BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Bruce Spangler, a director appointed in February 2010, is a chartered accountant who moved from the role of senior partner and chair of a significant chartered accounting firm to undertaking non executive directorship roles. He has had experience in chairing local, national and international groups and has spent 35 years providing financial and commercial advice to and working with a large number of SMEs in many industries. He has also been the audit partner on many significant clients as well as undertaking many intra-office reviews. He has a wealth of experience in the rural sector as well as the sporting and community areas.
Bruce is a member of the Compliance Committee and a director of a number of companies managed by FABAL. Bruce was appointed Chairman of FABAL Group in 2017.
MBA (Harvard), BSc (Hons)
Amal Wahab is an experienced investment banker specializing in investing in Private and unlisted Public companies.
He was Deputy Chief Investment Officer and Head of Investments at the Oman Investment Fund, the Sovereign Wealth Fund of the Sultanate of Oman. In that role he was also on the Board of Directors and Board Sub Committees of Private and Public companies in Australia and overseas.
MBA (Int Bus), L.LB, B.Ec and Grad Dip Fin Serv, FAICD, FFin , CPA
Group Chief Executive Officer
Chris Day was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer of The FABAL Group Pty Ltd effective July 2012 but has been the CEO since 1990. Chris Day has also been a director and chief executive officer of Food And Beverage Australia Limited since 1982. His responsibilities include strategic management and business planning.
Until 2004, he was the chief executive officer of Berren Asset Management Limited, the manager of Australia's largest publicly-listed wine investment fund, the International Wine Investment Fund. He also worked for the Hardy Wine Company and Foster’s Wine Estates.
Chris has over 25 years’ experience in the wine industry and a further seven years’ experience in the legal, accounting, tax and merchant banking industries. Chris is the chairman of the Business Development Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. He is currently a director of eight public companies.
Jane Caire has more than 35 years of experience in multi-national financial services companies and corporate legal practice. She has been working in the Asia Pacific financial services sector since 1993, and brings a broad range of expertise in building and upgrading businesses, corporate development to support business growth, and strong corporate governance. Her most recent executive role was as Chief Administrative Officer and Regional Head of Strategy & Corporate Development for BNY Mellon Investment Management APAC.
Previous roles include HSBC, CLSA, Franklin Templeton, Citigroup Asset Management and ING Asset Management. She also spent 5 years designing strategy and implementing key initiatives for Alliance Trust plc, a FTSE 100 Company.
LL.B., FTIA, MAICD, Notary Public
Director, Business Development
Dimitrios Georgiadis, a director from incorporation to 1990 and since 1995, and is an associate of Georgiadis Lawyers Pty Ltd with more than 20 years’ experience in the fields of wine, commercial, securities and property law. Dim has been a member of the Law Society of South Australia since 1984, and a member of the Society's Commercial Law and Property Law Committees.
Dim is a member of the South Australian Liquor Licensing Commissioner's Forum. He is a director of several wine, property, and investment and eight public companies. He has been a member of the board of governors (currently the Deputy Chairman) of a private college for 19 years.