Patrick has over 30 years’ experience in financial services and is nationally recognised in the media and financial services for his leadership and innovation in financial planning. He is a Certified Financial Planner and holds a Masters of Applied Finance and Investment. He is also a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Western Australia and a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Patrick is a member of the Financial Planning Association and was recently presented with their Distinguished Service Award. Patrick is also a former director of the Financial Planning Association Ltd and past-President of the Western Australian Club Inc. Currently his directorships include being a director/trustee of the Future 2 Foundation Ltd and director of Pajoda Investments Pty Ltd trading as ipac Western Australia.
Mark is the founder and proprietor of the Intiger Group.
For the last twenty years Mark has worked globally in senior executive roles for the world’s most respected Tier 1 investment, retail and commercial banking and management consulting firms, including Barclays International Retail and Commercial Bank, Lloyds of London, HSBC Merchant and Capital Markets, GE Capital Bank Europe, Barclays Capital Investment Bank, Nationwide Bank UK, Navigant Consulting Europe, Cembra Money Bank Switzerland and Budapest Bank Hungary.
Specialising in large scale global change programs, offshore processing, cost reduction strategies and institutional restructuring, Mark has lived and worked in a variety of global locations including the US, UK, Switzerland, Nigeria, Spain, France, Portugal, Italy, France, Ecuador, Colombia, India, Philippines, Latvia, Romania, Poland and Hungary.
In 1999 Mark was Program Lead under Jack Welch at GE Capital Bank USA. At the time, Mr Welch made one of the first attempts by any Western commercial institution to transfer white good/administrative processes offshore.
As recent Head of Strategy and Change for the Royal Bank of Scotland SS&P, Mark oversaw its strategic positioning inclusive cost reduction and efficiency gains via captured Indian offshore processing platforms.
Mr Chong is the lead partner of Lavan's Corporate Services Group. In addition to being a lawyer with specialist knowledge in corporate law and in tax, he brings his extensive knowledge in governance and commercial experience to the Board, having been a board member and chair of ASX listed, private and non-profit companies.
Mr Chong is also a chartered tax adviser and a fellow of the CPA. He has strong interest in the technology sector and has extensive working and advising on businesses in Asia.