Board of Directors

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Douglas Bates
Chairman
 

Douglas has been Chairman of FIIG Holdings Limited (“FHL”) since establishment on 23 May 2018 and of FIIG Securities Limited (“FSL”) since November 2000 and closely involved with the development of the FIIG Group and its businesses over the past 19 years. He practised as a Barrister and has experience as a legal practitioner from 1986 to 2009 in London, Hong Kong and Brisbane, primarily in financial services, corporate and commercial law.
Douglas is also a Director of FIIG Securities Limited, FIIG International Holdings Limited, FIIG International Limited and FIIG Investment Management Limited. He has a Bachelor of Laws, a Master of Laws and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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Jim Stening
Managing Director
 

Jim was appointed Managing Director of FIIG Holdings Limited (“FHL”) on 23 May 2018 and is also the founder and Managing Director of FIIG Securities Limited (“FSL”). Jim has held the role of FSL Managing Director since inception, except for a period between September 2012 and January 2017 where he held a Non‑Executive Director position.
Jim has extensive knowledge of fixed income, cash and derivative markets fostered by more than 35 years’ experience in financial markets, interest rate product development and international fixed income trading including, prior to founding FSL in 1998, senior roles with firms including Merrill Lynch, Banco Santander (Singapore) and National Australia Bank.
Jim is currently Non‑Executive Director of Queensland Treasury Corporation (QTC), Chairman of Funding and Markets Committee for QTC Board and Non‑Executive Director of OzFish Unlimited Ltd. He is also a Director of FIIG Securities Limited, FIIG International Holdings Limited, FIIG International Limited and FIIG Investment Management Limited. Jim is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Diploma of Financial Services.

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Adam Lewis
Non-Executive Director
 

Adam has been a Director of FIIG Holdings Limited (“FHL”) since establishment on 23 May 2018. He was formerly a member of the FIIG Securities Limited Advisory Council. Adam is an alumnus of McKinsey & Company where he spent 20 years as an adviser to major firms and governments in Australia and New Zealand, Asia, Europe and North America. At McKinsey, Adam was a Partner for 14 years, Director (Senior Partner) for nine years, Managing Partner Australia & New Zealand for seven years and a member of McKinsey’s Asia Council, and Global Director Election Committees.
Adam is Chairman of Southern Innovation, Palette Pty Ltd, Deep Blue Company and Cast Professional Services Pty Ltd. He is a former Chairman of Aconex Limited and Message Media Pty Ltd. He is a Director of Chop Wood Pty Ltd and FIIG Securities Limited.

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Christine Feldmanis
Non-Executive Director
 

Christine has more than 30 years’ experience in the financial arena spanning both the private and government sectors. She has extensive experience in investment management, finance, accounting and risk management, legal and regulatory compliance, governance and business building for both listed and unlisted financial markets, products and entities. Christine formerly held senior executive roles at Bankers Trust Australia and NSW TCorp and was Managing Director at Treasury Group Investment Services Ltd delivering strategic, product, operations and advisory business solutions.
Christine is currently a Non‑Executive Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of Perpetual Equities Investment Company Ltd (ASX:PIC), IMF Bentham Ltd (ASX: IMF) and Bell Asset Management Ltd and a Non‑Executive Director of Uniting Financial Services Ltd where she is a member of the investment, audit and risk committees. Christine is also a Director of FIIG Securities

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Stephen Knight
Non-Executive Director
 

Stephen has more than 35 years’ experience in the Australian finance industry as a senior executive in both private sector and public sector financial institutions. His executive roles covered financial markets, banking, funds management and government finance.
Stephen was CEO of NSW Treasury Corporation (TCorp) for 10 years until 2015, responsible for debt issuance and investment activities for the NSW Government and its constituent entities. His previous roles included Head of Treasury and Capital Markets for UBS Australia, and Executive Treasurer – Global Treasury for ANZ Banking Group.
Stephen is currently a Non‑Executive Director of ASX Clearing & Settlement Boards, OneVue Group (ASX:OVH) and Sydney Financial Forum. He is a member of the Audit Committee for the Australian Office of Financial Management (AOFM) and a member of the Investment Committee for Primary Ethics. Stephen is the Independent Chair of the Bond Due Diligence and Issuance Committee for the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC), having chaired the Commonwealth Government’s Affordable Housing Implementation Taskforce. Stephen is also a Director of FIIG Securities Limited.

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