Mr Guy West
was a professional share market investor before
helping to found OZmium and is the company's corporate
and strategic expert. He won Telecom Australia's
national 'Moneywatch Investment Challenge' in 1991,
turning a hypothetical $1 million into $136 million
in one month of simulated trading on the ASX.
Guy has experience as a Company Director and is
a former Australian Chess Champion, holding the
title of International Master. He is an experienced
tournament and cash poker player.
was a founding director of Publicdebate.com.au Pty
Ltd and orchestrated the deal that saw the former
listed Australian company Federation Group Ltd take
a 50% stake in the business, leading to the signing
of media personality Derryn Hinch as CEO.
Guy brings writing, communication and management
skills to OZmium. He was a previous chess columnist
for The Age newspaper and has served as President
of the Victorian Chess Association and the Australian
photo shows Guy back in 2006, during an international
chess event in Queenstown, New Zealand.
Mr Neil Davis, Director
of Racing Services
of us involved with OZmium are saddened by the passing
of Neil Davis, part owner and director of the company
for 16 years. Neil held an honours degree in Philosophy
from Monash University. He was a College English
Co-Ordinator for four years and taught English at
Year 12 level.
was a contributing Editor for Chess in Australia
magazine as well as being a former championship
the end of 1992 Neil left teaching after becoming
a successful sharemarket investor and maintained
a strong involvement in the share market until his
analytical skills also came into play during a period
as a successful blackjack player. Crown Casino placed
restrictions on him, conceding that he was too good
to play unchecked.
interest in thoroughbred racing nurtured since the
early 1980's provided Neil with a new challenge
when in 1998 he used his experience in this area
to set up Professional Punter Publishing, a newsletter
and racing information company dedicated to providing
racing punters with an edge. His Pro-Punter website
gained a reputation for publishing cynical and hard
hitting essays about the gallops and presenting
views not often heard from the racing media.
mid 2000 Neil, who knew the founding OZmium directors
through competitive chess, formed a strategic alliance
to help develop his business further. In January
2001 OZmium Pty Ltd acquired the Pro-Punter business,
with Neil joining the Board of Directors to bring
the number to five.
the time of his passing he was a shareholder and
the chief racing analyst for OZmium and in his directorial
role he contributed management and business expertise
as well as editing the Pro-Punter website.
External Consultants and Contributing Authors
Mr Brantyn Brown (IT Support Partners)
games & probability theory
Dr Tristan Barnett
Professor Stephen Clarke (AFL football &
Mr Rodney Clarke (AFL football)
Professor Raymond Stefani (International
Gambling essays and reports
Mr Andrew Scott