Board

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JOHN (JT) THOMAS | Non-Executive Chairman

JT has been involved in banking, finance and funds management activities for over 44 years. JT began managing the Howard Mortgage Trust in 1987 with assets of $8 million and oversaw its growth through the ownership of Challenger to $2.6 billion by 2003. Under JT’s leadership, Howard Mortgage Trust won the Money Management Magazine ‘Fund Manager of the Year Award’ on seven occasions. JT has a very strong credit risk management and lending background. JT was Chairman of the (then) Investment and Financial Services Association (IFSA) mortgage trust working group from 2005-2010 with total member FUM in excess of $30 billion. JT is also an experienced non-executive director and is a former honorary treasurer of the National Council of Churches in Australia. JT was awarded a Papal Knighthood in 2011 for his charitable work.

BRAD PROUT | Chief Executive Officer

Brad has over 23 years’ experience in financial markets, specialising in project, infrastructure, capital markets and credit based portfolio management. Brad has very strong transaction experience in structured lending and receivables management. Previously founder and managing director of ASX listed Ethane Pipeline Trust, Senior Vice President, Bankers Trust Australia and Senior Executive, SBC Australia. Brad is member of the credit and investment committee of FC Funds Management.

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DARRELL HENDRY | Non-Executive Director

Darrell was a senior executive of Bilfinger Berger Australia Pty Ltd and Abigroup Ltd. He has extensive experience in the management and oversight of all the financial aspects of a company’s operations and strategy, including the preparation and interpretation of financial information for the CEO, board members (principally public company) and other external parties including investors, financiers and clients. Strong communication skills that have been delivered to all levels of the organisation and other stakeholders to ensure the company’s strategy is successfully communicated and implemented. A team builder with a no-nonsense management style focussed on achieving the company’s goals.

DAVID LEWIS | Non-Executive Director

David has over 15 years’ experience in structured finance and private equity. His most recent role prior to the establishment of the Oceana Fund was as executive director of Oceana Investments (Asia) Limited and the management of a structured credit and direct equity investment portfolio focussed on the consumer and technology sectors. Prior to joining Oceana, David spent 5 years at Investec Bank in the UK within the structured finance division. David has an MBA from ESADE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. He also holds a degree from University of Massachusetts, Amherst (cum laude), in Finance and Operations Management and a minor concentration in Economics. David is a member of the credit and investment committee of FC Funds Management.

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