Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Brett Spork

Brett Spork, B.Bus

Chairman and Non-executive Director. Member of the PAF Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee. Committee Member of of the PAF Audit Committee. 

Mr Spork has over 25 years’ experience in the financial markets industry as a trader, advisor and senior manager, both within Australia and overseas. He currently provides consulting services to a broad range of financial institutions. Such consulting services comprise the provision of commercial, business development and regulatory advice. Previously, Mr Spork was the Chief Executive Officer of InvestorFirst Limited and BTIG Australia Limited.

During the period 2002 to 2006, Mr Spork was the Chief Executive Officer of E*Trade Australia Limited. Before joining E*Trade Australia Limited, he worked at Macquarie Bank for 14 years, the latter part as an Executive Director of Macquarie Financial Services. Mr Spork also serves as a director of Clime Capital Limited, a Non-executive Chairman of, and Chairman and Non-executive Director of PM Capital Asian Opportunities Fund Limited.

Mr Spork holds a Bachelor of Business from the Queensland University of Technology. In 2004, he was recognised by the Australian Stockbrokers Foundation and admitted to its “Hall of Fame”.

Andrew McGill

Andrew McGill, B.Comm LLB Grad Dip AppFin

Non-executive Director. Chairman of the PAF Audit Committee. Member of the PAF Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee. 

Mr McGill has more than 27 years’ financial markets experience, including investment and management experience within the alternative asset sector and the funds management industry generally. He previously served as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Current Group and in this capacity served on the board of a number of affiliated companies. Prior to joining Pacific Current Group, Mr McGill was a founding partner of Crescent Capital Partners, an independent mid-market private equity firm where he worked from 2000 to 2010. Earlier in his career, Mr McGill held senior roles within Macquarie Bank’s Corporate Finance and Direct Investment teams. He was also a consultant with The LEK Partnership, an international firm of business strategy consultants.

Mr McGill also serves as Non-executive Director of Countplus Limited, a Non-executive Director of PM Capital Asian Opportunities Fund Limited, and as a member of the Council of Kambala Girls School. Mr McGill holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance (FinSIA).

Ben Skilbeck

Ben Skilbeck, B.Eng (Hons) B.Comm

Executive Director. Member of the PAF Audit Committee. Member of the PAF Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee. 

Mr Skilbeck has over 21 years’ experience in financial markets. He joined the Investment Manager of the Company in February 2015 as the Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) and is responsible for implementing and contributing to the determination of the operational and strategic objectives of the Investment Manager’s business. Mr Skilbeck has an Investment Banking background, having worked in both Australia and the US with Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance advisory.

Before joining the Investment Manager Mr Skilbeck was most recently the CEO of Rismark, a provider of quantitative research solutions and synthetic equity exposures over the Australian residential property sector. Mr Skilbeck is also a director of PM Capital Limited, and PM Capital Asian Opportunities Fund Limited. Mr Skilbeck attended the University of Melbourne and holds a Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce.

Richard Matthews

Richard Matthews, B.Sc. B.A. B.Ec. Grad Dip App Fin (Corporate Finance) MPA

Company Secretary. Alternate Director for Ben Skilbeck. 

Mr Matthews is PM Capital Limited’s Chief Operating Officer and Company Secretary. He has over 18 years' experience in investment banking and funds management including as a founder and senior executive of Aurora Funds Management Limited (2003 to 2013), and prior to that, a senior manager of equity capital markets at Challenger International Limited. His overall experience includes funds management administration, establishing and administering listed/traded and unlisted investment schemes, managing equity capital market issues and/or equity swaps, and other specialised corporate structured products.

Mr Matthews is also the alternate director for Mr Ben Skilbeck, and Company Secretary for PM Capital Asian Opportunities Fund Limited, and also Company Secretary for PM Capital Limited. Mr Matthews holds the degrees of Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, and Bachelor of Economics, as well as a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance (Corporate Finance) and a Masters of Professional Accounting.