Board and Management

Mr Alec Pismiris

Non-Executive Chairman

Since 1990 Mr Pismiris has served as a director and company secretary for various ASX listed companies as well as a number of unlisted public and private companies. Mr Pismiris completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Western Australia, is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an associate of The Governance Institute of Australia.

Mr Pismiris has over 30 years experience in the securities, finance and mining industries and has participated numerous times in the processes by which boards have assessed the acquisition and financing of a diverse range of assets and has participated in and become familiar with the range of evaluation criteria used and the due diligence processes commonly adopted in the commercial assessment of corporate opportunities.

Mr Pismiris is currently a director of the following ASX listed companies:
Agrimin Limited, Aguia Resources Limited and Pelican Resources Limited.

Mr Colin Chenu

Non-Executive Director

Colin has 30 years’ experience in private legal practice, during which he has advised and represented clients on a diverse range of legal areas in both litigious and non-litigious work, including corporations, trade practices, contracts, equity and trusts. He has extensive experience in defamation law and reputational torts. He was recommended in Doyles’ List of Leading Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Lawyers in 2016.

Colin is currently a director and part owner of prominent Perth-based corporate and commercial law practice, Bennett + Co. He is Non-Executive Director of ASX-listed company, Pelican Resources Limited, and recently served as Non-Executive Director of Mount Magnet South NL (now Impression Healthcare Limited).

Mr Gavin Argyle

Non-Executive Director

Mr Argyle is an experienced senior executive who has worked in Australian capital markets for more than 25 years. In 2006 Mr Argyle co-founded Capital Investment Partners Pty Limited (CIP), a successful Perth-based investment bank providing capital raising and corporate advisory services to small and mid-capitalised ASX-listed companies. He has been Managing Director of CIP since 2008.

Mr Argyle holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia and a Masters of Business Administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Jag Sanger

Managing Director

Jag brings a fantastic level of technology, media and marketing strategy industry leadership experience to HotCopper. His credentials include senior leadership positions at AHG, Fairfax, McKinsey and PWC. Prior to joining HotCopper Jag worked as Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer for Automotive Holdings Group Limited (“AHG”), a diversified automotive retailing, financial services and logistics group with over $6bn in sales and over 7,000 employees. Mr Sanger also acted as a director or alternate director of AHG digital media investments including Carsguide, an auto industry publishing joint venture with NewsCorp, and Matchacar, a digital auto publisher and fintech platform.

Mr Sanger holds a Marketing Masters (MA) from Kingston University Business School in London, UK, with a research focus on online media tracking, and is a Fellow of the Sulzberger news media program at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York, USA.

Ben Donovan

Company Secretary

Mr Donovan is a member of the Governance Institute of Australia and provides corporate advisory, IPO and consultancy services to a number of companies.

Mr Donovan is currently a company secretary of several ASX listed and public unlisted companies and has gained experience across resources, agritech, biotech, media and technology industries. He has extensive experience in listing rules compliance and corporate governance, having served as a Senior Adviser at the ASX in Perth for nearly 3 years, where he managed the listing of nearly 100 companies on the ASX.

In addition, Mr Donovan has experience in the capital markets having raised capital and assisted numerous companies on achieving an initial listing on the ASX, as well as for a period of time, as a private client adviser at a boutique stock broking group.