Australian, Age 56 – FCA,FAICD, FFin,
FAIBF,JP in NSW
Executive Director – Corporate Strategy
Chris Bregenhoj was educated in Australia where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He worked for 13 years in Hong Kong where he started his career as a practising accountant and became a partner in KMG and SGV Byrne. Subsequently he joined Morgan Grenfell (Hong Kong) Limited as an Associated Director.
In 1988 he returned to Australia where he established First Equity Capital Ltd, a private investment banking and corporate advisory company which joined with Consortium Capital Limited and Gemini Investment Holdings Limited to form Gemini Capital Limited in 1996.
He was appointed as Chairman of Consortium Capital Group (formerly Human Therapeutics) in December 1999 when he lead a consortium of investors to acquire Hoechst AG’s biotechnology business in Australia and has been an Executive Director of oOh!media Group Limited [ASX Code OOH] (formerly Network Limited) since its incorporation on 28 February 2000 as Pi2 Limited.
Chris is currently the Executive Director – Corporate Strategy and Human Resources for the oOh!media Group, Australia’s largest out of home media representation business and third largest large format outdoor billboard business with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide.
Australian, Age 26, B.Bus, GAICD
Mr. James Manning was educated in Australia, where he completed a Bachelor of Business (Accounting), he is currently undertaking a Masters in Finance at University of Technology (Sydney) and a Masters of Economics at the University of Sydney.
Following the death of his father Stephen Manning, James took over various family business interests, including in media, property, investments and in retail.
He holds numerous board positions and has been involved in the Foundation’s activities since formation.
Semi retired Peter Ross served as a Police Officer from 1964 to 1972 where upon resigning purchased a contract with Hymix a concrete company based in Sydney as a sub contractor. During that period of time he established a concrete pool spraying business and at its peak installed some 405 pools in one year.
In 1980 sold his concrete contract with Hymix along with his pool spraying business and purchased a small food processing business. At the time the business was only processing around 26 tonne of potatoes per week and employed 5 staff.
For the next 30 years he developed this business employing some 26 staff and processing 180 tonne of potato products per week and along the way introduced processed pumpkin, onions and carrots adding a further 40 tonne per week to the business. By the time that Peter sold the business in 2007 he had expanded the customer base to include airlines, restaurants, cafes, providoring agents, bistros, hospitals, defence establishments, prison complexes as well as a string of take away food bars, fish and chicken shops.
Peter has served on the committee of sporting clubs in his spare time for the past 22 years and during that time served as President for the New South Wales Ski Racing Division and was the event organiser for the World Water Ski Racing Championships here in New South Wales in 1997. He also serves on a community watch program as an adviser on matters of security and liaises with the Commander of the Castle Hill Police Area on matters of concern.