Board of Directors

John Sikkema, Non Executive Chairman

During his 30 years in the Financial Services Industry, John gained extensive experience in strategic planning, vision, leadership and expertise in people management. John has also built a successful distribution network. At the age of 49, John was the CEO and largest shareholder of Garrisons Financial Planning Group (later called Genesys) and Funds Management Company, Synergy Capital Management Ltd. He had transformed the small company he started in Tasmania into a thriving franchise business with 65 offices across Australia. This business was then successfully sold to Packer-backed listed company, Challenger.

From 2007 to 2014 John was appointed independent Non-Executive Director for Sterihealth Limited, an ASX listed company. During this time, he was Chairman of their Audit Committee and member of the Remuneration and Compliance Committee. John sits on various boards, including Not-For-Profit organization Empart Empower, an overseas aid organisation where he is actively involved. In addition John has privately completed several property developments including planning and building a retirement village. For the last 8 years he has been CEO and more recently Chairman of Halftime Australia, a values-based executive coaching organization. John is the author of the book Enriched re-defining wealth.

Alice Wong, Non Executive Director

Alice is a Council Member of the National Library of Australia, Chair of the Chinese Studies Research Centre Advisory Board at La Trobe University, a Board member of the Asia Society Australia, Special Advisor to the Bangarra Group Board, and a member of the La Trobe Business School Advisory Board. She is also Patron of the Chinese Cancer and Chronic Illness Society of Victoria.
Alice has recently retired from a thirty-eight year career in commercial banking including serving as the Head of Asian Leadership at the Westpac Group, Head of International Customer Services at the Bank of Melbourne and National Head of Asia and Migrant Markets at Westpac Banking.
Previous positions and appointments included Board memberships at Asialink at the University of Melbourne and the Asia Society AustralAsia Centre, the Advisory Committee of the Confucius Institute at the University of Melbourne, the Prime Minister’s Reference Group for the National Asian Languages and Studies in Schools Program, International House at the University of Melbourne, the Asia Century Advisory Committee of the Institute of Public Administration Australia and the Course Advisory Committee of the Swinburne University of Technology.

Y Yong Quek, CEO & Executive Director

B E Civil (Hons) MBA CPA MAICD

Yong co-founded Prime Value in early 1998. As CEO and director, Yong has responsibility for overall business strategy and investment outcomes. Yong is also Managing Director & CIO of Shakespeare Property Group, managing a portfolio of commercial properties. Prior to founding Prime Value and Shakespeare Property Group, Yong was the Assistant Treasurer of Western Mining Corporation (WMC) Limited and a director of the WMC Superannuation Fund.

Yong has held various senior finance and treasury positions with Shell Australia Limited and the Australian Wheat Board. Yong is a director of a number of private companies. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants. Yong has more than 25 years of investment and risk management experience.

Catherine Law, Company Secretary

BA LLB

Catherine is the company secretary of Prime Value, and assists in legal matters and business development. Prior to joining Prime Value in 2002, she was an associate of a legal firm in Melbourne. She is a director of Shakespeare Property Group and a number of private companies. Catherine has more than 20 years of investment experience.