|Mr Francis Galbally has over 35 years’ experience in international business and commercial law. He is a graduate (first-class honours) in Law at Melbourne University and worked in professional legal practice for 19 years, specialising in business law. He was a partner in the leading law firm Galbally & O’Bryan during which time he successfully led a number of landmark commercial litigation cases. He left the law and engaged in business in 1995.
As a leading corporate lawyer and litigator Mr Galbally was responsible for recovering more than $1 billion in investor funds ($1 for $1) lost as a result of the major corporate failures (Pyramid Building Societies, Estate Mortgage Trusts) in the early 1990s. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
|Mr Galbally is an investor and corporate advisor and is the sole shareholder and chairman of Southbank Capital.
In his role as a corporate advisor, Mr Galbally has been engaged in the restructuring of many Australian small caps publicly listed companies. He has an extensive global business network and has acted as an advisor to local and overseas government agencies and business enterprises. These include the Italian Government-owned Finsida Industrial Group.
Mr Galbally has had significant interests in the property and construction industry including chairing the publicly listed Berela Constructions Ltd and Bestway Holdings Ltd in the 1990s. He has built hotels in Australia, Indonesia and China.
|Mr Galbally is the founder, substantial shareholder and Chairman of Senetas Corporation Ltd, ASX: SEN). Senetas is a leading developer of network data encryption solutions for enterprise, government, defence and technology service providers. From certified high-assurance encryption hardware and virtualised encryption to the most secure file sharing application providing data sovereignty control.
Senetas’ technology is deployed across more than 40 countries and has been trusted to protect much of the world’s most sensitive information for nearly 20 years. They are used to protect everything from government and defence data and secrets to intellectual property and business data, to financial transactions, CCTV networks, SCADA critical infrastructure control systems and citizen identities.
|Mr Galbally is the Victorian convenor of the Constitution Education Fund of Australia – a non-political charity dedicated to advancing knowledge of the Australian constitution within the community. He is also a board member of the Cabrini Hospital Foundation based in Melbourne Australia.
Mr Galbally currently also sits on the board of the following operating businesses:
1. Votiro Cybersec Global Ltd. Votiro is an Israeli founded company and pioneer in CDR technology that allows users to safely open email attachments, download and transfer files, share content, and use removable media while keeping performance and functionality intact. With over 500 customers globally, Votiro has offices in the US, Singapore, Australia, and Israel.
2. VDL Gold Pty Ltd, a gold exploration company operating in central Victoria.