Directors and Executives

Gary Burg, Non-Executive Chairman 
Gary has been involved with the broader Global Capital Group in South Africa since 1995 and in Australia since 2001. In Australia, Gary has been involved in a number of businesses across a range of sectors including life insurance, financial services and education.

Gary is currently a director of Clearview Limited and Global Capital Holdings (Australia) Pty Limited, which is the investment manager of the recently established Global Capital Principal Investments business in Australia. He is a former director of (and investor in) 3Q Holdings Limited and South African listed Capital Alliance Holdings Limited (which owned Capital Alliance Life Limited and Capital Alliance Bank Limited). Gary is also a former director and investor in Prefsure Life Limited and Insurance Line.


Mr Adam Davis, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Adam Davis has extensive experience in the for-profit education sector, having founded and then acted as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of ASX-listed Tribeca Learning Limited. The company was acquired in 2006 by Kaplan, Inc., a division of NYSE-listed The Graham Holdings Company (formerly The Washington Post Company), to form the foundation of its Australian operations.

Under Adam's stewardship, Tribeca Learning acquired and integrated numerous education businesses servicing the Australian financial services sector, consolidating a fragmented market and creating the leading national provider. Tribeca Learning offered a broad range of accredited courses and continuing education programs and its customers included most of the major financial institutions in Australia.

Adam holds a Bachelor of Applied Finance degree from Macquarie University.

 

Mr Peter Mobbs, Non-Executive Director

Peter is an experienced and respected leader in education with 13 years’ experience in the sector. He is currently CEO of online vocational provider, Ivy College. In previous roles, Peter was the Director of Operations, Career Education within Study Group - a global education provider - and held the role of Managing Director, Martin College, also a Study Group business. 

In earlier years Peter established Australia’s leading private real estate education business, Agency Training Australia, which in 2006 was acquired by Kaplan Inc., a division of NYSE‑listed Graham Holdings Company (formerly The Washington Post Company). Peter became Kaplan’s General Manager, Product Development and Delivery for the stock broking, insurance, accounting, real estate and financial services industries. As a member of Kaplan’s senior executive team Peter was involved in acquisitions, integrations and new product development.

Prior to entering the education sector Peter worked as a lawyer in both the U.K. and Australia in the areas of commercial litigation and tax. While working as a lawyer Peter also gained extensive experience in training and compliance. He holds degrees in both commerce and law, a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment and is admitted to practise in the Supreme Court of NSW. He is a member of the Law Society of NSW and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

 

Mr Jonathan Pager, Non-Executive Director

Jonathan has over 20 years’ experience as an adviser across a wide range of industries in Australia and overseas and is currently Managing Director of Pager Partners Business Consultants and Pager Partners Corporate Advisory. He has a Masters of Economics and qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloitte, where he commenced his career.

Jonathan has recapitalised several ASX-listed companies across both the resources and industrial sectors. He is currently a director of Montech Holdings Limited (ASX:MOQ) and was previously a director of AHAlife Holdings Limited (ASX:AHL), Rhipe Limited (ASX:RHP), PLD Corporation Limited (ASX:PLD) and Prospect Resources Limited (ASX:PSC).

 

Mr Michael Pollak, Non-Executive Director

Michael commenced his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers over 15 years ago. He has gained valuable experience in both Sydney and London in general management, audit, insolvency, corporate advisory and strategy across a wide range of industries, including financial services, professional services, retail, mining and manufacturing. Michael holds a bachelor of Commerce, is a chartered accountant and has an MBA in strategy from the Australian Graduate School of Management.

Michael is currently a director of ASX-listed HJB Corporation Limited (ASX:HJB) and Montech Holdings Limited (ASX:MOQ), and was previously a director of Rhipe Limited (ASX:RHP), Disruptive Investment Group Limited (ASX:DVI), Prospect Resources Limited (ASX:PSC) and PLD Corporation Limited (ASX:PLD), being companies he previously recapitalised. In addition to these, Michael has been involved in the restructuring, recapitalisation and relisting of a number of other ASX listed entities.

 

Lyndon Catzel, Chief Financial Officer  

Lyndon is a financial management professional with over 20 years’ financial, operational and strategic experience. Prior to joining UCW, Lyndon was the CEO of Unity Fund Services, one of Australia’s leading fund accounting businesses, which he joined in 2011. Prior to that, Lyndon gained experience in three fast-growing private equity backed businesses as CFO/COO. He has a proven track record of financial management, capital raising, development of management teams, implementation of procedures and strategy execution. Sector experience includes financial services, healthcare, software, wholesale distribution and construction.

Lyndon started his career in Deloitte’s Assurance and Advisory Division before moving to its Corporate Finance Division and then moved to SG Hambros (the Mergers & Acquisitions division of Societe Generale). 

Lyndon is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Economics (Finance and Accounting) from the University of Sydney.