Board of Directors

Phil Hennessy (AO) Non Executive Director

Phil Hennessy (AO) Non Executive Director

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Phil was the Queensland Chairman of KPMG from 2000 until he retired from the partnership in 2013. Phil also chaired KPMG’s Audit Committee Institute in Queensland which provided a forum for chairs, audit committee chairs and non-executive directors to focus on emerging trends and best practices for public company boards. Phil is currently an independent director and advisor to a range of public, private and not-for-profit organisations, and served on the board of the Blue Sky Alternatives Access Fund (ASX: BAF) since it listed in 2014 until May 2017. Phil is an Officer in the Order of Australia, awarded in 2018 for his distinguished service to the business and accountancy sectors, to financial governance and education, and through support for women’s health care, disability support and children’s charitable groups.

John Kain Chairman

John Kain Chairman

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John is a corporate lawyer with over 20 years of experience in corporate advisory, private equity and mergers and acquisitions. John is the managing director of Kain Lawyers, an innovative legal consulting company specialising in complex transactions, disputes and advice. John has served on a number of boards, including as a director of public charitable trusts, as chairman of a Commonwealth government advisory panel and as director of a number of private companies.

Kim Morison Executive Director

Kim Morison Executive Director

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Kim is the Head of the Blue Sky Real Assets team.

Kim joined Blue Sky in 2010 with responsibilities across water, water infrastructure, and agriculture. Kim’s career long experience in agribusiness includes senior roles with CSR Sugar, Macquarie Bank, Colly Cotton Limited, and the Twynam Agricultural Group.

Kim holds Graduate Diplomas in Applied Finance and Investment; Agricultural Economics and a Bachelor of Commerce. He is a Graduate of the Australia Institute of Company Directors and member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.

Tim Wilson Executive Director

Tim Wilson Executive Director

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Tim is the Head of Private Equity and is responsible for leading the growth capital and venture capital teams, sourcing and negotiating deals, advising portfolio companies, driving exits, and building the Blue Sky network. In addition, Tim is the deputy Chairman of the board of Blue Sky Alternative Investments Limited.

Tim has worked in private equity since 1997, initially through investment banking roles in London, Sydney and Brisbane. He began his career as a commercial lawyer in Brisbane with Minter Ellison before moving to London where he lived for seven years, working in investment banking roles with Paribas and Credit Suisse First Boston. Tim then returned to Australia and worked in finance roles with Babcock & Brown, Westpac Institutional Bank and Investec before joining Blue Sky in 2009 to run the private equity group.

Tim holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Queensland, a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment, and a Master of Science in Finance from the London Business School. He has also undertaken the Private Equity and Venture Capital course at Harvard Business School, Boston, USA.

Corporate Governance

Blue Sky recognises the importance of, and is committed to, maintaining and continually improving its high standards of corporate governance. We believe there is an unambiguous and positive relationship between the creation and delivery of long-term shareholder value and high-quality corporate governance. Our comprehensive Corporate Governance and Risk Management policies and procedures are available here to download.

BLA Share Price & Dividends

Blue Sky’s (ASX:BLA) policy is to pay dividends of between 60% – 100% of underlying net profit after tax each year.

Period End Cents per Share Record Date Date Payable Franking Level Type
30 June 2017 23 28/08/2017 11/09/2017 100% Final
30 June 2016 16 2/09/2016 16/09/2016 100% Final
30 June 2015 11 11/09/2015 2/10/2015 100% Final
30 June 2014 7 12/09/2014 3/10/2014 100% Final
30 June 2013 6 13/09/2013  27/09/2013 100% Final
30 June 2012 6 4/09/2012 24/09/2012 100% Final

The payment of dividends by the business is at the discretion of Blue Sky’s board and is subject to a range of conditions, including the operating results and outlook for the business, as well as general business and financial conditions.

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Blue Sky Conference Call
FY18 Results Conference Call
Thursday, 30 August 2018 | 12:00PM AEST
To listen to the recording, please click here.

 

Financial Calendar
16 October 2018 – Annual Investor Day, Brisbane

 

ASX Announcements

Our most recent ASX announcements are available for you to access here and also from the ASX website.

Shareholder Enquiries

Please contact Link Market Services for all enquiries about your shareholding in BLA.

Phone: + 61 1300 554 474 (8:30am to 7:30pm Monday to Friday)
Email: registrars@linkmarketservices.com.au
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Phone: +61 7 3270 7500

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