Craig McDermott (OAM)
Craig McDermott was the spearhead of the Australian attack in the late 1980s through to the mid 1990s. During this time he took 291 test wickets and played some 71 test matches for Australia. he also played 126 ODI’s for Australia taking 226 wickets. he was also instrumental in Australia winning its first World Cup in 1987 by taking a world record 18 wickets during that world cup. Craig played in three World Cups 1987, 1992 & 1996.
During his career for Australia Craig received many awards including the 1985 Wisden Cricketer of the year. He also was named International Cricketer of the Year in 1990-91 and 1994-95 and player of the series in the West Indies in 1991.
Craig’s cricketing career came to an end in 1997 at which time he started his foray into a fine building and developing career which ended in 2007 when he was asked to return to the cricketing world by former Australian cricket captain Greg Chappell. Since then Craig has been responsible for bringing on young players such as Mitchell Starc, James Pattinson, Josh Hazlewood, James Faulkner, Patrick Cummins and rejuvenation of Peter Siddle’s career. He is touted by many to be the best bowling coach in the world today and his passion for fast bowling shows both on and off the field.
Craig has acquired business expertise and his frequent travels oversees have helped him understand the business culture of various countries who bring funding to the operations of the Secured Funding Group.
David Hibbins Bachelor of Business (Accounting) , Diploma Credit Management, Bachelor of Arts (Construction)
David has worked in the property development/investment, building industry and finance industry for the past 35 years. Initially David work his
family building company before joining the Army where he qualified as an Army Officer. Upon leaving the Australian Regular Army David embarked
on a career as a finance specialist in the property development/investment industry and has been involved in raising excess of $1.5 billion
over the last 15 years.
David has also been involved personally in property development and investment for many years starting off with single dwelling developments and
moving gradually over time into more complex larger projects. In recent times David has also expanded his work experience to include sourcing
and managing property development funding to compliment his extensive experience in debt raising. David has held the position of Managing Director
of Secured Funding Solutions Ltd since December 2013 and brings to the table a wealth of "hands on" experience, is a qualified CPA, holds an
Advanced Diploma Business (Accounting) as well as a Bachelor of Arts (Construction) and is a member of the AICM (Australian Institute of Credit
Originally from New Zealand, Chris has worked in the banking/finance and property industries for over 30 years.
He started his business career in accounting before moving into banking/finance and then into the property industry. Chris has held senior General Management positions with three leading listed entities in NZ including BNZ and Metlifecare.
In 2001 Chris moved to Queensland where he has been based ever since. In that time he has completed an award winning $50m residential development, owned substantial Management Rights, held a Directorship with a successful ASX entity, been involved in substantial finance company fund raising and the arrangement of in excess of $750m of property and business finance.
Accordingly Chris brings a wealth of experience to the company in not only fund raising but in the finance and property sectors in general. To compliment his accounting background Chris also completed a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Auckland University.