nicholas.gifNicholas Tkalcevic

Chief Executive Officer

Nicholas is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years professional and commercial experience. He joined the UAL team in 2006 as Chief Financial Officer, bringing with him a wealth of understanding and acumen in financial management, taxation and business strategy. In his role as CEO Nicholas oversees all aspects of UAL’s and the Almond Projects’ operations including financial requirements and business strategies.

He reports directly to the Board of Directors and liaises extensively with all external stakeholders such as the independent external auditors. Prior to commencing with UAL, Nicholas worked for over 20 years at a professional chartered accounting practice where he gained extensive accounting, taxation and financial knowledge.

vanessa.gifVanessa Overall

Head of Legal & Compliance

Vanessa has an extensive and comprehensive knowledge of compliance and investor service processes, which were gained over many years working in Melbourne, Tokyo, New York and London.

As Head of Compliance, Vanessa liaises with the Compliance Committee to brief them on all UAL compliance issues. She ensures that UAL is meeting the requirements and obligations set out in its Australian Financial Services Licence and the Compliance Plans for its Managed Investment Schemes for which UAL acts as Responsible Entity.

Prior to joining UAL, Vanessa spent six years working overseas in senior marketing positions for the AXA Group. In these roles she developed client relationship knowledge as well as marketing and business development programs.

Angela Punshon

Group Accountant

Angela is a member of UAL’s finance team and joined UAL in 2011 as Group Accountant reporting to the CFO.  She diligently administers all aspects of the accounting and taxation requirements for UAL and the Almond Projects including dealing with the Australian Taxation Office, Australian Securities and Investments Commission, financial institutions and UAL's external auditors.

Angela comes to UAL from a background of working in a Chartered Accounting firm for 6 years, after graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from the University of Ballarat.  She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia since completing the CA program in 2009.

shelley.gifShelley Walls

Administration Manager

Shelley Walls joined UAL in April 2007 as the full time Administrator. For the past 11 years Shelley has had experience servicing customers in various industries. Her career includes working within the Event, Exhibition & Corporate Hire Furniture industry for the 5 years prior to joining UAL and before that had  5 years experience in the Health Insurance industry servicing the Army, Air Force & Navy members. Shelley enjoys working with the whole UAL team to achieve quality outcomes for all investors.