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Joshua Farquhar

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Joshua Farquhar
Born
🏡 ResidenceSydney, New South Wales
🏳️ NationalityAustralian
🏫 EducationMaster of Business Administration
Bachelor of Arts (History)
🎓 Alma materRoyal Military College, Duntroon
💼 Occupation
Businessman and investor
Company director
Corporate advisor
Shareholder advocacy,
forensic investigation,
litigation
👩 Spouse(s)Not married
👶 ChildrenNone

Joshua Farquhar is an Australian business leader and investor.[1][2]

Corporate dealings[edit]

Farquhar is attributed with uncovering substantial fraud and mismanagement involving Australian and international companies in the mining and resources sector.[3][4][5]


Farquhar gained significant public attention from his actions involving Condor Blanco Mines Limited – a global mining company listed on the ASX. In a successful shareholder requisition action that culminated on 5 July 2016, Farquhar led a group of investors to remove and replace Condor Blanco's entire board of directors and key senior management.[6] After suspending the company's operations and conducting an extensive forensic review of the company's historical transactions and arrangements, Farquhar turned the company's attention to recovery of damages from various parties via litigation and other means.[7][8][9][10][11][12]

Education[edit]

  • Royal Military College, Duntroon
  • University of New South Wales (BA)
  • Australian Graduate School of Management (MBA)

Affiliations[edit]

  • Fellow – Governance Institute of Australia
  • Fellow – Institute of Managers and Leaders
  • Graduate – Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Life Member – Royal United Services Institute

Military service[edit]

Farquhar previously served as on officer in the Australian Army, including operational service in the Iraq War and the War in Afghanistan.[13]

Honours and awards[edit]

Australian Active Service Medal ribbon.png Afghanistan Medal (Australia) ribbon.png

Iraq Medal (Australia) ribbon.png Australian Service Medal ribbon.png DLSM with Rosette.png Australian Defence Medal (Australia) ribbon.png

AUS Meritorious Unit Citation with Federation Star.png

Australian Active Service Medal ribbon.png Australian Active Service Medal with 2 clasps Iraq 2003; International Coalition Against Terrorism[13]
Afghanistan Medal (Australia) ribbon.png Afghanistan Medal[13]
Iraq Medal (Australia) ribbon.png Iraq Medal[13]
Australian Service Medal ribbon.png Australian Service Medal with clasp Counter Terrorism / Special Recovery[13]
DLSM with Rosette.png Defence Long Service Medal with Rosette for 20–25 years' service[13]
Australian Defence Medal (Australia) ribbon.png Australian Defence Medal[13]
AUS Meritorious Unit Citation with Federation Star.png Meritorious Unit Citation with Federation Star Task Force 66 (Special Operations Task Groups IV – XX)[13]

References[edit]

  1. "Business Leaders". Surperformance. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  2. "Joshua Farquhar: Profile & Biography". Bloomberg. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  3. "Condor Blanco alleges fraud by former board". Mining News. 24 July 2018. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  4. Bulman, Alan (30 May 2016). "Declaration of Unacceptable Circumstances". Takeovers Panel. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  5. Barrett AJA (30 August 2016). "In the matter of Condor Blanco Mines Ltd [2016] NSWSC 1196". NSW Caselaw. Supreme Court of New South Wales. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  6. Condor Blanco Mines Limited (5 July 2016). "Appointment of New Board" (PDF). ASX Market Announcements.
  7. Barrett AJA (30 August 2016). "In the matter of Condor Blanco Mines Ltd [2016] NSWSC 1196". NSW Caselaw. Supreme Court of New South Wales. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  8. Gavin Parsons and Associates (6 October 2016). "Dangerous appointments - why section 436A resolutions should not be passed in Kings Cross Hotels". Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  9. "Invalid appointment of administrators on grounds of improper motives of directors". BRI Ferrier. 9 May 2017. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  10. Gosnell, Peter (31 August 2016). "Calabretta Victim of the Curse of Condor Blanco". Insolvency News. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  11. Klan, Anthony (4 February 2017). "Condor Blanco 'incoherent' records show $730k loss near Mosul". The Australian.
  12. "Condor Blanco alleges fraud by former board". Mining News. 24 July 2018. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.7 https://au.linkedin.com/in/joshua-farquhar-a2643432


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