Board of Directors
Richard H Giles, Chairman
B Sc (Columbia) M Sc (Econ - London) ACA MAICD
Richard was a senior financial executive with ICI Australia Limited and Orica Limited until his retirement in December 2001. He was the Investment Manager of the $600 million – $800 million Orica Superannuation Fund for 9 years during which time this Fund consistently achieved top quartile investment performance. Richard also served as Corporate Treasurer and Investor Relations Manager. He has held a number of directorships associated with both his corporate role at ICI Australia Limited and his role as the Investment Manager for the Orica Superannuation Fund.
Since his retirement from Orica, Richard has been a non-executive director of Advent Ltd an ASX listed private equity company from 2002 to 2008 and a consultant to the Investment Committee of Equipsuper (a $4 billion multi-employer superfund), from 2005 to 2012.
He currently acts as a company monitor for the Australian Shareholders Association and participates in monthly investment discussions with other Melbourne based current/ retired institutional investment managers. He remains a member of the Institute of Company Directors and the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
John Simkiss, Director
B Com, CA, FCPA, SA Fin
John has had a varied career covering the corporate, investment banking and superannuation industries. He was the initial Investment Manager in 1991 for Telstra Super, one of Australia’s largest superannuation funds, after long careers with Potter Warburg (formerly Potter Partners, now UBS) and CRA Limited (now RIO). At Potter Warburg John had roles in corporate finance, research and institutional dealing. At CRA his early career involved major new resource investment evaluation, leading to roles in operations and finally to Group Treasurer . Prior to this John had qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen. In addition to his leadership role at Telstra Super, John has been involved in the superannuation funds for each of Potter Partners, CRA Limited, YMCA Super and Equipsuper.
Following his retirement from full-time activity in 2000, John continued as a Consultant to Telstra Super until 2011. He was a Director and Chairman of the Investment Committee for YMCA Super for a number of years, a member of the Investment Committee for Pentacle Property Funds Management, and a Consultant member of the Investment Committee of Equipsuper from 2009 to 2012. John has been a Director of UCA Funds Management and related companies since 2007 and is currently Chairman of their Investment Committee.
Han K Lee, Joint CIO & MD
M Comm ASIA
Han co-founded Prime Value in early 1998. He heads the investment team and oversees the formulation of investment policy and strategy. Prior to founding Prime Value, he was the Senior Equity Portfolio Manager for the Shell Australia Superannuation Fund, with assets under management in excess of $500 million. Han has held a range of senior investment positions with Adriatic Life, Westpac Banking Corporation, National Mutual Life Association and ANZ Banking Group. Han regularly gives seminars and lectures combining finance and investment theory and practice in Australia and Asia. He is a member of the Financial Services Institute of Australia and has more than 40 years of experience in the investment industry.
Y Yong Quek, CEO & Executive Director
B E Civil (Hons) MBA CPA MAICD CFTP
Yong co-founded Prime Value in early 1998. As CEO and director, Yong has responsibility for overall business strategy and investment outcomes. Yong is also Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer of Shakespeare Property Group, managing a portfolio of properties of approximately $500 million. Prior to founding Prime Value and Shakespeare Property Group, Yong was the Assistant Treasurer of Western Mining Corporation (WMC) Limited and a director of the WMC Superannuation Fund.
Yong has held various senior finance and treasury positions with Shell Australia Limited and the Australian Wheat Board. Yong is a director of the Australian Navigators Limited and a number of private companies. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants. Yong has more than 25 years of investment and risk management experience.