Mark Licciardo has served as our independent and non-executive director since October 2016. Mr. Licciardo B Bus(Acc), GradDip CSP, FGIA, FAICD is the founder and Managing Director of Mertons Corporate Services. A former company secretary of Top 50 ASX listed companies Transurban Group and Australian Foundation Investment Company Limited, his expertise includes working with boards of directors in the areas of corporate governance, administration and company secretarial. Mark is also the former Chairman of the Governance Institute of Australia Victoria division and Melbourne Fringe Festival and a current non-executive director of a number of public and private companies.
Weiguo (David) Gu
Weiguo (David) Gu has served as our independent and non-executive director since February 2015 as part of the strategic relationship agreement signed with Vipshop Holdings Limited. Mr. Gu joined Vipshop (NYSE: VIPS, www.vip.com) in 2013, and currently serves as the head of the company’s corporate development and corporate strategy. Before Vipshop, Mr. Gu was the vice president of Lightspeed Venture Partners in China. Prior to his VC career with Lightspeed, Mr. Gu was the project leader in Boston Consulting Group in Shanghai, China. Mr. Gu holds a Bachelor degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and an MBA degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management in the U.S.
Chris Lobb has served as our independent and non-executive director since December 2016. Mr. Lobb is currently Manager, Corporate Governance with corporate governance specialists, Mertons Corporate Services Pty Ltd. Prior to this, Mr. Lobb has been a Chartered Secretary for over 20 years having first held the role with the Gandel Group of Companies, an entity with interests in property (listed and un-listed), investment and funds management. After this initial role he has held positions with Colonial First State, MSF Sugar Limited and GSG Limited in both listed and non-listed environments. In addition to these appointments, Mr. Lobb was a member of the National Board of Chartered Secretaries Australia (now Governance Institute of Australia) including serving as Chairman of the Victorian Division. Mr. Lobb was also a non-executive director of Box Hill Institute of TAFE from 2005 to 2010 and holds a degree in accounting.
Lucas Elloitt has served as our non-independent and non-executive director since August 2013. Mr. Elliott is a co-founder of our company. He has over 14 years of Asian online experience, with a focus on developing fast moving online business models and monetising online assets. Mr. Elliott is also a co-founder of Catcha Group, where he is responsible for all aspects of Catcha Group’s corporate finance activities, including mergers and acquisitions, capital raisings and public listings. Mr. Elliott is also a director of iProperty Group Ltd and iCar Asia Ltd, both ASX-listed companies, and Malaysia-listed REV Asia Berhad. Mr. Elliott has a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in Finance from the University of Sydney.