AXS Board of Directors

Nick Brookes

Non-Executive Chairman of AXS

Nick has significant experience in successfully managing growth businesses in trusteeship in managed funds and superannuation and high net worth financial services at both Board and at Chief Executive levels. Nick was a founder of CCSL Limited and until recently was the Chairman of Linear Asset Management Limited (“Linear“) which oversees Linear’s Platform and Administration solutions to the Financial Services industry. He is an expert in trusteeship, both as Chief Executive and Independent Board Director, with extensive hands-on practical experience. He founded, and was the Chief Executive, of the Corporate Super Association. Nick holds a Masters’ Degree from the Melbourne Business School and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investments. He is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of FINSIA.

David Grey

Managing Director and CEO of AXS

David has over 30 years management, corporate and financial services experience and worked on various cross border transactions in Germany, the United States, Britain and Singapore and has been directly involved in the development, restructure and merger and/or acquisition of various companies. David was originally employed as a management accountant for nearly 10 years including with AWA Limited and Texas Instruments and later as a solicitor has worked in private practice and for various organisations in financial services including National Benefits Consulting, AM Corporation Limited, Millinium Capital Group, AMP Superannuation Limited, CUSCAL, Perpetual Trustees Australia Limited and Australian Wealth Management Limited (which includes Questor Financial Services Limited, Bridges Financial Services Pty Limited (“Bridges”) and Australian Executor Trustees Limited (“AWM”). He was the responsible executive on the stock broking floor for Bridges and oversighted all platform administration reporting requirements with ASIC and APRA.
David was formerly General Counsel and Company Secretary and senior executive for a number of AWM subsidiaries over a number of years and undertook the key role of AWM’s listing on the ASX in 2005. AWM later merged with IOOF Holdings Limited (“IOOF”) in 2006. Mr Grey also sat on compliance, investment and due diligence committees and has been involved in various business transactions and external industry committees and dealings with ASIC, APRA, ASX and FSC (formerly IFSA).

David was previously in charge of the takeover, management and restructure of the ASX listed fund, Millinium’s Alternative Fund (ASX Code: MAX). Mr Grey holds qualifications in accounting, law, a post graduate in law (Dean’s Prize Winner) and is RG 146 compliant. Mr Grey has been part of the strategy and design of many brand name products used by former clients that remain in the market today and has completed various technology program integrations and developments in superannuation and managed funds. David is also a MAICD.

Ivan Colak

Executive Director of AXS and Axcess Consulting

Ivan is a co-founder and director of Axcess Consulting and an accomplished executive with more than 30 years of domestic and global experience in technology services. He is an expert in developing innovative technology services and strategies that have successfully delivered tailored business solutions to an increasingly demanding marketplace. Prior to setting up Axcess Consulting, Ivan worked as a senior developer and consultant in some of Australia’s leading banks (including ANZ and NAB) and was CIO of Farrow Corporation. Ivan was also a member of the teams delivering systems used to support the early securitisation programs.

Ivan is the chief architect and developer of the ARMNET platform and software system which has seen the company become a leader in financial software solutions for small to medium enterprises in over forty sites in Australia and internationally including Canada, Ireland and the UK. He plays a key role in the continued development of strategic sales and supplier relationships, including client operations and support. His accumulated knowledge sees him recognised as one of the world leaders in financial technology and has been instrumental in building a global business across both developed and emerging markets. Ivan holds a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Deakin University.

Alan Beasley

Non-Executive Director of AXS

Alan has worked in the Investment Banking and Investment Management industries for over 30 years, with Bankers Trust Australia, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Massachusetts Financial Advisors and BNP Paribas Asset Management Ltd – the last three positions as Managing Director and Australian Country Head. Alan is a director and former director of several listed and unlisted public and private companies including two public charities, The Rock Eisteddfod Challenge Foundation Ltd and The Abbotsleigh Foundation Limited. He is currently Managing Director of Hudson Investment Group Ltd (ASX:HGL), Founding Chairman of The Hydroponics Company Limited (ASX:THC); and Non-Executive Chairman of Esperance Minerals Limited (ASX:ESM). He is a former Non-Executive Chairman of Admiralty Resources NL (ASX:ADY) and Non Executive Director of Asia Pacific Capital Securities Pty Ltd.

Alan has a passion for and experience in assisting to bring innovative and new technology companies to market. Alan graduated with a Bachelor of Economics and completed an Advanced Management Program in International Investment Management, from the Graduate Business School, Stanford University, Palo Alto California, USA. Alan is a Certified Practising Accountant (“CPA”), Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia (“FGIA”), and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (“FAICD”).

Brendan Dickson

Brendan Dickson

Non-Executive Director of AXS

Brendan has over 20 years of experience in financial markets encompassing roles in Direct Equities and Equity Derivatives, Funds Management, and Foreign Exchange. Brendan’s career began in foreign exchange from 1995 to 2000 with firms such as Deutsche Bank Sydney, Macquarie Bank Sydney and finished with Deutsche Bank London. Brendan decided to become an investment adviser in 2000 working for firms such as Ord Minnett Limited and Challenger First Pacific, which was the former private client division of Credit Suisse.

Brendan holds a Bachelor of Commerce and is an ASX Accredited Derivatives Adviser Level 1 and Level 2 and is RG 146 compliant.

Since December 2012 Brendan has been appointed as the responsible manager for all compliance ASX compliance matters for an AFSL holder including dealing and arranging activities in listed investments, derivatives, corporate finance and interests in managed investment schemes.

Brendan’s front office asset management experience began in 2008 as a portfolio manager and analyst. During his tenure as portfolio manager and member of varied investment committees, Brendan has specialised in providing varied strategies with a focus on producing outperformance on client portfolios.

Brendan was a member and later Chairman of the Compliance Committee for the ASX listed fund, Millinium’s Alternative Fund (ASX Code: MAX) for 3 years until mid 2015.