THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND MANAGEMENT
The directors are all shareholders in the company, which ensures that their interests are aligned with those of other shareholders.
Chairman / Non-executive Director
B.A., LL.B (Syd), LL.M (Harvard)
Shareholding: 54,794 shares
Tony Salier has been an independent non-executive director of Gowings since 1974 and Chairman since 1995. Tony has witnessed and participated in the growth of the company under the direction of Ted Gowing and John Gowing over the past 42 years. Tony is a member of the Audit Committee.
Tony is a senior lawyer with Pigott Stinson, a long established Sydney law firm. Tony has practised corporate law in Sydney for many years and has advised a number of corporations. Tony was previously an examiner in company law for the Barristers and Solicitors Admission Board.
Tony is a trustee / director of foundations, estates and private companies with a combined investment portfolio exceeding $120 million.
Bachelor of Commerce, CA, CPA
Shareholding: 18,982,868 shares
John was first appointed as non-executive director of the company upon completion of his commerce degree from the University of New South Wales in 1983. John's experience includes Arthur Young now known as Ernst & Young where he worked for 4 years in the audit division. After finishing his professional practice year and upon graduating as a charted accountant, he accepted a fulltime position with the company as Managing Director in 1987 and he continues in the role. John is a member of the Remuneration Committee.
Bachelor of Economics
Shareholding: 50,000 shares
John has served as an independent non-executive director of Gowings since January 2002. John is a coach with Foresight's Global Coaching, providing one-to-one business coaching to senior executives in Australia. John is Chairman of the Audit Committee.
John brings considerable experience to the board with over 33 years in equities research and funds management in Sydney, London and South Africa.
B. Ec., LL.B (Hons) (Syd)
Shareholding: 63,118 shares
Robert has served as an independent non-executive director of the Company since 2012.
Robert is a corporate adviser and company director with over 25 years of investment banking experience. He is presently the Sydney based Managing Director of TC Corporate Pty. Limited, the corporate advisory division of the stockbroking firm of Taylor Collison Limited of which he is also a Director and Principal.
Robert has Economics and Laws (Honours) degrees from the University of Sydney. He brings to the Board particular expertise in the areas of corporate and financial analysis, capital management, equity capital markets, corporate governance, investor relations and mergers and acquisitions. He is also a licensed business broker and licensed real estate agent.
Robert has extensive experience as a public company director and he is presently a non-executive director of ARB Corporation Limited, F.F.I. Holdings Limited and Magellan Financial Group Limited. In the previous 3 years, he has also served as a non-executive director of Symex Holdings Limited.
Bachelor of Commerce, CA, F Fin
Shareholding: 226,847 shares
Garth has 22 years of investment and corporate advisory experience gained from his past employment with Ernst & Young, Arthur Andersen, Coyne Capital and Hindal Corporate.
Garth is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia and of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
Garth resigned as company secretary on 14 May 2014.
BA Law (Witwatersrand) and Dip. Jurisprudence (Oxford)
Jeff has extensive experience at operational and board levels with both private and public companies in financial services and technology. With legal and financial experience, Jeff provides corporate and strategic advisory services along with his Company Secretary Role and also serves as a Non-Executive Director of ASX Listed Spring FG. Jeff is currently an executive director of Sydney-based corporate advisory firm, Coyne Holdings and is the founder and managing director of Book Buyers Brokerage Services Australia (BBBSA), a specialist mortgage and finance brokerage advisory business. He is also an elected Councillor at Woollahra Municipal Council in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.
He was also a non-executive director of ASX-listed eBet Limited for eight years to 2007
Chief Financial Officer
Bachelor of Commerce, Post-Graduate Diploma in Accounting, CA (SA)
Justin was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2015 and has 15 years’ experience across the banking, financial services and investment sectors.
Prior to joining Gowings, Justin served as CFO for TSC Capital in London, UK, a privately owned wealth management and private equity business with particular interests in mining, property and start-ups. He was previously with futures and options trading company, The Kyte Group Ltd and Investec plc.