean Manuell before establishing his own firm in July 2003.

Mr Blaze is currently the managing director of Blaze BMD Pty Ltd, Accountants and Business Advisors and has extensive commercial advisory experience including specialisation in the medical services sector, property sector, agri-business sector and the retail and manufacturing sectors.

Mr Blaze was, until June 2003, a director of the Blaxland Rural Investments Ltd a company that successfully raised capital and managed a number of agri-business projects prior to the sale of its operations to a predecessor of Seven Fields Management Limited. He has also acted and continues to act as a director on many private company boards and has successfully managed a number of investment projects.

Mr Blaze has acted as Chairman of the Company since 23 March 2011.

Mr Blaze holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) degree, a Diploma of Taxation Law from Monash University, and a Certified Financial Planning qualification.

 

Mr. Richard Wadley
Non Executive Director/Company Secretary (appointed 23 March 2011)

Mr. Richard Wadley was appointed as a Director of the Company on 23 March 2011 in accordance with Article 13.4 of the Constitution. Mr Wadley was also appointed as the company secretary of the Company.

Mr Wadley FCCA specialises in providing financial and company secretarial services to mainly earlier stage life science companies. He has had extensive experience in the areas of financial management, tax planning, investor relations, technology licensing and capital raisings. He was formerly CFO and company secretary of Biota Holdings Limited and is currently the CFO and company secretary for ASX listed BioDiem Limited. Mr Wadley is also a director of Origin Capital Limited (a pooled development fund) and the company secretary of Relevare Pharmaceuticals Limited. Mr Wadley has practised as a chartered accountant and has worked in both stock broking and for the ASX. Mr Wadley was named Chief Financial Officer of the Year in 1998 by C.F.O. Magazine.

 

Mr. Paul Quarrell
Non Executive Director (appointed 23 March 2011)

Mr Paul Quarrell was appointed as a Director of the Company on 23 March 2011 in accordance with Article 13.4 of the Constitution.

Mr Quarrell has extensive business experience, specialising in mergers, acquisitions as well as corporate strategy, advice and governance. He has held senior executive positions with NAB/MLC and Ipac (now owned by Axa) as well as a self-employed Consultant working with companies such as Tauro Capital, Challenger, Q Invest, Strategic Capital Management and Seaview Consulting. Mr Quarrell was the managing director of Techdrill Services Pty Ltd, an exploration drilling company which grew its revenue and profit by 700% under his leadership and was a founding partner and director of Lachlan Group Pty Ltd (now known as Westoria Capital), a boutique resource investment company.

After beginning his career as a financial adviser, Mr Quarrell was appointed acquisitions manager by Ipac and successfully completed the foundation transactions that were aggregated into the significant operation that it has become today. Subsequently Mr Quarrell acted as the principal of his own consulting business and worked on a number of successful advisory projects highlighted by his involvement in the Challenger acquisition and integration team that successfully negotiated and integrated the acquisition of Associated Planners for $100 million.

Mr Quarrell holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Bachelor of Economics (Honours), Diploma of Financial Planning (DFP) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP).

 

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