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QUESTUS LIMITED (QSS)

QSS is an ASX funds and investment management company based in WA.

The Questus Group is comprised of several divisions, each with an experienced team, who collaborate on a range of projects.

The Questus Group

FUNDS MANAGEMENT

A licensed Responsible Entity with a focus on the specialist management of direct property investments and property securities, through a disciplined approach to investment selection and a strong compliance and risk management culture.

CAPITAL RAISING

Providing property investment services and structured finance solutions to a range of clients, investors and property development groups.

ASSET DEVELOPMENT

Investing and developing strategic property assets and opportunities, whilst seeking to leverage returns for the group, investors and its funds management division.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

A highly qualified team providing management services seeking to maximise returns and protect capital on property based assets.

The Questus Strategy

Questus delivers specialist investment management of direct property assets, with a focus on providing innovative investment solutions for a range of investment funds, property based trusts, syndicates, property warrants and capital structuring services.

We aspire to continue to outperform our sector peers, and to expand our operations when and if opportunities arise.

Board of Directors

DAVID SOMERVILLE EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN B.BUS MBA CPA AFAIM

David is the Executive Chairman of Questus Limited. David has a background as a Certified Practicing Accountant with considerable experience in capital raising, business development and property development over 25 years.
 
David has previously worked for Coopers & Lybrand and was a senior partner with a large Western Australian accounting practice from 1988 to 1995. In 1995, David started a management consulting firm with a focus on equity investments in a range of businesses including firms involved in the construction, manufacturing, retail, mining and property development sectors. With a strong financial background and experience as a "hands on" director of many companies over 25 years, David has the ability to focus not only on the corporate and strategic perspective of an organisation, but also the specific managerial skills required to maximise profits and efficiencies to investors and shareholders alike.
 
David founded Questus in 2003 and is also Chairman of CI Resources Limited, an ASX listed company (CIR) focussed on phosphate mining.

ROBERT OLDE - NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DIP FS, AIMM

Robert holds a Diploma in Financial Planning, is a member of the Australian Institute of Management and also holds a Certificate of Registration as a Real Estate and Business Sales Representative from the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia.
 
Robert has over 20 years experience in property development and project funding. Robert has broad experience and expertise in business finance, investment management and capital raising in the property and investment sectors. Robert had a hands on role as senior project manager for a number of unlisted development companies, with projects in the residential apartment and commercial sectors.

PETER CHAN - NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Peter has a Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons) Degree from the National University of Singapore. Peter is an Overseas Union Bank Scholar and a Fellow of both the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Singapore and CPA in Australia. He is a Member of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry's ("SCCCI") Business China and Future China Committees. Prior to entering the funds management industry he was with accounting firm Arthur Andersen & Co, Singapore. Peter set up Baring Communications Equity Asia ("BCEA") for the ING Group in 1996 as the first specialised regional media and communication fund under the combined sponsorship of the ING Group and the EDB. He was responsible for the general management and investment/divestment strategy of the fund as well as investor relations.
 
Peter is the founding partner of Crest Capital Asia Pte Limited, which is an independent private equity practice. Since then, he has initiated a number of funds, which Crest Capital currently manages across the region. He had conceptualised The Enterprise Fund's unique financing model in 2005 and led its launch with IE Singapore's sponsorship in 2006.

KATHERINE ANG - NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Katherine holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons) from Nanyang Technological University. She is also a non-practicing member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore. Fluent in English and Mandarin, Katherine is Investment Manager at Crest Capital and is responsible for detailed investment analysis, due diligence, legal documentation and post-investment monitoring.

Prior to joining Crest Capital, Katherine was an accountant for one of the big four accountancy and audit firms, where she was an external auditor of multinational, and Singapore listed companies. Following which Katherine held the role as a senior accountant for a Singapore listed company where she was responsible for the preparation and reviewing of consolidation results for the operations in the United Kingdom for the past 3 years.

 

Management Team

ELIZABETH LEE, COMPANY SECRETARY B BUS, FCIS, GRAD. DIP. CORP. GOV. ASX LISTED ENTITIES

Elizabeth has over 14 years experience in the areas of corporate governance and company secretarial functions. Prior to joining Questus, Elizabeth held company secretarial positions for Phosphate Resources Limited, Macmahon Holdings Limited, Corporate Compliance Partners and Lend Lease Primelife Limited. Elizabeth also performed contract company secretarial roles with Macquarie Bank Limited and Austock Group Limited.
 
Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Business majoring in Finance and Business Law from Edith Cowan University, a Graduate Diploma in Corporate Governance from Chartered Secretaries Australia, a Graduate Diploma in Corporate Governance for ASX Listed Entities from Kaplan Financial Institute and is a Fellow member of the Chartered Secretaries Australia.

MARK ADAMS, FINANCIAL CONTROLLER BBUS, CPA

Mark is a Certified Practicing Accountant and Registered Tax Agent with considerable experience in Taxation, Business Advisory and Management Accounting. From 1991 to 2001 Mark worked in public practice providing taxation and business management advice to various clients across a broad range of industries. 
 
In 2001 Mark left public practice to gain experience overseas working as an in-house accountant before returning in 2004 to take up a position of Divisional Accountant and Group Tax Compliance Officer for a large Western Australian organisation. In 2006 Mark joined Questus as Financial Controller taking responsibility for the accounting and taxation requirements of the Group.

ALEXANDER JAMES ("JAMIE") KELLY, COMPLIANCE MANAGER DIP FS, FFPA, MA

Jamie holds a Masters of Arts majoring in Funds Management from Macquarie University and a Diploma in Financial Planning from Deakin University. Jamie held various positions with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, before commencing with Mercantile Mutual in 1988 as Manager of Investment Products, in WA then NSW and the ACT. Jamie commenced with Challenger Financial Services Group in 2000 and held the roles of State Manager in NSW, National Sales Manager of Investment Products and Manager of a range of Managed Investment products. Jamie has extensive experience in both the retail and wholesale funds management environment

He is a Fellow of the Financial Planners Association and has served as a committee member for the Sydney and Perth Chapters as well as serving on a number of national committees. Jamie also lectures for Kaplan Education for their Diploma in Financial Services and Advanced Diploma in Financial Services. Jamie has over 30 years experience in the funds management industry holding a number of senior executive positions, covering areas from sales, product design, funds management to compliance. Jamie is also head of Group Compliance for Questus Limited.

CHRIS FORBES - DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Chris is responsible for the assessment and execution of Questus development projects in metropolitan Perth and the south–west of WA. Chris spent 10 years with ANZ Banking Group analysing, lending and managing a major property investment / land development portfolio.
 
This was followed by 10 years in residential, commercial and industrial sales and leasing, construction and development. During this time Chris completed numerous projects both through his own development consultancy and on behalf of clients.
 
Chris has developed an extensive network of contractors and consultants and has successfully undertaken projects in conjunction with both local government and state government departments.
 
Chris holds qualifications in Banking & Finance and Business, and is working towards a Masters in Construction Management. Chris is the holder of a current Triennial Real Estate license and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Questus team.

DAVID MATHEWS – GENERAL MANAGER – EAST COAST B BUS, DIP FS

David holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology in Sydney and a Diploma in Financial Services. He has over 10 years experience in the Australian property and investment industry, with a strong background in property funding, financing and development.
 
Throughout his working career he has also gained extensive experience in joint ventures, development and property acquisition and deal structuring. His previous roles include Industrial Sales and Leasing Manager with Colliers International, Property Finance and Acquisitions Manager with Ashe Morgan Winthrop and Development Manager with Leda Holdings one of Australia's larger private development companies.

SIMON MOORE - GENERAL MANAGER - WEST COAST

Simon is responsible for managing relationships with Financial Planning Groups, Accountancy Practices, Mortgage Brokers and NRAS Sales Agents located throughout Australia.
 
Simon also works closely with the acquisitions and project teams within Questus, where his knowledge and background as a valuer, property consultant and buyer's agent are invaluable to the team. His previous roles include working as Head of Research with LMW Hegney in Perth, Manager of Plan B Wealth Management's (an ASX listed financial planning group) property advice arm and Director of Reaffirm, a small property consultancy firm Simon founded in partnership with an MLC financial planning practice.
 
Simon has strong property and investment knowledge, excellent analytical skills and a proven record of building longstanding relationships with clients and centres of influence.