Mr Guy West
was a professional share market investor before
helping to found OZmium in 2000. 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
Guy has experience as a Company Director and is
a former Australian Chess Champion, holding the
title of International Master. He is an occasional
tournament and cash poker player.
was a founding director and co-owner 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.
He was a previous chess columnist for The Age newspaper
and has served as President of the Victorian Chess
Association and the Australian Chess Federation.
photo is from a 2006 international chess tournament
in Queenstown, New Zealand.
External Consultants and Contributing Authors
Ms Jean Watson
Mr Brantyn Brown (IT Support Partners)
Professor Stephen Clarke (AFL football &
Professor Raymond Stefani (International
Rugby Union & sports statistics)
Gambling essays and reports
Mr Andrew Scott
games & probability theory
Dr Tristan Barnett
Mr Neil Davis, Director
of Racing Services
of us involved with OZmium were 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 of directors at the time 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.