JOHN KOLENDA - Chairman
John is Chairman of Aura Group, having co-founded it as a boutique corporate advisor and investment house.
John is also the co-founder and Managing Director of the Finsure Group, one of Australia’s largest mortgage broking and financial planning groups. Finsure was established in 2011 and now has more than 1,300 mortgage brokers settling over $1 billion per month. In 2017 Finsure won Aggregator of the Year at the Australian Mortgage Awards and ranked sixth in BRW Magazine’s Fast 100 List in 2016. The Finsure Group owns a number of brands including 1300HomeLoan, comparehomeloans.com.au and homeloan.com.au.
John is also a non-executive director of ASX-listed The Agency Group Australia (ASX:AU1). The Agency launched in 2017 as a high quality, disruptive real estate brand which has expanded nationwide and experienced significant growth in agent numbers, listings and settlements.
CALVIN NG - Managing Director
Calvin is a co-founder and Managing Director of Aura Group (“Aura”). He has strong global experience as an entrepreneur, senior manager, board representative, corporate advisor and fund manager, across both private and public markets.
Calvin is also co-founder and Executive Director of Finsure Group (“Finsure”) one of Australia’s largest mortgage aggregation groups. Recognised as Business Review Weekly’s 2nd fastest growing company in 2015’s Fast Starters list and 6th fastest in 2016’s Fast 100 list. In FY17 Finsure settled more than AUD$10 billion in mortgage originations and ended the year with loans under management of approximately AUD$25 billion.
Calvin has numerous board roles within the Aura Group, Finsure Group, various portfolio companies and is also the Chairman of IBuyNew Group Limited (ASX:IBN) and a Non-Executive Director and Audit & Risk Committee Member of Catapult Group International Limited (ASX:CAT).
Colin Mullins - CFO & COO
As CFO and COO, Colin has been pivotal in driving the growth strategy of Aura Group by leveraging his vast experience in Financial Services and Asset Management. In addition, Colin provides CFO support to the group’s portfolio of investee companies.
Prior to joining Aura Group in 2015, Colin held a number of senior positions at Credit Suisse including CFO and Chief of Staff, Asset Management Emerging Markets and Asia Pacific. Prior to Credit Suisse, Colin was the Financial Controller at Hill Samuel Asset Management UK and started his career at the Asprey Group, a luxury retail brand in London.
Colin served on a number of boards while at Credit Suisse including Credit Suisse (Hong Kong) Limited.
Colin is a Fellow of Chartered Certified Accountants. He also completed the CFO Program at IMD Business School (Switzerland).