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OUR TEAM

Our team are knowledgeable and skilled investors, lenders, and business people with real-world experience.  Our background and experience span Financial Services, Corporate Business, Accounting, Legal Services, Property Development, and Investment.


Wally is an experienced accountant and manager with a background of 35 years in business and 14 years in financial services. During this time he served in the public corporate sector as chief technical officer, business analyst, and managing director, and since then has worked as a business adviser, financial adviser, accountant and company director. He has extensive experience in business structuring, and business and financial advice. Wally is also the Managing Director of Wholesale Funds Management Pty Ltd which provides financial investment products to the wholesale market

WALLY DJACHENKO

Managing Director & Responsible Manager

Ray has been involved in the Banking and Financial Services industry for 29 years, starting in the traditional banking sector for 10 years in both lending and investment roles, followed by 19 years in the broader Financial Services industry in advisory, senior management and proprietary roles.

Since 2009, Ray has worked in Project Management for family owned Property Development projects as well as consulting/business advisory and turnaround roles for Australian and International companies across a diverse range of industry sectors.

RAY ARMITAGE

General Manager

Jacob is a solicitor admitted to practise in the Supreme Courts of Queensland and South Africa. He has over 25 years’ experience practising as a solicitor mainly specialising in structuring financial transactions, investments, loans and restructuring of debt. During this time he also gained extensive experience in commercial litigation matters, and has been involved in structuring private equity funding and venture capital for niche products. Jacob also spent some time as in-house counsel for a funds management firm.

JACOB VAN ZYL

Non-Executive Director & Compliance Committee Member

Hao joined Rhodes Asset Management with years of experience in corporate advisory and funds management with clear cross border business strategies. During that time, Hao has held responsibilities in providing capital market services for real estate and mining companies with mandate size between $5 - $80 million. Hao holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Graduate Certificate of Commerce from the University of Queensland.

HAO ZENG

Director & Responsible Manager

Phi has 5 years experience in both commercial and public practice accounting for small businesses. He is a qualified accountant, a member of CPA Australia, and holds a Master of Accounting degree.

PHI DO

Accountant

Ian has 40 years experience in the Financial Services industry, including Financial Services management roles & over 20 years as a Certified Financial Planner (CFP). He is a former Chairman of the Financial Planning Association (Brisbane Chapter), as well as a Fellow and Distinguished Service Award recipient. Ian is also a former University Lecturer in Financial Planning & Superannuation at Graduate and Masters levels.

IAN CHESTER-MASTER

Responsible Manager

Chris is a professional accountant, serves as a director of a growing accounting firm in Brisbane, and has worked in public practice for 19 years. He has accumulated a wealth of knowledge in all areas of tax, business services, and accounting, with strong skill sets in property and SMSFs, and held a financial services authorisation for a number of years. He is highly regarded among many of his peers in the accounting industry and has a strong network of colleagues who collaborate on complex projects. Chris is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia.

CHRIS WHEATLEY

Non-Executive Director & Compliance Committee Member

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