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.

Tim O’Neill, Non Executive Director

 

With extensive experience in the Financial Service industry as well as the Community Services and Not For Profits sectors, Tim brings a broad range of expertise that he utilises in mentoring and providing consultancy services to business and community leaders. As the founding CEO of Synergy Capital Management, Tim successfully built the company, developing a range of financial products that enabled it to grow to one billion dollars in funds under management. Tim was also a director of the Garrisons Financial Planning Group until both Synergy Capital Management and Garrisons were acquired by Challenger International. Prior to this Tim worked in the area of insolvency administration and was a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. Tim has provided leadership to a number of local and national organisations including being the inaugural chair of the Financial and Business Services Advisory Council which was formed to develop strategy and provide advice to the Premier of Tasmania and has been Chair of the Tasmanian Enterprise Workshop, a joint industry / government initiative to foster entrepreneurship.

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 & Chief Investment Officer 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.