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David has over 25 years' experience in finance and economics, 20 of which were in investment markets and for his sectors of responsibility, was rated one of the top three investment analysts in Australia. Prior to merging with The Pentad Group, David had built Capricorn Investment Partners to a point where the business looked after about $130 million in investments for several hundred clients. He holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Diploma in Corporate Management, and has also completed a range of other courses relating to the valuation of companies and investments. David is a past Director of Rockhampton Regional Development Limited, The Rockhampton Chamber of Commerce and Treasurer of the Home Support Association. David works in our Rockhampton office.

David French

Chairman
Nigel has several decades of business experience in the Australian and International Finance industry. He was Co-founder and CEO of Impact Investing Pty Ltd, a Sydney based Funds Management Financial Services Technology company that achieved global success and recognition. Prior to that he held senior portfolio management positions with leading fund management firms BlackRock and Bankers Trust. Today Nigel is Principal of the Caana Group, a private wealth management firm.

Nigel Allfrey

Non-Executive Director
Owen is an experienced investment professional with almost 30 years’ experience in research, valuation and funds management. He has been rated number one analyst for building materials, construction and emerging companies while at UBS Australia and judged Money Management Fund Manager of the Year in 2005 and 2006 as Chief Investment officer at MIR Australia. Between 1997 and 2010, Owen was sole analyst on the IPO’s of Bristile, AWB, Transfield Services, Worley Parsons and NRW. He is currently principal of Yaz Investment Pty Ltd, and provides consulting services for mid-sized Australian Companies such as Adelaide Brighton, Brickworks Ltd, Calibre Global and Dulux. He also provides investment consulting advice for global fund managers. Owen is currently non-Executive President of the Manly Warringah Basketball Association and is a past director Director of the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority.

Owen Evans

Board Member
Lance Livermore is a Certified Financial Planner and also a Certified Practicing Accountant. He attained his original qualifications in Albury prior to establishing himself in a financial controller role with Potter Warburg in Melbourne. He has in excess of 30 years’ experience in both stockbroking and financial planning, and was a founding partner of Bailey Livermore Financial Services, a predecessor organisation of the Pentad Group and Capricorn Investment Partners.

Lance Livermore

Board Member
Chris is a qualified accountant (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) who has worked in the financial planning industry for more than 25 years. He is a Certified Financial Planner and has been the principal of his own business as well as working as a significant co-owner alongside others prior to the planned sale of The Pentad Group in 2013. Chris continues as an employed financial planner under the new ownership structure. Earlier career experience includes mainstream accounting and audit roles with multi-national commercial enterprises in a variety of locations.

Chris Heyworth

Board Member