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ABOUT SURF LAKES

Surf Lakes vision is to become the biggest brand in surfing… Sustainably via building surfing communities to create a healthier world.

OUR BOARD MEMBERS

AARON TREVIS

FOUNDER & CEO

Aaron Trevis is a Mining Engineer and Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. As the Founder Aaron is the driver behind the Surf Lakes™ project taking the technology concept from idea stage to start up and on to the global entity that is evolving today. Aaron has a diversem leadership and management background, covering underground coal mining, executive search and national leadership of a large not-for-profit organisation. As a keen surfer, he has a well-stated mission to take waves to the masses so that the thrill of surfing can be shared and enjoyed by anyone regardless of ability or location.

CHARLES FOSTER

CHAIRMAN

Dr Foster is a successful entrepreneur, investor and business manager with over 33yrs experience. He was part owner and general manager for AHA for 19 years, which in 2015 participated in the roll up and listing of National Veterinary Care Ltd. He is now on the board of a range of companies including Mission Aviation Fellowship Australia, Healthy Vibrant Communities and IQ Energy Canada. As a founding investor and significant shareholder in Surf Lakes Holdings, Charles is passionate about the our technology and its global potential. With his diverse background, experience and skills with private and public companies, he is a welcome addition to the board of Surf Lakes Holdings Ltd.

REUBEN BUCHANAN

CO-FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Reuben is one of the founding Directors of Surf Lakes Holdings Ltd. He has over 22 years’ experience in the finance, investment and media industries. He was the Founder of Wealth Creator Magazine in 2002, which he later sold. He also co-founded Wholesale Investor in 2008, founded Axstra Capital in 2010 and holds an Australian Financial Services License. Today Reuben specialises in corporate finance and capital raising, having raised over $120m in equity for his clients in the last 10 years. He has participated in two ASX listings, served on several Prospectus Due Diligence Committees and was previously a Director of small cap ASX listed tech company.

JOHN DIDDAMS

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

John joined the board in November 2019 and is a professional Non-executive Director with a proven track record of taking companies from pre-IPO through to IPO and exit.
John has over forty years’ experience as a CFO, CEO and director of both private and publicly listed companies. He has extensive knowledge and experience in the practical application of ASX Listing Rules, Australian corporations’ law, international accounting standards and corporate governance principles. Over the past 25 years John has managed the process to raise capital, perform due diligence and seek ASX listing for a number of diverse enterprises, including oil and gas interests, food distribution and retail, a fine wool processing plant, an innovative telephony product, a biotech company, an Internet advertising initiative, a dental device for snoring and sleep apnoea, an indoor skydiving company, an aircraft start-up, a breast care tech company, an adventure tourism company and a healthy fast food restaurant chain.
John holds a Bachelor of Commerce from University of NSW, is Fellow of the Australian Society of CPAs and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
John is currently a Non-executive Director of Volpara Health Technologies Limited (ASX:VHT) and Aroa Biosurgery Limited and was until recently a Non-executive Director of Experience Co Limited (ASX: EXP), an adventure tourism business operating in Australia and NZ.

TROY WARFIELD

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Troy Warfield is a highly experienced, International business executive, having worked at Executive Committee level and senior leadership level in some of the most successful companies globally across Consumer Goods, Travel and Hospitality and Sports Media Entertainment. He has served on the Executive Committee of British Airways, as Executive Director of Brands and Customer Experience, leading more than 16,000 people, the Executive Committee of Avis Budget Zipcar International, as Chief Commercial and Licensee Officer. Prior to this he had over 20 years leadership experience in Consumer Goods as the Vice President of Kimberly Clark, Europe, and previously as Vice President and Managing Director, UK and Ireland, and prior to this with Unilever across both the UK and Australasia as Customer Development Director, and a number of senior roles across both Marketing and Sales.
Most recently Warfield served as the President of Topgolf, International, responsible for rapidly growing the Sports, Media Entertainment business globally, and has recently become a Non Exec Director for Surf Lakes, advising the Chair and CEO.
He holds an MBA from Macquarie University and an Under-graduate degree of Bachelor of Commerce from UNSW, and is a fellow of both the Marketing Society and Institute of Grocery Distributors (IGD) of Great Britain.
He has combined this with a passion for giving back to the community, with Board advisory roles, for the Teenage Cancer Trust, Camp Quality, and Chairing British Airways CSR Board, that raised over $40m for charities across the UK and Africa.
He lives in the UK, with his three children, coaches rugby, and enjoys the theatre/arts, keeping fit and travel.

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