Arthur Naoumidis – Chief Executive Officer
With two decades as an IT consultant under his belt, Arthur moved into financial services, building operating systems and investment administration platforms for high profile broking houses and fund managers, before founding the very successful Praemium portfolio business, which listed in 2006.
Arthur’s belief in the power of technology to transform markets, improve efficiency and engage consumers led him to introduce some of the advanced concepts he helped pioneer in the equity markets to the property sector, a market that has been relatively unchanged for generations.
To drive this forward he founded DomaCom Limited, now an ASX listed company (ASX:DCL), in 2011.
The result is fractional investment established on an improved technology platform delivered via a unique legal structure, effectively breaking down high-cost assets into affordable parcels enabling all Australians to participate in these assets with low entry levels.
The application of his vision is currently seen in the fractional property market and will soon be available in affordable housing solutions, corporate bonds, lending and equity release for senior Australians.
Ross Laidlaw – Executive Director
Ross has spent over 25 years in Financial Services and has deep and expansive experience within markets in Australasia, Europe and America.
His strength lies in the development of start-up or greenfield developments and driving them into fully fledged and profitable businesses. Ross was CEO of the successful Skandia Platform for over 8 years (1999 to 2008) developing it into a leading Platform that was well supported by independent financial planners.
Prior to being transferred to Skandia’s European business the business had $15 billion in AUM and employed over 200 staff. Ross has held a number of directorships including the Australian businesses, Skandia’s joint venture in Mainland China, Skandia’s Fund Management Company in Ireland and American Skandia’s Broker-Dealer group.
Ross has recently returned to Australia after working for Sweden’s largest Asset Management business in the capacity of Head of the Baltics and International sales. Ross is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.
Grahame Evans – Non-Executive Chairman
Grahame has been extensively involved with the financial services industry for over 30 years.
He has held a variety of board positions including Chairman of Australian, Canadian, Singaporean & Chinese investment & advice businesses and also as a director of Malaysian and New Zealand companies. He is a regular speaker at conferences both in Australia and overseas and holds an MBA from the prestigious Australian Graduate School of Management, voted in the top 10 management schools in the Asian region. Grahame’s executive roles have included CEO Investments for Tower Australia, Managing Director, AMP Consulting and Group Managing Director of Centrepoint Wealth. He is currently an executive director of GPS Wealth. At 32, Grahame was the youngest Australian ever to be appointed to the board of an Australian life insurance company.
Graeme Billings – Non-Executive Director
Graeme has been a chartered accountant since 1977. He retired from Price Waterhouse Coopers in 2011 after 34 years where he was a senior partner in the Assurance practice. Graeme is a former head of the Melbourne Assurance practice as well as leading the Firm’s Australian and Global Industrial Products businesses. He has extensive experience in providing assurance, governance, transaction and consulting services to multi-national and national companies in the automotive, manufacturing, consumer goods and construction industries. Graeme was also a regular media commentator on the Industrial Products sector.
Graeme is now an advisor to various companies as well as acting as a non-executive director for a number of public and private companies in the financial services, manufacturing, retail and construction sectors.
David Archbold – Non-Executive Director
David has over 45 years experience in the property industry in Australia. Prior to the establishment of International Property Group Pty Limited in 1991, David was Executive Director – International, for Colliers Jardine and Executive General Manager of Hooker Corporation. Previously he was Managing Director of Baillieu Knight Frank (SA) Pty Ltd, then Managing Director of Baillieu Knight Frank (NSW) and a Director/Partner of the Australian Company.
In particular, He reviews and analyses corporate property portfolios.
David has a detailed understanding and experience in the domestic and international property markets. He identifies investment and development opportunities for our Asian clients and provides specialised advice to the banking sector, accounting and legal professions to maximise their client’s property performance.
He was appointed to advise the South Australian Asset Management Corporation on restructuring the $4 billion property portfolio of the former State Bank of South Australia.
He was a member of the Board of the Asset Management Task Force in South Australia, responsible for overseeing the sale and upgrading of Government assets. He was also appointed to the Property Divestment Steering Committee by the South Australian Government.
From July 1995 to June 2004, David was a member of the Board of the Motor Accident Commission (formerly known as the State Government Insurance Commission) which is responsible for third party insurance and a number of government assets.
Peter Church OAM FAICD – Non-Executive Director
Peter Church OAM has joined the Board of DomaCom in August 2015.
Peter has had an outstanding career, much of which has been spent in South East Asia where he has implemented strategies for investors and those seeking to develop and carry on business, as well as other related corporate advisory activities.
Peter was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 1994 by the Australian Government for promotion of business between Australia and South East Asia. His current appointments include Executive Chairman of the AFG Venture Group, Special Counsel at Stephenson Harwood, Non Executive Director at ASX-listed OM Holdings Limited, Elara Capital PLC, and Non Executive Chairman of Bangkok International Associates. He is also the Adjunct Professor at Curtin University Business School.
Peter’s knowledge and experience will prove invaluable as DomaCom expands into Asia with our first office having opened in Singapore earlier this year.
Matthew Roberts – Non-Executive Director
Matthew Roberts is the Executive Director and non-executive director of a number of prominent private and public businesses.
Matthew has over 20 years’ experience in regulatory environments with a successful track record IPOs, advising, funding, managing, merging and acquiring small businesses through to billion dollar enterprises; in the sectors of as financial services, healthcare media, resources, business analytics, information technology, energy, digital currency and renewable energy.
Matthew has conducted due-diligence on over 1000 companies throughout Europe, Asia, the United States and Australia, he is a Responsible Manager to the Australian Stock Exchange.
Under Matthew’s leadership, AAIG development has involved the acquisition or creation of 16 separate companies and business units, to produce a vertically and horizontally integrated financial services group Amalgamated Australian Investment Group Ltd (AAIG). AAIG achieved critical mass though organic growth and acquisition in conjunction with in-house R&D and the creation of proprietary products.
Matthew is part of the Australian digital currency association (ADCA) the working group seeking to work with regulators to find the best outcome for the future regulation of ICOs in Australia.
Matthew is passionate about Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and impact investing shaping the future of investment management. He has a keen interest in solutions to 21st century problems challenging the developed and emerging markets such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
George Paxton – Non-Executive Director
Services Industry including a Private Equity business, Amalgamated Australian Investment Group Ltd (AAIG), headquartered in Sydney. He has experience in the entirety of the lifecycle of a corporate transaction utilising a skillset that includes acquisition sourcing, due diligence, valuation and negotiation.
George has been involved with every aspect of the success and growth of AAIG since joining the business in 2011. His primary focus is ensuring that the ongoing growth of AAIG continues to occur in a coordinated and profitable manner. This includes providing financial and governance oversight; recruiting of skilled staff and setting of corporate culture; and, ensuring the systems and process are in place to maintain proper integration across the Group.
Prior to this George managed a team of Research Analysts within a hedge fund research product in the London. The experience entailed coverage of M&A, Equity and Credit across Europe, Middle East, and Asia.
He has a deep knowledge, both theoretical and practical, of international valuation techniques and methodologies and has experience of using these techniques across different geographies, industries and products. He has experience of investing across a number of different structures including Equities, Futures, Direct Property, Options, and Cryptocurrencies.
George Paxton holds a BA (Hons) in Law & Economics from Queen Mary, University of London, is a CFA Charter holder and is RG146 Compliant.
Cathryn Nolan – Co-Founder
Cathryn has spent more than 20 years working as a corporate and commercial lawyer with experience across a range of industries, with a particular focus on equity markets, technology and large projects. Prior to joining DomaCom, Cathryn was an executive director and the General Counsel of ASX listed Praemium Limited (ASX:PPS) where she had responsibility for the legal, compliance and regulatory aspects of all group operations, including the development of unique legal structures for the deployment of that company’s technologies in the UK.
One of the original founders, Cathryn initially acted as General Counsel, Company Secretary and later as Head of Compliance, providing thought leadership and designing solutions enabling the creation of DomaCom’s unique features within a retail financial product offering framework. Currently, Cathryn’s main focus is on new product solutions.
Graham Gorman – Responsible Manager, Securities
Over the years Graham moved from his Engineering background into several General Management roles then into the Management Consulting field before finally entering the Securities Industry. He has over 25 years experience in the investment advice industry in full-service stockbroking and wealth management roles. He was a Partner and Director with SHAW Stockbroking Limited (now Shaw and Partners) as well as holding senior executive positions with Macquarie Private Wealth and ABN Amro Morgans.
In more recent years, Graham has also focused on providing advice to self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) trustees. Graham specialises in complex hybrid offerings including fixed income, bonds, derivatives, warrants and other complex alternative products.
As Responsible Manager for Securities, he will help DomaCom develop and launch fractionalised securities related products like corporate bonds and other special opportunities.
Senior Management Team
Warren Gibson – Marketing Manager
Warren began his career in financial services in 1983 as an investment adviser, moving into financial planning then corporate and business development roles, including the role of dealer principal and several company directorships.
He established one of the first specialist marketing and business development consultancies in the financial planning industry before joining Arthur Naoumidis in 2002 as Director of Sales and Marketing for a new technology provider which became Australia’s fastest growing portfolio administration service. By late 2011, when he left this service, funds under administration had grown to AU$43 Billion administered on behalf of several hundred accountants, financial advisers, SMSF administrators and stockbrokers for tens of thousands of their investor clients.
Warren brings 32 years of financial services knowledge and experience to DomaCom together with a passion to build markets and deliver exciting new developments to financial advisers and their clients.
Sean Crisp – Platform Client Service Manager
Sean has over 20 years of experience in the finance industry across a variety of roles within Compliance, data migration, project management, staff management, production support, business development and client relationships.
Managing strong growth with extensive financial markets and securities knowledge in Custody, Superannuation, Trustee and Funds management industries in particular.
Sean has worked for ANZ, Perpetual, NAB and RBC, through several roles covering a broad range of roles as Business Development, Production Support, Client Service and Project Managers.
As Platform/Client Service Manager Sean’s role within DomaCom covers operational management responsibility for the Platform and Client Service of the advisers/third parties that will be utilising the system.
Philip Chard – Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary
Philip has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. As a senior manager at Deloitte, he provided assurance and advisory services within the fund management and investment banking sectors.
Subsequently, he has held a broad range of financial control and reporting positions within the property, funds management and banking sectors.
He has a strong understanding of the requirements of working within highly regulated industries and the reporting obligations of listed companies. He has a proven track record of designing and implementing robust internal control and reporting systems.
Paul Zaman – Managing Director DomaCom Pte Ltd Singapore
As the Managing Director of DomaCom Singapore, Paul Zaman heads up the Singapore operations which support licensed wealth and financial advisors to accredited investors.
Paul Zaman is a long-term permanent resident, formally heading up ING Barings Securities Asian equity research for telecommunication sector and also a Director of Strategy at the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore.
Prior to that Paul led the successful T1 initial public offering of Telstra, the largest IPO in the world at that time. Paul is an active member of both the AICD and SID. He has a BSC in Quantum Mechanics, MSC and MBA.
Australian Sales Team