Governance

Board of Directors

Sargon is committed to the highest standard of corporate governance. Our Board of Directors is responsible for Sargon’s strategy and governance. The Board ensures that obligations to our key stakeholders are met, including regulators, clients, staff and shareholders.

Robert Rankin

Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Robert Rankin was appointed to the board in 2018. Prior to this, he jointly founded investment firm Pacific Point Partners. He spent 6 years at Deutsche Bank between 2009 and 2015, where he held the role of chief executive for Asia Pacific and later global co-head of corporate banking and securities. Prior to this, he spent more than 15 years at UBS where he led investment banking for the Asia Pacific region.

Phillip Kingston

Founder and CEO
Phillip Kingston is a founder of Sargon. He is also the founder and managing director of Trimantium GrowthOps Ltd (ASX: TGO), Trimantium Capital and a partner at Dragonfire. He founded and served as President of the B-Corp Certified Henley Club, and co-founded Good Super. Previously, he was also a non-executive director of the Centre for Sustainability Leadership for over 6 years, a director of The New Palm Court Orchestra for nearly 2 years, and a director of LaunchVic.

David Chen

Executive Director
David Chen is a global fintech investor and founded Huashan Capital for cross border transactions and venture capital investments. He is a Venture Partner of China-focused private equity fund Tripod Capital, the Vice Chairman of Hong Kong Stock Exchange listed mining company Hengxing Gold (HKSE: 2303), and a former Director of Shanghai Stock Exchange listed investment holding company Zhonglu Group (SHA: 600818).

The Hon Stephen Conroy

Independent Non-Executive Director
The Hon Stephen Conroy is a former Senator in the Australian Parliament. He served as Leader of the Government and Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Senate. He was Federal Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Minister assisting the Prime Minister on Digital Productivity, and over Stephen's 20-year Parliamentary career he held many portfolios and Parliamentary committee positions including Financial Services and Regulation, Finance, Small Business, Trade and Defence. Stephen also served on Parliamentary Committees on Superannuation, Financial Services and Corporations Law. Stephen is a Political Contributor to Sky News Australia and a Director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute as well as the US Studies Centre at the University of Sydney.

Trustee Boards

Sargon holds a number of operating licences in financial services through its wholly owned subsidiaries. In Australia, Tidswell Financial Services Ltd (ABN 55 010 810 607, AFSL 237628, L0000888) and Responsible Entity Partners Limited (ABN 11 119 757 596, AFSL 304542) have licences which allow them to issue a variety of financial products. The directors below are on the boards of both entities.

Mike Terlet AO

Chairperson

Ron Beard

Executive Director

Andrew Peterson

Executive Director

Stephen Miller

Non-Executive Director

Fiona McNabb

Non-Executive Director

Corporate Trust Board

The Corporate Trust Board is responsible for the overall governance of Sargon's corporate trust solutions, including its subsidiary Sargon CT Pty Ltd (ACN 106 424 088, AFSL 258829, Credit Licence 258829) and associated entities.

Fiona McNabb

Chairperson

Andrew Peterson

Director

Stuart Howard

Director