Murray Bleach –Chairman
Murray Bleach has over 30 years experience in the accounting and finance industry. He originally worked as a Chartered Accountant for KPMG Peat Marwick in Sydney and Dallas, Texas. His move into financial services came in 1987, when he joined Bankers Trust Australia.
Murray joined Macquarie Group as part of Macquarie’s acquisition of Bankers Trust Australia. During this time he was CEO of Macquarie’s US business and led the building of its US infrastructure business.
He was previously CEO of Intoll Group and is currently a Non Executive Director of Industry Funds Management and Eraring Energy. He is also on the board of Suicide Prevention Australia and Strongform Group and is a member of the Advisory Board for Derwent Executive, an executive recruitment consultancy.
Murray holds a Bachelor of Arts (Financial Studies) and a Master in Applied Finance from Macquarie University. He is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Chartered Accountant.
Dr Ronald Watts – Non-Executive Director
Dr Ronald Watts has worked at chief executive and board level across a range of technology based enterprises and at senior levels in government. He is currently a Director of UK cancer therapy biotech company Biosceptre, and of the medical charity, the Wenkart Foundation. He resigned from his position as Chairman of the Energy Action effective 12 November 2015.
His management experience spans the software and telecommunications industries, and as a consultant he has worked with companies on strategy and fund-raising in biotechnology, utilities, food processing and energy.
Dr Watts has held academic posts of Associate Professor and Adjunct Research Fellow, and now works on voluntary projects training young people in Pacific Island nations.
He has a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from the University of New South Wales and a PhD from Cambridge University. He has also completed a Graduate Diploma in Business, majoring in Applied Finance.
Paul Meehan - Non-Executive Director
Principal of Meehans Solicitors, Paul Meehan has been practicing law in the Macarthur area for over 20 years, specialising in Conveyancing/Property Investment/Commercial Law/Leases/Investment and Tax Advice.
Once a small practice, Meehans Solicitors soon became one of the largest in the Macarthur area.
Paul's exceptional leadership skills and dedication to personalised service recently led his team to certification ISO Law 9000 Legal Best Practice.
Nitin Singhi - Non-Executive Director
Nitin has over 20 years experience in corporate transactions and mergers and acquisitions. He originally worked as a corporate lawyer in Sydney and London at Allens and Lovells respectively, focussing on IPO’s, takeovers and private equity. After a stint as a Director of Finance/Legal in an online retail venture in 1999, he returned to Australia to join the Colonial First State Private Equity division in 2001. As an Investment Director, he was involved in numerous transactions and Board roles with Colonial until 2008 including Mincom, Ambertech, Goodlife Healthclubs, Technisyst and the infrastructure vehicle Colonial First State Private Capital, which was listed on the ASX.
Since 2008 Nitin has been Managing Director of Horizon Private Capital Partners, a corporate advisory firm that specialises on servicing non bank financial institutions and IT related companies. Its client base includes ASX listed and large firms that provide funding to finance assets including IT equipment and energy related infrastructure. He is also a Board Member of TiE Sydney, a not for profit association dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship.
Nitin holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Master of Laws from the University of Sydney. He is also member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mark de Kock - Non-Executive Director
Mark de Kock has over 20 years experience in driving superior commercial outcomes through strategy and technology in companies such as Vocus Communications, Optus, Vodafone, Trident Subsea Cable and HP (Tandem/Compaq).
Mark started his career designing and developing money market and stock exchange trading systems such as the Helsinki Money Market System, full automation of the Dhaka Stock Exchange, and the design of the 3rd generation of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. From there Mark focussed on eCommerce systems, managing the development of the qantas.com.au platform as GM eCommerce IT for Qantas in 2000/1, which delivered $230m of 3 year NPV. After several subsequent roles in IT with BT Financial group, Optus and Vodafone, Mark joined Vocus Communications in its infancy as Head of Strategy. Mark was responsible for setting the strategy, the IPO of Vocus and the required acquisitions to execute against the stated strategy. During Mark's tenure on the Board of Vocus Communications, the company grew from a $25m market capitalisation company to an ASX500 company. 5 years from listing, Vocus is now an ASX200 company.
Mark holds a B.Sc. (First class honours) in Electronic Engineering from University College London and an execMBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management and is a Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology.