Robert Thomas

Director

Mr. Thomas has served as a director since July 2010. He has also served as a director and non‑executive Chairman of the Board of HeartWare Limited/HeartWare International, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed medical device company, since November 2004. He is currently a director of a number of Australian public companies, including Virgin Australia Limited and Biotron Limited; he is Chairman of Starpharma Limited. Between October 2004 and September 2008, Mr. Thomas was a consultant to Citigroup Corporate and Investment Bank. Between March 2003 and September 2004, he was Chairman of Global Corporate and Investment Bank, Citigroup Global Markets, Australia and New Zealand. Prior to that time, Mr. Thomas was Chief Executive Officer of Citigroup’s Corporate and Investment Bank (formerly known as Salomon Smith Barney), Australia and New Zealand from October 1999 until February 2003. Mr. Thomas is Chairman of Aus Bio Limited, a director of O’Connell Street Associates and Chairman of Grahger Capital Securities. He also is a member of the advisory board of Inteq Limited. Mr. Thomas holds a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University, Australia. He is a member of the Stockbrokers Association of Australia and is a Master Stockbroker. Mr. Thomas is also a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is on the board of the NSW State Library Foundation and serves on NSW State Library’s Audit and Risk Committee.

Independent Director