Board of Directors and Management Bentley Capital Limited

Farooq Khan LLB, BJuris (UWA)


Farooq Khan was appointed as a director of Bentley Capital Limited on 2 December 2003, and then appointed as a Chairman on 10 February 2004.

Farooq Khan is a qualified lawyer having previously practised principally in the field of corporate law. Mr Khan has extensive experience in the securities industry, capital markets and the executive management of ASX-listed companies. In particular, Mr Khan has guided the establishment and growth of a number of public listed companies in the investment, mining and financial services sector. He has considerable experience in the fields of capital raisings, mergers and acquisitions and investments.

He is also Chairman of the Board and Investment Committee. 

Farooq Khan is an Executive Chairman and Managing Director of Queste Communications Ltd (ASX:QUE) (since 10 March 1998) and Executive Chairman of Orion Equities Limited (ASX:OEQ) (since 23 October 2006).

Farooq Khan was appointed as Executive Chairman (since 18 December 2015) of Strike Resources Limited (ASX:SRK) (Director since 1 October 2015).

He is also an Executive Director of Lithium Energy Limited (ASX:LEL) (since 14 January 2021).

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William Johnson MA (Oxon), MBA

Executive Director

William Johnson was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on 13 March 2009, and then appointed as an Executive Director on 1 January 2016.

William Johnson holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering Science from Oxford University, England and an MBA from Victoria University, New Zealand. His 30-year+ business career spans multiple industries and countries, with executive/CEO experience in mineral exploration and investment (Australia, Peru, Chile, Saudi Arabia, Oman, North Africa and Indonesia), telecommunications infrastructure investment (New Zealand, India, Thailand and Malaysia) and information technology and Internet ventures (New Zealand, Philippines and Australia). Mr Johnson is a highly experienced public company director and has considerable depth of experience in corporate governance, business strategy and operations, investment analysis, finance and execution.

Mr Johnson is a Managing Director of Strike Resources Limited (ASX:SRK) (since 25 March 2013; Director since 14 July 2006). He is also an Executive Chairman of Lithium Energy Limited (ASX:LEL) (since 14 January 2021).


Simon Cato B.A. (USYD)

Non-Executive Director

Simon Cato was appointed as a Director on 7 January 2015.

Simon Cato has had over 30 years’ capital markets experience in broking, regulatory roles (with ASX in Sydney and Perth) and as a director of listed companies. From 1991 until 2006, he was an executive director and/or responsible executive of three stockbroking firms. During that time, Mr Cato was involved in the formation of a number of companies, including writing prospectuses and managing the listing process and has been through the process of IPO listing in the dual role of broker and director. Since 2006, Mr Cato has been an executive and non-executive director of a number of public listed companies with a range of different business activities and was a founding director of Greenland Minerals Limited (now known as Energy Transition Minerals Limited).

Mr Cato is also a Chairman of the Bentley Capital Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee. 

Mr Cato is also a Non-Executive Chairman of ‎Advanced Share Registry Limited (ASX:ASW) and he holds directorships of Greenland Minerals Limited (ASX:GGG).


Victor Ho BCom LLB (UWA), CTA

Company Secretary

Victor Ho was appointed as a Company Secretary on 5 February 2004.

Victor Ho has been in Executive roles with a number of ASX-listed companies across the investments, resources and technology sectors over the past 23+ years. Mr Ho is a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) and previously had 9 years’ experience in the taxation profession with the Australian Tax Office (ATO) and in a specialist tax law firm. Mr Ho has been actively involved in the investment management of listed investment companies (as an Executive Director and/or a member of the Investment Committee), the structuring and execution of a number of corporate, M&A and international joint venture (in South America (Peru, Chile and Argentina), Indonesia and the Middle East (Saudi Arabia and Oman)) transactions, capital raisings, resources project (debt) financing, spin-outs/demergers and IPO’s/re-listings on ASX and capital management initiatives and has extensive experience in public company administration, corporations’ law, ASIC/ASX compliance and investor/shareholder relations.

Mr Ho is an Executive Director and Company Secretary of Queste Communications Limited (ASX:QUE) (Director since 3 April 2013; Secretary since 30 August 2000), Orion Equities Limited (ASX:OEQ) (Director since 4 July 2003; Secretary since 2 August 2000) and Strike Resources Limited (ASX:SRK) (Director since 24 January 2014; Secretary since 1 October 2015) and Lithium Energy Limited (ASX:LEL) (Director 14 January to 18 March 2021; Secretary since 14 January 2021).