DigitalX Ltd, an Australian-headquartered blockchain and crypto-asset finance company, announced this week that Non-Executive Director Stephen Roberts has resigned as a director of the company.
Roberts’departure, which was announced on Thursday through the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) is with immediate effect. According to the statement, the company is now in discussions with potential directors.
Specifically, the company is looking for candidates that have funds management and blockchain experience. DigitalX will inform market participants when it has found a new director, the company said.
Commenting on the resignation, Peter Rubinstein, the Non-Executive Chairman of DigitalX said: “The Company thanks Stephen for his efforts during his short time as a Director and wishes him well in his future endeavours.”
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Stephen Roberts career history before DigitalX
Roberts leaves DigitalX after only three months with the firm, having joined as a Director in April of this year. Prior to his short stint with the blockchain firm, Roberts has accrued a lot of experience in non-executive and Chair positions at a number of listed and private enterprises.
Most recently, Roberts was the Regional Chief Executive Officer and Senior Partner of Mercer Investments, Asia Pacific. Before this, he was the Managing Director of Russell Investments, Australasia.
According to his biography, available on Reuters, Roberts has been the principal advisor to multiple large investments, superannuation, and financial services companies. In Australia, he has also chaired and been a member of the Audit, Risk & Finance, Remunerations & Nominations and IT & Digital Committees of many large corporations.
“Mr Roberts has advised many companies on investment, asset and balance sheet management which included advice on the appropriate levels and structures of corporate governance required to achieve successful management and implementation,” it says.
DigitalX has offices in Perth, Sydney and New York. The company offers numerous advisory services such as new token offerings, blockchain and crypto asset management, media services, and more.