Peter Graham is an experienced corporate advisor with a unique financial background. From chartered accounting with Ernst and Young early in his career, through Treasury roles with Westpac and UBS, and roles in corporate finance and equities particularly in the gold and base metal resources sector, Peter built a successful finance career before branching into corporate advisory in 1995. As a corporate advisor for over 20 years, Peter developed an extensive institutional client base for Tolhurst and Pattersons before joining Sequoia in 2015. Today, Peter is the Head of Delcor Corporate Advisory, a multi-family office. Peter brings significant finance and capital market experience to the TZ Board.
John D’Angelo has vast international experience in the areas of Marketing, Finance and Engineering. He spent 15 years based in Singapore in senior management positions for JP Morgan and Hartree Partners (part owned by the investment firm Oaktree Capital). Prior to this, he held management positions at Chase Manhattan Bank and Mitsui Commodities. John began his career as an Engineer at BHP before moving into the Marketing and Financial Risk Management areas for the company where he spent some time based in the U.S.A. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons).
Post a successful AFL career, Simon worked in corporate advisory and equity capital markets, with initial experience at Patersons Stockbroking before joining Sequoia Financial Group (SEQ) and then the Delcor Family office. In this time Simon worked on IPO’s, equity placements, corporate advisory and restructuring. He has worked on a variety of deals across many business sectors. Recently, Simon has been Director of Investor Relations with Paradigm Biopharma, an ASX Top 300 company. Simon’s skills in corporate governance will be most beneficial to the TZ Limited board.
Duncan McCulloch is a Chartered Accountant with an extensive background in corporate advisory across a broad range of industry sectors, in particular technology and agribusiness. Having worked at firms including Deloitte and McGrathNicol, his role has encompassed corporate restructuring and turnaround advice to company management and financiers alike, from complex reorganizations, equity raising, strategic business planning, financial due diligence, and cash and working capital management. He also has wide experience and a substantial record of achievement in optimizing value and implementing practical divestment solutions in the sale of large-scale assets and businesses.
Cary Stynes is a senior corporate M&A lawyer and holds a current Victorian legal practicing certificate. He specializes in advising early stage companies, raising seed and later stage capital and arranging ASX company listings. He was previously a lawyer with international law firm Minter Ellison before establishing his own law firm which he has operated for over 28 years. He brings strong legal prowess to the Board. Since 2000, Cary has held executive positions with Software Communication Group Limited, CBD Online (subsequently CBD Energy Limited) and The Swish Group Limited. He is also a former Non-Executive Director of Traffic Technologies Limited, MCM Entertainment Limited, Teys Limited (now OAR Resources Limited), and has sat on the Board of children’s cancer charity The Koala Foundation. Cary is currently Executive Chairman of Botanic Wellness Limited and its Australian, UK and USA subsidiaries, and is a director of a number of private investment companies.
Chief Executive Officer
John has extensive international business experience, having spent most of his 20 year career developing global businesses across Asia, Europe and the US, with responsibility for establishing major strategic alliances and partnerships, and driving market entry strategies through new product innovation and commercialization. Previously, he worked for a major multinational manufacturing corporation in a range of senior executive roles.
As co-founder of TZ, John built the Company into a publicly listed, global technology brand before exiting in 2007. He returned in a consulting capacity to support the new TZ Board in 2011, and after a number of years as Managing Director and Vice President APAC and EMEA, he is now CEO. Specializing in strategic business development, innovation management and product commercialization, he holds a post graduate qualification in International Marketing and an honours degree in Engineering.
Simon Van Es
Chief Operating Officer
Simon is a transformational business leader and brings extensive experience to TZ as Chief Operating Officer. Most recently working as Division Director for Sequoia Financial Group (ASX:SEQ), Simon was responsible for overseeing and directing businesses operating in financial advice, online share trading, software and media. Simon is the Founder and former CEO of Finance News Network which was sold to Sequoia in January 2016. Simon brings strong commercial and business acumen to TZ, backed with expertise in technical problem solving, IT systems and marketing.
Izzat Shadid is an experienced finance professional, responsible for leading the finance team and overseeing global financial operations including strategic financial management, risk management, insurance, treasury, reporting, corporate compliance and audit. Izzat brings strong finance and commercial acumen to TZ with experience across multi-national publicly listed ASX companies. Most recently, he held the role of Financial Vontroller at BluGlass Limited (BLG) where he successfully optimized all finance operations, controls and governance.