The Team

A Talented, Experienced World Class Team

Our talented team has been selected from a group of world class advisors, specializing in a wide variety of fields including real estate, blockchain, finance, legal, marketing and IT development.

Barry Lipscombe

Barry Lipscombe

CEO
Owned and operated a successful Air Conditioning and Electrical Contracting business from 1969 up until 1992 at which time he decided to look at other business opportunities and became interested in the barter / trade exchange industry. Founder and CEO of Contracard, a business to business global trade exchange that has been in business since 1992. With more than 26 years experience in the international real estate industry and global trading market. Experienced in marketing and selling a vast range of properties from residential, industrial, commercial, rural and development sites.

Bruce Francis

Bruce Francis

Chairman
Bruce is an expert in creative funding for disruptive technology, and real estate projects Fin Tec Bio Tec and Recycling Technologies. Over 20 years of experience in Mergers and Acquisitions with exit strategies to IPOs. Providing due diligence for acquisitions of properties, hotel developments, and commercial fishing fleets. Bruce is also the CEO of Future Proof Financial Ltd Hong Kong. Having lived and worked in China for 15 years gives him the experience and edge to deliver successful outcomes. Bruce was the first Corporate Barter trader to be licenced by ITEX Corp Ltd in the US.

Maggie Webber

Maggie Webber

Ambassador / Advisor
Maggie Webber - also widely known as "The Working Mother’s Mentor"- is a passionate Professional Speaker and Amazon International Best-Selling Author, plus a Start-Up and Small Business Coach and Consultant. More than 35years ago she launched her marketing and management consultancy firm and has coached corporations and individuals ever since.

Her (other) passion is studying how the Blockchain will make the world a better, fairer, and more sustainable place to live. Her recently published book “A Working Mother’s Guide to Blockchain and Crytocurrency” became her second best-seller on Amazon, and it also earned her an International Stevie Award in the “Best E-book category’. It is Maggie’s mission to help educate and mentor women around the world about investing and the many pitfalls that may occur, helping to guide them into safer and more equitable financial future that is beyond the traditional banking system.

Robert Li

Robert Li

Partner / Advisor
Director of Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence Research Centre of Shanghai International Community College, Ph.D. in Economics (post), Hong Kong Securities Industry Qualification and holder of Mainland China Securities Qualifications, Distinguished Professor of Hong Kong Business School, BMI (Shanghai) Chief Economist, Chairman of the Board of Directors. He has coached more than 100 companies to list, and published more than ten books in Hong Kong and mainland China.

Lindy Chen

Lindy Chen

Partner / Advisor
Founder & CEO, Certificate IV in Enterprise Management of Australian Institute of Technology. The former founder of ChinaDirect Sourcing Pty. Ltd., The author of the best-selling book “How to Do Business in Australia.” And "How to Import from China”, the auxiliary textbook for international trade by Queensland University of Technology. Mentor with The Queensland Government of Australia.

Sam Kennedy CEO

Sam Kennedy

Partner / Advisor
As the Primest Director for Greater China Region, Sam focuses on development and expansion to deliver high quality services to our clients around the globe. Sam joined the team in April 2010 and is directly responsible for the investment and co-foundation of the following: Primest Capital Limited - Resources Industry - CBRE Resource Services – Hong Kong - Integrated Securities – Senior Debt fund manager – Residential Real Estate Industry . Sam has extensive experience across multi sector mergers and acquisitions. Career began with Prudential Capital until 2009 , shortly thereafter relocating to Hong Kong. Sam is the co-founder Emerging Markets Energy Singapore and in 2010 as CEO of Primest Capital covering leveraged management buyouts. A board member of Integrated Securities and advisory board member for the Option Group.

Rob Shadgett

Rob Shadgett

IT Director
Robin has been Chief Solutions Architect to Arrowsaint Ltd, a Hong Kong based fintech company, for the previous seven years. Robin has developed and delivered numerous complex software solutions to the financial services industry, with emphasis upon high volume transactional processing, big data, and data security.

Gregory McCubbin

Technical Lead
Gregory runs Dapp University where he educates thousands of programmers on emerging blockchain technologies. His deep technical knowledge of the Ethereum ecosystem make him the perfect asset to provide Ethereum based solutions for Contracoin.

Gus McClure

Gus McClure

International Trade / Real Estate
Started business as a Motor Dealer in Brisbane in the late 60's was the first offical PORSCHE dealer in Qld having a staff of 70 in the 60-90"s ventured into the Marine Business and in later years having 21 years involved in all facets of Real Estate primarily with Trade Exchanges. Currently the Director of Global Property International.

Bruce Walden

Bruce Walden

Partner / Advisor
Bruce has extensive experience in the finance and banking area at which time he became involved in the early 70s initially with companies like Associated Securities Limited (ASL) General Credits Limited where he had senior positions within the lending areas. He then joined Heine Merchant bank and specialised in all facets of investment lending as well as investigating I/V opportunities not only in Australia but also throughout SE Asia for some 20 years. In the late 90’s he held seminars for a major Qld building group and was highly successful in increasing their market share by some 100% over a 5 year period. His understanding of blockchain and its benefits to investors as well as the banking fraternity is paramount as this will become the cornerstone of international business in the not too distant future and recognises the benefits of being involved in Contracoin.

George Magafa

George Magafa

Partner / Advisor
George has had over 26 years experience in retail and international trade. During the (80 and 90s) he owned and managed a chain of HiFi store's in Sydney. Later in his career he moved into importing a range of telecommunication products supplying to large retail outlets such as Strathfield Car Radios (100 store's Australia wide) Harvey Norman and Australia Post. He also was involved in manufacturing where he produced and supplied a range of telecommunications accessories for Uniden Australia. For the past 12 years he has been involved in the real estate industry, where he was project manager for key residential properties nationwide for eight years. His key strengths are people and cementing relationships and ensuring the right partnership are assigned to deliver strong return and the highest quality product.

Verne Gardiner

Verne Gardiner

Advisor
Vern with 35 years practical experience in business and real estate he has a great breadth and depth of knowledge of the property market and have advised at corporate levels both in Australia and overseas During this time he has directly participated in an extensive variety of projects involving real estate acquisition and development of subdivisions several which were award winning, units and housing either as a public company development buyer, project consultant, real estate agent or in his own right.

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