Senior Vice President Operations / Head of Broadgate Initiatives
Simon has over 10 years retail banking experience and is a multi award winning Visa Qualified Fraud Analyst. He initiated and developed the UK’s first electronic fraud declaration and PARS (Proactive, Asset, Recovery, Strategy) which has helped UK banks save millions in fraud losses.
Simon graduated with a first class honors degree in Fraud and Criminal Justice from Visa Inc Business School and currently serves as Senior Vice President for the Broadgate Financial Group.
As Senior Vice President, his responsibility includes Due Diligence, Compliance and Operations.
President & Chief Executive Officer
John graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Salford, UK, after which he served in Her Majesty’s Royal Air Force as a Pilot Officer, but due to a sports injury several years later had to resign his commission and then embark on his career in finance.
John has worked for approximately 28 years in the financial markets with various international financial institutions including Morgan Grenfell and Investco, specialising in mergers, acquisitions and venture capital.
In 2008 John moved permanently to Thailand where he founded Broadgate Financial. As President and CEO he is principally responsible for the strategic vision, direction and structured growth of the business. He is particularly active in developing co-operation opportunities between Thai financial institutions, international financial institutions, Thai and Cambodian Government Ministries, infrastructure, construction, property development and land acquisition projects.
A native of Australia now based in Bangkok, Thailand, Justin has accumulated a wealth of experience over his 18 year career with Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Asia Pacific, working for world class award winning hotels & resorts in Australia, Malaysia, Maldives and Thailand.
After the 2008 acquisition of an island in Maldives, Justin was appointed Resort Manager for Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort and Spa and was responsible for the complete conversion and renovation of Sheraton’s luxury resort. In 2009 Starwood Hotels & Resorts awarded him Most Inspiring Leader in South Asia for his efforts in rebranding the island at the height of the global economic crisis.
Justin was then appointed as the General Manager at Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort in October 2010. In his capacity Justin also serves as Chairman of the Safety & Security Council for Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Thailand, Vietnam & Cambodia. He is also the founding Chairman of the newly-established PATA Chiang Rai Chapter, where he worked with the government and private sector in Chiang Rai to promote the province as a destination, the true gateway to the Greater Mekong Sub-region, and a centre for arts and culture. In March 2012 Justin was the recipient of the most prestigious honour for young tourism professionals in Asia Pacific - the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Face of the Future 2012 award. In January 2013 Justin was appointed General Manager of Aloft Bangkok.
A community supporter, Justin was also an active volunteer member of the NSW State Emergency Service for 11 years where he coordinated a number of major emergencies as Emergency Operations Manager, and has been presented with numerous State awards for the preservation of life & property.
Justin serves as a Non Executive Director to the Broadgate Group.