Appointment of Mr William Knowles
The board welcomes the appointment of William Knowles as an independent, non-executive director of Big Un Limited. Mr Knowles brings a wealth of experience having operated in London, New York, Buenos Aries and Moscow financial markets for over 30 years for financial institutions that include: Swiss Bank Corporation, Moscow Narodny Bank Ltd, Compagnie Financière Tradition, Scandinavian Bank Group, BGC Partners Switzerland and Mint Equities Ltd.
During his tenure as Director of Emerging Market Debt for one of the world's top broking firms Compagnie Financière Tradition (CFT), Mr Knowles was responsible for establishing the first International broking company in Moscow. He established the international market for trading of Russian hard currency denominated debt instruments, maintaining Tradition as the leading broker in this sector.
In his role as independent non-executive director, Mr Knowles' management skills and intimate knowledge of, and experience in global financial markets will provide the board of BIG with invaluable expertise and insight as the company continues with its plans to expand into the US and the UK.
In line with its growth, the Company intends to continue to add strength and experience to the Board, as well as establish additional committees to monitor compliance and governance. The Company also confirms that that all necessary criminal and background checks were undertaken for members of its board and senior management, including Mr Richard Evertz, as required by the ASX Listing Rules. Mr Evertz does not have a criminal record and all relevant disclosures were made to the market in the prospectus published by the Company as part of its re-compliance listing in 2014.
Resignation of Mr Hugh Massie
The board has accepted the resignation of non-executive Chairman Mr Hugh Massie.
The Company continues with its international roll-out, tech development and to deliver product and services to meet demand from Australia, USA and UK and will update the market as soon as it is able.
About Big Un Ltd
BIG (ASX:BIG) is the parent company of Big Review TV Ltd. Big Review TV are innovative disruptors in the online video space delivering subscription based video technology products and services. The Company has operations across Australia and in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States, Hong Kong, Singapore and Vancouver and was listed on the ASX in December 2014.