Meet the Board

Paul Niardone
Paul Niardone Managing Director
Mr Niardone was the Executive Director and founder of Professional Public Relations (WA), the largest PR and communications firm in the State until he sold the business to WPP. He has experience in marketing and strategic planning for clients in both Government and the private sector. With a degree in Politics and Industrial Relations and a Masters in Business Administration, he started his career in the Department of Cabinet and Parliamentary Services.

He was appointed inaugural Manager of the Peel Region Business Enterprise Centre, and was then appointed as the first Marketing Manager for the entire Enterprise Centre Network comprising 36 centres throughout WA.

Mr Niardone’s marketing skills were recognised by Westpac in its decision to appoint him as one of the first Business Banking Managers in Australia without a banking background.

His career to date has provided him with a unique opportunity to gain experience, insights and contacts in a wide range of industries at the CEO and Board level.

Mr Niardone has sat on a number of boards including MinQuest Limited, Avalon Minerals (ASX listed), Murdoch University Senate, Meridian Minerals Limited, Perth Glory Advisory Board, Professional Public Relations, Small Business Development Corporation (Govt.), Montagu Stock Brokers and The Starlight Foundation.

Adam Davey
Adam DaveyNon Executive Director
Mr Davey is a Director, Private Clients and Institutional at Patersons Securities.

Mr Davey’s expertise spans over 25 years and includes capital raising (both private and public), mergers and acquisition, ASX listings, asset sales and purchases, transaction due diligence and director duties.

Mr Davey has been involved in significantly growing businesses in both the industrial and mining sector. This has been achieved through holding various roles within different organisations, including Chairman, Managing Director, Non-executive director, major shareholder or corporate adviser to the board.

Mr Davey is also the Chairman of Teen Challenge Foundation, the largest Youth Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre in Western Australia.

Phil Re
Phil Re Chairman
Philip Re is Managing Director and founder of Regency Corporate, a successful Chartered Accounting and corporate advisory business.

Mr Re has been involved as a Director for a number of publicly listed and unlisted companies involving transactions in property development and investment, technology, education, mining exploration and production, and the renewable energy industry.
Mr Re has been directly involved in raising capital, merger & acquisitions, initial public offers and reverse takeovers for various ASX listed companies and unlisted property syndicates over the years.

Mr Re is a Chartered Accountant, Chartered Secretary and a Member of the Institute of Company Directors. Mr Re is the Chairman and one of the founders of the charity organisation, The Better Life Foundation WA.

John Kolenda
John Kolenda Non Executive Director
Mr Kolenda is the co-founder and Managing Director of the Finsure Group, one of Australia’s fastest growing retail finance brokerages, writing over $1 billion in new mortgages every month across 850 brokers.

Prior to founding Aura and Finsure Group, Mr Kolenda founded X Ino, which was merged with Ray White to form Loan Market Group. From 1994 to 2004, John worked as the General Manager of Sales & Distribution of Aussie Home Loans, where he was responsible for the sales performance of over 700 mortgage advisors.

As Chairman of Aura Group, Mr Kolenda leads corporate strategy for the group and supports the business through his network of strategic and institutional partners. Mr Kolenda’s leadership has given Aura Group the ability to execute on its growth plans to date.

Mr Kolenda has significant board experience in both the public and private sector. He currently serves as a Non-executive Director for Disruptive Investment Group (DVI:AX), Global Reviews and iBuyNew.com.au.