Brief Profile Of The Directors:
Wei Chen, Executive Director
Wei Chen has over 10 years of experience in the financial services industry. He is an entrepreneur who has invested in and operated businesses in the financial services and fintech sectors, growing them organically and by acquisition. In 2005, when the IT sector was only in its infancy in China, Wei Chen established and became the chairman of Le Mai Information Technology Ltd (“Le Mai”) in Zhuhai City, China. Le Mai focuses on the development of software for forex trading analysis by financial institutions. In 2013, Mr. Chen further expanded his business into the financial segment focusing on Contracts for Difference. In 2013, Wei Chen invested in Goldland Capital Group Pty Ltd (“Goldland”), in which he is a major shareholder and director. Goldland is an electronic trading platform principally for forex traders and is regulated by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.
Ross Andrews, Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Ross has over 30 years’ experience as a corporate finance adviser to small and growing public companies. He has a wide sector experience and a strong understanding of corporate governance in quoted companies and Regulatory environments. Ross has worked closely with quoted companies in the UK, Asia and Australia across a variety of sectors. Most recently he was a main board director of Zeus Capital during which the firm grow from a small corporate finance advisory business in the North West of England to an established investment banking operation based in London, Manchester and Birmingham. Ross was corporate finance director for many of the firm’s listed companies including fintech companies such as CentralNic Group plc. Prior Zeus Capital he was part of senior management team at City Financial Associates, Athanor Corporate Finance, Williams de Broe and Allied Provincial. Since leaving Zeus Capital in October 2015, Ross has formed his own consultancy business and provides consultancy services to public quoted companies as well as private companies
Feng Chen, Non-Executive Director
Feng Chen is a marketing and sales executive and is Wei Chen’s brother, with whom he has worked closely on developing business interests over many years. He is currently the supervisor of the board at Golden Joy Information Technology Ltd in Shenzhen, China (“Golden Joy”). Golden Joy operates in the e-commerce sector including data base management and IT development. Feng Chen’s responsibilities at Golden Joy include overseeing customer relationship management and liaison with investors and lenders. In addition, Feng Chen holds the role as head of sales in Le Mai where his principal responsibilities include contract negotiation and business development.
Ms Bin Shi, ACCA, Non-Executive Director
Bin Shi qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in 2001. She is an Australian passport holder and resides in Padstow near Sydney. Bin Shi graduated from the University of Sydney with a Master degree in Accounting and Commercial Law in 2005. She is currently the Head of Finance at ETO Group Pty Ltd, a company regulated by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission, which provides investing clients with online access to trading and investing in Contracts for Difference. Her responsibilities include managing accounting operations, account reporting and reconciliations and assisting the audit by external auditors. Prior to this, she worked as an assistant accounting manager at McDonald’s Restaurant Co. Ltd China, with responsibilities covering reporting, analysing, budgeting and internal control.
John Croft, Independent Non-Executive Director
John is an experienced quoted company non-executive director with experience of bringing UK corporate governance disciplines to boards of international companies, many of which are based in Asia. He is currently non-executive chairman of Adamas Finance Asia Ltd.
John is non-executive Chairman at Goal Group Ltd where he has been instrumental in introducing corporate governance processes suitable for a quoted company. Previously John held senior director level positions at Racal Electronics plc and NCR Corporation plc following an early career in banking.