Beyond Technology's Frontier
Our People

Our People

Board of Directors


Dr David Bate


Over 30 years’ experience as investment banker, lawyer, entrepreneur, executive, educator, director or investor. Experience with gambling, sports, media and ICT sectors. Serial entrepreneur who founded companies in ICT, financial technology, investment banking, wine and real estate sectors. Past or present Chairman or director of various listed or unlisted companies. Previously CEO and Deputy Chairman of Brookwood Capital Corporation and former Head of Corporate Finance for ABN AMRO for Sub-Saharan Africa. Worked for RBC in Singapore and New York law firm in Tokyo. Member of Institute of Corporate Directors. Seven university qualifications including DPA, JD, three master’s degrees.


Mr Luca Schläpfer


Over 12 years’ experience as executive, entrepreneur, investor in financial services, digital platforms, entertainment. Currently Head of Offer & Development Group, Life Business, for AXA Switzerland with responsibility for new product development. Previously Head of Product Management, Collective Foundation Business, for AXA Switzerland. Formerly Managing Director and partner in Rexas Treuhand GmbH, a fiduciary services company for high net worth individuals and family offices in Switzerland. Serial entrepreneur and investor, including companies in digital entertainment and fast-moving consumer goods. Master’s degree from Zurich University.


Mr Kyle Nazareth


Over 12 years’ experience as Chief Financial Officer, director, finance manager, banker, auditor. Entrepreneur who was co-founder and principal of Jaeger Financial LLP and former Director of Jaeger Strategic Advisors. Currently Chief Financial Officer of Strange Love Café. Previously Finance Manager of Auxly Cannabis Group Inc. with various prior roles at CIBC and Deloitte Canada. CPA and CA. BBA in Accounting and Finance from Schulich School of Business at York University. Member of CPA Ontario.