BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mr Siu is the founder and CEO of Outblaze Limited, a digital media company specializing in gaming, cloud technology, and smartphone/tablet software development. In 2009 he sold Outblaze’s messaging division to IBM and successfully pivoted Outblaze Limited from B2B messaging services to B2C digital entertainment. Mr Siu is a director for TurnOut Ventures Limited, a partnership between Outblaze Investments Limited and Turner Entertainment Holdings Asia-Pacific Limited, and he is co-founder of Appionics (known by the consumer brand ‘Animoca’), a major developer and publisher of smartphone games. In 2012 he set up ThinkBlaze, the research arm of Outblaze Limited dedicated to investigating socially meaningful issues related to technology. Mr Siu has earned numerous accolades including Global Leader of Tomorrow at the World Economic Forum, and Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the DHL/SCMP Awards. He is a supporter of various NGOs and serves on the board of directors for the Asian Youth Orchestra.
Mr Brickler is the ICT Manager for Baptcare - a provider of healthcare and family and community services throughout Victoria and Tasmania. Before this, Mr Brickler was Senior Director of Applications for World Vision International, one of the world’s largest non-profit organisations. Prior to that, he served as Asia Pacific CIO for Mizuho Securities Asia Ltd., was an Executive Director of Ernst & Young in Hong Kong, and Global CIO for the Noble Group, one of the largest commodities traders in the world. Mr Brickler was the founder and CEO of Emergent Technology Limited, a venture-backed Hong Kong supply-chain company, and a Vice President of Information Technology at Caspian Securities. Prior to his 14 years in Hong Kong, he spent 15 years in Japan, including several years as the Vice President of Equity Technology at Goldman Sachs Securities Co. Ltd, Japan. Mr Brickler also served in various engineering positions at EDS Japan LLC, Sundai, and Fujitsu Limited. He holds an MBA from Kellogg-HKUST and a BA from Princeton University and is a fluent speaker of Chinese and Japanese.
Ms Liu was named one of “10 Most Powerful Women in Gaming” by Fortune, and one of “12 Women in Gaming to Watch - Entrepreneurs’ Edition” by Forbes. She has significant industry experience. In 2016, she co-founded Kabam, a venture-backed mobile gaming company, where she led the design of the award-winning Kingdoms of Camelot franchise, which grossed over US$250m in just four years. Other successful titles by Kabam include The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-Earth and Marvel Contest of Champions. At Kabam, Ms Liu was instrumental in growing annual revenue from zero to US$40m. She was also the founding mobile designer for the game extension “Battle for the North,” which made Kingdoms of Camelotthe highest-grossing app for iPhone and iPad in 2012. The majority of Kabam’s assets were acquired by Netmarble, South Korea’s largest mobile gaming company. Two of Kabam’s remaining studios formed Aftershock, which was subsequently acquired by FoxNext. Following her exit from Kabam and Aftershock, Ms Liu took on a role as a visiting partner at Y Combinator, an accelerator providing seed funding to nearly 2,000 startups with a combined value of over US$80bn.
Mr Whiteman is Corporate and Commercial Adviser with experience across multiple sectors including energy, resources and wealth management. Mr Whiteman has specific expertise in commercial negotiations, equity capital markets and deal structuring, investor and public relations, and strategic planning, gained through assignments with both public and private companies in Australia, the United Kingdom, and China. At leading independent corporate advisory firm Taylor Collison, Mr Whiteman originated and managed investment opportunities for an extensive client network, including inbound investment from Asia. Within the corporate landscape, Mr Whiteman has worked in senior roles with a number of Australia’s leading energy companies, including Santos Limited and TXU Australia, and international companies Royal Dutch Shell and Credit Suisse First Boston. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Adelaide and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from FINSIA.
Mr Rockett is a qualified corporate lawyer and listed company secretary. His background in law has included corporate compliance, advising on IPOs, M&A, RTOs, and capital raising for ASX listed entities. His diverse ASX-listed company secretarial experience includes supporting fintech, artificial intelligence, medical technology, logistics, equity, mining, energy, technology, and commercial property ASX-listed companies.