Board of Directors and Management Bentley Capital Limited

Farooq Khan LLB, BJuris (UWA)


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

Mr Khan is a qualified lawyer, having previously practised principally in the field of corporate law.  He 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 also has considerable experience in the fields of capital raisings, mergers and acquisitions and investments.

Farooq Khan is an Executive Chairman and Managing Director of Queste Communications Ltd (ASX:QUE) (since 10 March 1998) and Executive Chairman of Orion Equities Limited (ASX:OEQ) (since 23 October 2006).

Farooq Khan was appointed as Executive Chairman (since 18 December 2015) of Strike Resources Limited (ASX:SRK) (Director since 1 October 2015).

He is also an Executive Director of Lithium Energy Limited (ASX:LEL) (since 14 January 2021).

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William Johnson MA (Oxon), MBA

Executive Director

William Johnson was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on 13 March 2009, and then appointed as an Executive Director on 1 January 2016.

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 mineral exploration and investment (Australia, Peru, Chile, Saudi Arabia, Oman, North Africa 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 a Managing Director of Strike Resources Limited (ASX:SRK) (since 25 March 2013; Director since 14 July 2006). He is also an Executive Chairman of Lithium Energy Limited (ASX:LEL) (since 14 January 2021).


Simon Cato B.A. (USYD)

Non-Executive Director

Simon Cato was appointed as a Director on 7 January 2015.

Mr Cato has had over 30 years' capital markets experience in broking, regulatory roles (with ASX in Sydney and Perth) and as a director of listed companies.  From 1991 until 2006, he was an an executive director and/or responsible executive of three stockbroking firms.  During that time, Mr Cato 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 also a founding director of Greenland Minerals Limited.

Mr Cato is also a Chairman of the Bentley Capital Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee. 

Mr Cato is also a Non-Executive Chairman of ‎Advanced Share Registry Limited (ASX:ASW) and he holds directorships of Greenland Minerals Limited (ASX:GGG).


Victor Ho BCom LLB (UWA), CTA

Company Secretary

Victor Ho was appointed as a Company Secretary on 5 February 2004.

Mr Ho has been in Executive roles with a number of ASX listed companies across the investments, resources and technology sectors over the past 22 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 Company Secretary of Queste Communications Limited (ASX:QUE) (Director since 3 April 2013; Secretary since 30 August 2000), Orion Equities Limited (ASX:OEQ) (Director since 4 July 2003; Secretary since 2 August 2000) and Strike Resources Limited (ASX:SRK) (Director since 24 January 2014; Secretary since 1 October 2015) and Lithium Energy Limited (ASX:LEL) (Director 14 January to 18 March 2021; Secretary since 14 January 2021).