Meet the Board
Kenneth Mark Flint
Member of the Credit Committee and Audit & Compliance Committee
Ken Flint has operated a private independent finance brokerage and consultancy practice since 1981 prior to which his experience included four years with Standard Chartered Bank. He is Managing Director of Ken Flint & Associates Pty Ltd, Australasian Aircraft Finance Pty Ltd (AAF) and Australasian Mining Equipment Finance Pty Ltd (AMEF) and TSL Capital Pty Ltd.
In addition to extensive experience in equipment finance, commercial and home mortgage lending broking, Ken has specialty aviation finance expertise. He formed AAF to provide advice to commercial and private aircraft operators throughout Australia. Ken is also an accredited aviation insurance professional. He also established AMEF to provide short term direct funding for the import finance of aircraft, manufacturing equipment together with bridging finance and seasonal working capital needs. However, Ken’s primary role is as Managing Director of the Company, where the majority of his time is focused on the Company’s business and operations.
Ken holds a Diploma in Financial Services and is an accredited mortgage consultant and equipment finance broker with all major banks and financial intermediaries in Australia.
He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, member of the Mortgage Finance Association Australia and an accredited member of the Professional Lenders Association Network (PLAN) which is one of Australia’s largest mortgage aggregator groups. Ken has held a South Australian Real Estate Agents license since 1983.
Grant Robert Miles
Member of Credit Committee and Audit & Compliance Committee
Grant Miles is the Managing Director and business advisor of accounting firm Moore Australia (SA) Pty Ltd and has 30 years’ experience as a Chartered Accountant in accounting practices providing business advice, accounting and taxation services to a wide variety of commercial business owners, high net worth clients and private taxation clients. In his current role Grant provides professional advice to sophisticated investors as well as managed investment scheme operators and operators of self-managed superannuation funds.
Grant, through Moore Australia, provides accounting and taxation advice to the Company on normal commercial terms. While Grant’s primary role is Managing Director of Moore Australia (SA), he is involved with the Company on a regular basis, attends Board meetings and is involved in strategic decisions for the Company. For example, Grant has overviewed the Company’s decisions concerning the selection of an appropriate information technology platform and the establishment of financial investment and loan portfolio ledger and account management information and reporting systems employed by The Company. Grant is a Responsible Officer under the Company’s AFS license. As a member of the Credit Committee, Grant participates in the approval of all loans made by the Company to borrowers.
Grant is also a Board member of a number of ASX Listed companies, large proprietary companies and ‘not for profit’ organizations.
Grant holds qualifications as a Bachelor of Arts in Accountancy and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
Chairman Audit & Compliance Committee, Member Credit Committee
David McArdle operates a private property consultancy business and has over 30 years’ experience in the commercial, retail and industrial property sectors including a role as a former National Proprietor with Jones Lang Wootton Australia.
Previous board and committee roles held by David include Chairman, The West Beach Trust, Chairman, (SA) Government Office Accommodation Committee, Director, Management Services (WA) Ltd (Manager of the listed Property Trust of Australia), member University of South Australia Building Advisory Committee, member Australian Institute of Valuers and Land Economists Board, member Building Owners and Managers Association Board (now the Property Council of Australia).
David is currently a member of the Urban Renewal Authority Board of Management, and has held numerous advisory roles for SA State and Local Government involving large scale property projects and public asset management issues. He provides the Company with a specialist depth of experience in property security analysis in project development and valuation assessment.
In his role as Director, David attents Board meetings and is involved in all key strategic matters for the Company. While he is regularly consulted regarding and kept informed of the operations of the Company, he is not involved with the Company on a day-to-day basis. However, as Chairman of the Credit Committee, he participates in all lending decisions.
David holds qualifications as a Master of Applied Science in Project Management, Graduate Diploma in Building Project Management and a Diploma in Technology in Valuation and he is a Life Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia (FINSIA).
With over 25 years industry experience and beginning his Financial Services career as a Principal of the Associated Planners Group, Michael developed a passion for building enduring client and business relationships. Placing a value on education Michael holds a Diploma of Financial Planning and has a Masters of Business Administration (MBA). He is currently in an Executive Director role on the Findex Group Board.
Michael has been responsible for building strong and dynamic adviser force for the business. As Findex’s Chief of Adviser Services, his responsibilities include:
- Managing the group’s advisory force, spanning across a suite of service offerings (financial planning, risk, lending and corporate benefits).
- Assisting advisers in the management of their client relationships and service offering.
- Continually develop new concepts and enhanced products for advisers to offer clients with a strong focus on streamlining internal systems and processes to maximize overall business efficiencies.
In his role as Director, Michael attends Board meetings and is involved in all key strategic matters for the Company. While he is regularly consulted regarding and kept informed of the operations of the Company, he is not involved with the Company on a day-to-day basis. However, as a member of the Credit Committee, he participates in all lending decisions.