Riad began his career at Coopers & Lybrand, moving to Ferrier Hodgson Sydney, and then Ferrier Hodgson Hong Kong. For ten years he specialised in corporate restructure, financial investigation, and turnaround strategy. In the Hong Kong market Riad restructured listed companies, undertook fraud investigations, and provided litigation support. Riad is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Riad has assisted various companies in restructuring, equity raisings, building and acquiring businesses, and exit strategies. He joined Antony de Vries in partnership in February 2002, bringing considerable commercial acumen in the formation of de Vries Tayeh.

Riad also undertakes a number of appointments for not for profit organisations. He has been president and chairman of the Turnaround Management Association of Australia, and continues on various committees including various charity committees.

Mr Namchoke Somapa is the founder and CEO of Somapa Information Technology Public Company Limited and the CEO of Kollakorn Co., Ltd, Kollakorn's partner in the Thailand EVR/AVI rollout. Somapa Information Technology PCL owns 75% of Kollakorn. Namchoke's background in marketing and software development enables him to understand both the business and technical aspects of Kollakorn's EVR business in Thailand. Namchoke's vast network of contacts, both in Thailand and internationally, reach as far as the United States, Africa, the Pacific Islands and back to Asia.

Somapa Information Technology PCL, which was founded in 1992, is based in Bangkok, Thailand and provides information technology consulting, planning, designing and training services. The products of the company include Border Control Systems; Intelligent Transport System; e-Library which is an automated library system; and Remote Monitoring Systems. The company also provides application development, call centre services, document imaging services, data entry and research survey services.

Earlier this year Namchoke was awarded the Phra Kinnaree Award in Thailand. This is an Award given to people of good morality and ethics who have had an impact on the community at large and society, in a sustainable manner. These people are good role models and influential forces for Thailand and their actions must have contributed significantly to the development of Thailand and the national unity.

Peter Atherton
Nicholas Aston B.Bus, CA
Non-Executive Director

Nick is a Chartered Accountant and a founding Director of Brentnalls NSW Pty Ltd a Chartered Accountancy firm based in Sydney.

Nick has over 25 year’s business services experience across a broad range of clients. Nick was a founding Director and Member of the Self-Managed Superannuation Professionals’ Association of Australia, and is the current chair of their Audit and Risk Committee.

Nick’s other roles have also included Chair of the Brentnalls National Accounting Affiliation together with directorships and company secretarial roles for several successful Australian Companies and Industry Associations.

Nick is a member of the Audit Committee and a Justice of the Peace in the state of New South Wales.

Peter Atherton
Charles Hunting B. Info Tech (Bus Major)
Non-Executive Director

Mr Charles Hunting was appointed as a director of Kollakorn in Feb 2015. He has more than 20 years of management, executive and director experience across the Asia Pacific region. He has previously filled the role of Managing Director or Chief Executive Officer for the regional businesses of a number of listed global multinationals and most recently has and founded a number of exciting ventures in the region. Charles is an advisor to companies in the achievement of transformational change and creating companies to take advantage of technology and innovation.

Charles also currently serves as the Executive Chairman or Chairman in these ventures including Infitecs, Lan Tian and Tailors Mark.