Chris Leithner studied at McGill and Queen’s universities, the Australian National University and the University of Strathclyde. He is Managing Director of Leithner & Co. Pty. Ltd., a “private equity” company based in Brisbane, Australia. Mr. Leithner also manages the Western Pacific Leithner Value Fund. The Western Pacific Financial Group, which presently has $A1.6 billion under management, is one of the largest independent financial groups in Australia. He is cited regularly in The Australian and The Australian Financial Review.