Board of Directors and Management Bentley Capital Limited

Farooq Khan LLB, BJuris (UWA)


Farooq Khan was appointed a director of Bentley Capital Limited on 2 December 2003, and then appointed Chairman on 10 February 2004.

Mr Khan is a qualified lawyer, having previously practised principally in the field of corporate law. Mr Khan has extensive experience in the securities industry, capital markets and the executive management of ASX listed companies. In particular, Mr Khan has guided the establishment and growth of a number of public listed companies in the investment, mining and financial services sectors. He has considerable experience in the fields of capital raisings, mergers and acquisitions and investments.

Farooq Khan is Chairman and Managing Director of Queste Communications Ltd (QUE). Farooq Khan is also Chairman of Orion Equities Limited (OEQ).

Farooq Khan was appointed as a Director on the board of Strike Resources Limited in October 2015.

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William Johnson MA (Oxon), MBA

Non-Executive Director

Mr Johnson was appointed a Director on 13 March 2009.

Mr. Johnson holds a Masters degree in engineering science from Oxford University, England and an MBA from Victoria University, New Zealand. His 30 year business career spans multiple industries and countries, with executive/CEO experience in oil and gas exploration (North Africa and Australia), mineral exploration and investment (Australia, Peru, Chile, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Indonesia), telecommunications infrastructure investment (New Zealand, India, Thailand and Malaysia) and information technology and Internet ventures (New Zealand, Philippines and Australia). Mr Johnson is a highly experienced public company director and has considerable depth of experience in business strategy, investment analysis, finance and execution.

Mr Johnson is Managing Director of Strike Resources Limited (SRK) and a Director of Keybridge Capital Limited.  He also holds directorships of Yowie Group Ltd (YOW) and Molopo Energy Limited (MPO).


Simon Cato B.A. (USYD)

Non-Executive Director

Mr Cato was appointed a Director on 7 January 2015.

Mr Simon Cato has had over 30 years capital markets experience in broking, regulatory roles and as director of listed companies. He initially was employed by the ASX in Sydney and then in Perth. From 1991 until 2006 Simon was an executive director and/or responsible executive of three stockbroking firms. During that time Simon was involved in the formation of a number of companies, including writing prospectuses and managing the listing process and has been through the process of IPO listing in the dual role of broker and director. Since 2006 he has been an executive and non-executive director of a number of public companies with a range of different business activities and was a founding director of Greenland Minerals and Energy Ltd. Currently, Simon holds a number of non-executive roles with listed companies in Australia

Mr Cato is also Chairman of the Bentley Capital Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee. Mr Cato is also Chairman of ‎Advanced Share Registry Limited and he holds directorships of Greenland Minerals and Energy Limited and Keybridge Capital Limited.


Victor Ho BCom LLB (UWA), CTA

Company Secretary

Mr Ho has been in Executive roles with a number of ASX listed companies across the investments, resources and technology sectors over the past 16+ years. Mr Ho is a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) and previously had 9 years’ experience in the taxation profession with the Australian Tax Office (ATO) and in a specialist tax law firm. Mr Ho has been actively involved in the structuring and execution of a number of corporate, M&A and international joint venture (in South America, Indonesia and the Middle East) transactions, capital raisings and capital management initiatives and has extensive experience in public company administration, corporations’ law and stock exchange compliance and investor/shareholder relations.

Mr Ho is an Executive Director and the Company Secretary of Queste Communications Limited and Orion Equities Limited.


He was appointed to the board of Strike Resources Limited as a Non Executive Director in January 2014 and as Company Secretary in October 2015.


Besides his directorships Mr Ho is the Company Secretary of Keybridge Capital Limited.