Chief Executive Officer
Thomas Coughlin is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Allocated Bullion Exchange (ABX). He has worked in the investment, funds management and bullion industries for approximately fifteen years. His professional portfolio management career spans the foundation of the boutique investment company, TRAC Financial, to the establishment of a highly successful Absolute Return Fund.
Thomas has dedicated a significant part of his career working collaboratively to build the complex systems of a cross-border international bullion market with an extensive global network of central bankers, brokers, fund managers and advisers. His experience, extensive network and broad knowledge of capital markets, enable him to deliver exceptional value and insight to all stakeholders.
Chief Financial Officer
Michael Coughlin is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Allocated Bullion Exchange (ABX). His tertiary accountancy education was completed at the University of Southern Queensland, with Post Graduate studies at the University of Queensland in Economics, and Canberra University in Taxation Law.
Michael has a total of 39 years’ experience as a CPA in the accountancy and financial services professions. He has owned and operated a Brisbane-based public accountancy firm and financial services company since 1984. Awarded a Cadetship with the Australian Taxation Office in 1973, he worked in the assessing, business audit and investigation areas of the Australian Taxation Office, and eventually in the Interpretation and Advising Branch of the Taxation Office’s Head Office in Canberra until November 1979, at which time he commenced in public practice.
Senior Managing Director / Head of Corporate Strategy and Product Development
Eric Maine has more than 30 years of senior management experience in the exchange and financial markets. His most recent positions in the Asia Pacific Region included Director of Market Development at the Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange (HKMEx), Head of Product Development and Management at Singapore Exchange (SGX), and Head of Product & Research at Singapore Mercantile Exchange (SMX). Eric has also held positions at Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) and the New York Board of Trade.
Outside of the exchange space, Eric has held senior level management positions, including Senior Managing Director of Canning/Maine Inc, a New York based investment firm, Managing Director/Head of Metals at Allied Irish Banks and Vice President of Metals and Mining at Prudential-Bache (now Jefferies Bache).
David Charles is a Director of the Allocated Bullion Exchange. A lawyer by trade, David has protected and advanced the interests of some of the largest and most prominent entities in the world, across four continents.
David’s experience spans corporate structuring, domestic and cross-border mergers & acquisitions, capital markets and private equity, insurance, intellectual property and planning & environment law. David holds a Bachelor of Laws (Commercial Law) from the University of Queensland and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice. He is admitted/registered in several jurisdictions worldwide.
Chief Operating Officer
Richard Melbourne is Chief Operating Officer (COO) at the Allocated Bullion Exchange Ltd (ABX). Richard's experience encompasses executive, operating, director and advisory roles at internationally respected multinationals, boutique specialty firms, and fast-paced startups. Richard has a proven track record of success in corporate decision making, operations development & management, process improvement, execution of strategy, and people leadership. His experience as a hands-on and forward-looking leader underpins the diversity of Richards skill-set, enabling the management of deliverables at the pinnacle of quality.
Peter is a highly experienced financial services professional with extensive knowledge of trading, operations and systems for multiple financial instruments and products in the European, North American and Asian markets.
With over 25 years of wide ranging business experience, Peter held a variety of Back and Middle Office positions with top tier financial institutions in London before moving to Singapore to head up the establishment of regional Asia Pacific Futures Middle Offices, firstly for MF Global and then ICAP.