Meet the Team


The Skybound Fidelis Team

Dedicated to Personal, Professional and Profitable Growth

Sallyanne Atkinson AO
Dean Palmer
Jeremy Thorpe
Clifford Young Warren
Claude Xavier Santucci
Jean van der Westhuyzen

Sallyanne Atkinson AO

Chairman (Non-Executive)


Sallyanne’s expertise in matters of governance and company processes and procedures, together with her acknowledged presentation skills are used extensively in business consulting engagements and in leadership roles. 

Sallyanne is on the boards of several organisations, is Chairman of the Museum of Brisbane and on the Boards of the Queensland Brain Institute and the Waltzing Matilda Centre at Winton.

Previous roles include Special Representative for Queensland in South East Asia, Chairman of Tourism Queensland and Australia’s Senior Trade Commissioner to France, Belgium, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco and Co-chair of the Ministerial Dementia Advisory Group (Commonwealth).  Sallyanne was also Lord Mayor of Brisbane.  She has extensive non-executive director experience and was involved in bids for the Olympics and served as Deputy Mayor of the Athletes Village during the Sydney Olympics 2000.

Dean Palmer

Chief Executive Officer and Director

LLB, B.Com, CA

Dean Palmer is an experienced business professional with more than 20 years of experience across a variety of industries including finance, property, and funds management.

Dean is the founder and CEO of Skybound Fidelis Investment Limited and also serves on the Boards of all subsidiary and associate companies within Skybound Australia’s diverse range of investments in Australia.

Dean Palmer is an experienced business professional with more than 20 years of experience across a variety of industries including finance, property, and funds management.

His career includes senior executive and leadership roles with Arthur Andersen and Norwich Union Life.  Prior to becoming CEO and Director of Skybound Fidelis, Dean was the CEO of a specialist Brisbane-based property fund manager with A$0.5 billion in property under management. 

Jeremy Thorpe

Executive Director

BA and LLB

Jeremy holds BA and LLB degrees and is a qualified attorney. He is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Skybound Capital Australia.

He has over 30 years of experience in corporate finance, private equity, consumer and business credit, and structured finance. In the recent past he has served on the Board of the National Credit Providers Association in Australia.

Jeremy serves on the boards of all subsidiary and associate companies within Skybound Australia’s diverse range of investments and is directly responsible for their performance and investment returns.


Clifford Young Warren

Non-Executive Director


Clifford “Cliff” Warren is the chairman of the Skybound Group and guides the company’s global strategy and is involved in the development of Skybound Fidelis. 

Cliff initially trained as an auditor and accountant with Ernst & Young in Johannesburg, South Africa, and then became a partner in a tax consulting practice.

Cliff established Skybound Capital and is the Chairman of Skybound’s Board of Directors.  Besides also performing an active role on Skybound’s Investment Management team, Cliff is involved in the development of its global business initiatives.

Cliff previously served as an executive member of South Africa’s Financial Services Board’s Legal & Regulatory Affairs Committee for seven years and has been a member of the International Tax Planning Association for many years.

Claude Xavier Santucci

Non-Executive Director

After ten years in banking in Europe, North America and Asia, and twelve years back in Australia with Macquarie Bank, Claude established a financial planning practice in July 1987 which grew to advise on over $300 million of client funds.

Claude now consults independently to smaller financial planning practices and for several years has had an active role in the promotion of the financial planning profession.

Jean van der Westhuyzen

New Appointment - Investment Analyst

Olympic History:  Olympic Debutante
Highlights: Becoming Junior World Champion in the K2 Marathon

Growing up in Cape Town South Africa, a young Jean van der Westhuyzen watched his Australian sporting heroes, Ken Wallace and Murray Stewart on television. He moved to Australia to pursue his dreams of becoming a Canoe Sprint Olympian and is set to make his Olympic debut in the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games. Read more…

Skybound Fidelis welcome Jean onboard and look forward to a prosperous journey ahead full of spirited wins.

Jean is a qualified Investment Analyst from Bond University.

Professional Property Investment Funds

Our History & Expertise

Excellent Track Record

We have generated positive income and capital returns for our investors since our establishment in 2011.


All of our investments have been designed with simplicity and transparency. “If you don’t understand it, don’t invest in it”.

Investor Focus

We take great pride in providing a personal service to our investors and our financial advisory partners.

10 Years of Success

Skybound Fidelis has more than a 10 year track record of proven investment success.

Licensed Fund Manager

Licensed by ASIC to provide financial services to both wholesale and retail investors

Optimised Growth

• Protecting Capital,
• Generating Income,
• Enhancing Growth.

Proudly cheering on our Australian Olympic teams

Key Company service providers

Group Holding Company And Key Group Associate Companies

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