In private equity there is a lot of discussion about ‘the deal’, but in reality that’s just the beginning.
As part of Sovereign’s investment team I work with the management of our portfolio businesses to help deliver the growth strategy. Markets are always evolving so we look to provide strategic support where it’s needed through our network, knowledge and active partnership.
Markets are always evolving so we look to provide strategic support where it’s needed through our network, knowledge and active partnership.
I joined the investment team in 2012 and since then I’ve worked closely with the management teams of some great companies - such as Alcumus - to support their Buy & Build strategy and subsequent exit. I’m currently on the boards of a number of portfolio companies, including BIMM Institute. With our backing BIMM has grown to become the largest and leading provider of contemporary music education in Europe. It’s a fantastic story and mandatory trips to Glastonbury are an added bonus!
Prior to Sovereign, I was a Managing Director with Macquarie Private Equity, where I was involved in all aspects of the business, including deal sourcing, deal execution and the management and realisation of investments. Before that, I spent five years with oil and gas services company Baker Hughes having finished my B. Eng at the University of New South Wales. I went on to do my MBA from the Kellogg School of Management – no cornflake jokes please…
Together with my wife and two young sons, I’m a keen explorer of the English countryside whether walking, biking or kayaking. I must also confess that I get almost as much enjoyment watching pommie rugby and cricket teams coming second!