Chris Adams is a Managing Director of Adamantem Capital. He has extensive strategy, corporate finance and M&A experience.
Prior to joining Adamantem Capital, Chris was an Investment Director at Anchorage Capital Partners (2012-2016), a Principal at Bain & Company (2006-2012), and before that spent five years working in corporate advisory in Australia and the US. He is also a member of the Strategic Advisory Committee at children’s education charity The Smith Family.
Chris completed an MBA at Wharton and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales.
Andrew Bullock is a Managing Director of Adamantem Capital. He is recognized as one of Australia’s most experienced corporate lawyers specialising in private equity and public market deals and he is also an experienced company director.
Andrew was previously a Partner at Gilbert + Tobin from 2006 to 2017, serving as head of the firm’s corporate advisory team and its market-leading private equity practice. Prior to Gilbert + Tobin, Andrew was a Partner at Minter Ellison and also spent three years in the London office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. He is a current director of Bailador Technology Investments Limited and of the Foundation of the Scots College, Sydney.
He has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales.
Imran is a Director at Adamantem Capital. Imran was previously a Senior Manager in the Corporate and Asset Finance division at Macquarie Bank (Sydney) from 2014 to 2017. He also worked in private equity for H.I.G. Capital (New York) from 2010 to 2013 and in investment banking for Jefferies & Company (New York) from 2008 to 2010.
Imran holds a Master of Business Administration (with Distinction) from INSEAD and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (summa cum laude) from the University of Richmond.
Anthony Kerwick is a Managing Director of Adamantem Capital. He has extensive experience in private equity, company directorships and management consulting.
Anthony was a Managing Director at Pacific Equity Partners from 2004 to 2014, having joined the firm in 1999. Prior to this, he spent three years at Bain & Company as a global strategy consultant. Anthony is currently Chairman of peer-to-peer lender SocietyOne.
Anthony is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He received a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from University of Queensland.
Tim King is a Director of Responsible Investing at Adamantem Capital. He has worked in international capital markets for more than 25 years and has extensive responsible investment research and company engagement experience.
Tim was Head of Company & ESG Research for Colonial First State Global Asset Management’s Australian Equities (Core) Fund from 2016 to 2018. Prior to this he was Head of Advisory for governance research firm Regnan and Head of Company & ESG Research for Deutsche Bank from 2003 -2013.
Tim is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He has received an Advanced Certificate in International Economics and Finance from the Kiel Institute of World Economics in Germany and both a Master of Arts with First Class Honours (Economics) and a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.
Rob Koczkar is Managing Director of Adamantem Capital and Chief Executive Officer of Social Ventures Australia. His experience spans private equity, public company directorships, strategy and social impact investing.
He was a Managing Director of Pacific Equity Partners from 2004 to 2014 and a Principal with Texas Pacific Group from 2002 to 2004. Rob also spent seven years with Bain & Company, advising clients on issues relating to strategy, mergers, and operating improvements in a wide range of industries.
Rob received a BEng (Hons.) in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Melbourne. He currently serves on the boards of Social Ventures Australia and Goodstart Early Learning Limited.
Maria Koevska is an Associate at Adamantem Capital.
Prior to joining Adamantem Maria spent two years at Deutsche Bank AG where she worked in the Corporate and Investment Banking Division on asset valuations, transactions and financing across both the Infrastructure and Utilities team and the Leverage Debt Capital team.
Maria holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of International and Global Studies from The University of Sydney.
Julia Koop is the Director of Investor Relations at Adamantem Capital. Julia has fifteen years of experience in capital raising and investor relations in the funds management industry in both Australia and New York.
Prior to joining Adamantem she was the Australia / New Zealand Director of Investor Relations at Fortress Investment Group from 2012-2016. Prior to this Julia lived in New York for six years where she worked at Indus Capital and Citi Alternative Investments.
Julia holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney and a Masters of International Affairs and Public Policy from Columbia University.
Hayden O’Kelly is an Associate at Adamantem Capital.
Prior to joining Adamantem he spent two years in the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley, where he was involved in a number of M&A and capital market transactions across a broad range of industries.
Hayden holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of New South Wales.
Mark O’Sullivan is Chief Operating Officer of Adamantem Capital. He was a partner at two of the worlds largest professional services firms for 17 years, firstly in Hong Kong (1997 to 2002) and then with the second firm in Australia (2002 to 2014), and has specialised in financial services for over 25 years. He founded alternative investment management advisory practices at both firms and both are market leaders in their respective geographies.
He has advised and nurtured multiple start-up wealth management firms, and also been the signing partner of ASX listed IPO’s and ASX top 100’s companies. He is also on the Audit and Risk Committee of the NSW Governments, Dept of Finance, Services and Innovation, as well as the Governments Property Advisory Group.
Mark holds a Bachelor of Economics from Macquarie University and is a qualified accountant in both Australia and Hong Kong, as well as a graduate of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.
Angus Stuart is a Managing Director of Adamantem Capital.
Prior to this Angus was a Director at Wolseley Private Equity from 2007-2016, a Manager at Pacific Brands, and began his career at Bain & Company. He has substantial board experience as chairman or director of the businesses owned by private equity funds and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Angus is actively involved in mentoring young people through various initiatives including in his role as President of Sydney University Rugby Club. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) and a BEng from the University of Sydney.
Sarah Tolhurst is the Finance Manager at Adamantem Capital. Sarah has fifteen years’ experience in the funds management industry in Australia. Sarah has spent most of her career working with US fund manager Dimensional Fund Advisors in various accounting roles. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting from Macquarie University and is a full member of CPA Australia.
Trevor Tsui is an Associate at Adamantem Capital. Prior to joining Adamantem Trevor spent two years at Macquarie Capital in the Infrastructure, Utilities and Renewables team, where he was involved in a number of M&A and project financing transactions across sectors including transportation, waste management and health.
Trevor holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance Major) from The University of Sydney.
Georgina Varley is a Director at Adamantem Capital. Prior to joining Adamantem Capital, Georgina worked in private equity as an Investment Director at Archer Capital (2017-2018) and an Investment Director at Arowana International (2013-2016). She also worked at Macquarie Group (Sydney and London) from 2006-2013 in investment banking and principal investment.
Georgina holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Sydney.
David Gonski is one of Australia’s most respected business leaders and company directors with business experience in Australia and Asia, and a broad range of involvement with the government, education and community sectors. He is currently Chairman of The Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited, Chancellor of University of New South Wales and President of the Art Gallery of New South Wales Trust.
Mr Gonski was a member of the Takeovers Panel, Chairman of the Review into the Funding of School Education in Australia, a member of the Committee of Inquiry into Charitable and Related Organisations and a member of the Nugent Committee, which examined the major arts organisations in Australia.
Mr Gonski graduated in Commerce and Law from the University of New South Wales. He joined the law firm that was then known as Freehill Hollingdale & Page. He became a partner at 25 and at 33 left to start his own advisory firm, Wentworth Associates. Mr. Gonski sold the firm to Investec Bank in 2001, where he worked until becoming the Chairman of the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group.
Ken MacKenzie is the Chairman of BHP. He has been a member of the Board of BHP since 2016. He presently serves on the Advisory Board of American Securities, and Adamantem Capital. He has also served as a Senior Adviser at McKinsey and Company.
From 2005 until 2015, Mr MacKenzie was the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Amcor Limited, a global packaging company with operations in over 40 countries. During his 23 year career with Amcor, Mr MacKenzie gained extensive experience across all of Amcor’s major business segments in developed and emerging markets in the Americas, Australia, Asia and Europe.
Mr MacKenzie has a Bachelor of Engineering from McGill University, Canada. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and of the Australian Institute of Engineers.
Mr Aboud is a Partner & Chairman at the global investment manager Manikay Partners. He has over 30 years experience in the securities and investment industry.
Between 1986 and 2002, Mr Aboud held various senior management roles at UBS and predecessor firms in Sydney and London. He also served on the Board of the global investment bank at UBS from 2000 and 2002. From 2003 to 2005, Mr Aboud invested his own portfolio privately and reviewed several private equity investments concluding with the purchase of a stake in Ord Minnett, an Australian stockbroking firm, which he successfully divested in 2008.
Mr Aboud was a board member of the Australian Securities Exchange Limited from 2005 – 2013 and is currently a Board member of The Georgia Institute for Global Health.