Board of directors

The Huntley Group board has over 100 years’ combined experience in financial services. Our experience is extensive and diverse spanning a wide variety of industries. Learn more about our team below.

Brian Silvia

Chairman

Brian is a chartered accountant and principal of BRI Ferrier. He is a registered and official liquidator and a registered trustee in bankruptcy with over 40 years’ insolvency experience. As a founding principal of BRI Ferrier, Brian has worked throughout Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia, Europe and the Cayman Islands. He has undertaken engagements in the property, primary industry, financial services, logistics, manufacturing, mining, retail, tourism and hospitality sectors.

Brian’s vision and passion is highly regarded in the industry due to his drive to uncover and successfully manage all details and processes involving construction, contractual obligations, accounting, sales and valuation methods in a timely manner. Brian is regularly engaged as an expert witness and is considered the ‘industry speaker’ on managing distressed or insolvent property construction projects. 

Brian has developed the rare ability to coordinate and effectively manage all issues confronting an imposing list of stakeholders including councils, state governments, the EPA, unions, financiers, subcontractors, developers, owners and clubs and associations


John Knox

Managing Director

John is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand. He practised for twenty years, specialising in the areas of business development, management and tax consultancy. Following the sale of his practice in 1978 John ventured into commerce. He established and took equity interests in companies in construction and property development as well as medical and pharmaceutical fields.

In 1983 John moved to England and subsequently was appointed as managing director of a specialist advertising group that was suffering financial problems. Following a successful restructure and restoration to profitability he moved to new assignments in Gibraltar and Spain. Upon returning to Australia in the mid-90s John undertook a number of management consultancies while looking to acquire a business.

In 2002 he established The Huntley Group which holds an Australian Financial Services Licence and acts as responsible entity, custodian, and trustee and/or manager for over forty managed investment schemes registered by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and regulated by the Corporation Act 2001. John continues as managing director of The Huntley Group.

Over the past ten years John has been appointed to the board of directors of three growing private companies, including the Benedict Industries Group, who have sought his commercial and financial experience.


Peter Krejci

Director

Peter is a registered and official liquidator and a founding principal of BRI Ferrier with over 20 years’ experience in business recovery and turnaround management. Peter has extensive experience advising secured creditors and boards of directors on options available to them in dealing with companies in financial distress. While primarily working with medium-sized companies, Peter’s experience extends to organisations of all sizes across a range of industries including agribusiness, financial services, logistics, manufacturing, mining, property and retail. Peter also has specific experience working with managed investment schemes. He provides innovative solutions through strategic problem solving, negotiations and corporate advisory.


Stephen Law

Director and Company Secretary

Stephen holds a Diploma of Law and has been admitted as a solicitor to the Supreme Court of New South Wales. He has had over 40 years’ experience as a company secretary and corporate counsel specialising in corporate and administrative management of small to medium-sized listed public companies. He has also been widely involved in the development of managed investment schemes and the preparation of prospectuses for public offerings.


Bill Foxall

General Manager and Additional Company Secretary

Prior to embarking on his corporate career, Bill was a senior officer in the Australian Army. Since leaving the Army, he has held a number of senior management positions in the managed investments industry. Bill has a degree in management and strategic studies.

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