Tony Fung, Chairman
Tony Fung is the Chairman of Aquis Entertainment. He has more than 40 years experience in global financial services and investment, including more than 15 years as an active investor in Australia. The Fung family founded Sun Hung Kai Securities and Sun Hung Kai Bank, the first Hong Kong bank to receive a full banking license. He was CEO of the group until it was sold in 1996. Mr Fung then established his own private investment business and has since become a leading investor across a range of categories in the Asia, the US and Australia.
Alex Chow Yu Chun, Non-Executive Director
Alex Chow has more than 35 years of experience in commercial, financial and investment management in Hong Kong and Mainland China. He has served as an lndependent Non-executive Director of Top Form International Limited since February 1993 and is a Certified Public Accountant of the Hong Kong lnstitute of Certified Public Accountants.
Mr Chow is also currently an independent non-executive director of Playmates Toys Limited, China Strategic Holdings Limited and Symphony Holdings Ltd, each of which are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Russell Shields, Non-Executive Director
Russell Shields is a senior non-executive director with more than 35 years’ experience in the financial services industry. He was Chairman Queensland and Northern Territory of ANZ Bank for 6 years. Prior to joining ANZ, Mr Shields held senior executive roles with HSBC including Managing Director Asia Pacific - Transport, Construction and Infrastructure and State Manager Queensland, HSBC Bank Australia. He is currently also a non-executive director of ASX-listed Eclipx Group.
Jessica Mellor, Executive Director & CEO
Jessica is a seasoned project director with experience spanning major infrastructure projects, residential and commercial development and funds management.
She was involved in major infrastructure projects with Leighton Contractors in Queensland before moving into residential development and later funds management. Jessica joined the greater Aquis group in 2013, when she played a key leadership role in the groups’ ambitious Yorkeys Knob project in Cairns, and following the acquisition of Casino Canberra, was appointed as Executive Director, Strategy and Project Development with responsibility for new projects, strategy and growth.
Jessica was appointed as Chief Executive Officer on 3 October 2016.
Allison Gallaugher, Executive Director & Financial Controller
Allison is a highly experienced Chartered Accountant, having spent over 20 years in the accounting industry, including senior management positions in a top 5 accounting firm in Sydney, advising a range of local and international listed and unlisted companies, across a broad range of industries.
On returning to Canberra in 2011, Allison joined the leading boutique accounting firm as a senior advisor to many of Canberra’s largest businesses, predominantly in the property and development industry. Most recently, Allison was the Financial Controller of a large club group, prior to joining Aquis on 24 March 2017.
Allison was appointed as Executive Director on 28 June 2018.
Louise Sheppard, Company Secretary
Louise is an experienced company secretary whose professional experience spans three decades. Louise’s commercial career began at AMP where she worked both in Australia and the UK across several financial services finance and project roles. Thereafter she worked for ABN AMRO in what would be recognised as an AML/CTF equivalent compliance officer role today.
Louise has also held compliance and company secretarial roles at Babcock & Brown. Most recently, Louise was the Secretarial Governance Manager at Origin Energy Limited.