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Board Of Directors

Les Szekely

Non Executive Chairman

Craig Shapiro

Non Executive Director

Carlos Gil

CEO & Chief Investment Officer

Sam Gutman

Executive Director & Company Secretary

Les Szekely

Non Executive Chairman

Nomination and Remuneration Chair, Audit and Risk Committee Member

Les worked as a solicitor before teaching commercial and revenue law at the University of New South Wales, and Sydney University. He was a tax consulting partner with Horwaths Chartered Accountants for 20 years, until the company merged with Deloitte, when he became Director of Taxation in Deloitte Growth Solutions. He holds B.A/LL.B (UNSW) and LL.M. (SydU) degrees and has authored numerous books and articles on taxation law.

Since leaving Deloitte in 2008, Les has dedicated his time to angel Venture Capital (VC) investing. He is Chairman of the Investment Committee for the Microequities VC Fund and sits on the Boards of several companies. His focus is the development of business strategy in sectors undergoing digital disruption.

Craig Shapiro

Non Executive Director

Audit and Risk Committee Chair, Nomination and Remuneration Member

Craig is a financial services expert with more than 30 years of experience. He spent 22 years at Macquarie Group where he was the Global Group Treasurer & Executive Director. Prior to joining Macquarie, Craig worked for the State Bank of NSW and Mitsui Trust Finance Australia. In 2015 he co-founded and is currently the Co-CEO of Blue River Group, an impact investment services firm based in Sydney.

He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Sydney, a Diploma from the Securities Institute of Australia (FINSIA) and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD).

Craig is currently a director and honorary treasurer of The Sydney Institute and a director of The Jewish Care Foundation.

Carlos Gil

CEO & Chief Investment Officer

Nomination and Remuneration Member

Carlos is the founder and current CEO of Microequities. He has worked in stockbroking, funds management, and investment research for over 20 years, and has been an individual investor in Australian Microcaps since he was 18 years old.

Carlos has held various senior management positions in Europe, including roles as Head of International Securities at BM Securities, and at Banesto Bank (Santander Group). Carlos has been investing in Australian industrial Microcaps since he was a teenager. Upon his return to Australia he founded Microequities with a long-term vision of creating a value driven specialist Microcap and Smallcap Fund Manager.

Carlos holds a Bachelor of Economics from Sydney University, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment Analysis from the Australian Securities Institute and a Master in Applied Finance and Investment Analysis from the Financial Services Institute of Australia.

Sam Gutman

Executive Director & Company Secretary

Audit and Risk Committee Member

Sam brings a wealth of invaluable pragmatic business experience to the management team, obtained through a successful career in the IT industry. Sam has been a long time personal investor in the Microcap asset class, and adamantly shares the investment philosophy of the Microequities team.

Sam has B.A with major in economics and has a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance & Investments from FINSIA.