Equity Story Group (ASX:EQS) Board of Directors

Mr reccared (Ricky) Fertig

Non-Executive Chairman

Appointed 20 September 2023

Ricky is an accomplished figure in financial services and a serial entrepreneur with a career spanning over four decades. In 1987, he founded a financial services brokerage that evolved into Quyn Holdings Limited, which became publicly listed on the JHB stock exchange in 1999. Under his leadership, the company employed over 4000 individuals, leaving an enduring impact on the financial landscape. Ricky earned numerous awards and accolades in the financial services industry and was a Top 25 member of the Life Underwriting Association of Southern Africa. He also led Colliers International Southern Africa as CEO for over 20 years.

Ricky extended his entrepreneurial prowess on a global scale where he played a pivotal role as a founding investor and Chairman of East Sydney Private Hospital in Sydney for over seven years. During this period, he also assumed the role of founding investor and Director of Lithium Power International (ASX: LPI), further diversifying his portfolio. Simultaneously, Ricky chaired Minera Salar Blanco (MSB), leaving an indelible mark on the mining sector.

Ricky is the CEO of a privately-owned commercial and industrial property group and the Managing Director of Clenerack, a solar mounting business. Ricky’s career is a testament to his visionary leadership, entrepreneurial spirit, and commitment to excellence.

The Board considers that Ricky is an independent Director.

Mr david tildesley

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

Appointed 3 September 2021

David has over 20 years’ business and executive experience. David co-founded Equity Story in 2007. David has been the lead technical equities analyst of Equity Story since 2010 and is widely regarded as one of Australia’s leading trending analysts.

David holds a Degree in History and Sociology, a diploma in Financial Markets through the Securities Institute of Australia and maintains RG146 accreditations.

David holds no current directorships in public companies.

The Board considers that David is not an independent Director.

mr Mark goes

Executive Director

Appointed 2 September 2021

Mark has over 20 years’ experience in financial markets, most recently as a senior securities advisor. Mark co-founded Equity Story in 2007. He is currently the head of AFSL Compliance at Equity Story. Mark previously held positions as an investment advisor at Morgans Financial, RBS Morgans and HSBC James Capel Australia.

Mark has extensive experience in domestic and international equity markets, equity derivatives, initial public offerings, unlisted and greenfield capital raising, private placements, institutional and retail equity operations, estate administration, insurance and superannuation investment advice.

Mark holds a diploma in Financial Markets through the Securities Institute of Australia and has achieved accreditations as follows: Superannuation, Insurance and Derivatives (ADA2) and is RG146 compliant. He is currently a member of the Stockbrokers and Financial Advisers Association (SAFAA) and a registered member of the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB).

Mark holds no current directorships in public companies.

The Board considers that Mark is not an independent Director.