Alexander (Sandy) Beard
Chairman and Non-Executive Director
Sandy is a seasoned Company Director, Investor and Investment professional focussed on driving value from small cap ASX listed companies and private equity and early stage investments. He is Chairman and substantial holder in ASX Listed Hancock & Gore Limited, a diversified investment company. Previously was CEO and MD of CVC Limited from 2001 – 2019 where he oversaw investment returns in excess of 15% per annum over that period. He has extensive experience working with investee businesses, both in providing advice and in direct management roles, especially bringing management expertise to early-stage businesses and in turning around financial performance to deliver substantial shareholder returns for sustained periods.
Sandy’s key focus is extracting and overseeing the creation of shareholder value from the companies with which he is involved.
Sandy Beard is currently Executive Chairman of Hancock & Gore Limited (ASX:HNG), Chairman of Anagenics Limited (ASX:AN1) and Director of Centrepoint Alliance (ASX:CAF).
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
Con has been involved in the electrical and lighting industry for over 35 years. He founded commercial and industrial lighting manufacturer Moonlighting in 1991. Moonlighting employed 150 staff with revenues of +$30M. Moonlighting was sold to Gerard Lighting in 2004.
He then founded and was Managing Director of ASX listed Traffic Technologies which developed the first Australian Standard approved LED traffic light. Traffic Technologies had +$100M in revenues across 3 divisions, Traffic lights, Traffic management and Traffic Signs. Con was a major shareholder and Director of ASX listed SKS Technologies Group Ltd formerly Stokes Ltd which transformed from an appliance parts manufacturer and distributor to a lighting and audio-visual business.
Executive Director (Sales & Marketing)
Michael completed his Degree in Electrical and Computing Engineering at Monash University and has been involved in the electrical/lighting industry for over 28 years. Michael has held senior sales & marketing positions Sunlighting/Holophane, Moonlighting, Zumtobel/Bega, and WE-EF lighting.
Michael then joined the ASX listed SKS Technologies Group LTD formerly Stokes Limited as Executive General Manager Lighting in order to further develop and grow the companies lighting division.
After graduating the IDF as field medic in 1999 Michael attended Hadassah College in Jerusalem to study computers engineering. He joined Israeli TV broadcast company TELAD as a software engineer working on digital broadcasting systems. After 2 years he was promoted to lead the software team of TELAD. In 2004 Michael took up a new position as software engineer at Optibase in Israel, leading provider of video over IP solutions. In 2009 he joined Forma lighting in the R&D team responsible for developing LED lighting solutions.
Michael then moved through the ranks and now holds the position of General manger of Forma Lighting HK.