Non-independent, non-executive Director and Chairman
Board member and Chairman since June 2012. Mr Grove is a co-founder of iCar Asia. Mr Grove’s experience and expertise include mergers and acquisitions and extraction of investment value in high growth, media, new media and technology environments.
Mr Grove has built a number of significant media and internet businesses across Asia and has taken three businesses from start up to initial public offer. He has been independently recognised with numerous international awards, including as a Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum (2001), a New Asian Leader by the World Economic Forum (2003), the Australian Chamber of Commerce, Singapore, Young Entrepreneur of the Year (2004) and Business Week’s Best Young Asian Entrepreneurs (2008). Mr Grove is also the Chief Executive Officer of Catcha Media, the major shareholder of iCar Asia, as well as Chief Executive Officer, Chairman and major shareholder of Catcha Group, one of South East Asia’s most dynamic new media groups. Mr Grove is also the Deputy Chairman of iProperty, an ASX listed company.
Mr Grove has a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in Accounting and Finance from the University of Sydney.
Non-independent, non-executive Director
Board member since April 2012. Mr Elliott is a co-founder of iCar Asia. He has over 13 years of Asian online experience, with a focus on developing fast moving online business models and monetising online media assets. Mr Elliott is also a co-founder of Catcha Group, where he is responsible for all aspects of Catcha Group’s corporate finance activities, including mergers and acquisitions, capital raisings and public listings. Mr Elliott is also a director of iProperty.
Mr Elliott has a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in Finance from the University of Sydney.
Non-independent, non-executive Director
Board member since July 2012. Mr Di Gregorio has worked in online classifieds for nearly 12 years and is the Chief Executive Officer of iProperty. Prior to joining iProperty, Mr Di Gregorio spent almost 8 years with the ASX listed REA Group Limited, in which time he was General Manager of Australian operations from 2005 to 2008, and then as General Manager of the REA Group Limited’s international businesses.
Mr Di Gregorio has also held senior roles at Trader.com and the interactive division of TMP Worldwide.
Mr Di Gregorio holds a Master in Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management (University of New South Wales) and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Independent non-executive Director
Board member since July 2012. Mr Britt is the Chief Executive Officer of the Mi9 group of companies, which include businesses across Australia and New Zealand such as ninemsn, MSN NZ, Windows Live, Bing, Cudo, and investments in iSelect and RateCity. Mr Britt has significant executive and commercial experience in the online, advertising and consumer technology fields in Australia, Europe and the Asia Pacific. Prior to joining Mi9 as chief executive officer, Mr Britt spent four years with Microsoft, based in Singapore, most recently as General Manager for Consumer and Online. As part of that role, Mr Britt was responsible for expansion strategies into India, China, Japan and Korea.
Mr Britt was also previously the Director of Corporate Strategy and Chief Financial Officer of ninemsn, and has worked at Pricewaterhouse Coopers, NASDAQ-listed ISP, People PC and Vizzavi in the United Kingdom.
Mr Britt holds a Diploma in Law from LPAB.
Independent non-executive Director and Company Secretary
Nick Geddes (FCA, FCIS) was appointed Director and Company Secretary in April 2012. Mr Geddes is the principal of Australian Company Secretaries Pty Ltd, a company secretarial practice that he formed in 1993. Mr Geddes is a past President of Chartered Secretaries Australia and a former Chairman of the NSW Council of that Institute. His previous experience, as a Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary, includes investment banking and development and venture capital in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
Mr Geddes acts as company secretary for a number of ASX-listed companies.