BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Board of Directors and Company Secretary          

Ren Hor Wong
Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Ren Hor Wong is the founder, Executive Chairman and CEO for ASX-listed financial services firm N1 Holdings (ASX:N1H), a highly recommended direct lender and specialist lender. Ren Wong founded N1 in 2011 as a one-man-shop mortgage brokerage, and over the years have grown to become a specialist lender, mortgage brokerage and property services firm that spans across the sector of asset management, debt and equity financing, property lending and property services, supporting clients from Australia and Asia Pacific region in the capacity of asset, business and home lending, investments management, capital raising and cross-border market expansion.

Ren Hor Wong, tapping his local connections in Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and China has been responsible for steering N1’s business and investment strategy and expanding the business in Australia and Asia Pacific region including China, Malaysia and Singapore.

Ren Hor Wong helps companies locally in Australia and abroad advising on financing matters via both debt and equity. Ren adds value by providing strategic financing advice to established companies in various stages, from early round funding, to Pre-IPO and IPO. He possess first-hand experience bringing N1 to IPO.

Mr. Wong holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) from University of New South Wales. He is contactable via renwong@n1holdings.com.au

Jia Penny He
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director

Ms He is a Certified Practising Accountant and she has over 12 years combined industry experience in accounting, financial planning and mortgage broking.

 

Ms He joined N1 Group in May 2014 as the Accounting and Tax Adviser and Principal Financial Planner. Ms He was subsequently appointed as N1’s Chief Financial Officer. Her current role within N1 Loans includes all financial management, tax and reporting functions of the business.

Prior to N1, Ms He served as an executive for Cabot Square Chartered Accountants from July 2006 to May 2014.

 

Ms He holds a Master of Accounting degree from Macquarie University and is also an ATO registered tax agent holding Public Practice Certificate. Ms He is contactable via pennyhe@n1holdings.com.au

David Holmes
Non-Executive Director

Mr Holmes has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry having held senior roles in the UK and Australia.

 

He was Head of Mortgage Credit for Citibank UK before becoming COO at Preferred Mortgages, one of the first non-conforming lenders in the UK. In August 2000 David moved to Australia and was one of the founding Executives at Pepper Money.

 

While at Pepper Money he served as COO and Global Head of Credit with responsibility for the establishment and maintenance of credit polices throughout Australia, Ireland and South Korea. David was instrumental in Pepper Money gaining warehouse funding facilities from three of the major banks in Australia.

Frank Ganis
Independent Non-Executive Director

Frank Ganis has over 38 years’ domestic and international experience in banking and finance, Mr Ganis has an extensive background and deep knowledge of financial services.  He is recognised as a pioneer and influential industry leader in Australia.

 

Prior to retirement from full time executive work in 2017, Mr Ganis spent 28 years at Macquarie Group including 17 years as an Executive Director. In addition to his executive responsibilities, Mr Ganis also fulfilled a broad range of board and chair roles for a number of Macquarie’s domestic and international subsidiaries and was a member of various regulatory and credit committees.

 

Frank currently services as a board member for a number of ASX and private companies and various industry advisory roles.

 

Frank is a Fellow of the Australian Property Institute (FAPI) and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

Anand Sundaraj
Company Secretary

Anand Sundaraj is a corporate lawyer with over 19 years’ experience.  He is a principal of Sydney-based law firm, Sundaraj & Ker.  Mr Sundaraj specialises in advising on mergers and acquisitions and capital raisings for both publicly listed and privately held entities.  He also advises on funds management and general securities law matters including listing rule compliance and corporate governance.  Mr Sundaraj has worked for a number of pre-eminent law firms including Herbert Smith Freehills, King & Wood Mallesons, and Allen & Overy, as well as global investment bank, Credit Suisse AG.


Mr Sundaraj holds a Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) and a Bachelor of Science from Monash University and is admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Courts of New South Wales and Victoria.  

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