Stephen Harrison has over 30 years of experience in the financial services, funds management, M&A, private equity and accounting fields – primarily focused on the energy, technology, IT services, infrastructure, financial services, health, entertainment and natural resource sectors.
He is an experienced chairman and director with extensive ASX and corporate experience. He currently serves as the chairman of the ASX listed life insurance company NobleOak Life Limited (ASX NOL), rewards and loyalty company IncentiaPay Limited (ASX: INP), and fund manager Conscious Capital Limited.
He has previously served as chairman of a number of ASX companies including technology companies Sinetech Limited and The Gruden Group Limited. He has also held senior director positions including with Investec and the Australian subsidiary of US based fund manager Sanford C Bernstein.Mr Harrison is a Certified Practicing Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Adelaide.
Mr Joshua Zhou is one of Australia’s leading business professionals specialising in cross-border trade between Australia and China with a focus on social eCommerce.
Mr Zhou is the co-founder and a Board Member of Aumake, Australia’s first social eCommerce platform designed to be a marketplace for social influencers selling Australian and New Zealand products directly to Chinese consumers. This platform, revolutionised Duty-free retail, together with daigou cross border trade and international logistics solutions and was quickly recognised as the leading platform in Australia.
Beginning his working life in the tourism sector, he has over a decade of working experience as a tourism Sales Manager and has facilitated numerous business and government delegations from China and South East Asia to Australia that have resulted in significant investments in Australia.
Mr Zhou has an in-depth understanding of social and eCommerce technologies and a unique appreciation of the differences between Australian, New Zealand and Chinese cultures.
An accomplished professional in the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sector, Zhao (Tracy) Zhang has demonstrated exceptional expertise in brand management and operations since 2012. She is the architect behind the Huibeijia brand in China, successfully establishing a thriving network of over 400 stores nationwide.
Ms. Zhang’s core strengths lie in her proficient brand management and operational skills, coupled with her ability to design, launch, and manage large-scale retail networks. Her deep understanding of the FMCG market allows her to keenly anticipate market changes and leverage unique growth opportunities.
By taking the role of Executive Director at Aumake Limited, Ms. Zhang’s professional prowess and industry experience make her perfectly suited to stimulate Aumake’s continued success and further expansion.
Chairman & Co-Founder
Queensland Tourism Group & Grand Aust. International P/L AU&NZ
Founder & President
VTOUR Travel Zhejiang Co. Ltd
As a significant figure in international tourism, Mr. Alex Li has facilitated extensive travel between Australia, New Zealand, and China. Founder of VTOUR Travel which is the biggest outbound travel wholesaler to Australia, Mr. Li’s influence on China’s tourism sector is substantial.
His “Sunny Australia Vision” platform annually sends 25,000 tourists to Australia, while Grand Aust. International welcomes nearly 60,000 visitors as an inbound tour operator each year.
His portfolio includes high-profile Australian acquisitions such as Azzura Greens Resort, Sky Broadbeach Seafood Restaurant, and the historic Rivermills farm. Recognized for his exceptional contributions, Mr. Li is a member of the Senior Industry Advisory Group of the Australian Government since 2011 and Queensland Government since 2017 in China and the first Aussie Specialist China Ambassador for Tourism Australia.
Possessing deep insights into the cultural dynamics between China, Australia, and New Zealand, Mr. Li continues to be a major influencer in global tourism.
Mr Guarna has more than 30 years of financial experience in management consultancy, mergers and acquisitions, and auditing. Highly qualified, he has previously held CFO and Finance Manager positions at numerous ASX-listed companies including SciDev Limited (SDV), Australia Gold Ltd (ADG) and Freedom Insurance Group Ltd (FIG).
Mr Higginson is the holder of a Bachelor of Business Degree with majors in both Finance and Administration.
Mr Higginson is a professional director and company secretary with extensive experience in public company administration, ASX Listing Rules, the Corporations Act, capital raisings, corporate governance, financial reporting and due diligence.
Mr Higginson was formerly an executive officer with the Australian Securities Exchange and has, over the last 34 years, held numerous directorship and company secretarial roles with a number of public listed companies across a range of industry sectors.