Ben Coates

Ben Coates, , Interim CEO

Mr. Coates has served as our Interim Chief Executive Officer since July 24, 2022, and as a member of the board of directors since August 2021. He is Director of Coolgardie Investments, a private investment vehicle that he founded in 2006. Coolgardie Investments makes direct investments in a small portfolio of private businesses across a mix of sectors. Mr. Coates has held management, directorship and advisory roles at such businesses. During the period from 2007 to 2012, Mr. Coates held various roles at National Australia Bank (NAB) at both the Australia and United Kingdom offices. From 2010 to 2012, Mr. Coates served as Director of Strategy for NAB Europe Ltd. where he was responsible for strategy and implementation of programs designed to ensure NAB Europe operated in accordance with the new financial regime mandated by the U.K. Financial Services Authorities. From 2007 to 2010, he served as a Director at NAB Private Wealth, where he managed a national team developing and distributing structured investments across NAB clients. Prior to joining NAB, Mr. Coates spent a number of years as General Manager, Funds Management at Hanover Group, where, among other things, he was responsible for compliance and risk management. Mr. Coates has also previously held various financial services roles at Westpac Banking Corporation and ANZ Banking Group. Mr. Coates received his Master of Applied Finance degree from Macquarie University and his DipFP from Deakin University.