Mr Karl Paganin has over 15 years senior experience in Investment Banking, specialising in transaction structuring, equity capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and strategic management advice to listed companies.
Mr Paganin practised with major national law firms and was then appointed as Senior Legal Counsel at the newly formed family company of the Holmes a Court family, Heytesbury Holdings, where he spent 11 years. His roles varied from Senior Legal Counsel to Director of Major Projects, a role which involved having conduct of all major transactions within the Group.
Subsequent to Heytesbury, Mr Paganin spent 15 years as a senior investment banker in Perth. In 2002, he joined the Perth based Euroz Securities and established its Corporate Finance department. Then, in 2010, he established and was Managing Director of GMP Australia Pty Ltd, an affiliate of a Canadian resource specialist investment bank.
Mr Paganin specialises in transaction structuring, equity capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and providing strategic management advice to listed public companies. He is currently Non-Executive Director of ASX listed Southern Cross Electrical Engineering Limited and Poseidon Nickel Limited.
Mr Paganin holds degrees in Law (B.Juris, LLB) and Arts (BA) from the University of Western Australia.
Ms Tracey Gosling is an accomplished and adaptive senior. She has deep experience in formulating and refining growth plans centred on the transformation and commercialisation of digital strategies. Ms Gosling has broad executive experience across a range of sectors that are relevant to Veris’ operating model including IT, telecommunications, transport and professional services.
With a broad experience born in insolvency and business recovery services, Ms Gosling brings significant financial and risk assessment capabilities. Having led many technology and service firsts across Australia, Ms Gosling’s strength lies in her ability to support senior leadership in formulating and testing strategic plans, market competitiveness analysis, and the assessment of commercialisation and technology investments as well as the execution of digital transformation plans.
Ms Gosling is a Non-Executive Board Director of Geoscape Australia and a member of the Investment Committee. She is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors GAICD, and has previously served on numerous Government Committees focusing on areas of corporate risk, strategy, performance and disaster response planning.
Mr David Murray has over 40 years’ experience in professional services, providing a unique combination of global, regional, commercial and industry skills to the Veris Board. Mr Murray was a Deloitte Australia Partner for 26 years incorporating leadership roles across the business including the National Executive, Business Unit Leader, Papua New Guinea Office Managing Partner and other National leadership roles and responsibilities.
Mr Murray is currently a Board member of a Global insurance entity. He also Chairs the Audit and Risk Committee of that entity. He is also Deputy Chair of a local not-for-profit organisation. Mr Murray is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr Brian Elton is the founder of Elton Consulting, and joined the Veris Board as Executive Director in March 2018 when this business was acquired by Veris. He has extensive experience in growing a highly commercially successful professional services business, and in-depth knowledge of east coast development and infrastructure sectors. He has an extensive network of contacts and clients in government, the not-for-profit sector and Tier 1 private sector organisations, and is well regarded and trusted by clients.
Mr Elton has over 40 years of experience in urban and regional planning in the UK and Australia focusing on urban strategy, urban policy and governance and the delivery of major projects. He founded Elton Consulting 30 years ago, maintaining a profitable and growing business every year since.
In the five years to the acquisition in March 2018, Elton Consulting almost tripled its revenue and profit and added ACT and Victorian offices to its long-term Sydney office. Since being acquired by Veris, Elton Consulting opened Western Australia and Queensland offices, co-locating with existing Veris offices. Mr Elton has recently played an integral leadership role in the Operational Review of Veris Australia and in the implementation of measures to improve its profitability. He has also led successful marketing across Veris Australia and Elton Consulting.
Mr Elton has expertise in the areas of urban and regional planning, strategic communications and engagement, housing, social planning housing and public policy, design and facilitation of organisation change processes involving CEOs and senior staff, direction and facilitation of sensitive and complex stakeholder and community engagement processes. He has been involved in some of Australia's largest urban renewal, major infrastructure and city-making projects and in ground breaking urban policy reforms.
Mr Elton is a Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. His affiliations include the International Association of Public Participation, Green Building Council of Australia and the Urban Development Institute of Australia.
Dr Michael Shirley has over 30 years of industry experience, leading and engaging complex teams whilst delivering business growth and strong commercial outcomes.
Dr Shirley has worked across the natural resources, environment, water, buildings and infrastructure sectors across Australia and globally.
Michael has held senior executive roles for leading organisations including; Sinclair Knight Merz, Jacobs and most recently Aurecon where he was the Managing Director Clients. Michael has a demonstrated track record of strategic and operational leadership, delivering outstanding long-term business growth.
Veris is committed to upholding exceptional corporate governance policies and practices.
The corporate governance structures, charters, protocols, and reporting processes are documented below.
The Corporate Governance Charter was prepared with regard to the Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations 3rd Edition released by the ASX Corporate Governance Council so as to ensure that its practices are largely consistent with those recommendations.
The Corporate Governance Charter will be reviewed and adjusted, as required, on an ongoing basis including in line with ASX Corporate Governance Council amendments to the Recommendations.