Non-Executive Director and Chairman
B.Comm, LLB, MBA, FIML, FAICD, FGIA
Bruce is a professional Non-Executive Director of nearly 20 years standing having completed successful prior careers in law and finance. He holds degrees in law (LLB), commerce (B. Commerce) and business (MBA Geneva). He is particularly strong in governance being a Fellow of the AICD and holding its Diploma Company Director, a Fellow of Australian Institute of Managers & Leaders and a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and holding its Graduate Diploma in Company Secretarial Practice (Governance).
His legal career included being a partner of a prominent private law firm and then Senior Corporate Counsel to Robert Holmes a Court’s Bell Resources Limited in the 1980’s.
After completing his MBA in Switzerland, he went into investment banking in 1986 which took him to New York for 3 years returning to Sydney in 1990. He spent the 1990’s as an investment banker in Sydney, the last 5 of which as Director Investment Banking and Head of the Industrial Franchise Group at Salomon Brothers and then Salomon Smith Barney where he lead the firm’s JLM roles in the privatisations or IPOs of Qantas, Commonwealth Bank and Telstra amongst other major transactions of the day.
Bruce has been a professional Director since 2000 in roles with ASX listed and unlisted companies predominantly in the financial services, biotechnology and technology sectors. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of ASX 200 PolyNovo Limited, Capricorn Society Limited, ASX listed Netlinkz Limited and Australian Meat Processors Corporation Limited. He is also Chairman of Capricorn Mutual Limited and 4DMedical.
Previously, he has been a Non-Executive Director of ASX listed companies Compumedics Limited, Anteo Diagnostics Limited (Chairman), USCOM Limited, Mungana Goldmines Limited and Datadot Technology Limited (Chairman). He also served as an inaugural CSIRO nominated Non-Executive Director of PolymerCo Pty Ltd when the Polynovo technology was first spun out of the CSIRO in 2004, as with several other CSIRO technology commercialisations and served as chairman of a number of these vehicles.